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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Island federal Liberal Party candidate is the model relativist.

Reporter Cindy E. Harnett exposes the modern liberal-progressive love affair with relativistic thought.

Harnett, in an interview with a Vancouver Island Liberal Party candidate Maria Manna (Cowichan-Malahat-Langford), among other things a local entertainer, has captured the woolly thinking that characterizes much of modern politics, especially the politics of the socialist or of the so called progressive variety.

Harnett investigates Manna's curious beliefs about the 9-11 attacks on the World Trade Centre towers.
As time went by, Manna questioned how a single airplane could cause the entire structure to collapse. (A plane carrying thousands of gallons of airplane fuel = a very large and very destructive flying bomb.)
“To me, that was a lie. I don’t believe that — I don’t believe that a plane going through a building could bring down the whole building [on its own]. So that’s the lie part. That’s a lie to me.” (It may be 'a lie' to her, but merely declaring something to be a lie without facts to justify such a declaration to the contrary of video and forensic evidence is a weak argument at best. One can only imagine various problematic outcomes if a politician holding such "beliefs" were enabled to impose other irrational beliefs on constituents.)
Years later, Manna said, she attended a forum by “architects and engineers” (Ahh... the specialist gambit! They have to be believed because they are "experts"!) who supported that theory. As a private investigator for five years, Manna said, she’s inquisitive (and apparently not interested in or confused about how and what we know what we know (epistemology).
“I asked about it. I didn’t believe it was just a plane. I went to an event and they explained how a plane couldn’t bring down the building.
“And then I just said: ‘OK. I believe that it wasn’t just a plane that went through the building.’ And that’s my truth, and that’s OK, and now we have to move on.” (Hey mom, it's my truth that, even though I'm 11 years old, I'm all grown up and can drive your car. Gimme the keys... and your credit card!)
Manna said she firmly believes that 9-11 was a terrorist attack against the United States and that it never entered her mind to consider the conspiracy theories suggesting otherwise.
“I didn’t go on thinking who did it, and why did they do it. I just didn’t believe that physically it could have happened … and then I moved on,” Manna said.
Campaign manager Harry Kuiack said Manna took what she heard from the “experts” as gospel. “Is that being naive? That depends on your beliefs and who you are.”
The relativist declares 'And that's my truth, and that's OK.' And if that truth happens to declare certain human beings to be less than human, or the sun orbits the earth, or lizard people from another planet have replaced heads of state, what then? Is everyone else supposed to embrace uncritically the unsubstantiated claims of someone who has chosen to evade reason and who has made their comfortable "truth" (which is no truth at all!) the measure of all other opinions?

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Manna's manager has managed to define the electable official as one conforming perfectly to Manna's example of reason evaded. Kuiack has practically equated genuine naiveté with a practiced evasion of fact. He has obscured a necessary distinction between rational belief and irrational belief.

It's good to know that the Liberal Party of Canada has managed to attract individuals who represent well Trudeau's feeling-over-fact approach to reality. Perhaps Canadians should send Mr. Trudeau a message that conveys the facts, a recollection of the way and the degree to which the Liberal Party really messed up this country economically, for starters.

Look good, feel good, say whatever.

Surely Canadians have "moved on" from the Machiavellian-Trudeau generation which, sad to say, Justin so ably represents through his personal brand of tolerance. Justin Trudeau has demonstrated he only tolerates those who agree with Liberal Party policies, policies which have led to the ascendancy of a culture of death in Canada. Such a figure can hardly be entrusted with an office wherein he must represent all Canadians.

And what of the NDP? Mr. Mulcair is no different from Mr. Trudeau. He employs the same concept of tolerance as Mr. Trudeau.

Many Canadians are up a creek without a politician. The few responsible individuals running for office will no doubt be whipped to support party policy even when policy conflicts with a defence of inalienable rights. Freedom of conscience has little support from most of our prospective representatives this coming election.

Postscript

Manna has recently resigned as a candidate in the upcoming election: Times Colonist report HERE—Maria Manna resigns as Liberal candidate after questioning 9-11.

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