I’m going to take a quick respite from trying to process what is going on with my father to get out the firehose for some of the folks that I’ve seen in debate with various Jenner and Dolezal-related issues over the last two weeks. Hopefully, I can bring a little clarity to several of you who seem to be struggling and are perhaps out of your depth when it comes to the following two topics.
First, there is no such thing as “my” truth. There is simply “the” truth. The truth is objective. The truth is reality. The truth is a little bit of science, a little bit of religion, a little bit of philosophy, and a whole lot of reality. The truth does not change and does not waver. It is as solid as concrete and tough as forged steel. The truth is the same for us all, only some of us choose not to see it. There is simply one truth. A person either accepts that or they don’t .
You can, however, have “my” perspective or “my” opinion or “my” feelings. Those are accurate statements. Those are things that actually exist.
Any time you hear someone say “this is my truth” you need to understand one thing above all else…you need to understand that that person is self-delusional and is not to be trusted. You can pity them, you can humor them, but if you keep their company or listen to their counsel, you are a fool.
Second, you can say that you are whatever you want, but that doesn’t make it true. I will give you an example:
This is Bruce Ernest Greene. He is my son and he is 2 1/2. Two days ago, he decided that he was “Star Rebel” who is presumably some intergalactic rapscallion, much like Han Solo. Although I am certainly proud of my son’s imagination and taste, he is not Star Rebel…he is Bruce. He is always Bruce, although he may choose to pretend that he is a puppy or “some kid” or Star Rebel.
I hope that this helps some of you folks regain your center. If not, our next discussion might cover a couple of different topics, such as whether or not a person can actually contract Sickle Cell Anemia as an indicator of racial determination or perhaps a lengthy treatise on Y Chromosomes.
This week, more than ever, I am acutely aware that there are far better ways for us to be spending our time than debating issues which are best left with those who are directly involved. Our propensity to waste time on such issues and internet drivel is staggering.