When Truth Becomes Irrelevant, What Remains Is Power

Tyler Durden's picture

Authored by David Mackenzie via The Rebel,

A society that cares less about policy cares more about police. Nothing could illustrate this better than the recent experience of The Rebel’s own David Menzies while reporting on the Conservative Riding Association of King-Vaughan, northwest of Toronto.

When the rule of law is no longer respected by an organization’s supposed elite, the force of law is all that’s left. Due process bows out; the little guy bows down. That’s how it works.

Put another way: a society that cares less about truth cares more about power. We see this inverse relationship everywhere. We live inside a culture prone to fraud but eager for accolades. We’ll gladly lie and cheat for fame— which is just one way of saying that we’ll gladly trade the truth for power.

Think of the myriad ways in which fantasy is peddled in the hope of celebrity. We barely blink anymore at those bottom-dwelling web-ads which tell us that some blonde local-yokel is now earning $8K/week. Pictures apparently don’t lie— she’s partying right now on her private jet. And, amazingly, she’s from everyone’s hometown!

Where truth becomes irrelevant, what remains is power. This trend has various facets. A society that no longer cares about impartial principle becomes increasingly interested in advocacy. And what, precisely, is advocacy if it is not the desire for greater influence and power?

Hence, in times when truth matters less, partisanship matters more. Tribes and tribalism matter more.

Sounds like us.

A society that cares less about truth cares more about political image. That’s us, for certain.

Recently, an Irish investigative team stated publicly that in the now infamous 2011 trial of American doctor, Kermit Gosnell (the Philadelphia abortionist convicted of multiple counts of infanticide), prosecutors only brought eight counts of murder against him out of concerns that the annual murder rate in Pennsylvania might be significantly skewed if the full count was considered.

Sometimes truth hurts. Yet, if you haven’t noticed, culture is now more dominated by subjective feelings than by objective thoughts. Hence, it hates when it hurts.

In a Myers-Briggs sense, it increasingly looks as though all the thinkers have retired, leaving nothing but the feelers to dominate the culture. Dr. Jordan Peterson, a notable exception, is an eminent Canadian example of what happens when thinkers think irrespective of how cultures feel. Peterson is routinely swarmed by visceral outrage— but never logically beaten in debate. His graduate students are deprived of research grants— not because of shoddy research but rather because of the coercive use of financial power. Someone is offended.

And when truth becomes fundamentally offensive, all that remains is power.

Ironically, a society that feels truth should never hurt usually lacks emotional maturity. It is an adolescent society. Moreover, a culture that doesn’t care about truth also cares less about principle. Its news broadcasts are more sentimental than substantive. At some point, such a society no longer even cares about definitions. It will claim that it matters less what Islamophobia is, and more that we’re outraged about it.

Such a culture will, likewise, believe it better that we can read into the law, rather than exegete the true, original meaning. Consequently, such a “liberal” culture will despise an Antonin Scalia, and seek to reject a Neil Gorsuch.

Additionally, a society that cares less about truth doesn’t bother to argue on truth’s behalf. It increasingly finds the justice system too adversarial, and the parliamentary system embarrassing and distasteful. Perhaps this is why Liberal Senate leader Peter Harder, when musing upon ideals, thinks a caucus of organized opposition is detrimental to Senate politics.

Actually, he’s only partly correct. In truth, organized opposition is in no way detrimental to the quest for truth. Predictably, however, organized opposition is detrimental to power.

And there is yet another oddity about these times in which we find ourselves. As universities have debated less about philosophy and theology, they have obsessed more about the issue of power. Moral authority has been disqualified, shouted-down and even beaten-down, by hostile theories and accusations of “privilege”. The Marxist-inspired rage is palpable, and even predictable, because the issue is one of power, not of truth.

Historically, envy and political rage once put a man on a cross. His purpose, he said to Pontius Pilate, was “to bear witness to the truth”. Pilate didn’t care about truth, and even said as much. Not long after, however, he did say this to Jesus: “Do you realize that I have power either to free you or to crucify you?”

Of course, Pontius. In a raw Roman world, what matters is Caesar and not Socrates.

