Your Truth, My Truth, and the Progressives’ Magic Trick

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I’m sure I’ve seen this guy up in front of a classroom somewhere.

See if you  can follow this logic. It’s progressives’ logic, so it might be hard.

A. There is no such thing as objective truth. There is only your truth and my truth and somebody else’s truth–which, of course, is no truth at all, as the word is commonly understood, as being true for everybody.

OK, you got A? Then here is B.

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B. Any assertion made by any party on the Left, in the service of the Left’s agenda, is absolutely, positively true, and anyone who dissents from it is a hateful bigot and enemy of the people.

How do they do that? It’s more mystifying than the Indian Rope Trick. Every day it bamboozles several million college students.

Like, how come nobody ever asks, “But, professor–if there is no such thing as truth, why are we obligated to support abortion, gay marriage, amnesty, and all the rest of it, or else? If nothing is true, why is that stuff true?”

You teach them that there’s no truth, and then you tell them what they must believe. You teach the student how to reason like a block of cement. And no one ever stands up and yells “Whoa! That makes no sense whatsoever! If there’s your truth and my truth, how come your truth always wins and my truth always loses?”

But this is how they train them to become moral imbeciles and Social Justice Warriors at the same time. It’s almost as good as a total brain removal operation, and better in that it employs a lot more people–teachers’ union members, college professors, noozies, Democrat politicians, etc.

America’s universities–where minds and morals go to die.

The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Barb Wire.

Lee Duigon, a contributing editor with the Chalcedon Foundation, is a former newspaper reporter and editor, small businessman, teacher, and horror novelist. He has been married to his wife, Patricia, for 34 years. See his new fantasy/adventure novels, Bell Mountain and The Cellar Beneath the Cellar, available on
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