Sunday, June 05, 2005

The Emperor Has No Clothes

I want to call special attention to the important article

Secret Way to War
By Mark Danner.

It is a careful exposition of the events leading to war in relation to the profoundly amoral discussion now made public in the Downing Street Memo. The article ends by pointing the true heart of the matter, which we must consider very seriously, because of its implications.

Politicians have been actively using the ideological frame of mind of the post modern era to manipulate us into accepting their ideological plan; because they believe that "truth" is a tool in the service of power. So far they have been able to get away with it. They will continue to do so until more and more Americans become alert and willing to call the bluff. The emperor has no clothes!

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Persuasion is not dead, Truth is in agony.

Thanks to MATT MILLER for his column
Is Persuasion Dead?
in the New York Times, Published: June 4, 2005

May I suggest that persuasion is not the problem but its mother which is suffering in our culture from a chronic disease and abandonment?

I am referring to truth.

Without truth there can be no persuasion, only manipulation remains. That is what we are experiencing more and more. Our culture is working upon the false assumption that truth is a modern illusion, a museum piece better laid to rest, while we fight for power.

Nobody cares to remember Socrates, Plato, Aristotle or even Jesus.

No one will dare call the emperor's nakedness, as long as everybody agrees that public opinion, not truth, is what really matters.