We often hear and read about people “speaking their truth”. We hear that expression a lot. That everyone “has their own truth” or that there are many truths.
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝘁𝗿𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 “𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗿𝘂𝘁𝗵” 𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗰𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗰 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘀𝗮𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 “𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀”
𝗧𝗵𝗮𝘁’𝘀 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗶𝘁 𝗶𝘀. 𝗜𝘁’𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘀𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲.
𝗜𝘁 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗽𝗶𝘃𝗼𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗲𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝗹. 𝗜𝗻𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘃𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗽𝗲𝘀𝗸𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝗳𝗮𝗰𝘁𝘀 𝗱𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝗺𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿.
𝗜𝘁’𝘀 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗱𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮 𝘀𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝘁𝗿𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗶𝘀 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝗶𝘁 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗶𝘀. 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗺𝗮𝘆 𝗯𝗲 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗼𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗼𝗿 𝘃𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘃𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗱 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗯𝗲 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝘁𝗿𝘂𝘁𝗵. 𝗜𝘁’𝘀 𝗯𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗿𝘆. 𝗜𝘁 𝗲𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗶𝘀 𝗼𝗿 𝗶𝘁 𝗶𝘀𝗻’𝘁. 𝗜𝘁’𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗿 𝗶𝘁’𝘀 𝗼𝗳𝗳. 𝗜𝘁’𝘀 𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗲 𝗼𝗿 𝗶𝘁’𝘀 𝗳𝗮𝗹𝘀𝗲.
This latest push is about trying to normalise and mainstream obesity and trying to promote it as another, everyday lifestyle choice, like the Calvin Klein billboard of the obese woman as “speaking my truth in my Calvin Kleins”
The truth is lady, you’re obese. You’re supersized fat and you’re trying to reverse engineer your dilemma through inductive reasoning. That is, you start with a premise (you’re obese) and make your rationale (your truth) fit the premise.
This is the distilled essence of postmodernism where the ugly is beautiful and the beautiful is ugly.
Where truth is a relative concept. Where truth is subjective and about how you feel not as things actually are.
Objective truth, truth based on facts has no place in this Alice in Wonderland where everyone has their own truth.
Like the morbidly obese woman on the billboard, it lets them off the hook.
It’s not a dissimilar tactic to the transgenders where men who think they’re women try to enforce “their truth” on everyone else.
That is, try to force and compel you to accept, affirm and celebrate their insanity.
𝗔𝘀 𝗜 𝘄𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗶𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗮𝗱𝘆 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗯𝗼𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝗮𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗖𝗮𝗹𝘃𝗶𝗻 𝗞𝗹𝗲𝗶𝗻 𝗶𝘀 𝗴𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗸 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗿𝘂𝘁𝗵, 𝗹𝗲𝘁’𝘀 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘁𝗿𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗱𝗶𝗮𝗯𝗲𝘁𝗲𝘀, 𝗵𝗶𝗴𝗵 𝗯𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲/𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗼𝗹, 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗮𝗰𝗸𝘀, 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲, 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗳𝗮𝗶𝗹𝘂𝗿𝗲, 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗸𝗲𝘀, 𝗯𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗷𝗼𝗶𝗻𝘁 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗯𝗹𝗲𝗺𝘀, 𝘀𝗹𝗲𝗲𝗽 𝗮𝗽𝗻𝗲𝗮, 𝗴𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘀, 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗯𝗹𝗲𝗺𝘀, 𝗰𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗿𝘀, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵 𝘀𝘆𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗺 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗮𝘂𝗹𝘁 𝗼𝗻 𝗯𝗲𝗮𝘂𝘁𝘆 𝗶𝗻 𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗹.
The idea that there are many truths is another arrow in the quiver of postmodernism and is designed to break down, twist and distort reality and confuse so as to create and sow seeds of doubt as to what’s right and wrong and try and establish an alternative reality or alternative “truth”
All of a sudden values are shifted and anything goes.
Through this distorted lens, everyone’s truth has equal weight and value. One truth is no better than another.
How has this moral relativism been able defy the gravity of logic and reason and penetrate and infect the minds of so many seemingly intelligent people to the extent that it has?
How have they come to accept such total and absolutely loopy, Alice in Wonderland nonsense?
In a previous life I used to talk about what I called “the wacky hall of mirrors”, a reference to the mirror maze of sideshow alley at the annual country shows around Australia where everything was concave and convex and totally bent, twisted and distorted.
It was fun but at least you knew that it was just a sideshow attraction and there was an exit. Not any more. That wacky hall of mirrors is our new reality and there doesn’t seem to be any exit anytime soon.
It is our very own, Hotel California where you can check out but you can never leave.
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝗱𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗼𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗿 𝗿𝗲𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗮𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗳𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗽𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗿𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗶𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗯𝗲 𝗻𝗼 𝘀𝘂𝗰𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝘀 𝗮 𝗹𝗶𝗲.
𝗔𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁, 𝗶𝘀 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁.
𝗜𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲’𝘀 𝗻𝗼 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝘃𝗲𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗯𝗲 𝗻𝗼 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝗶𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲’𝘀 𝗻𝗼 𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗯𝗲 𝗻𝗼 𝘆𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲’𝘀 𝗻𝗼 𝘁𝗿𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗯𝗲 𝗻𝗼 𝗹𝗶𝗲𝘀.
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗼𝘀𝘁𝗺𝗼𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗻 𝘁𝗿𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗹𝘆 𝗮 𝗯𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗲𝗱, 𝗿𝗲𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗿𝗲𝗯𝗮𝗱𝗴𝗲𝗱 𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗼𝗻𝗲’𝘀 𝗹𝗶𝗲. 𝗜𝘁’𝘀 𝗮𝗻 𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗿𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗯𝗮𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 “𝗳𝗮𝗰𝘁𝘀”
Back in 2016, the word “post-truth” was nominated as the word of the year by the Oxford dictionary and many people wrestled with this at the time (and still do) and were left wondering, how the hell did we get here?
The Washington Post at the time wrote it up, thus:
“..It’s official: Truth is dead —- The dictionary defines “post-truth” as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief..”
Got that!!! Emotion, belief and feelings trump facts and figures. Forget the reality of the scoreboard. Forget such insane notions as observable truth.
That is just so 1980’s.
If the unvarnished, unalloyed truth, doesn’t fit the prescribed, politically correct narrative, it is now offensive no matter how unvarnished or unalloyed.
The truth is deemed hate speech and it’s a brave person who speaks it.
A new dark age has descended and it seems that the phrase “you can’t handle the truth” is no longer just a Jack Nicholson throw away line from A Few Good Men.
The early 18th century ushered in the Age of Enlightenment where reason, logic, and observable truth were adopted as the guiding and collective lodestars and civilising forces of society and Western Civilisation. Gone we’re the days of the heretic and burning at the stake of those who disagreed.
No longer do we literally burn people at the stake, we just shut people down and silence and burn them metaphorically. Those that have the temerity to who hold to a heterodox view are demonised as heretics and cast out.
As we have seen with the metaphorical burning at the stake of many on social media, if you’re accused you are automatically guilty.
It’s guilt by allegation.
In a matter of just forty or so years logic, reason and due process have been turned on their collective heads.
It seems that we’re back from whence we came. Back to pre 1715 and are now re-entering “The Endarkenment”.