The World in a Nutshell, as Gracefully as Possible

The New Way to Read and Write

I write most days and read every day, to keep up with things.

But what are those things? At this point, I’m not sure at all. And I’m becoming less sure every morning, one day at a time. Why?

Because of reality!

No-one knows what it is any more! It’s a matter of how confident you are your interpretation of reality is accurate. We’re being consistently misdirected. A good citizen is a rat in an impossible maze.

Here’s some material we have to work with, for example, on one of my favorite platforms, Quora. Be ready to be confused!

I’ll start with a couple standard, confusing questions.

Then, minds darkened with the blight of misdirection, I’ll hand things over to a USA veteran with an incorruptible mind, to turn the lights back on. What you’ll see should be satisfyingly counterintuitive.

A Couple Quick Questions First

Question: “The impeachment of Trump has shown people stating completely opposite opinions of the facts. How can anyone possibly determine the truth by watching/reading/listening to ANY news outlet?”Emery Larick will tell us with convincing confidence “There are plenty of news organizations following the best practices of journalism.” He cleverly recommends fact-checking websites. Why didn’t WE think of this? Too busy thinking for ourselves?

If Emery’s solution, depending on mysterious strangers to do your fact-checking for you, is confusing, I’m with you. Maybe this gem of wisdom from one of his other answers will help: First, it should be noted that there really isn’t much of a left-wing in this country anymore, but the mainstream is much more liberal than the Republican Party, especially these days when they’ve moved to the extreme Right.He must believe liberal hate is mainstream!

When I was younger (not too long ago), hate was hate, right was right, left was left, right was right, wrong was wrong! Now, we need assistance figuring out whether hating someone is the right, or left, or mainstream thing to do. Thanks so much Emery, for caving to the new normal, a genuine train wreck.

Question: Does it seem like the truth is the exactly the opposite of what Trump says? (By the way, if this feels like pulling teeth, stay faithful, my good reader, Terry’s post of salvation is really good, and just a scroll away.) There’s a massively-popular Quora writer who tackled this one with a “clock is always right twice a day” observation, and numbers! Chrys Jordan, who describes himself as a “unicorn,” and who gets a million views a day on Quora, says Usually it is. As I write this answer, Trump has told more than 13000 lies. He has been in office almost three years, which makes more than 4250 lies per year. I love numbers! I wonder how he can write ANYTHING while counting things like this. Maybe he gets his information from Chinese checkers.

That’s enough of that. The only conclusion I can come to is, people disagree on things. Maybe the only thing we agree on is that we disagree. So let’s do that! Let’s do it better, though. Let’s not be wishy-washy. Let’s spell it out.

There’s Only One Truth,
If You Can Handle It!

Like a breath of fresh air, Quora writer Terry Terhune hits the nail on the head with his post today, which I will include in its entirety below. You’ll see it’s quite simple. Blue is black, red is white, up is down and wrong is right. You can do basically anything you want, or nothing at all, and it will be embraced by society. Just let Terry hold your hand, and the new world order will be clear!

Terhune, a retired federal agent and Army veteran, manages a space on Quora called Terry’s PC-Free Topics. His creds:  Fully Retired and documented Citizen of the USA 🇺🇸, Studied Military Science at Fort Benning School for Wayward Boys – Graduated 1978.

Terhune has so far gained 6.4M Quora views, 536K this month!

His post today is the poster child for intentional division of the greatest country in the world, a dynamic I like to call “The Vision of Division.”

For just a moment, friends, forget everything you know.

Then read this!

Full Text of Terry’s Post

I realize that everything is about to change. No matter how I vote, no matter what I say, lives are never going to be the same.

I have been confused by the hostility of family and friends. I look at people I have known all my life so hate-filled that they agree with opinions they would never express as their own. I think that I have entered the Twilight Zone.

Somehow it’s un-American for the census to count how many Americans are in America.

People who say there is no such thing as gender are demanding a female President.

Universities that advocate equality, discriminate against Asian-Americans in favor of African-Americans.

Some people are held responsible for things that happened before they were born, and other people are not held responsible for what they are doing right now.

Criminals are caught-and-released to hurt more people, but stopping them is bad because it’s a violation of THEIR rights.

People who have never owned slaves should pay slavery reparations to people who have never been slaves.

After legislating gender, if a dude pretends to be a woman, you are required to pretend with him.

It was cool for Joe Biden to “blackmail” the President of Ukraine, but it’s an impeachable offense if Donald Trump made an inquiry about it.

People who have never been to college should pay the debts of college students who took out huge loans for their degrees.

Immigrants with tuberculosis and polio are welcome, but you’d better be able to prove your dog is vaccinated.

Irish doctors and German engineers who want to immigrate to the US must go through a rigorous vetting process, but any illiterate gang-bangers who jump the southern fence are welcomed.

$5 billion for border security is too expensive, but $1.5 trillion for “free” health care is not.

If you cheat to get into college you go to prison, but if you cheat to get into the country you go to college for free.

And, pointing out all this hypocrisy somehow makes us “racists”!

Nothing makes sense anymore, no values, no morals, no civility and people are dying of a Chinese virus, but it is racist to refer to it as Chinese even though it began in China.

We are clearly living in an upside-down world where right is wrong and wrong is right, where moral is immoral and immoral is moral, where good is evil and evil is good, where killing murderers is wrong, but killing innocent babies is right.

You can’t justify this insanity. We have become a nation that has lost its collective mind.

We see other countries going Socialist and collapsing, but it seems like a great plan to us.

The great unsinkable ship Titanic America has hit an iceberg, is taking on water and sinking fast.”

Wake up America.

2.6K views, 40 upvotes – 3 hours after being posted on Sat., 1/16/21

I can think of nothing to add. Thanks, Terry, for standing tall and proud, for remembering what reality means and attempting to show us!

Please visit Quora and Terry’s space and support the search for logic!

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Mark Urso
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@A_Candle_Lit

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