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Regarding those which take umbrage with POTUS Trump’s lying

Added: Thursday, January 23rd 2020 at 10:18pm by tjdonegan
 
 
 

 

            Question: Suppose a group of people – cut-off from real world events – were shown a movie about real world events, and as it turns out the movie portrays the good-guys as bad-guys and bad-guys as good-guys; should anyone be surprised if those people – when faced with real-world decisions – were to make choices which were actually contrary to their own interests? Of course if one recalls that their understanding of what/who is good and what/who is evil/bad is confused, their choices are understandable. This should be kept in mind by those puzzled, frustrated and/or outraged by those which think POTUS Trump has done many evil deeds, violated his Constitutional oath, transcended his Article authority etc., rather than for being merely – at times - uncouth and unconventional as he actually attempts to MAGA. Moreover, those whose understanding of real-world events is predicated upon a fiction, would be(i.e., actually are) incapable of recognizing truth as truth, and are likely instead prone to embrace falsity as truth; such is a modern echo of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave (Socrates [paraphrase] relates ‘people chained in a cave from birth - cave entrance behind them cast shadows upon the wall before them; those fettered in the cave opine, argue, debate upon the nature of the shadows cast upon the wall…’ Glaucon response is: “It’s a strange image…” And Socrates responds: “They are like us,”… See Book VII [i.e., chapter vii] of Plato’s Republic).

 

In what was formerly known as Christendom i.e., Western culture what real world events most of us have knowledge of are not those reported in the Press, but those which we personally experience; the Press (both individual Press members and News agencies) operate under a number of influences1 which tend to distort – often dramatically – those things on which they report… What is presented the public – even among those which are distrustful of Media/Press – more-or-less, becomes “fact,” the reality is the narrative presented by the Media/Press to the public – regarding real-world events – is massaged to fit narratives which may be subsumed into a tapestry of the dominant University worldview; such activities are generally reflexive/habit i.e., done inveterately and organically, much in the manner an individual or organization would scratch an itch (collectiveitch when regarding an organization…). Thus, most people in society – even those on the social-political Right – are largely much like the people whose understanding of real-world events is derived from a movie which portrays good as evil, and evil as good… 

 

1 Generally reporters (like most everyone else inveterately imbibing the culture framed in the Academy i.e., University) are subject to unconscious bias reflecting the ideological bent of the University (formerly the University presupposed objective reality; today the University a priori [i.e., before and without reference to experience] – due to influence of what is known as modern philosophy (modern philosophy understands classical philosophy as naïve at best, although they embrace a number of the pre-Socratics; their acceptance of the pre-Socratics stems from their intermingling of the logos and mythos i.e., pre-Socratic are often more poetical than rigorously reasoned…) holds objective reality as dubious, butthey must proceed - in practice, as if they fully embrace an objective order – this is particularly so of the natural science disciplines. Additionally, Media outlets – too - reflect the direction of the culture which eschews (i.e., rejects, avoids, deplores) objective morality (note that objective morality attends objective reality); this both because the public has been ubiquitously conditioned to sentimentally accept immorality and evil as moral and good; it would be to the financial detriment of the Media to contradict fomented public sentiment, but – as it turns out – most Media persons – dully (Note: the worldview which animates most people was gradually uncritically assimilated, and is never subjected to critical introspection…) agree with the view/s they promote, and again this is because the culture reflects the ideological University view, which is unconsciously embraced as the ultimate ground of judgment. Know that the University is from whence cultural moral decadence isderived, but also know that such moral decay is merely a logical correlate (logical derivation) from the principles dominant in the Academy i.e., those tearing down the castle – generally - know not what they do… 

 

That said, we must now state that certainly it is the case that all presidents preceding POTUS Trump incessantly told the truth! Shuuuure! In reality, most presidents have long been politicians before being elected as POTUS, and politicians are generally well practiced at shading truth, but sometimes politicians accused of lying, or who appear to be lying, are addressing a complex issue – subject to many unpredictable, and/or contingencies – and either fails to state the contingencies, or believes those contingencies are implicitly understood. Some presidents – as is oft intimated to be the habit of fishermen and golfers – exaggerate; count POTUS Trump among these. Then there are those like Barack Obama and Bill Clinton that knowingly stand before the public - utilizing their Press fashioned image as trustworthy - and lie their asses off about matters which actually harm the Nation.

 

With Clinton there was hollowing out the U.S. Military, selling out to the Chinese (Yah Lin “Charlie” Trie and John Wang; the incurious American Press didn’t have any problem with the millions of dollars of illegal Chinese campaign donations; these gentlemen represented Chinese arms dealers…), politicizing the FBI (900 FBI files of Republicans were delivered to the Clinton White House; insurance/leverage against Republicans)… Clinton of course dismissed any intimations of anything untoward going on between the FBI and Republican politicians (e.g., blackmailing Republicans into relative quiescence…), or the communist Chinese and the Clinton Administration (giving Chinese communists access to U.S. National Security; again the American Press trusted Bill Clinton’s claims to the contrary, no investigative reporting was necessary, because Bill Clinton was as honest as the day is long…).

