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September 20, 2017 / Fantelius

Fake George Washington

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Young George chopped down a cherry tree and confessed when confronted by his father because he could not tell a lie. His father, impressed with his son’s honesty, pardoned him.

That’s what we are told. Typical fake news. Or fake story in any case.

George’s father, Augustine, a wealthy owner of a tobacco plantation worked by slaves, belonged to the Virginia gentry. He didn’t really pardon his son, but went into shock on hearing that his first born was smitten with truthfulness and died shortly afterwards. Apparently Augustine never got around to asking his son why he chopped down the tree. The question never appears in the (fake) story.

George, who couldn’t have been more than 11-years-old at the time, would have told him, ”To get at the cherries.”

Influenced by his father, George went on to become the first president of the USA. He started the trend among presidents that we can still witness today; treat people like expendable laborers or soldiers, avoid the truth and be willing to chop down any growth to get at what you want.

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”There are two sides to every lie,
the teller’s and the believer’s.”
Dartwill Aquila

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