The devil hath power t' assume a
- Hamlet, Act II, Scene II
On the morning of Thursday, December 8, 2016, during the half-hour time period
of 7:00 am to 7:30 am, radio talk show personality Doug McIntyre and
his cohorts engaged in the second most significant conversation
ever. The subject was
Now yes, much like Pilate, everyone is asking "What is truth?" It is
an important question, and with the exception of all the inane
epistemological naval-gazing among the gruesomely erudite, I think
we all pretty much have a bead on most of it. Even the most rabid
relativist will call the police when he gets socked.
et al spoke deeply and sincerely about what a
prominent dictionary company named the top new word of the year: post-truth. They'd even broached a related subject:
post-facts — with McIntyre bringing up one of his
favorite and interminably belabored lines from a celebrated politician, "You're entitled to
your own opinion but you're not entitled to your own facts."
At one point he conveyed that critically profound example that makes
truth something we should really be paying more careful attention to
no matter how much the humanist stridently preaches subjectivity
regarding anyone who disagrees with him:
"When I drive on a bridge I want it built by a guy not with an
opinion but a slide rule! I want him to know physics!"
It was a thoroughly engrossing discussion, and sorry, I don't have a
link to it. You may be able to find it at the website of the radio
station (KABC in Los Angeles for your edification).
The fact is we're all having this conversation anyway. Even when
we're lying, we're giving great credibility to the truth because
without it, the lies mean nothing. I've even been given over to the
truth that there is actually no such thing as falsehood. Oh yes there are
liars, the presence of whom prove the point.
But yeah, now it's the epistemology, yet again I don't think you
need to be a certified scholar genius to grasp that there are limits
to our knowing, and that yes, there are limits
whether or not someone is lying.
Or doing a number of phenomenally sophisticated things to twist
the truth to get you to feel, think, believe, or even behave a
This is why having and holding some trusted security regarding the
truthful things we do know is paramount for insightful
understanding and staying above the disinformation sewage. What is
that security? Better, Who is that security?
The recent mainstream media hysteria over "fake news"
is the latest example of this expansively employed sophistry,
casuistry, and dissembling.
So much has been said about what it is all about, I'm not getting
into it here. In fact,
this piece by Robert Tracinski over at
Federalist is about as good as any in print, and if you like
video, check out
Black Pigeon Speaks' insightful expose.
I'd merely like to add a few observations of mine, and of
course get at what the first most significant conversation is.
That a bit later.
Shortly after Donald Trump was elected US president, a New York
Times editorial piece got a lot of attention from variously striped pundits and
politicos. In "The End of Identity Liberalism" Columbia professor Mark
Lilla wrote about liberals cooling down a bit with what I called in
my last home page piece "The Hillary Agenda". Of course with
Hillary Clinton now
fully dispatched it could be called simply "The Agenda"
because it doesn't matter who they prop up as its most politically and culturally
visible standard-bearer, it will still plow its way through society.
Lilla was critiqued from several sides, but I'd bet very few
the poison pills strategically placed throughout. He urged all
Agenda zealots to be more tolerant and conciliatory, and while
that sounds good, it is mostly just another compartment in the
He contaminates his entire treatise
a mere few paragraphs in by enthusiastically insisting, essentially, that certain racialist groups
have helped us all improve our sensibilities
— no, the truth is their racist hatred
only stirs up bitterness and endangers many more lives. He considers
Affirmative Action programs have helped minorities —
no, the truth is they only generate massive
institutionalized condescension and so debilitates
minority individuals that their lives are
endangered. He added
Hollywood is doing great service by getting us to be more respectful
of LGBTQ+ things — no, the truth is increased acceptance of sexual
abuse crimes only breeds more emotional violence and, again,
As much as Agenda indoctrinairians like Mark Lilla urge us to go beyond
identity politics, the truth is you can't. No one can.
Lilla et al only want everyone to have the identity they
want them to have.
