Should political polarization be compared to gangs who are distorting the naked truth of the trial outcome?
The Chicago Tribune headline news article titled: Unanimously divided, reported:
“Reactions to acquittal reflect political polarization.”
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate an ancient wisdom proverb and a Bible verse for interested readers to discern and compare to a Psychology Today article titled: What is Truth?
Definition of the naked truth – Merriam Webster
: the complete truth Tell me everything. I want the naked truth. –
To answer before listening— that is folly and shame. (Proverb 18:13)
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. (John 8;32)
Psychology Today – Soren Kierkegaard Excerpt
Those who are alarmed, or who despair, might take some comfort in the words of Søren Kierkegaard:
“Truth always rests with the minority, and the minority is always stronger than the majority, because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion, while the strength of a majority is illusory, formed by the gangs who have no opinion—and who, therefore, in the next instant (when it is evident that the minority is the stronger) assume its opinion… while truth again reverts to a new minority.”
What’s My Point?
The words in the contemporty times article to describe naked truth include Illusionary. stronger gangs, majority, and minority have no opinions, to determine the raw truth in the Psychology Today article.
Whereas the King Solomon ancient proverb is to answer before listening to both sides before judging is both folly and shame.
My point is if both sides are unanimously divided by political polarization instead of listening to each other, which political party should be considered as a gang of fools?
In My Opinion,
If anyone did not take the time to listen to both lawyers’ summations to judge Rittenhouse, and are instead following a political party leaders’ opinion instead of taking the time to listen to both lawyers’ sides, should consider the wisdom of the King Solomon verse.,
Same applies to any political leader who stated an opinion about the trial before the trial ended, according to King Solomon, they are fools who should apologize instead of making political statements about being disappointed in the outcome.
As for the Soren Kierkegaard above statement that the “minority opinion is generally formed by those who have an opinion, my guess is the majority of Americans did not listen to both sides of the trial lawyers’ summations.”
Which if I am correct, there are a large number of Americans who are in need of wise leaders who can now be discerned by the opinions they stated before the jury verdict was decided after listening to both sides according to the wisdom of King Solomon.
And the answer to this conundrum is the naked truth of the Rittenhouse jury decision instead of gang opinions based on political polarization which is folly and shame on display in the USA during contemporary times as well as our beliefs of freedom.
Read the articles in the Source Links below.
Regards and goodwill blogging
Bible verse Commentary
Biblehub Commentary Proverb 18:13
Psychology Today – What is Truth?