Ferguson, Missouri is a reminder that ideas have consequences. In America, the rejection of God has led to the abandonment of truth. If we live in an un-created, purposeless universe, there can be no ultimate truth, only different perspectives. This may sound philosophical, but the implications are very real. This false and destructive idea has taken root in our culture and it is bearing real-world fruit.
Dennis Prager helps us understand what is happening in Ferguson in light of this cultural lie in his recent editorial, We Have a Moral Divide, Not a Racial One.
The left is philosophically deconstructionist. Shakespeare doesn’t say what he wrote, Shakespeare says what the reader perceives. The notion of “original intent” as applied to the Constitution is, to the left, farcical. We cannot know the original intent. It’s all a matter of individual perception — or, more precisely, the perception of different socioeconomic classes, different genders and different races.
And, of course, for the left there is no moral truth. Morality is entirely subjective. “Good” and “evil” are individual or societal preferences. No more, no less.
Like truth, morality is just a perception, one determined by an individual’s race, gender, and/or class. That is why, for the left, no man can judge any abortion, no matter how late in pregnancy and no matter the reason — because men do not possess a uterus.
So who are you, white man, to condemn black protests? You have your perceptions and they have theirs. What you have to do is what the Los Angeles Times did during the 1992 Los Angeles riots, during which 53 people died as a result of black rioting — including 41 by shooting, four in fires, three by beating and two in stabbings. The Times titled its special section each day of the riots “Understanding the Riots.”
So, if there are riots following the Ferguson’s Grand Jury decision, we’ll know how to behave: no judgment, just understanding. After all, there is no truth; there are only perceptions.
– Scott Allen