This is the ultimate take on politics through the lens of a bipolar author who self-published three books documenting 'The Mythology of the Muse.'
Authored by John Ralph Tuccitto aka Sardonic Poet.
Updated April 20, 2022 @ 7:15pm EST
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"Politics is the worship of criticism, competition, and civility. Politics is known for its ability to divide voters. Why? Division unifies us under criticism. Look at the diagram above. See the red circle? Without criticism, delusion and conspiracy would release their grip and let truth shine through onto reality. We fight back the inconvenience truth delivers with emotion, and this creates segregated belief. In a humble formation, truth is humble. Why does politics want truth to remain humble? It's a tool for regimes to audit their competition's behavior. A humble truth is a penitent teacher."
For example: the delusional love independently from God. A believer of God can be just as delusional as a heathen. Their existence is delusionally independent of their beliefs. Delusion unites enemies as much as truth and conspiracy divides.
In this moment, truth has insight into itself without the "security" of criticism. Delusion and conspiracy are in transition. What does truth see when it looks into reality? Vanity. Vanity loves exploiting flaws; however, unlike delusion and conspiracy, truth has no flaw. Then how can truth be vain? Truth has no reflection, so you turn the tables on vanity. You're the one, for a change, who is drunk with delight stalking prey that can only retaliate with the sense they are not safe. The absence of flaw will not reflect opportunities for vanity to latch on like a parasite to its host, unlike the criticisms of delusion and comspiracy. Truth knows itself best when exercising sanity and conscience. That's how criticism keeps truth humble: it creates criticism only truth can overcome (unlike delusion and conspiracy). Truth is so powerful, it gives people brain damage (like me).
Humans are more remarkable than the truth (despite the truth being absolute), because we oppose it with emotion. --Sardonic Poet
Civility is the most difficult maneuver to orchestrate. Reality creates segregated beliefs (demonstrated by the vertical lines above). Now, delusion, truth and conspiracy have insight (thanks to reality) into themselves, rather than each other. Example: delusion only has insight into conspiracy. Because insight (into your foe) is typically used to harm (rather than help), so there is no constructive feedback, only schemes, memes and insults. This situation breeds vanity. The purpose of civility at this point is reintroduce the dueling parties to (constructively) criticize and compliment each other. Why? Truth cannot be vain, because it will be hypnotized by reality. Then reality becomes truth...reality controls criticism; the very thing needed to make truth humble and penitent. We NEED civility. Now. That's hard to do because the situation our echo chambers enjoy are rewarding as they are vain. Remember Liberals and Conservatives, just because it feels good, vanity doesn't make it true. Neither side is truth. It's only counts as "your" truth fighting off criticism you should have had the courage to take to heart. Lest we forget, like these people have.
What's more impressive, a man that drinks 33 beers to get drunk, or a man that only needs one? The addiction to addiction entices us to enjoy what poor decision-making has to offer. Shame. Sins are the folly of life. Sin is a lesson (you are doomed to repeat) because bridges are meant to be burnt by arsonists. An addict is an arsonist surrounded by bridges. Sin is a lesson into addiction. Unfortunately for addicts, the failure to adapt with sobriety makes addicts addicted to addiction. You are truth being tainted by criticism (for your own good) given the alternative is vanity. The key to civility is to remember: one side believes thoughts are illegal and the other side believes thoughts are not illegal. Embrace (in real-time) whichever mentality ushers civility. You are truth being tainted by a stream of non-constructive criticism. Deal with it. Your conscience is the mechanism of truth. If your ideas cannot inspire civility, diagnose your sanity and your conscience.