We live in an age where the lines are no longer simply blurred, they hardly exist.
Woe unto the man or woman with mental disorders when it comes to keeping the two in their respective corners.
I am speaking, of course, of fact and of fiction.
In an age when authors blend the two in a genre known as “faction”, it becomes even more obscured when journalists practice a similar concept (the “composite” character made up of several individuals, or worse, the elusive “sources close to the White House”).
It is with cautious aforethought that The Precipice has waited this long to comment on the Arizona shooting.
We listened as the spin-meisters from the left tried to pin the whole incident on radio talk shows, or the “vitriolic” nature of we bloggers.
I think that intelligent speech is meant to be consumed by intelligent people. I think that intelligent people can “read between the lines” as my high school history teacher used to say.
Of course, you can make too much of reading between the lines, but by the same token, one has to have a built-in malarkey protector as well.
I would say that this whole even was the orchestration of a delusional mind, but also one that has been fed without the ability to use a clarity of focus to separate the facts from the spin.
The Bible speaks of “lies becoming the truth, and the truth becoming the lies”.
This young man definitely has his issues, no doubt; and I believe that his mental state is largely to blame; but also his volition.
Everything in life is a matter of choices; choosing wisely is aided by clear thinking.
It would be just like the liberal to make such an assertion when the truth has them “up against the ropes”.
For me, I believe we should press forward with our dialogue; press forward with pushing, hard, with facts and our take on the issues.
It is what makes America strong, our free voice.
Stifling it, as the Arizona Sheriff would like to do stinks of Stalin and Mao’s “little red book”.
As for the Precipice, we will continue to sing out the truth.