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Thursday, April 20, 2017

There is No Truth

For John, BLUFWhat was Pilate's line?  "What is truth?" (John 18:38).  Nothing to see here; just move along.

As Ms Neo-Neocon says:
Find them in the NY Times:
Check it out and read the comments.  And check out this link from the Blog Post.

I particularly like the fact that the Mr Michael Oren, currently a Knesset Member and Deputy Minister for Diplomacy in the Prime Minister's Office, suggested to the person in The New York Times Editorial Office that the Allied Landing in Normandy in 1944 was a fact and the response was a waffle.

Here is the article from The Claremont Independent, a student newspaper where three students condemn the paper for believing there is truth out there, as truth.

We are in a post-modern era. Take this item out of Pajama Media

That is the only way to read an open letter written by three students who say the idea of objective truth is a "myth" designed to "silence oppressed peoples."  The authors, Dray Denson, Avery Jonas, and Shanaya Stephenso, along with over twenty co-signers, are demanding that all five Claremont Colleges “take action” against the conservative journalists on the staff of The Claremont Independent, presumably for reporting facts that make them feel unsafe.
In their letter the three students state:
The idea that there is a single truth–‘the Truth’–is a construct of the Euro-West that is deeply rooted in the Enlightenment, which was a movement that also described Black and Brown people as both subhuman and impervious to pain.  This construction is a myth and white supremacy, imperialism, colonization, capitalism, and the United States of America are all of its progeny. The idea that the truth is an entity for which we must search, in matters that endanger our abilities to exist in open spaces, is an attempt to silence oppressed peoples.
This, of course, goes along with the item in The Huffington Post call for Caucasian Males to be denied the right to vote for twenty years.  "Could It Be Time To Deny White Men The Franchise?  This redistribution of the world’s wealth is long overdue, and it is not just South Africa where white males own a disproportionate amount of wealth."  The person writing what turned out to be a hoax called herself Shelley Garland, a Master of Arts Philosophy Student.  The publication date was 13 April 2017.  Perhaps a belated April Fools Joke.  There are comments on the item here, at National Review.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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