Jan 17, 2009

Is Something Untrue if We Don't Know Who Said It?

Anonymous Truth is Irrelevant:
Shut up, Publius!
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pamibe said...

The tree did fall and truth is truth, anonymity aside.

But get into whose truth and that's a little too existential for me... ;)

Joan of Argghh! said...

Yes, but note the Left's new attack on "anonymity" as an excuse to not address an issue.

Of course, if you identify yourself, they will be sure to publish your home on a Google Map, all the better to abet the lynch mobs.

folly said...

While I don't think anonymous truths are irrelevant, I do think they should be taken with a grain of salt. Remember the Sarah Palin "incompetency leaks?"

If it is true, why wouldn't you be willing to put your name to it? If you're not willing to own up to your own comments, should you be speaking?

Joan of Argghh! said...

Because truth stands on its own, regardless.

Truth may be tedious, but it's knowable and recognizable no matter who speaks it.

Beauty is describable, certainly knowable, and we appreciate it long before we say, "who is the artist?"

Truth is the same.

Anonymity in public discourse is a time-honored feature, especially if there is opposition to truth.

Opinion is not the same as Truth, although those who understand that truth is knowable, may have an opinion about those who can't see it.

The Gunslinger said...

Who on earth could believe that truth depends on who proclaims it?

Silly me. A Liberal, of course — to whom all truth is "relative".

Joan of Argghh! said...

Not to worry, it was just one Liberal moonbat from Ohio. She hearts me.

Did you see Breitbart's latest? He coined the term, "situational patriots" in reference to Hollywood. Sweet.