I think it's important to understand the philosophic underpinning of the socialist...no, liberal....no, PROGRESSIVE (there, I think I got the latest word) movement. (Yeah, I know, philosophy is so boring and distasteful. But so is half of the jobs that half of us still have left. Still gotta do it.)
To them, there IS no higher truth than what their logical faculties can find, and since the ULTIMATE is beyond any one person's rational thought....well, there must be no truth.
It's all just words and it's all just what you say it is.
There is no such thing as truth or lies.
There's just you. As DJ 900 Ft. Jesus once say, "The Truth is Outa Style."
It's called "postmodernism" and if you don't know about it, you haven't been....um...educated or you haven't been told that it is the underpinning of every field of supposed learning in the vast majority of Colleges and Universities. It's an unquestioned assumption. Dr. Sanity has posted on this extensively. Quoting Steven Hicks (how's THAT name for irony?):
To the modernist, the "mask" metaphor is a recognition of the fact that words are not always to be taken literally or as directly stating a fact--that people largely use language elliptically, metaphorically, or to state falsehoods, that language can be textured with layers of meaning, and that it can be used to cover hypocrisies or to rationalize. Accordingly, unmasking means interpreting or investigating to a literal meaning or fact of the matter. The process of unmasking is cognitive, guided by objective standards, with the purpose of coming to an awareness of reality.It's a damn hall of mirrors. That's all ya got.
For the postmodernist, by contrast, interpretation and investigation never terminate with reality. Language connects only with more language, never with a non-linguistic reality....
For the postmodernist, language cannot be cognitive because it does not connect to reality, whether to an external nature or an underlying self. Language is not about being aware of the world, or about distinguishing the true from the false, or even about argument in the traditional sense of validity, soundness, and probability. Accordingly, postmodernism recasts the nature of rehtoric. Rhetoric is persasion in the absence of cognition.... - Stephen Hicks, Explaining Postmodernism (Pgs 175-177)
Christians, on the other hand, accept that a connection with the truth and reality is indeed possible, but only through a submission to the will of God and a heart open to recieving His gift.
But as we all know, Christianity is evil and reliance on ones self for meaning is the only good.
And people ask, why is Der Messiah always so "Me, me, me?"
It's because there IS nothing else in this world but oneself.
At least if yer smrt n' such.
Think about it. It sure explains his actions. He has been the least transparent, least bi-partisan and least open of presidents. But now that he's gettin the smack down, suddenly he's puttin' on a Kabuki theater of pretend bi-partisan debate on TV.
Does he REALLY think people are s0 stupid as to buy this sham? Well, yes, but more importantly, he BELIEVES that words are the foutndation of reality and if he just changes them and puts on a lil' show, he can change that.
It's like having a crack-head president, only his crack is his embrace of a philosophy of sheer madness.
It's what smrt people do.