THE POLITICS OF NUANCE — THE NUANCE OF POLITICS

…an essay [id est rant and rave] of the conflating and the grifting of message…

There is a fine distinction… a nuance… subtle differences in shades of meaning… as slight as the passing of emotion(s) across a person’s face.

Is it in the eyes, (do they ‘smize’) is it the furrow between one’s brows… is it the lines around the mouth… is it laughing, is it lecherous, is it stifling a yawn? Does it purse its lips in thinly veiled contempt? How do we define thee…?

Does this mouth, forming a thought, nuances the language to sound more complex to appear more intelligent or worse conflate the issues… To persuade the perspective of others toward highly sensitive subjects, and loaded word/world concepts… ‘Read my lips’…

Social, societal, socialist, socialism… are these words the exact same thing? ‘Social’ from Latin ‘Socii’ [‘sokiː] meaning ‘allies’ [combine or unite a resource or commodity with (another) for mutual benefit]… Since ‘social’ is used in various different senses, it is relegated to being a fuzzy concept… Are uses of the word equal? Is the fuzzy concept objectional… the root of meaning having to do with of/for people/allies?… social services, social security, social conscience, social class, social drinker, social ladder, social good, [SJW] social justice warrior, social sciences, social worker, socialization, socializing, social justice, social constructs, church social… (drum roll please)… social democracy…

Are the words only a series of nuanced concepts as listed? The good, the bad, the ugly, or the indifferent… perhaps, these words have no more bearing than how they are used, how they are presented, applied, or even what they want to mean… In many ways, language transitions and transforms itself… evolves simply by its use and in its use… One must Listen closely, read acutely… but receive objectively - first - pause… and then test against your subjective sensibilities… Better yet, litmus test against the facts…. Don’t allow yourself to knee-jerk into misreading the message… or the messenger. Don’t be drawn in by incendiary rhetoric in headlines, reporting and random gut-speakers… Gut-speakers who lose their shite, who are fast and loose with facts… Oh, how the devil is in the details… i.e. the coding in nuanced pithy 142 words or less… sound bites with teeth… teething on your fears.

Is the jury still out, hashing, parsing or has the final verdict been made?

A Truth is presumed to be in accord with fact. Ipso facto… Vetted…

Or is there more than one reality in which truth exists? Are there many truths to the meaning of a word, how it is used, or what the speaker’s meaning is — the intention? Eschew giving false witness. Criticize from evidence… Incontrovertibly… then move on. Stop beating the dead horse.

Plain speaking, direct, self-defined attributions of meaning… should speak for itself. Shouldn’t it… or should it? Furthermore, how a man carries himself, speaks volumes as well. Does it or does it not?

Can we be sure there is no shadow that the speaker casts, where safe short views are hidden by dangerous long views? What lies in the belly of the speaker of his gut-held beliefs?

There are perhaps, more than just a few kinds of gut-speaking. To speak from the gut, suggests authenticity that is inferred, implied, or assumed… the style of which is its facade… it is this intrinsic theme, ‘The Face’, we try to discern, the level of its truthiness… We twist and turn this ‘Rubik’ cube so all sides of its face correspond…

One ‘gut-speak’ is in which that speak is so apparently self-evident, consistent — remarkable for its veracity — discoverable, researchable… available to be scrutinized… The self-determination inseparable from its policy, ideals, character, morality…

If this gut-speaking represents its truth, then any negative nuance ascribed to it from detractors, is so that we would be misled…

Another form of gut-speaking is also apparent in its bearing, yet it is pocked with much ‘manner of character-less-ness’, equally discoverable… and often presented with its own generated nuance to conceal the grift for your allegiance. This gut-speaker believes his own mythos. Has gotten into the role of circus barker… love/hates the ‘sucker-born-every-day’… If and when the truth is revealed, you will either feel swindled, or you will be the one to nuance the fraud to save face… (again rears that proverbial [inscrutable] face)… You have been bamboozled, and lost everything to this carnival’s distractions.

A third type of gut-speaking is all about finesse… Supreme ambiguity of position, superb dexterity in advocating diametrically opposing causes… An enthusiastic shill for whom the veil of time separates the disparate views. This gut-speak tests your memory tests your fact checking… presents its speak as if you have neither memory or bother with fact checking. This gut-speaker undermines and maligns or alternatively gives faint praise to the competition only pointing to red herrings of “but they do it too” as it serves them best. There is no consciousness to this gut. There is no accountability taken by this gut-speaker. This gut-speaker has learned well how to mimic concern.

Is the jury still out, hashing, parsing or has the final verdict been made?

The direction of this country and its place in the world is a tenuous thing… it dangles by thin threads of policy, purpose, and character. The choosing of who steers our ship is a critical one. The stakes are high in Truly Being a great model of high standing and standards…

Has the final verdict been made?