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

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

How many pass the litmus?

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?

DCG

Does not the braggart remain the fool?

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?

DCG

The Travesty of a Generation

So you think you know about the world

Espousing something you read from a book

Something that a liberal arts professor said

But did you research it yourself and take a good look?

So if you’re going to make an argument

You better learn how to make your case

Only the rules of logic

Is what you must embrace

Do not trust the sophist

Nor the emotionally manipulated mind

Not the religious scientism cult

These are all of an ignorant kind

I have pity for the indoctrinated youth

I have contempt for federalized education

A travesty of an ignorant populace

The travesty of a generation

DCG