Originally posted by tadaman
What if I told you that there it s truth out there that was once hard fought for and well deserved? What if the secret to American exceptionalism
wasnt a word war in our favor. What if I told you that from our recent birth there was a creation of a movement to erase a past glistening with
defiance, honor, and Truth?
I can't really get an accurate view of your point in this post and would advise editing. I find reading things outloud before posting is very
helpful - don't always do it for short posts but often for long posts or OPs.
Let's just look at the first parapgraph.
"What if I told you that there it s truth out there that was once hard fought for and well deserved?"
Go start, got my attention, typos but nothing serious just sloppy (as I am). Question though - truth? Capitlal T Truth that is a universal law of
physical and/or spiritual existence or little T truth which is personal or tribal and shifts with time?
Now we have:
"What if the secret to American exceptionalism wasnt a word war in our favor?" Okay but you are losing me here for two points - first you assume I
understand what "American Exceptionalism" is and once existed IN REALITY. That seems to be your point that this trait was TRUE Capital T and that
lanaguage is simply nationalistic progranda and hence, as you say, meerly a word war.
And then the nail goes it to the coffin:
"What if I told you that from our recent birth there was a creation of a movement to erase a past glistening with defiance, honor, and Truth?"
Our? who are you including in Our. Recent Birth, the birth of 'Our'? or ?? "creation of a movement" oh- is that the recent birth? - No. Maybe
you mean - well I just don't know. Then I see "creation of a movement to erase a past" okay but what does that have to do with 'Our recent
birth'. then - the recent past....defiance, honor and Truth capital T. Defiance is often in opposition to honor and Truth Capital T. Defiance of
OTHERS can be a matter of honor perhpas. But Defiance in the fact of Truth is delusion. Defiance in the face of truth - requires discretion
I didn't get too much further. I wanted too ... Was this an introduction to the attached video? Were you rephasing in your own words. Or???
Can you see my confusion? I like to read about other people's truths and discuss the univeral TRUTHs and the boundaries between the two. But the
communication needs to be clear because I can't ask questions to clarify my understanding. When I write I try to anticipate.
ATS is a wonderful forum for ideas, and writing, and logical argument and learning in many domains.