“I’m a pragmatist.” President Obama’s words not mine. He said it twice before the inauguration; he said it with true conviction, as though pragmatism was an admirable quality. Pragmatists believe that concepts are to be sought in their practical bearing, that truth is to be tested by the practical consequences of belief, that truth is that which works, whatever one wishes to be true, is true, whatever one wishes to exist, does exist.
Pragmatists believe that reality is indeterminate, that people determine the actual nature of reality. Pragmatists compose the “I can have my cake and eat it too” crowd, they believe anything goes, the hell with reality, the hell with causality, they abrogate both in favor of a wanton lifestyle.
Pragmatism is a cancer in our society. How many times have you heard someone say: “What is this world coming too?” the answer is pragmatism. Pragmatic professors and philosophers, many with tenure, have been teaching this anti-reality dogma to impressionable young people in our colleges for the past 50 years. These are the same left wing bomb throwers who welcome the likes of William Ayres and Ward Churchill as their own. This is what the world has come too.
I would prefer my president employ logic and reason when making crucial decisions about national security, economic policy, immigration policy, and the list goes on. I would prefer my president contemplate the potential causality of his actions before making vacuous decisions. Lets examine his first two weeks in office; close a prison for terrorist, choose three tax dodger cabinet appointees, Write a bill to borrow a trillion dollars —a mortgage on our future — load it with welfare, special interest, and pork spending, then call it a stimulus package. Yup, he’s a pragmatist all right. I wish he would have declared this on the campaign trail.