Written by Abdun Nur
Truth, Lies, and Higher Reasoning
Trying to refute false statements by presenting facts and evidence is not likely to succeed, when in discourse with those that have not mastered the skill of reasoning, because of the ingrained biased reaction to facts and evidence that results from schooled thinking.
The problem with facts and evidence, for those seeking to prove a deep rooted belief as truth, is they are trained to research a predetermined conclusion, instead of simply openly researching the truth; meaning truth cannot be freely accepted while their ingrained bias exists, and often when the evidence invalidates the ingrained belief, so casting doubt on their treasured dogma, which, if they accept the evidence would make their treasured belief defenseless; this prevents any evidence based truth begin possible for the schooled mind, as truth cannot be accepted when that truth refutes a held belief, forcing the schooled irrationalist to ignore, reject or invalidate, without any basis, all evidence or logic contradicting their beliefs.
Schooled minds claim we’re living in an age when it’s difficult to know what the truth is, they argue that we, nevertheless, still believe there is such a thing as truth, therefore we ‘have’ to rely on “experts”, seeking out an authority, through this logic the only decision any schooled irrationalist needs contemplate, to make judgements for ourselves, is which expert or authority to defer their thinking to. This manipulative concept expresses a logical fallacy, “Appeal to Authority”, therefore is absolutely ‘not’ a method to establish any truth.
“One of the great attractions of tribalism is that you don’t actually have to think very much. All you need to know on any given subject is which side you’re on. You pick up signals from everyone around you, you slowly winnow your acquaintances to those who will reinforce your worldview, a tribal leader calls the shots, and everything slips into place. After a while, your immersion in tribal loyalty makes the activities of another tribe not just alien but close to incomprehensible.” (2017 essay in New York Magazine) Andrew Sullivan
Tri-Ba’al-ism is the them and us mindset, division is the basis of farming populations, which allows a small elite to drain the wealth from humanity. One example of this is political (corporate policy) nationalism (farming fiefdom), this is made up of two (sometimes more) basic tribes (political wings – tribe means “to be three” the three hierarchical elements of slavery Religion – Military – Corporate) of people, who believe so strongly in their tribe’s positions that they cannot listen to differing views, and so strong is their worship of a leader or party, that they view members of other tribes (political affiliations) as, not just mistaken, but evil and dangerous. This same tribal mindset is widespread, and is found in religions, were the religionist hates, or view foolish, those of a different sect, religion or belief structure.
“Most people would rather die than think and many of them do!” Bertrand Russell
Key Terms Like “Truth,” “Lie,” “Opinion, and “Fact”
A fact: is not certain to be the truth, a fact is what is agreed upon as the truth by those accepting the fact.
Truth: is a statement or assertion that expresses a “reasoned” judgement from the unbiased examination of the evidence of perceptual reality, truth can be examined by any reasoning mind and from the examination of the same evidence and logic any independent reasoning mind can draw the same conclusion.
A lie: is an intentionally or unintentional false statement. Lies must be easily and quickly recognised just as logical fallacies must be easily recognised, in order to master the skill of reasoning.
- False Belief: you may firmly believe a lie is the truth, which would then be a false belief.
- Paltering: the active use of truthful or almost truthful statements to convey a misleading impression, and in the process knowingly leading the listener or reader to a false conclusion. An example of paltering was used in an advert by Kellogg’s. You might be familiar with their Special K breakfast cereal? Did you know it contains more calories per 30G recommended serving than Frosties, their sugar-coated corn flake offering? In the past, they quite truthfully stated that “Special K can help weight loss only as part of a calorie-controlled diet”. As can a bag of pure sugar, or a tub of margarine, or a pile of compost.
- Lying by omission: is the passive omission of relevant information, and is only possible if you fail to ask important questions when seeking the truth.
- Delusion: (lying to the self) A false belief based on incorrect inference about external reality that has no evidence to support it, or incontrovertible and obvious proof or evidence that contradicts the delusional premise.
The Sense of Agency – A Prerequisite of Reasoning
The sense of agency (SA), or sense of control, is the subjective awareness of initiating, executing, and controlling one’s own volitional (willful) actions in the world.
Once children have the ability to express themselves thoughtfully and influence decisions that concern them through consideration for those around them, they may be said to have agency, that is a sense that they may be able to engage with the structures around them and have some control over their own lives.
No agency: They don’t have the willpower to learn or to adapt, which is why most low self-agency people don’t have lofty aspirations or notable drive. To put in simple terms, low agency people won’t risk things, they won’t go against the tide, and they won’t question orders or other people’s thoughts.
Agency theory focuses only on self-interested and opportunistic human behaviour, meaning that the theory ignores a wider range of human motives, but all extraneous motives still demand agency of self will to achieve.
