The Salem Witch Trials: Lies Can Kill

I was reading an article the other day and the authors wrote: “Lies can not hurt you.” I didn’t comment after seeing it was an inspirational blog. But I wondered where does that person lived where lies told on you can not harm you? Had they never heard of the Salem Witch Trials, Emmet Tills, or the hundreds of criminals cases where innocent people being executed based solely on lies?

People have lied so much on others until it make it hard for anyone to get justice nowadays without providing concrete proof a crime took place. Pathological liars  have discredited everyone.

When I read things like this it reminds me of a movie I saw a number of years ago starring Brendan Fraser and Jamie Lee Curtis where he played a child raised in a 1960’s I think, bomb shelter and his parents one day decided to let him out to roam the streets. I don’t remember the  full details of the movie. But anyone the boy had a legitimate reason for believing everyone was nice. He was raised in a bomb shelter. He didn’t know any better. 

The Salem Witch Trials

Like for example, John Procter, having fathered 18 children by 3 different women and having affairs and was a successful business man didn’t make him a warlock.  I guess by today’s standard he would be called a lady’s man. He was an attractive man with money.  Or the slave woman named Tituba who was lied on by the children she raised. Both of these people died for the lies told on them.

Of course, I understands that the person may had been referring to killing a person’s view of themselves or self esteem. Like the childhood nursery rhyme, “Stick and stones may break my bones but your words shall never hurt me.”


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A. White, a former librarian who is also long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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