A Review Of Zano’s Review Of Wilber’s “Trump And A Post-Truth World”

Someone needs to put Zano back in his place and that someone is me! He’s starting to get a little too smug in his old age and sometimes he needs reminded he’s not a Jedi yet. This is a rebuttal of sorts to his feature: A Review Of Ken Wilber’s ‘Trump And A Post-Truth World’: Or, How I Stopped Evolving And Learned To Love The Trump. First off, Wilber is correct in his assessment of the problem. Post-modernism has promoted an individualistic pluralism that assumes that all values are self-constructed and relative; therefore the only true value is tolerance. But there is no way to come to a consensus on any given disputed moral issue. Every individual is free to do whatever they want so long as they stay clear of the legal restraints. The problem? A nation without virtue, rots from within. Also, a blog without merit sews only Discord. Snap. For a crash course in virtue-rot I refer to Exhibit A: Mick Zano’s undergraduate studies. Kidding, Zano (sort of).

Wilber is incorrect in addressing the cause of the problem. He assumes that a post-modern pluralistic consciousness is an evolutionary stage with an accompanying shadow-side of relativistic nihilism. Wilber claims that the consciousness of Theism is marked by a magical thinking level of consciousness which envisions God as being transcendent and separate from the created universe. He, along with his transpersonal minions, believe that evolution involves an increasing recognition of God as equal to creation.
The ultimate realization thus becomes:

We all equal the one consciousness that is God.

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  6 comments for “A Review Of Zano’s Review Of Wilber’s “Trump And A Post-Truth World”

  1. Mick Zano
    November 15, 2017 at 10:23 AM

    Thanks Poke, nice article. I think the point I was trying to make–and in one edit I actually blamed you and Wilber–is how neither of you distinguish between cultural issues and political ones. I am not disagreeing on some of our social issues and those do have political implications. Recent example, both sides are attacking our first amendment in different ways. However, one side still elects competent/pragmatic leaders and the other is gone, absolutely gone. Republicans are the unnecessary war, economic downturn people. They have one trick: shift all the money to the super rich. That’s it. Whatever else you think they stand for is a ruse. If this were a test, one side gets a C + and the other side didn’t even spell their name right at the top of the page.

  2. George
    November 15, 2017 at 10:58 AM

    If there is a God (specifically a Christian God) then Trump is surely the Antichrist. In fact, Trump may be the Antichrist even if there isn’t a God.

    P.S. As of 8:49pm, 11/15 you have the wrong author credited for this article.

    • Mick Zano
      November 15, 2017 at 3:16 PM

      Yeah, I changed that. Thank you! I agree the cognitive dissonance of the Christian right is astounding and even Pokey doesn’t seem to comment on that point. Let’s all dance around orange gorilla in the room. I just don’t buy the notion that Trump is the dems’ fault. That’s quite the cop out.

      • Pokey
        November 17, 2017 at 3:23 PM

        I’ll elaborate more about the culture vs. politics and Trump’s election being a reaction to the Left’s insanity Boomeritis when I have more time.

        • Mick Zano
          November 17, 2017 at 8:23 PM

          That’s just it, you don’t have more time. none of us do… as a direct result of poor voting.

    • Pokey
      November 17, 2017 at 3:21 PM

      From a protestant perspective Trump may appear as the Anti-christ. From a Catholic perspective, Trump is a desperate Hail Mary pass.

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