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DeSantis Torches Left-Wing Reporter: ‘I Will Not Let You Accuse Me of Criminal Activity’

Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis gave a heated reply to a reporter asking about a recent shooting.
@DeSantisWarRoom / X screen shot

The following article, DeSantis Torches Left-Wing Reporter: 'I Will Not Let You Accuse Me of Criminal Activity', was first published on Flag And Cross.

The argument about whether there is one truth or many goes back to ancient Greece.

Parmenides of Elea, who was active in the earlier part of the 5th century B.C., championed the one-truth theory well before the birth of Jesus. He wrote, “We can speak and think only of what exists. And what exists is uncreated and imperishable for it is whole and unchanging and complete. It was not or nor shall be different since it is now, all at once, one and continuous.”  The many-truths notion got footing with Heraclitus, who was active around 500 B.C. Heraclitus believed that “everything is in constant flux” and contradictory propositions must be true.

The argument is alive and well today. Conservatives like Florid’s GOP governor and presidential hopeful Ron DeSantis take up the position of Parmenides. For example, DeSantis, when blamed by a left-wing activist reporter for the horrific murders of three black people at the hands of a deranged racist killer in Jacksonville in August, retorted, “I am not going to let you accuse me of committing criminal activity … There is THE truth — it’s not everyone has their own truth …”

The exchange was posted on X by DeSantis War Room.

The person to blame for the racially motivated murder at a Dollar General store in Jacksonville was 21-year-old Ryan Palmeter,  a racist who lived with his parents more than 15 miles from the shooting scene. Palmeter was armed with a Glock pistol and an AR-style rifle with swastikas.  The gunman wrote several manifestoes detailing his hatred of black people.

Palmeter was deranged, to put it mildly. DeSantis labeled the shooter a “coward” for committing suicide shortly after the murders.

Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo, who happens to be black, defended DeSantis and called the actions of those who try to spin tragedies like the Jacksonville mass shooting for political gain as “immoral.”

Ladapo further characterized the many-truth proponents, like the reporter who attacked DeSantis, as trying to “hide reality” to spin it so you will buy the lie they are trying to sell. He also accused them of trying to take advantage of DeSantis for being white instead of black, like the victims. In other words, the reporter’s truth is that DeSantis must be guilty because he is white. That’s racist.

Progressives gravitate toward Heraclitus’ many-truth stance because through it, they are allowed to define “reality” as they see fit. Instead of living in and navigating the reality they are given by God, they seek to create it. In other words, they each want to play the part of God. Sound familiar? Think Lucifer.

Progressives band together politically to perpetuate their lies but, in the end, they will turn on one another. They have to. It’s inherent in their philosophy.

In reality, there can only be one truth and that truth is God. Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6) The Father is the One accessed through the triune nature of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Humans don’t create truth, they strive for it. Having a different perspective on a painting like Edvard Munch’s The Scream is one thing. Some may love it, some might hate it and others might not give two cents one way or the other. But to claim the painting isn’t a painting, but a figment of the imagination or a rock, is quite another. It’s called insane.

Just because insanity is the norm in progressive circles doesn’t make it sane.  Thank goodness there are people like Ron DeSantis, who are willing to stand up to the madness and call it what it is. “There is THE truth” and no other.

Philosophy matters, and Parmenides was not insane.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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