Power will generally attempt to kill the truth— all the way up to the One who says, “I am the truth”.

It is a sobering political principle, well worth remembering.

And, to this day, well worth rejecting.

 

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Tallest Skil's picture

Truth is more important than freedom. It's time to shoot the traitors and fix the problems.

Bigly's picture

Truth= freedom.

Too much deception and naked power abuse now and very little truth so when you actually do see it you are not quite sure....

J S Bach's picture

Let's be honest... the main reason there is so little concern for truth anymore is because there is so little morality anymore.  This vital societal glue has been slowly bred out of our people by an ever-pervasive cancer.  It's tentacles are the media, schools, and a debased monetary system which gives control of all three to a very tiny minority whose scriptural tenets state that they are to inevitably rule over all the nations.  This "fall" has not occurred naturally... it was PLANNED by a very patient and malevolent foe.  Until we face this eternal enemy of mankind, we will continue our plunge to the abyss.

flaminratzazz's picture

agreed, if i was king this whole santa claus shit would stop immediately.. i think it is very harmful to the children.. no joke either

winged's picture

"Think of the myriad ways in which fantasy is peddled"

Here's a fantasy that's been peddled for over 200 years, that Jesus was a Jew.

http://biblicisminstitute.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/jesus-was-not-a-jew/

stizazz's picture

"a society that cares less about truth doesn’t bother to argue on truth’s behalf"

That's why the US keeps getting those liars as Presidents. The people can no longer decipher when they're being lied to.

Future Jim's picture

The truth is that The Rebel are huge zionist shills.

flaminratzazz's picture

yes, the complete jew thing is a 100% farce.

Laddie's picture

I agree. The nation that I grew up in as a boy women were almost always virgins when they married, there was no divorce where I lived, and people were pretty honorable. The police were tough but good men.

The Tribe has worked its Black Magic upon the Whites and the Whites are just starting to awaken.
The Police STAND DOWN and let the Soros funded ANTIFA use tear gas, M-80s and other weapons, wear MASKS, and they are NOT arrested, but the Whites who marching, foolishly perhaps, for Trump, but really for themselves as Whites, if they only realized it, are arrested by the police who LOOKED the other way when the Jew sponsored terrorists were committing felonies.

This is why you wear a helmet and protective glasses at all times, during such an event.
Guy Smashed in the Head with U-Lock by Masked Antifa Thug in Berkeley April 15, 2017
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qKCl9NL1Cg

Our women should NOT be at these events

Berkeley Riot Rematch 4/15/2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClTmiAx_Ryk

COPS JUST STAND AND WATCH while Trump supporters are pummeled but arrest, violently, Based Stickman who was defending Trump supporters... March 4, 2017

BERKELEY Apr 15, 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0l3Q4x-bAU
Berkeley Free Speech Whites rout Antifa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZVbXhHXkdc

INTENSE VIOLENCE ERUPTS AT TRUMP RALLY IN BERKELEY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q00NzPet5ds

Munich, Gathering of the SA -- Speech of November 9, 1921
On November 9, 1921--just five days after the Battle of the Hall (Saalschlacht) where fewer than fifty SA Men had beaten back more than 400 communists and Jews who had tried to disrupt Hitler's speech in the Festival Hall of the Hofbrauhaus--Adolf Hitler addressed a gathering of SA Men. The following is what he told them:

For us there are only two possibilities: either we remain German or we come under the thumb of the Jews. This latter must not occur; even if we are small, we are a force. A well-organized group can conquer a strong enemy. If you stick close together and keep bringing in new people, we will be victorious over the Jews.

Well, well, well! As if we needed Hollywood to tell us that some White people are bad, and some Blacks are not! Now, for those who are not hopelessly confused by this revelation like Derek was and therefore are not inclined to throw up your hands and surrender, let me carry the message of American History X a step further than its producers intended. Yes, it's a war zone out there, and perhaps you will be more likely to be hurt if you don't surrender. But you know, America wasn't always such a multicultural cesspool. The schools in our cities weren't always infested with Black gangs. Even places like Los Angeles used to be decent, safe, wholesome communities for White families to live. It used to be that White kids didn't get stomped by Black thugs in the school bathrooms. It used to be that one didn't have to worry about Blacks stealing one's truck from the driveway at night -- not even in Los Angeles. In fact there didn't even used to be White drug gangs like the one in the prison Derek was sent to -- there didn't use to be such gangs before our whole society became the cesspool that it is today. I mean, there was a time when not even the Mafia would deal in drugs, because drug dealing was considered a "dirty" business.

