The truth will out. But who’s really listening?
All you have to do is listen for it, and know it when you hear it. For instance, here’s former Marine and gun store veteran Derek Greaves speaking at a Gun Violence Prevention Public Hearing in Hartford, CT:
The truth is right there, clearly expressed, plainly spoken, directly presented.
Unfortunately, we’ve become expert, as a popular and political culture, at pretending we haven’t encountered those very truths we continue to molest — all in an effort to will new truths into being out of something so gossamer as manufactured consent based around manipulated perception.
It’s post-modern, anti-foundationalist America: and in such an epistemological paradigm, we have finally institutionalized the dangerous and despotic notion that, because we claim good intentions, it is therefore proper that the promised goodness of the ends justify the oftentimes discomfiting nature of the means — the most depressing of which is the very studied tactic of simply ignoring and never engaging the actual arguments of your ideological opponents; treat the opposition as if it doesn’t exist in any way except
— Which is just how it has to be, if you’re for the children, against hate, love clean air and clean water, and reject those who reject common sense policy, which of course becomes common sense policy by dint of being policy that you, who promise goodness and position yourselves on the side of angels, have come to create or support.
Nice work if you can get it.