“Agency,” implies that an individual is able to bring about a material change in their own circumstances—which is so often limited in real life, as we exist in a system of resource scarcity and hierarchical isolation. Agency is considered toxic masculinity by the transgender cackle and the woke toadies and ambassadors of the LGBTQ (standing for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning/queer) cackle of perverts. The mainstream media is openly at war with male masculinity, working to make males more feminine, and effeminate, and females more masculine and aggressive. As an graphic example of this move to reverse gender “Tattoos” are now almost standard in the population of the USA, the epicenter of the woke cancer; when you consider tattoos, only a few decades ago were reserved almost exclusively for prostitutes, criminals, soldiers and sailors. Homosexuality and other mental sexual perversions are increasing within the populations dominated by the woke agenda, an agenda which has recently moved from the mainstream media , where it’s festered for decades, directly into the schools.
(Grammar) Absorb, (Logic) Understand, (Rhetoric) Apply
The most important thing required to form a physical common unity (community) is the skill of reasoning.
Everyone is convinced they can reason, which is a part of the indoctrination of being schooled, however, for the vast majority, that belief is utterly without foundation. The mandated schooling system was developed by the owners of the government Mafias, to prevent the skill of reasoning to truth from existing widely. School is an elaborate filer, the higher up the schooling structure you progress, the less you’re able to reason; university graduates are trained to think emotionally, not rationally.
Learning to reason is quite simple to master. The first aspect is absorption.
The question is key for absorption, and you must question everything.
Language itself must be examined at the root, and in the past Latin was required in the trivium in order to recognise the root of the English language, however you can simply examine the root (the origin of the word) in dictionaries.
The question must be taken to the very root, this means where, when, what, why, who, are the foundations of absorption of evidence, events and concepts.
Taking an authority and using that to establish any conclusion is absolutely against reasoning, this is the schooled mind approach. The schooled mind begins with a conclusion, and then selectively chooses the things that agree with their conclusion, while completely disregarding things that refute the conclusion.
You must absorb evidence, and examining concepts claimed to explain the evidence.
For example, for the question: Are the tides of the Earths oceans caused by the attraction of mass of the moon?
The evidence shows the moon does have an effect on the Earth oceans.
Now we examine the root by questioning.
At what distance from the earth does the force of gravity extend?
Earths gravity is claimed to extend infinitely as a steadily decreasing force, however this is not proven, it is merely conjecture. Gravity is however a decreasing force, which means that, for example the space station claimed to orbit the earth at 250 miles above the surface, has only 90% of the force of gravity.
What is the mass of the moon?
The moon is about 1.2% of Earth’s mass. The Earth weighs 81 times more than the moon.
What distance is the moon from the Earth?
The actual distance of the moon from the earth varies over the course of the orbit of the moon, from 356,500 km (221,500 mi) at the perigee to 406,700 km (252,700 mi) at apogee.
Now we have established that the moon is at least 886 times further away, than the international space station from the Earth surface, the moon has a mass of a 1.2% that of the earth, so its gravitational effect would be inconceivably weak as an attraction of mass, if gravity were caused by an attraction of mass, logically the force of the moons gravity on the tides would be none existent.
The conclusion of this is the force of gravity “cannot” be the cause of the moons virtual shadow reducing the Earth gravity as it traverses the heavens.
This opens up more questions, and the process continues.
This is the first aspect of the trivium absorption, questioning everything and absorbing evidence and establishing fundamental truths. Link: Is Gravity an Attraction of Mass?
Understanding is corrupted through legalese, to meaning standing under the authority of another, but it is not this meaning but the common meaning of comprehension in this context.
Understanding means, understanding formal fallacy, deductive fallacy, logical fallacy or non sequitur. Lets collectively call this the identification of logical fallacies.
Logical fallacies are flaws in logical argument, debate, writings, etc.
Mastering logical fallacies takes a little more time, there are many logical fallacies, and these are used extensively by the education systems, political systems, religious systems, and media. Without the ability to instantly recognise logical fallacies you cannot reason, because you believe unreasonable, illogical things.
A good way to practice the identification of logical fallacies, is to examine debates by controlled opposition. For example, two controlled opposition agents, Russell Brand and Norm Chomsky have a discussion filled with deceptions and logical fallacies, designed to steer the listener away from anything useful.
Nothing said in this discussion is truthful, they work together to direct people away from truth and so from determining any useful action: Link: We Are F*cked
If you cannot identify the lies and logical fallacies within this linked video, then it should make you aware that you need to take a little time to master reasoning.
Rhetoric is the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, especially the exploitation of figures of speech and other compositional techniques.
Rhetoric in the schooled mind is designed to have a persuasive or impressive effect through the extensive use of logical fallacies, so is lacking in sincerity or meaningful content.
Rhetoric is the art of expression, which is now so perverted through logical fallacies it is the art of deception.
Rhetoric can be a true art of expression once again, when free of logical fallacies. Link: The Reasoning and Virtue Reward Platform