And the situation is getting worse. The non-Whites are continuing to flood in. California is becoming darker and darker, a less and less tenable place for young Whites to grow up. All of America is becoming darker. White people are losing ground everywhere: in our cities, in our suburbs, in our schools, in our armed forces. Non-White immigrants are continuing to pour into the country. The handouts and the favoritism toward non-Whites continues. The governments in Washington and in every statehouse in the country and in the larger city halls are becoming more and more corrupt.

Throughout our history our ancestors responded to situations like this by fighting, the way Derek and his brother did in the beginning of the film American History X. We fought our way up from barbarism. We built a civilization. We established a system of justice for our people. We brought order out of chaos. And we fought every step of the way. We fought the Huns and the Moors and the Mongols and the Turks. We built a civilization in Europe in which we knew how to deal with White thugs like those who brutalized Derek in prison. We didn't pamper them or send a social worker out to talk to them. We hanged them. We got rid of them.

The Division of America William Pierce PhD (Physics) ex-physics professor at Oregon State University Broadcast Date: July 17, 1999

Jubal Early's picture

"The nation that I grew up in as a boy young women were already hippy girls".  It was 1967 and MKUltra and LSD and been working its wonders for a decade and any boy being exposed to Playboy covers at the grocery store and all the electronic music from am radio stations was easily a victim to the new age.  I wanted to be a hippy so I could have free sex with hippy girls that looked like the bunnies on the cover of playboy, and drugs were simply part of the journey.  That was the message.

But in truth our parents had long been brainwashed, and that brainwashing goes back as far as the old testament.  My mother was a very early feminist (born in '27) and both parents fully believed all the war propaganda over the decades.

So even if we could free ourselves of the yid curse, to what state of our being could we be freed back too?  Even if our communities were culturally or even racially homogeneous, at what point did our culture ever really percieve and recognize the truth?

NoDebt's picture

It's a post-modern world, Bach.  All perspectives are equally valid.  There is no objective truth.  Morality or any external governor on behavior is no longer required nor wanted.  

You're right about it being planned.  And the struggle against it has always been ongoing.  The weak point of a society as open as the US is exactly this.  Without a guiding principle (a morality, if you will) that is ingrained in it's citizens to unite them, the fall is quick and painful.  

What part of our society is most directly responsible for stripping that principle of cohesion out of recent generations?  Where are they taught openly that the country is evil and must be torn down and remade in a completely different image?  It's right in front of our faces and we spend BILLIONS every year having them teach our children this horseshit.  And we are the ones paying those billions.

Go on.  You know the answer already.  That's where the problem is.  If you're not willing to go there, hang it up and resign yourself to defeat because those who teach the next generation OWN the next generation.

 

 

J S Bach's picture

"It's right in front of our faces and we spend BILLIONS every year having them teach our children this horseshit."

This is why we homeschool.  If you can, do the same.  Yes, your children will eventually emerge into our sewer of a society, but if they are first taught honesty, decency, morality, and how to discriminate (in the purest sense of the word), they will more easily be able to resist and laugh off as deplorable and degenerate all of the sludge that passes for popular culture today.  It's a sacrifice and a lot of hard work, but anything worthwhile always is.

RightLineBacker's picture

So very true.

Most of our National Leaders(?) have long ago sold their inner moral compass to their highest donor bidders.

And the very highest donor bidders are the Deep State Globalists. They are collectively Satan incarnate.

Kefeer's picture

There is no morality apart from truth; we have turned our backs on the embodiment of truth, which is Christ, and exchanged the truth for lies.

Gorgeous's picture

And following Morality, her sister Conviction, victim of post-modernism, leaving only Princess Snowflake.

flaminratzazz's picture

I dont think they will like that much

Kefeer's picture

You shoot first and we will see what happens to you, then decide if it was worth it or not.  

