Special thanks to Caitlin Curtis
Special thanks to Caitlin Curtis
Epistemology is the study of knowledge. It has been a common topic among philosophers for thousands of years. While there has never been a conclusive proof that any specific theory is correct modern epistemology has a new layer which was not foreseen by pre-20th century philosophers.
Epistemology is the underlying issue in science, philosophy and life. Earlier epistemologists concentrated on the search for what is REAL. Each of them had ideas about the “real world,” but no one could prove if any of them were correct. Plato, Locke, Kant and Descartes offered different explanations of human understanding but most eventually came to the conclusion that our knowledge of “reality” is limited to what we can perceive. Those beliefs were born out in later years as scientific knowledge grew and things which were previously undetectable came within man’s scope.
At the time they lived they had no knowledge of radio waves, electromagnetic radiation, or the relative nature of space/time. These things all existed prior to our ability to detect them but our lack of perception prevented us from knowing them. As science advanced and we became able to detect things which were previously unseen our understanding of reality grew thus proving that our understanding of reality was determined by our perception and not vice versa.
Once it was generally agreed upon that we cannot know what is “real,” and that we can only know what we perceive, the debate centered around how we can prove our perceptions are accurate. They sought to understand how our preconceptions of the world affect our perceptions of it, and in some cases, vice versa.
All good philosophical debate is based on sound premises. In order for an argument to be sound the premises it’s based upon must also be sound. The problem was and is that any premise can be disputed unless we can prove how we know that premise to be true. The goal of philosophers was to establish how we know what we know so that we can have premises which can be agreed upon as the basis of our rational arguments and our philosophical thoughts.
At that time virtually all of what people knew came through direct experience. Experience which was not obtained personally and directly almost always came from people who they personally knew and could judge the veracity thereof. The world was a small place and people knew where information was coming from and the reputations of the people responsible for it.
In today’s tele world much of our experience is coming from sources which are not in our direct experience. We read things which are composed by other people who we have never met and in many cases we have no personal knowledge of their intent or their integrity. Social media users can post things anonymously without repercussion and without any concern for “truth” or “fair play.”
Of even greater concern is the mass media which has turned its back on the concept of truth in pursuit of self-centered goals. They distort the truth, omit the truth, or just spew blatant lies. One of the most important keys to a functioning democracy is TRUTH and TRANSPARENCY.
The third estate used to exist in this country as a functional counterbalance and watchdog of our government and corporate powers. Honorable journalists sought the facts, presented the facts, and allowed their viewers and readers to form their own conclusions. They tried to hold our political and business leaders accountable in the best interests of all Americans.
In recent years the mainstream media has become the equivalent of the Soviet era TASS. They are nothing more than the propaganda arm of Hollywood liberals and the Democratic party. Anything liberals and democrats do is, by default, acceptable. Anything that anyone that disagrees with them does, is by default, unacceptable.
Our media decided to collude with the Clintons during Bill’s presidency and they have never looked back or turned back since. They have chosen to ignore the most egregious and disgusting acts perpetrated by the Clintons and Obama. They do not hesitate to publish known lies, quoting “anonymous” sources. Their dedication to their misguided ideals is equaled only by their willingness to disregard the rights, beliefs and freedoms of those who disagree with them.
While they relentlessly attack any who have the nerves to dispute their moral superiority, they protect those who espouse liberal philosophy and their Democratic donors regardless of their crimes or their personal foibles. They ignore the hatred and racist rants of their members and seek to cover it up to maintain their illusion of superiority. Women who had their rights violated by sexist liberal business and political leaders are berated and attacked by the very people who should be defending them.
The rights of women and minorities they claim to espouse are secondary to the perpetuation of their own power. This is not the exclusive domain of liberals or the Democratic Party. Our political leaders in general have shown utter disregard for their constituency or the laws that the people that elected them are forced to live by. The only “constituency” our elected representatives concern themselves with are: themselves, their political party, political action committees and corporate lobbyists. The only time they even pretend to care about the voter is at election time. The purpose of RaisingDC.com is to restore the government to the people of this great country.
Towards this end we promote open and honest discussion of issues and solutions from well-intentioned people regardless of their political affiliation or social beliefs. Ideas and answers expressed on this site should be considered starting points and not final solutions. All beliefs and ideas should be subject to revision based upon subsequent evidence.
This war is not about Trump being a wealthy man, all the members of Congress are wealthy themselves or they deal with wealthy people on a regular basis. This isn’t about him being a sexist or a racist. That is also common in Washington and Hollywood. This isn’t about Trump being a Republican or a conservative, there have been previous Republicans who did not face the level of opposition and resistance Donald Trump has faced. This is not about any crimes he committed in the past or about his personal behavior.
We have people on the left and right who believe that this war on Trump is ideological, it is not. This isn’t about his stands on the NRA, Right to Life, Religious Freedom, Free Speech, Globalism, foreign relations or any of the other crap they have been feeding us. This is about two things and two things only: The widespread corruption in Washington D.C. and a simple three word chant that Trump spoke and much of America embraced, “drain the swamp.”
Never before have the swamp rats in DC felt so threatened. Everything they have done since has been a direct response to prevent Donald from keeping his promise to “drain the swamp.” They have brought one frivolous lawsuit and slanderous claim after another against him to paralyze his presidency and keep him from directing attention to their activities over the last several decades.
