Updated: Jun 7
What is true for you is true for you and what is true for me is true for me. That is what many people on the left would have you believe now days. In fact, for many of them, there simply is no such thing as truth. In a recent Matt Walsh documentary, one liberal professor tells him that he is bringing hate into the conversation just because he dares to mention the word truth.
Wait, what? The word "truth" is now hate speech?
Well, for many on the left it is. Just ask comedian Dave Chappelle who recently set off a fire storm by simply stating that he had no problem with people identifying as whatever they wanted, as long as he did not have to participate in their delusion (paraphrasing). Therein lays the biggest issue that we as a society face, about half of our country has divorced itself from the very concept of truth.
Not that they have divorced themselves from truth, that would be different.
They have divorced themselves from the entire concept of truth.
To them, there is no such thing as truth.
Now, I know that some of my readers are saying, "yep, that is right," and some are picking their jaw up off the floor, but if you find yourself engaged in a debate/discussion with a liberal today, take a moment and just ask them, "what is truth?"
You will likely get some philosophized gobbledygook about truth being relative and my truth not being your truth, yet in the end, they will not, or possibly no longer can define truth. It simply runs completely counter to how their post modern brain works.
In fact, I believe we are past the age of post-modernism, we are now in an age I call post-truth.
You see, truth is what it is, and as a popular colloquialism says, "there is your side, my side, and the truth." There is always the truth, it does not go away, no matter how much you wish it would.
Truth, however, is hard. It does not comfort us. It hurts our feelings. We might not like it.
In the end, that is irrelevant.
Your feelings about the truth have no bearing on it.
This is our greatest national divide. In fact, all of our other ones stem from that.
Abortion? It is not a baby, it is a fetus.
Gun control? If we just ban the guns, then we will stop gun crime.
Transgenderism? Your chromosomes do not matter, how you feel does.
LGBTQ+? Obvious biology does not matter, what you want does.
Entitlement spending? People should not have to deal with the consequences of their poor decisions.
Every one of the topics that we debate now days splits along the ideological line of who defines truth. If you believe that truth is definitive, you are almost exclusively a conservative.
If you believe that truth changes depending on the situation and the person, then you are almost exclusively a liberal.
Very, VERY, few people can hold both in some type of semi-balance, and even they have a bias one way or the other.
This is also why my hopes for a reunification of society are almost gone.
If we cannot even decide to look together to find the truth, but instead argue over whether or not the truth even exists, we are already too far gone.
In the end, the only thing that can possibly reunite our nation is some kind of national reconciliation to the understanding of truth, and a unified decision to seek it.
But to get there, you will have to convince half of the country that truth itself exists.
Good luck with that.