I understand what you are saying, but we are far past the point of no return because we have allowed immorality to rule our institutions from the bottom to the top; at the local, to the state, to the federal and into the international.  

All is not lost, the message of Easter.

HRClinton's picture

Our civilization is shifting/regressing from

The Rule of Law (the West)

to

The Law of Rule (the Orient)

Some argue that we are simply reverting to Feudalism, via corporations and its owners.

new game's picture

Some argue that we are simply reverting to Feudalism, via corporations and its owners.

no arument needed. we are there now. ultimatly, a fundament war of values. 

No matter to me, like bach says(indirectly), do the right stuff daily...

all we can really do.

otherwise,

just observing

Rebel yell's picture

No. It is merely denied. The truth exists whether the government, media, and partisan tools and fools are willing to acknowledge it or not.

Kefeer's picture

Jesus is the embodiement of truth, but not many want and can bear the truth; thus He is often rejected.

Solio's picture

What power is delusion?

Rebel yell's picture

My sentiments exactly! I posted this earlier in another article and someone voted down. What I posted is all completely undeniable. Yet, it bears witness to the hideous truth of America:
The American people cannot support the troops and support the wars, and the troops cannot support the freedoms of America and fight our elite's, government's, and corporations wars. There are no more freedoms in America. There is nothing left Fighting for! Stand down all orders! Keep your oaths! The enemy of American freedom and American citizens is within and it is the US government! The military is helping the enemy! They hated us for our freedoms and they've taken all of them away under the false guise of national security ! They hated us because they did not want to be held accountable for their actions! They are more of a threat to our freedoms, values, beliefs, and security than ISIS !

The entire government is guilty of treason, bribery, high crimes, and misdemeanors except for Rand Paul, Tulsi Gabbard, and Bernie Sanders! They have legislated themselves accountable to nobody under the false guise of national security! They have legislated their own infallibility under the false guise of national security! They are terrorists! They are demonic thugs who belong in jail!

Kefeer's picture

I believe that by "freedom" you mean liberty (limited freedom) because pure freedom is a grand illusion by its own definition. Whereas enslavement or slavery is something we are all part of to one degree or another by its own definition.

Rebel yell's picture

You believe incorrectly. Next time you choose to pick a fight over semantics, I suggest that you know the definitions of the words that you are talking about.
free·dom
?fr?d?m/
noun
the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.
"we do have some freedom of choice"
absence of subjection to foreign domination or despotic government.
"he was a champion of Irish freedom"
synonyms: independence, self-government, self-determination, self-rule, home rule, sovereignty, nonalignment, autonomy; democracy
"revolution was the only path to freedom"
the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved.
"the shark thrashed its way to freedom"
synonyms: liberty, liberation, release, deliverance, delivery, discharge;

Liberty definition:
the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's way of life, behavior, or political views.
"compulsory retirement would interfere with individual liberty"
synonyms: independence, freedom, autonomy, sovereignty, self-government, self-rule, self-determination; More
2.
the power or scope to act as one pleases.
"individuals should enjoy the liberty to pursue their own interests and preferences"
synonyms: freedom, independence, free rein, license, self-determination, free will, latitude
"personal liberty"

Kefeer's picture

It is not about a fight; you just described liberty - limited freedom, which was my point.  If you review your examples you will find many external or internally imposed restriction/constraints; government by and of itself is restrictive by necessity.  As a "good" citizen; one puts restraints upon themselves.

Freedom: the power to act, speak or think without externally imposed restraints (I have never met a person that has this and never seen a society that doesn't have restraints (i.e. murder laws)

Perhaps you can name a person who has pure unadulterated freedom; I cannot. 

If you pause and think for a moment; you will discover we are not each others enemy and it goes beyond mere semantics...I will concede that people use freedom and liberty interchangeably because they believe the meanings are the same. 

Rebel yell's picture

I did not say we have total unfettered freedom. Liberty is not LIMITED freedom by definition either. You are not entitled to your own set of facts. You exemplify the typical psuedointellectual who can't see the forest for the trees! I said that we had freedoms. Maybe you have never read the bill of rights which specifically states what those freedoms are and yes, the words that they chose are free and freedom.

