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‘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.

Oh, Boy! ‘Post-Truth’ Politics

[S]hall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar…   –Romans 3:3-4

The Oxford English Dictionary has selected, as its Word of the Year for 2016, the charming little term, “post-truth,” as in “post-truth politics” ( http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/oxford-english-dictionary-names-post-truth-word-of-the-year-w450650 ).

Somehow I missed that one. Post-truth politics is defined as repeated appeals to emotion, continuous repetition of talking points, and not bothering to answer facts offered in rebuttal. Disingenuously, this term has been applied mostly to the Brexit movement and to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign–as if it were any kind of truth at all that Britain ought to remain in the European Union no matter what, and, even more preposterous, that Hillary Clinton should have been elected president.

I’m pretty sure “post-truth” ought to refer to anything said by any member of the Democrat Party, anytime, anywhere.

Let us not forget that, for the past 20 yours or so, the sages at our collidges have been teaching that there’s no such thing as truth, there’s only “your truth” and “my truth” (even though their “truth” is always insisted upon as the only permitted point of view)–and this teaching has borne fruit.

Go ahead, just try to get some true truth out of the nooze media, the government, Hollywood, or any public school or university. Let everybody know if you succeed!

But we are sure God wishes us to tell the truth, and value it, and resist the post-modern fetish for lying.

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