Unless you live in a cave, you do identity politics. You
have an identity (who you are), and it involves politics (how
who you are is cashed out among others). The real
question is are you doing that within the realm of
the World (the only thing Agenda
adherents know) or from the Kingdom (the place where genuine
followers of Christ share truth boldly and extend grace abundantly).
Those who think Donald Trump is their valiant foil need a good dose
of truth. They're convinced he'll
save the conservative's day, that he'll push hard against the
Agenda, that he'll bully his way through it now that he's president.
He won't. He will certainly
enable it more, give it more enraged impetus if
anything — and he'll
definitely further its reach by obsequiously
empowering its Operatives to do their business as
A few weeks after his election he held a "Trump Tech Talk" high
above Manhattan in his posh penthouse boardroom, inviting the ten
most eminent technology firm executives to lightly converse about
things. The photo-op banter didn't go much beyond "Let's all get
along and do splendid tech things together awright!" What
was most telling was who had Donald Trump's ear, and
in any empire you may always identify those with the
most influence by noting who sits closest to the
In the photograph to Trump's right is the vice-president-elect Mike
Pence, someone who claims to be "a Christian, a conservative, and a
Republican in that order." Thing is "Christian" to Mike Pence and most of the oblivious World devotees means Roman Catholic, and Pence
is a devout life-long practitioner.
To Trump's left is Peter Thiel, an individual who wasn't even among
the execs cited as attending but is nonetheless mega-rich and mega-powerful
— a highly visible and respected investor, activist,
and homosexually-minded crusader on the front lines of promoting
sodomism. Trump has already promised to be very LGBTQ+ friendly, and
evangelical darling Mike Pence is right there to give sexual abuse
the church's imprimatur.
Trump will lead the United States with the fully requisite amount of
Devout Romanism and Radical Selfism poured into his soul...
Hegelian synthesis on steroids.
That'll be fun.
Then there's this individual:
next to Pence is
Sheryl Sandburg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, and what do
you know — voilà, there's the most
virulently invigorating dissemination machine on the planet right
And we're right into Facebook's latest craze, providing fake news
watchdogs to vet stories for their authenticity. A few squawkers are
protesting on free speech or ideological grounds, and they have some
good points. But the strongest case regards the System putting all
this in place because they must keep a reprobate populace in check.
It's their job.
Indeed very few are asking this significantly penetrating question:
How many "fake news" stories are put out by the Operatives
themselves to provoke the opposition they seek to legitimize
The most pressing question then is one very few ask, and among the
few who do ask it they almost always look in the wrong places for
the answer. The question:
The visible puppets there in the boardroom and the
deep politics operatives
bilging the disinformation -- Where do these people get their
world view, one that gets constantly, vibrantly streamed into the
mainstream consciousness? From where, or from whom, does
We lose sight of the truth that there have always been "watchdogs"
in place to build and maintain our own proficiently robust
bullshit detectors, namely schools and churches! But because schools
have been completely co-opted by the System and churches have been
thoroughly marginalized, the System is now setting up these
situations in which we all must trust that they know best how to
What I see when I look at those schools and churches are three kinds
of people who are suffering the most from tremendous intellectual turmoil,
and it is getting worse — the endgame has
always been total control of
their hearts by Cain's legacy producing the rank spiritual dissolution
that comes with it.
Teenagers, those aged 13-19, the youngest of today's Millennial
generation, are woefully ill-equipped to discern truth from error. They
are ripe for the most benighted World indoctrination, as it is many of them have
already fallen into the sodomists' trap. They are the Agenda's most
promising recruits, and have been so for years. Interestingly there
are still a few who value sexual health among opposite-sex adults,
but they are being muzzled by the viciousness of the rampant
sodomist voice. For the most part, however, teenagers everywhere are
taught and taught and taught the Agenda's curriculum.
