At first there was no need to read between the lines; it is always easier to take things at face value. But words are funny things and soon you find that maybe they aren’t as plain for all to see. Perhaps there is more to it than meets the eye. Perhaps not. The undertones seem grave and result in contradictory messages while having things at face value seem flamboyant and straightforward enough. Will rationality help fight this war? What should we choose to believe?