The dialectic and Trump
The dialectic is hard to fight. President Trump gave a wonderful speech on the last night of the Republican convention. He stuck to the script and sounded Presidential.
(I had the temporary illusion that “maybe if he was re-reelected in 2020, he would “grow into the job” and use his considerable political skills to be a good President. I had the same illusion in 2016.
But a few days later, Trump said in an interview that if elected, he would remain the same as he has been for the last four years.)
But the ultimate anti-thesis to any human idea is reality itself. Backed by the White House, surrounded by American flags, and speaking with his profile in leadership were 1500 fans, sitting close together on the south lawn, almost all with no masks on!
Black lives matter
As the protests continue in the power move to give people of color equal power as the white people, and then political superiority, chants of black lives matter fill the airwaves.
But if black lives mattered, why aren’t the believers in the slogan demanding that more black fathers help raise their sons to work hard and play by the rules?
Why don’t they teach their sons that a main reason that cops shoot unarmed black men is because they are afraid of them. And the reason that they are afraid is that black men physically resist arrest and kill cops at over four times the rate than white men.
This is where the anti-thesis of reality confronts the Idea of black lives matter. Life is based on probability. No cop who has the freedom to think can ignore that four times reality. Society can try to convince the cop that the reality is that a black perp has the same probability of killing him as a white perp, but reality keeps popping up in his mind. Some call this truth.
Todd tells the truth
Chuck Todd led the discussion about the protests on Meet the Press,Sunday, 8/29/20. I was surprised – even shocked – that the first interview he had was with Trump’s Chief of Staff.
Todd asked him Socratic questions and gave him free room to express his worldview.
Then Todd interviewed people with anti-theses to the chief of staff’s views. Each of these people had slightly different and contradictory political worldviews.
After each interview Todd thanked the person with authentic gratitude for sharing their perspectives with the audience.
Then he let the millions of viewers create their own syntheses of these clashing worldviews. And then let the truth rise to the top of this chaos of thought, like cream in raw milk.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present you with the truth…….as best as we can discern it.
At the end of the show, Todd said, If it’s Sunday, it must be Meet the Press.