 

Obama repeatedly lied about the ACA i.e., Obama-care; repeatedly lied about the IRS – and other Federal Agencies – targeting political enemies (many were identified by the Obama Administration as enemies because they either were revealing truth, or had a principled disagreement with Obama’s policies; the American Press – quite naturally – understood the Obama’s advocacies were the correct ones and treated Obama opponents as – at best partisans – but often as mere racists; policy differences were just a façade hiding antipathy for the 1st Black POTUS…), and we could go on with discussing any number of other unreported/underreported scandals of Barack Obama, but instead we mention operation Fast-and Furious. Now our guess is that many/most people – upon hearing the mention of “operation Fast-and-Furious” think of a movie with the Rock, Vin Diesel and Paul Walker et al. How surprised would be so many Americans if they actually had a Press thatcovered such events; for those ignorant of Fast-and Furious the operation involved Obama’s AG Eric Holder, Obama and the ATF forcing gun-dealers along the southern U.S. border to sell automatic and semi-automatic weapons to drug-cartels; the hope was that the drug-cartels would murder Americans (of course the Obama Administration says otherwise, and of course their word is gospel, for the Press…). Subsequently the hope was then that this would allow the Obama Administration’s, ATF and Department of Justice to recover these weapons and identify them as illegal sales made by American gun dealers, and manufacturers (and of course the Press was counted upon to be silent about the nefariously treasonous acts of Obama, Holder et al), and this would then allow the Obama Administration to go after the 2nd Amendment and its advocates… U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was murdered – via the use of one of these weapons – and enough light was shone upon this skullduggery to havethe Obama Administration shut it down and feign incompetence; they are treasonous liars!

 

Now let us address all of those which like to count POTUS Trump’s white-lies (he exaggerates…), while being numb to the fact that nearly everything uttered by social-political Leftists, Democrats and many, many others – regarding moral judgments are unabashed falsehoods, and ultimately lies uttered by liars. Note that those which consciously, or tacitly, deny objective truth – those which endorse abortion and sodomy as moral goods, deny – consciously – or otherwise - objective truth and its attendant objective morality; the human mind is ordered to the truth, when the mind/soul is dispassionate, such a condition is identified by Plato as the “Just Man” (see the Republic). Moreover – and this should be of interest - and instruction - to the ‘prayerful’ Nancy Pelosi – Saint Paul – in Romans 1: 18-312 – makes it clear that God has revealed the moral truththrough the things which he has made… [Note that Saint Paul here - in Romans 1: 20 - references the Natural Law something he does again in Romans 2: 15; note also that the Natural Law is formalized by Aristotle – a pagan Greek philosopher roughly 300 years before Paul is writing; thus further note that the natural law is ore-Christianity. Note further that Nancy Pelosi, Democrats - and social-political Leftist - reject the natural law – as Nancy Pelosi has said: “Democrats are the Party of ‘science’ i.e., the Party of metrics; possessed by material faith i.e., their God is process, is measurable… Thus, indicating that Democrats/social-political Leftists are blind to moral truth, of which justice is part… And this is why they are persecuting POTUS Trump; they are reflexively opposed to the good, the true, the pure, the holy (concepts which may not be weighed, measured, quantified; thus,they actually oppose God, and all righteousness! They are passionate in their lust for evil things; to wit: they are the Party of abortion and sodomy)… Such individuals passionately lust for power by whatever means necessary… How well Saint Paul anticipates modern social-political Leftists…

 

2 “The wrath of God is indeed being revealed from heaven against every impiety and wickedness of those who suppress the truth by their wickedness. For what can be known about God is evident to them, because God made it evident to them. Ever since the creation of the world, his invisible attributes of eternal power and divinity have been able to be understood and perceived in what he has made.” As a result they have no excuse; for although they knew God they did not accord him glory as God or give him thanks. Instead, they became vain in their reasoning, and their senseless minds were darkened. While claiming to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for the likeness of an image of mortal man or of birds or of four-legged animals or of snakes. Therefore,God handed them over to impurity through the lusts of their hearts for the mutual degradation of their bodies. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie and revered and worshipped the creature rather than creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. Therefore, God handed them over to degrading passions. Their females exchanged natural relations for unnatural, and the males likewise gave up natural relations with females and burned with lust for one another. Males did shameful things with males and thus received in their own persons the due penalty for their perversity. And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God handed them over to their undiscerning mind to do what is improper. They are filled with every form of wickedness, evil, greed, and malice; full of envy, murder, rivalry, treachery, and spite. They are gossips and scandalmongers and they hate God. They are insolent, haughty, boastful, ingenious in their wickedness, and rebellious toward their parents. They are senseless,faithless, heartless, ruthless. Although they know the just decree of God that all that practice such things deserve death, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.” Romans 1: 18: 31

 

 And thus, this is why anti-Trumpers are so irrational in their opposition to POTUS Trump; it is not the ostensible wickedness of Trump which drives them to attempt to manufacture a reason/ground by/through which they may remove Trump from office; it is that they are wicked and understand POTUS Trump as their mortal enemy…

 

Thomas J. Donegan

 

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