The Allegory of the Cave

2019 January 22
by justrand

‘The Republic’ was written by Plato about 380 BC, and contains within it one of the premier allegories of all literature and philosophy: the Allegory of the Cave.

The allegory boils down to this: what if you had a group prisoners chained in a cave since birth in a manner which made it impossible for them to see anything but the cave wall in front of them. Behind the prisoners is a fire and between the fire and the prisoners is a raised walkway, on which people can walk.
The people on the walkway are essentially puppeteers, who carry objects in the shape of human and animal figures, as well as everyday items, back and forth creating shadows on the cave wall in front of the prisoners. The only “Reality” the prisoners know is that of the shadows, and the “puppeteers” can tell them ANYTHING they want about what those shadowy images are.

In essence we are all “prisoners” in a cave, since we cannot be everywhere and see everything for ourselves. Thus people have always relied on others to tell them what happened elsewhere and what the “images” on the cave wall truly represent. Whether we call them Heralds, Town Criers, or Reporters, we have to assume they are truthful…UNTIL THEY ARE PROVEN NOT TO BE.

Last Friday in Washington D.C. our modern day Heralds, Town Criers and Reporters showed themselves NOT to be truthful. They KNEW the images they portrayed were DELIBERATELY false…yet they described them as “TRUTH!” to the “prisoners” chained in the cave.

So-called “journalists” and a host of Politicians and “Celebrities” condemned a group of INNOCENT young Christian boys based on “cave-wall images” they KNEW to be FALSE. Many of those diseased “journalists” and a host of Politicians and “Celebrities” continue to do so.

Stop trusting them. Period.

12 Responses leave one →
  1. 2019 January 22 11:05 am
    justrand permalink

    This is the Saturday Night Live “comedy writer” Sarah Beattie that fight on and drdog were discussing on the previous thread. She is inciting violence against a teenager (one of the Covington Catholic boys) in exchange for sexual favors.

    The young man in question that she wants SLUGGED happens to be innocent…but I digress.
    This SLUT is saying she will perform a sexual favor for someone if they will just physically assault this young man.

    WHY is the Left so filled with HATE??? And why isn’t this bitch (with apologies to all female dogs) being investigated for INCITING VIOLENCE???

  2. 2019 January 22 11:50 am
    Eph permalink

    Anyone know the current over/under on total number of Dims running in 2020?

    My guess is 24

  3. 2019 January 22 12:16 pm
    justrand permalink

    geez, Eph…there were 24 of ’em running a couple of months ago. I think now there are only 24 who AREN’T running!!

  4. 2019 January 22 12:18 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Heh, Senate budget proposal includes border funding —

  5. 2019 January 22 12:20 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Just remember to get your memes ready! Remember when all the Lefty pundits were complaining about Allllll the GOPers running?

  6. 2019 January 22 12:35 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    By the way this is Sarah’s CV — “writer. comedy person. I hate your ex boyfriend. Sorry I meant mine. I have big tits.” That is right off her Twitter page. Yep, a Kathy Griffin acolyte.

  7. 2019 January 22 1:02 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Needs to happen to a bunch more — — Loses job for essentially being stupid and reacting like an ass.

  8. 2019 January 22 2:04 pm

    2 – I think announced is ~6 or 7 counting today? Definitely more coming, but media will pick about 2-3 to talk about and of course who ever they anoint as ‘the next One’ – which is probably the turd fest that announced today.

  9. 2019 January 22 2:26 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    AOC is a loon — “Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) suggests that the U.S. needs to pay “reparations” like Germany did “after the Holocaust” if it wants to heal: “Until America tells the truth about itself, we are not going to heal” — Well AOC “after the Holocaust” implies WWII. Germany paid no “reparations” for that war, it was a bombed out wreck.

  10. 2019 January 22 3:46 pm
    drdog09 permalink

  11. 2019 January 22 4:45 pm
    justrand permalink

    apparently he is a Veteran…just not a Vietnam Vet

    the question is whether he is truly “Native American”

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