‘Post-Truth Politics’–Oh, Boy!

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A pioneer of post-truth: Pontius Pilate

Say hey (quoting my boyhood hero, Willie Mays)! Did you know we’re in the era of “post-truth politics”? In fact, we’re so in the era of post-truth, the Oxford English Dictionary chose “post-truth” as its 2016 Word of the Year.

Democrats (it’s pointless to say leftids; all Democrats are leftids anymore) and academics are rather proud of this achievement, even though the American Psychiatric Ass. says trying to achieve things is a sign of toxic masculinity, and ought to be stopped. Pontius Pilate once asked, cynically, “What is truth?” If he were here today, he’d be chairman of the Democrat National Committee.

Wikipedia lists the chief characteristics of post-truth politics: appeals to emotion; constant repetition of talking points; and ignore factual rebuttals (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-truth_politics). They left out the other chief characteristics which are so easily observable: violence and the threat of violence; shout down dissenters; calling everyone who dissents from their position “white supremacists” or some other term of abuse; and using the social media to censor any departure from the Far Left Crazy manifesto. I put that in because every gang of nincompoops has a manifesto.

Our sages at the looniversities teach that there’s no such thing as truth, there are only “constructs,” and you’d better kow-tow to their constructs if you know what’s good for you.

Our Lord Jesus Christ said, “To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.” (John 18:37)

We’ll take that over “post-truth” every time, thank you.

6 comments on “‘Post-Truth Politics’–Oh, Boy!

  1. “…trying to achieve things is a sign of toxic masculinity…”. Nothing congress has to worry about. The democrats put a stop to it a long time ago. We’ve had post-truth politics since the day political parties were formed. What took Oxford so long? Funny thing – I notice that people will believe a lie almost immediately, but it takes them a lifetime to accept the truth. When I read in the Bible that God gave the people long lives of hundreds of years, I was jealous. Today, I wouldn’t want it if everybody else lived as long too.

  2. Of course, the statement that there is no objective truth is itself supposed to be taken as a truth. But if you try to point this out to them, you get called a hater or whatever the latest insult is — or you get clubbed over the head.

    Just as often, the mantra is that “you have your truth and I have my truth” — and to this there can be no rejoinder, because whatever you say has already been cancelled out as simply “your truth” and therefore not to be considered. However, the other person feels (not thinks) that he somehow has a “right” (which now means “what I want”) to coerce you into complying with his “truth,” whether you want to or not. If you refuse … see above: called a hater, clubbed over head, fired, etc.

    1. I thought it was bad in the 60s and 70s, but I’d seen nothing yet.
      Leftids communicate by means of logical fallacies. When they’re not just lying.

    1. I used to think of Pilate as the first Great Moderate in history; but his refusal to value the truth puts him firmly in the leftids’ camp.

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