The ability to control language is the ability and it is very powerful to then be able to CONTROL the conversation and all types of communication.
Wikipedia defines “truth” as “most often used to mean being in accord with fact or reality, or fidelity to an original or standard. Truth may also often be used in modern contexts to refer to an idea of “truth to self,” or authenticity“.
Looking at the definition of “TRUTH” and then taking one step forward to “true to yourself” and the alarm bells starting going off. Red lights flash. Voices can be heard screaming, “WHAT?”
Now factor in the
Oprah Winfrey comment during her speech at the Golden Globes when she talked about the VIRTUE of “self truth”. Wikipedia defines virtue as “moral excellence. A virtue is a trait or quality that is deemed to be morally good and thus is valued as a foundation of principle and good moral being. Personal virtues are characteristics valued as promoting collective and individual greatness. The opposite of virtue is vice.
The four classic cardinal virtues are temperance, prudence, courage, and justice. Christianity derives the three theological virtues of faith, hope and love (charity)”.
Does Ms Winfrey’s use of self truth mean there is validity to the infamous Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Mao and all the other self-truth advocates of their personal righteousness?
There is no VIRTUE in “self truth” when the individual‘s belief system tells them this “truth”, theirs is far superior to everyone else’s.
There is universal truth, Capital TRUTH that transcend all “self truth”. Simply because I believe something that my Reality states is “truth” without VIRTUE doesn’t make it the “TRUTH”.
To pretend that by your perceived “virtue” that you belief is all that is necessary and, thereby, has the power of cause to shape everyone elses because you advocate it is NOT “truth”. Is that NOT a prescription for chaos and mayhem? Is that NOT giving far to much power to an individual, group or nation allowing them to define “truth” as it suits them?
Is it possible that Ms. Winfrey has forgotten that she is part of the Fantasyland that is called Hollywood that creates Reality according to their beliefs? Is it further possible that Ms. Winfrey is denying Reality and like her fellow travelers and “true believers” marches in lock step to a myopic and delusional Ideology that MUST create an Alternative Reality that will act as an echo chamber for the Collective to reinforce the Utopian vision that ONLY they can create paradise on Earth? Therein, lies their “truth”.
I believe that the path to “TRUTH” is an individual journey of discovery and commitment to intent and purpose. That path is very individualistic but where each person will find their way to the “TRUTH’. I further believe that the universal “TRUTH” is housed inside of each of us. The journey is finding the key to unlock the source of the “TRUTH” and discovering its meaning for us. The journey is never easy or simple. The reward is ENLIGHTENMENT and UNDERSTANDING.