Truth Is Falsehood

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George Orwell’s progressive ideas lay the foundation stone for today’s society. After initial resistance, most Western governments have belatedly come to recognize the deep wisdom in his philosophy. In the US, Canada, the EU and elsewhere, our leaders continue to roll out Orwell’s blueprint for the perfect society, laid out in ‘1984’. Thanks to English George, we now have:

  • The endless war to ensure peace
  • The accredited media to ensure strength
  • Sophisticated surveillance techniques such as ECHELON to ensure our freedoms
Not in fact golf balls, but rather over-sized ‘baby monitors’ to protect our freedoms

Exciting Enhancements coming SOON!  – cashless society, the chip, post-humanism, internet regulation.

Since Orwell’s death, an even greater philosophical idea permeates our thinking: moral relativism. To explain this godsend, we firstly need to examine what moral relativism has replaced.

Under the now discredited Judeo-Christian system of thought, it was believed that there are eternal and universal objective and moral truths. Examples of these include: it is “wrong” to “murder”, it is “evil” to “steal”, “adultery” is wrong and leads to the breakdown of “families” (we put some of the above illiberal words in inverted commas to avoid offending our accredited readers). Judeo-Christian principles continue to underpin much of our legal system, but governments are working hard to bring laws up to date to reflect Current Year thinking.

It is tragic to think that, until very recently, arcane “morals” prevented 4 year-olds with gender dysphoria having necessary surgery to correct their bodies. The good news, however, is that our tireless leaders are introducing new freedoms at a rapid pace. For example, unhappy children in Holland are now allowed to render themselves lifeforce-challenged whereas in the past they had to continue their miserable existence. Sadly, the youth in Asia have no euthanasia.

We have moral relativism to thank for all of this, and all that is yet to come. The reality is that what is true for me may not also be true for you. What you personally believe to be morally abhorrent may be perfectly acceptable to me. It is not for either of us to seek to impose our morals on the other. If we try to force others to accept our own personal truths, this is how society breaks down.

Instead, therefore, we must all become TOLERANT of others’ ideas (except when the ideas are plainly wrong e.g. Trump supporters, Christians etc) so that we can all get along. In this way, we are able to marry truth and falsehood so that the two are indistinguishable.

The Truth to us may not be consistent with 50 year old men marrying 6 year-old girls and consummating the marriage 3 years later. But it was Mohammed’s truth, therefore it is true for him.

Moral relativism enables us to tolerate so much. Even now, however, there are some looking at the above picture of a little girl and thinking that Islam’s greatest prophet was somehow a mass-murdering, misogynistic, terrorist paedophile. I would never say such a thing but it is tragic that so many bigots continue to abound.

MillionDollarBonus

Great article Pbier! Another possibility is that we are all living in a matrix-style simulated reality, which would mean nothing we observe can be taken as truth. Let’s face it, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS ABSOLUTE TRUTH. Right wingers who try to hold us to objective standards need to shut up and get off their high horses. EVERYTHING IS RELATIVE.

#speciesist

MillionDollarBonus

People who are sure of their beliefs are a menace to society because they cannot be shaken out of their convictions with rhetorical tricks, snarky quips and intimidation! They therefore cannot be converted to progressivism! That’s why absolutists are so dangerous!

Anon
Anon

pbler believes that since everything in the Koran is true, then goats in space exist.

However the question of Muhammad’s flying donkey in the Koran has not been explicitly confirmed.

If he cannot be shaken out of his conviction with rhetorical tricks, snarky quips and intimidation, doesn’t that make him an absolutist and therefore a menace to society?

ExpatLogger
ExpatLogger

Correct me if I’m wrong, but Pbier doesn’t believe giant goats in outer space actually EXIST. It’s just another religious parable to explain the mystery to the faithful.

Stibr
Stibr

Einstein #1!

hungrypirana
hungrypirana

“Take some more tea,” the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly.
“I’ve had nothing yet,” Alice replied in an offended tone, “so I can’t take more.”
“You mean you can’t take less,” said the Hatter:
“it’s very easy to take more than nothing.”
“Nobody asked your opinion,” said Alice.”

Black Lives Matter

Donald Trump is the Mad Hatter.

richandrenee

Making judgments about what is right and what is wrong from a position of white privilege is flawed. It was only recently that white culture was forced to admit how wrong it had been about homosexuality somehow being less worthy than heterosexuality. How much other ingrained bigotry is being passed off as morality?

zzz
zzz

When you publish extreme truth like AT does, people laugh at you, thinking it is sarcasm or parody. You have preempted any laughter by saying all truth is falsehood.

MillionDollarBonus

This is a recurring problem for progressives – people assume that we’re satire! Do the hundreds of thousands of people protesting Trump look like they’re joking?? What do we have to do to let people know that we are dead serious???

drb6
drb6

It gets worse and worse. Initially, conservatives come here, mock us, argue with us, and then most of them somehow come to erroneous conclusion that this all is satire. I do not understand how a person in xer right mind might think that we are not serious. Any CRT class or any ethnic/gender studies department at accredited universities espouses ideas that are nearly identical with our views. I mean, would government spend tens of millions of dollars to promote SATIRE?

MillionDollarBonus

It doesn’t make any sense. I think these right wingers must just be so stupid that they can’t grasp the seriousness of our views. Well, they’ll see how serious we are when we overthrow Trump and institute Hillary as our new leader.

ExpatLogger
ExpatLogger

So thoughtful Pbier, warning readers not to mistake ECHELON surveillance system for oversized golf balls. This will stop Trump issuing another of his Executive Orders, to requisition the facility for another of his golf courses.

Caratacus
Caratacus

Well I don’t know about anyone else but I’m just thankful that we have so many moral relativists in government today. We need people like George Osborne and Lord Mandelson, for example, to lead the way in these uncertain times. They are an example to the rest of us.

richandrenee

This is such a great article Pbier – it touches on many topics that we need to look into.

We feel very strongly that a cashless society (as you mentioned) will go along way to solving many of the problems that we face. How can society function smoothly when so many people are transacting in a medium that is inherently dishonest.

TrueDat
TrueDat

Wait……its okay for a grown man to have sex and impregnate a 9 year old??????????????????!!!!!!

Thanks million dollar bonus for a new low

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