Friday, May 18, 2012

Triangulation - Word of the Day

Statists scored some coup when they concocted and mainstreamed their paradigm. Left or right, the State always wins; society and the individual always lose. Triangulation means strangulation. It narrows the parameters of responsible discourse. It marginalizes those who question the premises underlying the superstitions of our day. In controlling the opposition, the paradigm manages dissent and thereby manufactures consent.

In the words of the late, great Joseph Sobran: “If you want government to intervene domestically, you’re a liberal. If you want government to intervene overseas, you’re a conservative. If you want government to intervene everywhere, you’re a moderate. If you don’t want government to intervene anywhere, you’re an extremist.” So much for the exhilaration of choice.

It puts the lie to Nietzsche’s accompanying quote. In reality, moral relativism is a greater enemy of truth than lies. Convictions, properly formed, expose moral relativism.


with Anu Garg




verb tr.:
1. To position between two extremes, for example, in politics to appeal to both left and right wings.
2. a. To make triangular.
b. To divide an area into triangles.
c. To determine a location by measuring angles to it from known points.
Composed of or marked with triangles.

From Latin triangulare (to make a triangle), from triangulus (three-cornered). Earliest documented use: 1833.

"The only safe path was to triangulate, to split the difference between traditional liberal stances and those of free market economists."
Robin Sears; Progressive Leaders Need to Win Back the Middle Class; The Toronto Star (Canada); Mar 23, 2012.


Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies. -Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, philosopher (1844-1900)


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