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What is truth?
Inquiring minds want to know
The title, of course, is the famous quote from Pontius Pilate, governor of Judea, who presided over the trial of Jesus:
So Pilate said to him, “Then you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say I am a king. For this I was born and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.” Pilate said to him, “What is truth?” (John 18:37-38)
Expositor's Bible Commentary notes that Pilate's reply, "What is truth?" is difficult to interpret. Was it facetious, scornful, impatient, despairing, or sincere? Even from the context it is not possible to be sure what he meant.
These days, though, in light of the Durham Report, the continuing disclosures of the COVID catastrophe, and the searing mendacity that pervades our lives, many of us are asking ourselves, “What is the truth?” To even begin to figure this out requires us to uncouple from the pathetic and corrupt mainstream media.
Then begins the process of evaluating many online sources, and comparing them, in an attempt to discern the truth. Unfortunately, this process has been made all the more difficult and urgent owing to the complete failure of the institutions. Since the beginning of civilization, people could rely, or at least refer, to the pronouncements of institutions in their search for truth.
Alas, this is no longer the case. Of course, that’s the whole point. Those in charge are hoping that you will simply give up in frustration, and devote yourself to making a living, spending time with your family, and convincing yourself that you are powerless to overcome the pernicious forces operating to destroy America as we once knew it.
It’s very important to the perpetrators of this evil agenda that you forgo all common sense and listen to your “betters.” Science has long been weaponized, as craven and feckless academics are bribed by government grants to tout the latest “thing,” whether it happens to be COVID lockdowns, transgenderism, mutilation surgery, or Black Lives Matter.
Long forgotten in the perversion of science is that OBSERVATION is the first precept and cornerstone of all science. Classically, an observation suggests a hypothesis, which is then tested by an experiment. Nowadays, though, a politically correct hypothesis is created, and statistical software is combined with data dredging to “prove” a point.
If a contrary explanation is advanced by someone, even if he once were part of the elite, it is viciously attacked. (cf. Peter McCullough)
Meanwhile, corporate wokeness continues virtually unabated. Even though the sales of Bud Light are down considerably, a goodly amount of business is based on long-term contracts, so the full effects of that disaster will take some time to sort out. Target is doubling down on its trans-friendly line of clothing, and the Los Angeles Dodgers have endorsed a well-known anti-Catholic group.
Funny how this nonsense can only occur in big organizations. Small businesses still have to worry day-to-day about making a profit. I guess the titans are above that sort of thing and are more interested in misguided social causes. The thing is, if you look hard enough, you can usually find a non-woke source for whatever you need. Here’s one example.
Guilt could also be a factor is this odd trend toward wokeness. Many overpaid and under-qualified big company executives and celebrities realize that they are not really worth their overblown compensation, so in a perversion of Tikkun olam embrace the Woke and the current thing.
Finally, there is simply good old fashioned sloth. To keep up with the glitterati, it is so much easier to hold to the current thing. You have to wonder if the demonic forces behind all this purposely push absurd causes such as mutilation surgery for their own amusement, as a test of just how far these things could go.
Where’s that kid from “The Emperor’s New Clothes” now when we really need him?
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