#CulturalPerspectives: Truth the Elephant in the Room & Sandy Hook Judgement
Once upon a time, 3 blind men were tasked to describe an elephant. Each blind man touched a different part of the elephant and tried to share their understanding of the elephant. Each account was true, but each was at best a partial representation of reality. At worst inaccurate.
As children we were all taught about there being a single truth. But recent times have taught truth is a matter of perspective, thus there are many versions of truth, and each is layered by perspective. For as academia would tell truth is a concept shaped only through human understanding.
But does this justify Alex Jones, a right-wing conspiracy theorist, to label the shooting of 20 children in Newton Connecticut “a giant hoax,”? Does it justify him accusing anti-Second Amendment forces of having staged the massacre of children and its aftermath with “crisis actors.” Apparently not! In a landmark judgment, Alex Jones has been ordered to Pay $4.1 Million to Sandy Hook Parents.
So, today’s judgment has upheld the perspective long argued by theorists that for a concept to be true it needs to relate to the world and describe the world accurately i.e. have a content-to-world or word-to-world relation. And promoting perspectives that do not uphold this correspondence for personal gain cannot be allowed!
Hence, the Sandy Hook Judgement is a landmark in the global battle for truth! And, possibly heralds the journey back to a single truth.