Men are also being hammered. I believe there is a subtle,
sophisticated, but very twisted modern-day Lysistrata movement going
on, not by all women by any means — but more and more women are
joining the Agenda zealotry and demanding that men buckle to their
ungodly requests that they be more like them. I fully agree that
more men must understand what righteousness really is, but they may
do that by being the men Christ made them to be. What we
need is not more Promise Keepers type stuff which is just miserable
Catholicized browbeating, but churches being more virile, abandoning
the System, and establishing the Kingdom as Christ's rock to dying World devotees.
Evangelicals themselves are terribly unprepared to respond to the
Agenda's evils. They should be challenging sodomism's arguments with
articulate truths about its destruction of body and soul, but
they don't. They should also be full-on charitable grace in
those circumstances, but they aren't because they're too damn
Catholicized. They worship in churches beholden to the World
with its 501c3 contracts and are subject to either milquetoast
messages with no Scriptural substance or they're pounded by do's and
don't's that drive congregants into the arms of the World's
— it sounds so much more sweet and caring!
When will this perfect storm of spiritual corruption reach critical
mass? I could provide an illustrative exhibition of events happening
right now that are leading to the implosion of civilization
— birth rates are
consistently down in most industrialized nations,
last year drug abuse deaths in the US outnumbered
auto deaths, gun related deaths in Chicago during
the Obama term as president — mostly black-on-black
from gang violence — have nearly matched the number of
deaths in Iraq during the Bush term. And this is not
even to touch on the destabilization from
widespread sectarian migrant disruption as well as other
developments we never see from our tunnel vision
Honestly, I think there aren't many who
can't see the impact of all this, they know the truth. Most just think the
reasons are not what they really are.
What is the reality?
That is in the first most significant conversation one
Remember, when Pilate asked Jesus, "What is truth?"
asking the question because he wanted to know truth. He only wanted to protect his temporal authority. Pilate didn't give
a rat's nard about truth, he merely feared Jesus' presumed threat to Rome and
his own comfortable place in ruling it. Essentially it was, "What is
the real actual truth about this supposed threat to Rome?"
Most everyone is like Pilate.
"I don't care what truth is, just as long as it doesn't threaten
my world, truthfully."
Rome is there because God put it there, that's true. It is also true
that the US federal government, the Roman Catholic Church, and the
Federal Reserve banking system is today all of what Rome was. An
integral part of their duties is to authoritatively perpetuate the greatest fake news story of them all: the World
System Jesus is the same one as the one written about in the Bible.
The System has hundreds of them, and is quite rigorously
comprehensive in its use of each one.
Do you know which one is which?
Are you familiar with each one's identity?
And do you know the identity of the Real One?
That is why the first most significant conversation anyone could ever
have is the one he or she has with Jesus
— yes, the One who has Caesar's head under
His foot. Oh Caesar is there because Jesus put him there,
true, true. But Jesus let Caesar have his way with Him at that one
point in history expressly so He could die in your place for your
wrongdoing so you could live forever with The One Who Made You And
Loves You With His Life.
One glimmer of brightness
from that radio talk show conversation of the morning of December 8
was related to a crucial component of living by the
In and around all the still very meaningful talk of truth,
McIntyre made this remark.
"We should really start looking at things through the eyes of a
Yes, very true.
Jesus even said that, right there in Scripture.
What does that look like,
that childlike faith? I can think of no better
example than pouring out these words from a modern
hymn in worship to your Father:
Let all things rise and
bless Your name
All things made right
and new again
O Lord our God, Your
Is free and boundless
Is reaching endless
through it all
Can you see truth like that?
Can you see it, hear it,
revel in it as a small child does?
Can you see, better live
the Kingdom with the filthy sepulchers of
deceit and dissipation, of pride and power, of sin
and the System all around you?
The only way there is by The
children, this is the last hour; and as you
have heard that the Anti-Christ is coming,
even now many Anti-Christs have come. This
is how we know it is the last hour.
- First letter of John, second chapter, 18th