In case you thought I was exaggerating

In yesterday’s article, I proposed the theory that Leftism was not a mental disease nor a political theory, but a religious heresy, that is, a Godless form of Christianity that believes in millennial eschatology, personal revelation, and overthrow of the world-system, an internal deity, and, in short, was modern Gnosticism.

One aspect of Gnosticism is rejection of all the world as illusion. Matter is innately evil, and exoteric systems, such as theology and logic, are innately misleading. Only the Inner Voice is true, and reality is optional.

Some of you perhaps thought I was kidding or exaggerating. Maybe so. But there are at least some currents among the Left for which this is not an exaggeration, and sometimes, as if by oversight, they tell the truth about themselves.

In the end, we had to make a very difficult decision to move forward as a publication without Jonathan Springston. Last Wednesday, we informed him it seemed more appropriate if he found work with another publication or started his own publication.

At a very fundamental, core level, Springston did not share our vision for a news publication with a progressive perspective. He held on to the notion that there was an objective reality that could be reported objectively, despite the fact that that was not our editorial policy at Atlanta Progressive News. It just wasn’t the right fit.

We have already begun drafting a more programmatic statement on our editorial position regarding objectivity, inter-subjectivity, and news.

My comment: this is not the first time a report has been fired for being honest and objective. It is the first time to my knowledge that the editor admitted that his official editorial policy was non-objective, i.e. dishonesty, rhetoric and propaganda. Is the smell of contempt for you that I scent floating from the Leftward side of the political compass my imagination? I hope so. And yet, one does not and perhaps cannot feel that the victims of one’s own lies and deceptions are one’s intellectual equals. Liars always feel smarter than the people they lie to. Maybe that explains their attitude.

N.B.: the word inter-subjectivity, in case you do not recognize it, is Newspeak gobbledegook.