Friday, September 4, 2009

Objective reality and non-contradiction

A is A - (Objective Reality)

The Law of Non-Contradiction states: "One cannot say of something that it is and that it is not in the same respect and at the same time." - Aristotle

Restated: A cannot be both "A" and "Not-A" simultaneously.

"Gee, that's great Newbius, who cares?"

You should. Contradictions do not exist in reality. "Whenever you are faced with a perceived contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong." John Galt - channeling Aristotle.

We are facing a situation where our government is saying things that appear to contradict reality. You want to trust your government. You've been raised to be a rule-abider, a lawful citizen, an Oath Keeper. Yet, you perceive things which do not comport with your worldview and your understanding of how our Republic is to operate.

Check your premise.

Either your understanding of our Constitutional Republic is wrong. Or, your understanding and acceptance of our government's actions as lawful and Constitutional is wrong. There are no other choices.

Take a cold, hard look at the objective facts, as published by many respectable sources. Compare them with the stated "facts", as represented to you by your CongressCritters and President. Then re-check your premise.

Be prepared to act based upon your own conclusions. Trust your understanding of the objective reality of where we are today, and the law of non-contradiction. Make rational preparations. Speak to your neighbors, friends, and relatives, and urge them to do the same.

Or, as Ronaldus Magnus said: "Trust, but verify" (paraphrasing Acts 17:11).

I do not have answers today. In fact, recently I have only had questions. I think the answers lay in the small towns, cities, and suburbs, discussed over coffee with loved ones and trusted advisors. So, have a "cuppa" and a chat with someone you trust.

See you on the Mall on 9/12.