Why Are Some People Incapable of Admitting When They Are Wrong?
By Richard Allen – December 4, 2023
In my November 20th Blog: “It’s Just A Flesh Wound! – A Failure to Repent – Part 1,” I used the Black Knight’s denial (when confronted with the fact that his arm had indeed been cut off) as a springboard to ask the question:
“Why are some people incapable of admitting when they are wrong?”
While I’m certain there are many psychological reasons that could be cited, I’d like to go in one specific direction in our discussion: Many people are deceived, and can’t admit they were duped. The quote on the CIA Meme at the top was said by former CIA Director, William Casey. Apparently, he gave this answer in 1981 to then President Ronald Reagan, several weeks into his first term in office. Reagan asked what Casey had learned in his first few weeks at the Central Intelligence Agency, then followed up by questioning Casey as to what Casey saw his goal to be as Director of the CIA. Barbara Honegger, an assistant policy advisor who was present at the meeting, recalls the conversation by saying:
“I am the source for this quote, which was indeed said by CIA Director William Casey at an early February 1981 meeting of the newly elected President Reagan with his new cabinet secretaries, to report to him on what they had learned about their agencies in the first couple of weeks of the administration. The meeting was in the Roosevelt Room in the West Wing of the White House, not far from the Cabinet Room. I was present at the meeting as assistant to the chief domestic policy adviser to the President. Casey first told Reagan that he had been astonished to discover that over 80 percent of the ‘intelligence’ that the analysis side of the CIA produced, was based on open public sources like newspapers and magazines. As he did to all the other secretaries of their departments and agencies, Reagan asked what he saw as his goal as director for the CIA, to which he replied with this quote: “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.” https://truthstreammedia.com/2015/01/13/cia-flashback-well-know-our-disinformation-program-is-complete-when-everything-the-american-public-believes-is-false/
Wow, that’s a pretty sinical answer from the former head of “Central Intelligence.” As Christians we know that the Devil is the “father of all lies,” so Casey’s answer not only casts our Intelligence Agencies in a bad light, but it casts a horrible shadow over our ideals of “truth, justice and the American way.” This is not the America – even in pretense – that we grew up in. As I mentioned in Part 1 of this Blog, several deliberate Lies, all of them “False Flag” operations,have been perpetrated on the people of this country, so Bill Casey’s words above sure imply that these Lies have been deliberate. As I shared in Part 1, three of the “Biggest Lies” we’ve witnessed since 2016 have either been completely debunked, or are in the process. Here are those three Big Lies:
1.) That Trump colluded with Russians to steal the 2016 Election from Hilliary Clinton. 2.) That a “virus from a bat” in a Wuhan, China Lab in 2020, accidentally unleashed a World-Wide Pandemic, and 3.) That Donald Trump’s MAGA supporters were guilty of Insurrection on January 6, 2020, seeking to take over the United States Government by occupying Congressional grounds in the Nation’s Capitol.
Even as I write, the third Big Lie about the “Insurrection on January 6,2021” is rapidly falling apart. The new Speaker of the House, Mike Johnson, has finally released all 40,000 hours of videos taken at the Capitol on January 6th, and the results have been devastating. Soon we’ll be calling this event: “The Insurrection that Wasn’t!” Probably the most disturbing comment was from the Capitol Police Chief Steve Sund, that “multiple Federal Operatives were among the rioters, that the Intelligence and Military Agencies were not sharing information with him as he was denied National Guard support for 71 minutes while things heated up.” Again, just like the other Big Lies we’re reviewing, there has been a “stone-walling” of information. Also, witnesses are prevented from testifying. The very fact that the Government kept information – that it says it had – from those responsible to keep the peace, speaks volumes of what the real intent was for January 6th. I’m convinced when all the facts are fully known, it will become clear that January 6th was a “False Flag Operation” conducted by the Democrat Party – and spearheaded by then Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi – with the blessing and support of Mitch McConnell, the Republican Senate Majority Leader.
So, now that many average Americans have seen what actually happened, there are Congressmen calling for an “Investigation of the highly politicized January 6th Congressional Committee” itself. The two Democrats posing as Republicans (Liz Cheney and Adam Kitzinger), are no longer in Congress because of their helping with a “sham” hearing that allowed defendants no contrary testimony except from the handpicked and well-paid conspirators who lied through their teeth. Many of them from the Capitol Police will end up being investigated for giving “false testimony.” And literally thousands of so-called Reporters have gleefully repeated the lies over and over again. I’m reminded of something Adolf Hitler’s Public Relations guy, Joseph Goebbels, said about Lying: “If you repeat a lie sincerely and often enough, people will eventually believe you.” The question for us as Christians to ask is: “Why do people still believe the Lie – long after it’s been totally demonstrated to be completely false?” I’m sure we’ve all heard it before, but: “Some people would rather die with a lie, than admit they were duped into believing a complete falsehood – even if it means saving their lives!” To really understand this irony, we’ll have to look at the Bible for the real answers.
Again, the answer comes from Scripture that describes our Fallen State. Here’s how Paul describes our depraved state in the Book of Romans:
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So, they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things. Therefore, God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen! For this reason, God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error. And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Though they know God's righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them” (Romans 1:18-32).
That’s a severe indictment of mankind for our unbelief and turning away from God’s truth. Without elaborating, it’s easy to see the consequences of Man’s Rebellion upon: His Affections, his Heart, his Mind, his Sexual Appetites, his Attitude toward the Truth and his Hatred toward God. Lastly – even in the face of this indictment, Fallen Men know they deserve eternal death – yet still delight in Falsehood, and take pleasure in those of like mind who also “believe the Really Big Lie – That there is no God who will hold them accountable.” Fallen Men and Women have totally embraced the Devil’s intense “hatred of God and His Truth!“ In the book of Revelation, John records:
“Therefore, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in great wrath, because he knows that his time is short!” (Revelation 12:12)
What has always amazed me in this verse is that instead of being humbled by being thrown down, or seeking forgiveness, the Devil is “hardened in his sin and rebellion” to the point where he will visit his “great wrath” upon the earth and those who dwell therein, “knowing he has but a little time.” Consider this: The Devil knows that he’s wrong, that he’s guilty of rebellion and he has propagated lies throughout the earth, deceiving mankind at every turn. Yet, he’s full of wrath toward those to whom he has lied. And though he himself has only a “little time,” he wants to take everyone with him to the Lake of Fire. That is what the “deceitfulness of sin” does to any creature, including the Devil. Godly Men and Women are just the opposite, when they know they are wrong, or at least become aware they have sinned or believed a falsehood – they Repent, Ask Forgiveness and seek to Make Amends. So, the answer to my original question at the top of this Blog: “Why Are Some People Incapable of Admitting When They Are Wrong?” It’s just that they are Incapable of Acknowledging Their Sin, they Are Not Sorry and they Are Not Seeking to Make Amends. And they are So Hardened in their Sins That They Are Unwilling and Unable to Repent!
In closing, let me remind my readers what Jesus told the Religious Leaders of His day who perpetuated and believed their own Lies:
“Jesus said to them, ‘If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me. Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies’ “ (John 8:42-44).
Soli Deo Gloria!