The Current Alice in Wonderland Approach to Truth
By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher
There’s a flood of fake news, so they say, from the cacophony of voices on the Internet, from the many political partisans and from the major news media. Allegations in news articles are based on unnamed sources, and sometimes no sources whatsoever.
This would have been called yellow journalism in the 1920s, but today is held up as the standard of journalism by the Grey Old Lady, the New York Times, and other so-called mainstream news outlets. Some of them are even beckoning that, if you want to know the truth, we’re the only ones who can tell you.
The problem is, in a relativistic age, whose approach toward knowledge has been conditioned by the upside-down thinking of Voltaire, Robespierre, Rousseau, and their too often violent faithless followers, the truth has been lost because of the very approach toward finding the truth is misguided and even self-defeating.
You can’t find the truth by putting the pursuit of knowledge or epistemology first. What you can do is by putting the pursuit of knowledge or epistemology first, is produce the chaos of clueless people searching in all the wrong places and coming up with half-truths and solipsistic, myopic opinions about the truth.
Were they there when the foundations of the Earth were laid? Can they see the edge of the universe? Do they understand the eternal infinity of the microcosm?
No, that would be impossible. The epistemologically guided news media is merely rationalizing their egotistical opinions.
Contrary to the view of the encyclopedists: the Truth exists; Being is the given; Ontology precedes epistemology. Whether you’re deaf, dumb or blind, the earth exists, we breathe the air, and others are here with us on this mortal coil.
Since the news media often avoids reality, or Being, they are like the blind leading the blind and eventually like Robespierre, Stalin, Mao Tse-tung, and Pol Pot, they can only go on a violent purge of the others to assert their fake truth.
If they would look at the world from, what is, if they would start from the text, the Truth would be revealed to them. That truth is not the legalism of man-made rules or regulations, but the very Being of the Creator Himself. For all of Creation testifies to the Truth, but those who refuse to see it have foolishly resigned themselves to stewing in the juice of their own self-deceptions.
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