“We choose truth over facts.”
— Joe Biden
We might assume that this was just another Biden gaffe, and it probably was, but it speaks also perhaps to a larger problem, that of myriad “truths.”
“Your truth, my truth, their truth.”
This was always and ever sophistry, and I assumed that this was self-evident to anyone who had moved beyond the narcissism of adolescence.
If there are not objective, absolute truths in this universe, then this is simply one big shit show and you might as well do whatever it is that makes you feel good. Yet maybe that is why those who subscribe to the multiple choice theory of truth so disdain those who cling to an outdated morality where people don’t commit every sort of abomination and somehow justify it in their own minds as ethical and moral behavior.
“Do what thou wilt” shall be the whole of the law.