From a post in a soil health group:
I think we should have worldwide mass tongue removals of pathological liars.
Leave them their lives, don’t even remove them from office or function. Just remove their tongue.
The archetype “The Devil” or “Baal” is called the Lord of Lies for a reason. All power of intimidation comes from Lying. Weapons are only secondary, The Lie is primary.
Although there are other forms or tools used for Lying, truly the most effective way of lying (and causing the greatest psychological damage) is speech. Remove that power, and it is like clipping wings.
Also most of the power of a Lie comes from its quick, ad hoc, response (or failing that, its dragged out empty circular rhetoric). It catches people unawares and off guard.
The written word does not nearly have so much power. This is due to the time-delay because of the reading and the processing of the words in our brains. It is a personal process, and will allow our own thoughts greater control over what is being assimilated.
So the removal of tongues from the Liars will greatly help others see through the bullshit.
There’s a thought. But I think the keyboard also needs to be taken away.
It is true that the written word does not have that much power because you have time to consider a response, if it’s possible to respond.
And that’s the reason why I never want to argue with lawyers in court — where I don’t have any time at all to think about how to prove that they’re lying. And often there are so many lies, you just don’t have time to address them all.