Notwithstanding the obvious ideological and political targets Louis Black’s Dec. 3 “Page Two
” presents, what screams for analysis is Black's supposition that perceptions “are very much affected by each individual's self-interest and viewpoint.” Why is this important? Not for context but because he presents this strongly asserted conclusion as an objectively truthful precept directly contradicting his personal ideological raison d'être – leftist relativism mandating that objective principles of truth don’t exist. Ergo such declarations can never be objectively true. He directly opposes himself.
Of course this is subconscious and unintentional on Black's part. So deep is his leftist altered state that its dogmatic control devours his ability to consciously perceive and comprehend what he’s done. Indeed, he unequivocally proclaims that “Any objective appraisal of ourselves by ourselves is impossible in that it can never be 'objective.'” So Louis shoots himself in the foot twice by vehemently advancing another position as an overtly objective tenet – even as he exclaims it’s “impossible.” This is blind leftist doublethink confusion on parade.
This relativist morass results when good intentioned subjective but vain emotional ideological fantasy prevails undisputed. It buries in willful, unhinged denial the actual objective truth of the existential real-world consequences of its application. If continued, this dystopian subjective credulity suffocates its followers in irrationally hypocritical opaque groupthink-enforced populism and eventual tyranny inducing cultural disintegration (see Soviet and Chinese Communism, Nazism, and radical Islamist theocracy). Unchecked leftist moral and intellectual relativism destroys individual freedom, accountability, and the resulting prosperity.
Leftist consciousness focuses on subjective good intentions allowing virulent deflection from objective truth and its mandatory application perpetuating liberty, America, and civilization. This is why leftism is mortally pernicious. So keep thinking, Black. Your burdened psyche continues to unconsciously pierce subjective leftist ideological darkness while objective truth urgently warns us!