The foundation of trust
Lies in our honesty
Not only on the personal level
But in all of society
Truth permeates culture
Despite all of our reasons to lie
If you never ask the questions
You will never know why
The laws of man
Were meant to be applied
Equally for everyone
But only a free moral people can decide
The problem with the laws of man
The endless division to reconcile
The minds of men are compromised
The same minds that are used in the trial
We need to have a conversation
One that reduces our political doubt
It seems our reliance on any media bias’
Only drives our willingness to shout out
We must strip away the narrative commentary
Discuss the ideas’ logical construction
And dismiss all of the fallacies
By simple logical deduction
If we use any sources for reference
We should cite each source
Noting which ones we reject
And which ones we endorse
I tire of all of the rhetoric
The sophistry that we spew
Who here is not guilty?
Who here will admit there are very few?
We seem to be polarized
As evidenced by the social media rant
I wonder who will rise above the hyperbole?
I wonder about those who can’t
Have we lost our minds?
Trying to prove our political expertise
In truth it lies in the study of human behavior
And in the study of logic but with no guarantees
The problem of the disenfranchised
They feel entitled and hold that over our head
No longer respecting the services given
Just think what goes unsaid
The Argument is hollow
Fallacious reasoning at its best
Very simple to deconstruct
If you know how to put it to test
Each point that is asserted
Make logically conflated assumptions
Attempting to show hypocrisy
But sounds more like a grade school boy’s logic malfunction
Case in point
To say “my body, my choice” is completely absurd
Have you considered when life begins?
And if you have, when does the child have a word?
When adults argue like children
Using feeling as a way to attack
Better off to stay in your echo chamber
If you don’t want the negative feedback
Having a valid argument
Must be determined by moral common sense
And understanding the issue raised
From each side of the fence
Can we pass the purity test?
If we castigate?
Do we look at ourselves?
Enough to investigate?
If we do not improve our own moral fails
Why do we think our complaints will tip societal scales?
There is a war waged against our culture
The weak minded become the casualties
Those who cannot think for themselves
Are the first to submit to tyranny
The failures of our own reasoning
Are the first measure of the merciless and cruel
Those with intellect and empathy
Are the ones who are merciful
The traditional purpose of education
Relied heavily on the teachings of moral character
The progressive path we are now on
A dystopian youth will be the inheritor
Joel was rebuked in his echo chamber
Some ideas should have push back
An argument tested and tempered in debate
May shed more light under attack
It is up to the person
To learn from the account
The argument must follow the facts
This axiom is tantamount
To excise a moral tax
If you revel in the camp
The mob mentality of majority rule
Falling into an intellectual cesspool
How many of us can face the mirror?
How many of us self-reflect?
How many pass the litmus?
How many just deflect?
You can build an intellect
Upon which you shall discern
The merit of a liberal education
Applied to that of which you shall learn
When you place yourself above others
Citing knowledge and facts you claim you know
Setting yourself up as authority
Isn’t it sad that this is what the braggart must show
Social media as an echo chamber
Test the water with politicized debate
But if you never look at critical evidence
You will only achieve a stalemate
What is morally reprehensible
Using ad hominem to attack
Belittling any opposition
Wrongly deposing any rendering of fact
When moral turpitude is not taken into account
Your only attempt is to try and school
You miss the forest for the trees
Does not the braggart remain the fool?