Our weapon is the truth

Written by Karlheinz W. Gernholz and Linda Levante on January 23, 2022

Donald J. Trump and his army, are subjected to constant hostility from the socialists, which is often very painful and (should) darken our souls. Their arguments are full of lies and they abhor honest people, upright love of God and truth. Their Fake News media spreads mirages of a brave new world that doesn’t exist. Socialists shun the truth and avoid it like the devil shuns holy water.

Realistically, from east to west, from north to south, we see people everywhere who are desperate and deeply suffering under the rule of the socialists. Everywhere there is weeping and gnashing of teeth. Our planet and humanity have never before in history reached such a low point. They have opened the gate to hell, and their foul breathing is poisoning God’s work.

The great philosopher Socrates

Once Socrates was walking through the streets of Athens. Suddenly a man came up to him excitedly and said:

„Socrates, I have to tell you something about your friend who…“

„Wait a minute, „Socrates interrupted him. „Before you tell any more – have you sifted the story you want to tell me through the three sieves?“

„The three sieves? What three sieves?“ the man asked in surprise.

„Let’s try it out,“ Socrates suggested.

„The first sieve is the sieve of truth. Are you sure that what you want to tell me is true?“

The man: „No, I heard someone tell it.“

„I see, the second sieve is the sieve of good. Is it something good you want to tell about your friend?“

The man replies, „No, not that. On the contrary….“

„Hmm,“ said Socrates, „now we are left with the third sieve, sincerity. Is it necessary for you to tell me what is upsetting you?“

„No, not really necessary,“ replied the man.

„Well,“ said Socrates, smiling, „if the story you want to tell me is not true, is not good, and is not necessary, you’d better forget it and not burden me with it!“

The fictitious dialogue between „the man“ and Socrates is a didactically interesting legend like so many traditions, one could also say with today’s words it is a fake news legend, but whoever may have told the legend, it must have been a clever person.

In another tradition, Meylana Jelaluddin Rumi, scholar and one of the most important Persian poets of the Middle Ages, is said to have recommended something similar.

Before we, the members of Donald J. Trump’s army, start talking, we should always ask ourselves first

  • Are our words true
  • Are they necessary
  • Are they kind

Donald J. Trump has created „The TRUTH“, thank God, and Socrates and Plato, were his advisors. It is now up to us whether we win the battle between „good and evil“. We can only win if we follow the truth.

Literature used:

Stangl, W. (2022). Die drei Siebe des Sokrates – Wahrheit – Güte – Notwendigkeit – arbeitsblätter news. Werner Stangls Arbeitsblätter-News.
WWW: https://arbeitsblaetter-news.stangl-taller.at/die-drei-siebe-des-sokrates-wahrheit-gute-notwendigkeit/ (2022-01-23).

Veröffentlicht von Karlheinz W. Gernholz

Dipl. Ing. Architect (Germany) Structural Engineering/ Construction management/ International experience mainly in Arabic countries, especially Tunisia

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