January 14, 2018

What is Truth? There are no simple answers to complex issues…..

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:26 am by aleksan

What is Truth? quoth jesting Pilate, and would not stay for an answer (Francis Bacon, Essays) – one of my favourite quotes particularly relevant to these times. There is a lack of trust in Journalists, Broadcasters and Politicians and no one knows anymore what is true and where to find the truth.

Accusations of Fake News are everywhere and communities are divided by populist demagogues with opposing truths and solutions, more often than not based on little or no evidence, but swayed by emotion, nationalism, racism or some other “ism” – populism is all about giving people simple answers to complex questions, and populist views are posed as truths backed up by threats of the fear of what terrible doom and destruction will occur if their often extreme and simple solutions are ignored.

There is no one single Truth – Truth is a complex multi faceted entity which looks different depending from where it is viewed. Let us beware of populist solutions, especially those on Social Media. Simple solutions to complex issues swallowed by the fearful can lead to serious indigestion and could prove fatal….

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