The right to free speech, freedom of the press, freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures, the right to keep and bear arms which shall not be infringed.... etc.

What is your problem that you focus on trivialities and then don't even know what you are talking about?! You insist, and there is evidence that proves that you are wrong.
Amendment I
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Amendment II
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

Amendment III
No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Amendment IV
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Amendment V
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Amendment VI
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.

Amendment VII
In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Amendment VIII
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Amendment IX
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Amendment X
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.

Kefeer's picture

"No one can be a slave of two masters, since either he will hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot be slaves of God and of money. - Matt. 6

Kefeer's picture

"We’ll gladly lie and cheat for fame— which is just one way of saying that we’ll gladly trade the truth for power." - END

That is a primary reason so many, especially women, (as part of the war on women, where women assist is self-destruction) love Social Media.

The truth is always the first causality when it comes to the destruction of entire societies; it is why we call what is good - evil and what is evil - good.  

We are morally bankrupt and will pay dearly and we haven't begun to see its full fruition, but our children and grandchildren will live it!! 

DoctorFix's picture

Truth will come home, to the forefront, when people stare at empty bowls in cold unlit rooms.

MsCreant's picture

There is something called grounded theory. You have a theory based on observations. You get systematic and go test it in the real world. If it does not work, you reject it. That is how you get closer to and refine truth. You can't stay in your head. You need empirical evidence to back up your ideas. No observations? It's an opinion piece, supposition, and it should be presented as such. Frame claims as claims, not reality. Correlation is not always causation. There are so many of these things that simply get ignored. 

Kefeer's picture

How old is the earth?  Is man evolving via the zoo?

scatha's picture

In America power of argument was always much weaker than argument of power or nearly nonexistent.

That's America's foundation epitomized in the Wild Wild West. The rule of law was always set by biggest gun in the town not legal or even righteous claims.

The rampant American anti-intellectualism was a form of self-defense against rampant terror and intimidation by American land owners against those who questioned they absolute rule.

The divisions fueled by identity politics always reigned supreme while law became a political tool of suppression and dominance.

While claiming agnosticism of the power elite, religious divisions were at their heights, fear and loathing reigned supreme. What we had in America was prevalent cowardice and inherent inability to challenge status quo, inability or unwillingness to reject or boycott political/electoral system in which all social ills have their end and beginning, and instead we had hatred of everyone who dares to do challenge the status quo or even to talk about it.

 

All of that is anathema of revolution Tocqueville was talking about.


All the attributes of enslaved nation full of self-hatred.


Dragon HAwk's picture

In the End Days, they will kiss a thousand times anyone who will speak the Truth.

Old Hippie Patriot's picture

On Easter, it is appropriate to go over the reason why the West came to dominate the Earth and what is its greatest strength. The West's secret weapon is Christianity and why its destruction is the key to turning the societal clock back 600 years to Feudal tyranny, misnomered the NWO. The first teaching of Christianity, its foundation, is the idea that facts are something that no person, no matter how exalted, can change. Maybe even God can't change. That is anathema to any despot, because the legitimacy of tyrannical rule depends on its ability to control what is considered to be true. That is why despots have been persecuting Christians ever since the Rabbi was crucified. The Christian idea of truth is the basis of the scientific method which spawned the technological advances that allowed the West dominate the Earth. The love of truth strengthens a nation because it gives that nation the ability to reform itself from within and prevent its descent into chaos, collapse and conquest.

RightLineBacker's picture

Second shout-out of the day (1st was Roger Stone post).

Thank you Tylers for posting David Mackenzie's fine, thought provoking essay.

So far the commenters have been thoughtful and inspired.

And best of all, so far no trolls.

Common_Law's picture

A truth that has power to upend a lot of our corrupt system is the distinction between Federal citizenship and state citizenship. Some are aware that congress has authority to legislate for two different jurisdictions the 50 states/DC + federal territories. In the states it is bound by the Constitution, but in Federal jurisdictions they have unlimited authority. 

