Tuesday November 12th 2019Tim
possible configuration of a society there are flaws,
many of them unseen, unpredicted and invariably those
flaws set the scene for a societal change of some sort.
What might be called Modernists reckoned it was possible
to do something about those flaws, and when you're
talking Modernists you're really talking from the Age of
Reason to not so long ago. Modernists have an
understanding of truth, it's got a capital T and it's
out there even if it might be just beyond grasping in an
absolute and certain way.
Modernists agree with this, but for Post Modernists one
of the flaws in society was the capacity of
powerful interests to control how truth was perceived.
Indeed it wasn't the Post Modernists that caused the
current conundrums, rather, from Tobacco is Good for You
all the way to Climate Hoax their suspicion around the
motivations of sources of information is demonstrably
justified. Short term, the whole thing's a sort of basic
hedonistic idiocracy stumbling toward extinction, but
long term we learn our painful lessons. Small comfort
it's all part of the tapestry.