Thursday, August 19, 2010

The End of Truth in Politics; Nancy Pelosi and Relativism

Morale relativism is the prescriptive or normative position that, as there is no universal moral standard by which to judge others, we ought to tolerate the behavior of others even when it runs counter to our personal or cultural moral standards. In other words it is cafeteria morality, where one picks and chooses moral values as they see fit, ignoring the real purpose of religious doctrine, that values and truth are best left to god, not man. If one had to look at the personification of progressive morale relativism, one need not look any farther than Nancy Pelosi. Pope Benedict XVI (then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger) denounced a "dictatorship of relativism which does not recognize anything as for certain and which has as its highest goal one's own ego and ... desires." One might be able to excuse another persons misrepresentation of Catholic doctrine, but Nancy Pelosi is an “ardent, practicing Catholic”. Below is a interview with Nancy Pelosi by Tom Brokaw about abortion.

REP. PELOSI: I would say that as an ardent, practicing Catholic, this is an issue that I have studied for a long time. And what I know is, over the centuries, the doctors of the church have not been able to make that definition. And Senator–St. Augustine said at three months. We don’t know. The point is, is that it shouldn’t have an impact on the woman’s right to choose. Roe v. Wade talks about very clear definitions of when the child–first trimester, certain considerations; second trimester; not so third trimester. There’s very clear distinctions. This isn’t about abortion on demand, it’s about a careful, careful consideration of all factors and–to–that a woman has to make with her doctor and her god. And so I don’t think anybody can tell you when life begins, human life begins. As I say, the Catholic Church for centuries has been discussing this, and there are those who’ve decided…
MR. BROKAW: The Catholic Church at the moment feels very strongly that it…
REP. PELOSI: I understand that.
MR. BROKAW: …begins at the point of conception.
REP. PELOSI: I understand. And this is like maybe 50 years or something like that. So again, over the history of the church, this is an issue of controversy. But it is, it is also true that God has given us, each of us, a free will and a responsibility to answer for our actions. And we want abortions to be safe, rare, and reduce the number of abortions. That’s why we have this fight in Congress over contraception.

The reality of course is since 70AD, the Catholic Church has said that life begins with conception and abortion for any reason is murder or at the very least, the taking of a human life. The only “controversy" is the progressive relativism of Nancy Pelosi. So in this case, Pelosi appears to place her progressive political beliefs over the deepest beliefs of her church, as the Pope said for her “own ego”.

Next we go to her pronouncement that the Cap and Trade Bill passed in the House was about, “Jobs, jobs. jobs”. The test case for green jobs has been in Spain, where each green job resulted in two regular jobs being lost. So at a time of 10% unemployment, Nancy Pelosi’s progressive agenda was to increase unemployment by 50% for every green job; this being an ends and means tactic based on a relativism scale of economic planning vs human misery. Speaking of unemployment, Nancy Pelosi would tell us that money given to the unemployed creates jobs.

Or that the Healthcare reform Bill is a job bill.

While Nancy Pelosi may seem comical at times, one should not let their guard down, because these propagandized descriptions, that government will cause the sun to in the morning and it will be a job creator, has a purpose of making the truth relative, which produces a climate of cynicism that intellectual inquiry is even possible. Of course, the Healthcare reform bill will have to become law before we even know what’s in it.

Since that time we have learned that every promise made by the President and Nancy Pelosi are off the table; healthcare will not lower the deficit, you will not be able to keep your insurance if you want to, you will not pay less than you are paying now, you will not be able to keep your doctor, there will be panels run by Nancy Sebelius, who will make decisions on patient care.

Then there is the “Word”

Here is a transcript.
They ask me all the time, ‘What is your favorite this? What is your favorite that? What is your favorite that?’ And one time, ‘What is your favorite word?’ And I said, ‘My favorite word? That is really easy. My favorite word is the Word, is the Word. And that is everything. It says it all for us. And you know the biblical reference, you know the Gospel reference of the Word.

And that Word is, we have to give voice to what that means in terms of public policy that would be in keeping with the values of the Word. The Word. Isn’t it a beautiful word when you think of it? It just covers everything. The Word.

Fill it in with anything you want. But, of course, we know it means: ‘The Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us.’ And that’s the great mystery of our faith. He will come again. He will come again. So, we have to make sure we’re prepared to answer in this life, or otherwise, as to how we have measured up.

Apparently it’s been a long time since Nancy Pelosi has been in Catechism, as her understanding of scripture at the beginning of the book of John deluded at best. In the book of John, the “Word” means “Jesus”; the two are interchangeable in the book of John. In Hebrew Scripture, “the Word” was “the source of God’s message to his people” or “god” himself. Nancy Pelosi seems to think that “the Word” can mean anything and everything. She goes on the say that public policy has to reflect Christian values and no one called her on it, because her message was so convoluted is was viewed as laughable.

Progressives do not believe that liberal* (*meaning Constitutional) politicians act in good faith; they are truly astonished that the citizenry would chose a liberal* government and believe it can only be accomplished through fear mongering, misrepresentation and evil intent. Progressives;Still Lost in the 20's. Two examples of this are Nancy Pelosi’s Astroturf statement, where her deep cynicism makes her unable to believe that any grassroots political movement is possible. The reason, most likely is all the so-called grassroots demonstrations she been involved with, were the result of political financing and planning. Every liberal progressive rally in the last 20 years seems to have included bus transportation by SEIU or Acorn.

Nancy Pelosi later makes similar statements about New Yorkers opposed to a mosque near ground zero of 911. This may be Nancy Pelosi most arrogant public moment. While 911 was an attack against the entire citizenry of the United States, and ground zero is hallowed ground to all Americans, the lasting emotional damage was with the people that experienced the horror first hand. This makes the ground zero mosque an emotional and local issue.

Again you see Nancy Pelosi’s inability to comprehend that the collective consists of spontaneous individuals. I’m sure Nancy Pelosi believes that the French Revolution was the result of some bankers paying the citizenship to show up for a demonstration and planned March to the kings chateau (Versailles). Even more remarkable is Pelosi’s inability to truly separate the political from the emotional. While the mosque issue had been picking up some political steam, it was not until President Obama made two statements about the mosque. The first was the obvious statement that building the mosque was legal under the second amendment, then he re-stated his opinion in an obvious attempt to muddle his message.

It has become obvious that Nancy Pelosi believes that she is the planner of a Socialistic government that took over when President Obama was elected. As with all socialistic states, the truth “becomes something to be laid down by authority, something which has to be believed in the interest of unity of the organized effort and which may have to be altered as the exigencies of this organized effort require it”. (The Road to Serfdom) Using her "the Word" analogy, Nancy Pelosi has accumulated so much personal power, she believes she can create reality by the power of her spoken word; that truth and reality are relative to the a world view she is creating in her own image. And when she finally falls from power, it can only be the result of an evil cabal, as the collective has not the insight to see beyond the Word that she sees as herself.

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