Except for Douglas Campbell, I don’t believe that anyone who wasn’t involved in the corruption, including Donald Trump, realized the depth and breadth of the corruption in this country. When he promised to “drain the swamp” he probably figured that he was referring to a select group of individuals. Little did he know just how may swamp rats there are making their homes in Washington.
Although it might be easier to list who ISN’T involved in this I will attempt to provide a starting point and those with better resources can make the connections.
First we should start with Bill and Hillary Clinton. They are the Swamp Rat King and Queen. They are the roots of all that is wrong in the Democratic Party and American politics in general. Their corruption is so widespread that their slimy tendrils have infiltrated every branch of the government. It is impossible to cite their misdeeds without naming virtually every department and agency in the US.
First Bill corrupted the state of Arkansas. Bill used Highway patrolmen to bring him women to prey upon and he was involved in Whitewater. Whitewater marked the FIRST time that the Clinton’s either hid, altered or outright destroyed evidence in defiance of court orders, AND GOT AWAY WITH IT. This marked the beginning of their total disregard for the law and the constitution of the United States. It also began forming the large group of people who became involved in the Clinton’s web of corruption.
There are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of people who have been involved in the Clinton’s dirty deals, either in the actual commission of the crimes, the subsequent cover-up attempts, or the justification of or diversion from their criminal activities. The people they haven’t been able to corrupt they have been willing to blackmail or coerce into shutting up. Ask James McDougal what they were willing to do to silence anyone who threatened their kingdom. He was the one person that could bring down the Clintons in the Whitewater scam. He died in prison under extremely suspicious circumstances.
So we start the Clinton Crime Cartel Foundation with allies of the Clinton’s during their time in Arkansas. It didn’t take long for them to spread the corruption in Washington, as Bill used Secret Service agents to protect him while he had sexual encounters with a young lady who worked for him. Companies and Universities all over the country had rules in place about this kind of behavior, but in typical Clintonesque fashion Bill ignored laws and ethics and did what suited him.
He cheated on his wife, but it was OK because everyone understood why he cheated and she didn’t care. She saw Bill as a stepping stone and stayed with him, not out of loyalty to Bill, but out of her own self-centered ambitions. The affair was cheap and disgusting, but the crime occurred in the follow up. To this day I cannot understand how Bill Clinton escaped Obstruction of Justice charges. It was a slam dunk case.
This is where the second group of Clinton accomplices and apologists enter. This is also where the entire United States became permanently divided along party lines. Not a single democrat voted to impeach Clinton when obvious crimes were committed. They proved that their dedication to their party and staying in power was far more important to them than laws, ethics or honor.
So we see that the Clintons already had many people invested in them before Hillary’s time as Secretary of State. They had either aided and abetted in the crimes or they had become embroiled in the cover ups or they had staked their reputations on the Clintons defense and they weren’t willing or able to admit that they had been duped.
No one likes to admit they are wrong. The four most satisfying words in the English language are “I told you so.” For many people the three hardest to say are “I was wrong.” Much like Arthur Fonzarelli they choke on the words.
But more importantly, for the Elite leftists, they know their illusion of superiority will be shattered if they admit they are wrong and their long game is dependent upon their moral superiority. (See The Near Death of Pride on RaisingDC.com)
The Clinton Crime Cartel expanded its influence globally during Hillary Clinton’s term as Secretary of State. Her Uranium One activities have embroiled all of the intelligence services and many of the Departments and Agencies of the United States in her crimes. They are all desperate to escape punishment so they have conducted the three ring circus Americans have been subjected to ever since they started to take Trump’s chances of winning the presidency seriously.
The Departments of State, Treasury, Defense, Justice, Commerce, Energy and Homeland Security, and two White House agencies, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and Office of Science and Technology Policy all colluded with Hillary Clinton and Russia to sell US Uranium to Russian interests. THEN THEY TELL US THAT THE RUSSIANS ARE DANGEROUS? LAUGHABLE. Everyone involved in this crooked deal can be counted as an active Trump enemy. I am sure investigating their ties to Mueller, Rosenstein, Brennan, Clapper, etc., etc. would be very enlightening.
Everyone involved in the Benghazi cover up can be counted as an active enemy of Donald Trump. Everyone involved in the Iran deal and the cover ups relating to it can be counted as Trump enemies. Everyone involved in the Clinton EMail deletion cover up is an active enemy of Donald Trump.
Everyone who has ever been involved in the Clinton’s dirty dealings can be counted as Trump enemies, all because of three simple words, “DRAIN THE SWAMP.”
To see how Trump can defeat all this read “Breaking the Stonewall” at RaisingDC.com.
It is now clear that the heads of the FBI and DOJ are stonewalling congress. They have no intentions of producing the evidence the legislators are requesting. They have every intention of dragging this out until the current administration has gone, even if it takes 7 more years.
The lengths they have gone to are clear indicators of the collusion between the heads of both agencies to first create the outcome of the 2016 election, and, when that failed, to try to invalidate it. President Trump has been far too kind on them. I think it is time to bypass the FBI heads and the DOJ heads and get the information from alternative sources.
President Trump should hold an address and ask all members of the FBI and DOJ with evidence of CRIMINAL wrongdoing by their superiors in regards to the 2016 election or its aftermath to come forward with the proof.
He should also go directly to the NSA and get the files that Congress has requested repeatedly. They copy every bit of data transmitted in the United States and they surely have it. Trump has been very friendly to the DOD, they should have some people willing to come forward with the facts.