Never knew that CYA, "Cover Your Ass", lethally incompetent dimwits were so blatantly the tools of the devil but, alas, it's been revealed as the case over the last three point seven-five years. Here's one great title of a fellow who's as absolutley disgusted to the point of laughter in the face of evil, as I am:
But intelligence alone is not enough of a defense, as many "smart" folks fall for traps like demagogic tyrants all the time. Hitler and Stalin, MaO and Pott had their faithful, afterall. 'Tards.
Here's the key defense against all deceit, especially Satan, "the father of lies," (John 8:44b): And if you're paying attention you'll note that it is conditional. You cannot have the result if you don't abide by the required condition which, I find, can be pretty tough. But absolutely true, I also thankfully observe. It is an innoculation against all deceit, the Word of God.
IF you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free
--Jesus, in John 8:31,32.
Otherwise, you're gonna' fall for the father of lies. Seen it. See it everyday happen to people who think they really are on top of the sitch-e-a-tion. They appear to be living under a veil, an amorphous cloud that they are entirely unaware of, completely clueless to their master, the devil and his earthly minions.
Man, I do not want to put that veil back on, though it is a comforting, easy veil to don.
And this is not funny: people are dying. Millions of people are suffering. Innocent ones, too. Not the murderers, the thieves, the liars, oh my....