If indeed we can?

You cannot bargain with truth

There is no negotiation

Only what is

No sophist pseudo-narration

Too many people are lost in words

Our language begets confusion

The argument now before them

Seduces their conclusion

Chuang Tzu from a butterfly

Awakening from a dream

Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man

What can we really say?

If indeed we can?

DCG

Truth does not fear investigation

Truth does not fear investigation

Many investigations do not find the truth

Human minds are falible

You can observe this every day if you want proof

No matter what the subject

No matter what the thought

What matters is how you argue

What matters is how you fought

Your logic will bring you to answers

That you must reconcile and sustain

Can you meet the criterion?

What is it you wish to attain?

If you bend the findings to your liking

If you posit any bias into your view

The results will possibly please you

Yet the result may not be true

We may never truly know the answers

For the questions we fail to ask

And surely we fall into trouble

When we think we are up to the task

We must somehow steer for the middle

As both extremes will drive us mad

Logic and common senses

Are all we really ever had

DCG

If you tell me your opinion

If you tell me your opinion

The first thing I will do

Is consider your past behavior

To interpret this spoken view

There are countless ideas

Put into practice there are only a few

Do you live up to what you purport?

The logic of the evidence is only up to you

Before you rain comment

Deliberating what you think is due

Start first by looking within

Are you consistent in what you think as true?

The mind can distort our experience

On what we may purview

If you argue in moral dialogue

Are you impervious to critical review?

A superior intelect

Will always question what they construe

To live by what they say

Remains to be tested on what will ensue

DCG

If you take out Identity Politics

If you take out identity politics

From the Democratic Party of the USA

What doctrines are you left with?

What policies are left that will stay?

Not Critical Race Theory

Not project 1619

Not systemic racism

There is no other policy that can be seen

If you can’t win an argument

Historians will rewrite our history

Turn us against each other

It is only this chaos they want you to see

A party is morally bankrupt

The flawed reasoning of deep decay

How many are willing to ask questions?

It is really not for me to say

Beware the voices in media

Where biased opinion is sold

Up for the highest bidder

Little truth will be told

The youth who adopt this philosophy

Taught by our corrupted teachers of today

Are seduced by the same tribalism

That is leading them all astray

DCG

Why don’t we find any common ground?

We look at each other

The differences are all we see

No reason to find common ground

In resistance you rarely agree

Our sources of information

Compromised beyond trust

Yet little do we realize

We are unwilling to adjust

We stop questioning our beliefs

We don’t put our reasoning to test

Much easier to criticize another point of view

Than to examine our own by request

If we distillate what we both value

Chances are we are likely to see

A vanishing objection of reason

And it is only in policy that which we disagree

DCG

The endless division to reconcile

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

DCG

 

 

We need to have a Conversation

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

DCG

The Argument is Hollow

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

DCG

The Failures of our Reasoning

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

DCG