Do you know which jurisdiction you are subject to?

Explore here for more info: http://sedm.org/Forms/10-Emancipation/CitizenshipDiagrams.pdf

This is the best 25 page summary of a 1000+ page book I've been able to find yet. The law is a very complex topic. To our detriment.

Pitchman's picture

In a world of cultural relativism, a war on logic and reason; truth will be judged as an act of terror. - Inflection Point

 

 

 

DOGGONE's picture

Look at this massive deception by omission!
http://showrealhist.com/yTRIAL.html

Megaton Jim's picture

The end result of WAY too much Jew influence in the media, Wall St and in DC!

GooseShtepping Moron's picture

I’ve come to the conclusion that it is the probable consensus among America’s Deep State elites, as exemplified by the truly evil Hillary Clinton, that an all-out war with Russia which totally devastates Russia but leaves America just barely standing, would, notwithstanding the rivers of blood and the chaos unleashed, be an acceptable outcome as long as the blasted rump of America, namely the Deep State itself, gets to subsequently enthrone itself as the unchallenged world hegemon. The Deep State views the entirety of America’s economic and military might, as well as the lives of its citizens, as merely a means to this end.

I also believe that Russia’s strategists and state-level actors have come to the same conclusion regarding America’s designs. This is the strategic situation that Russia is up against, and this is why Russia has wisely prepared itself to fight a defensive war of astonishing proportions. And for the sake of the human race, for the peace of men of good will everywhere, I would advise Russia that when dealing with a cranky, feeble, delusional, and senile Uncle Sam, it is not possible to be too paranoid. You will not be up against a rational actor if and when this war breaks out. Whatever zany, desperate, and counterproductive gambits you can imagine the USA making, they will not be worse than what these people are capable of.

As an American myself, I would have liked to have been a patriot. If my country must go to war, I would have liked to be on my country’s side. But the bitter truth is that my government is something the world would be better off without. Russia has the moral high ground in this conflict. Hopefully that, and the strength of its arms, will be enough.

The great tragedy of the 20th century was that all the wrong people won the major wars. Whether it was Chiang Kai-shek in China or Hitler and Mussolini in Europe, or the Kaiser and the House of Hapsburg before them, the real heroes, the ones who were however ineffectively and confusedly on the side of Right, suffered defeat at the hands of the evil imperialists. We cannot allow that to happen again. I know who I will be supporting if it comes to war.

Long live king and country. God bless the patriots, wherever they be. Hail victory.

Victor999's picture

If American is left barely standing, they will most certainly no linger be global hegemon.

 

Whilst Russia is preparing itself defensively as you suggest, the Russian idea of warfare is strictly offensive in nature - unmercifully and totally destroy your enemy on his own land.  Add to this the Russian vow that never again would they fight a war on their own land, and think about the immense implications of that.

The Harlequin's picture

Excellent article, which helps to articulate the feelings of those of us who are TOTALLY FED UP WITH THE CULTURE OF OUTRAGE! May the adolescent liberal loonies with their teenage tantrums, and all the media morons who take up the space where truth has been murdered kindly GO TO HELL IN A HANDCART!

Ohne Deckung's picture

Power makes and shapes what we admire to be true. 

This is the overall picture. Be it at the decision what to buy, be it at any conference table where negotiations are put forward by: look what happens in case you do not agree.

Power equals truth. But there is more. We have a most watched, running competition about that thing that stamps each of our hours with a new invention of the use of coercive power.

It does not only look like a power pyramid. It is one, alive and the most wanted game in town to play in.

Security - above beneath your being under my shoe it is advising as a general rule in order to search for personal comfort in the all over fightings. 

Do not signal victory before that has happened and you are able to come up with persuasively trodden faces of your competitors at the making true hour.

To the rescue: it is the patriarchic way to deal with all the stuff in live that comes across your meaning of it, initiating and maintaining a sphere toxic  of to resolve all problems as handled on a battlefield.

That this is not an advantage to put things forward but a punishment we will have to learn.

Truth among humans not generated by coercive power must be, anyway - or what do you think.

moorewasthebestbond's picture

NEXT COOL TV SERIES: American Bootlicker