“All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.” -Friedrich Nietzsche-What is truth in the world today? Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints possess spiritual truths, and to a certain degree there are principles of truth taught with respect to temporal matters. Much of what happens in the world today doesn't seem to place much weight on truth but expends efforts to do or say whatever necessary to gain power and influence. Businesses are being rewarded publicly for dishonesty, many are caught up in lies surrounding debt obligations, and political leaders of the world have made a science out of deceiving their constituents. Yet it seems that the honest are the ones truly suffering - but are not powerless.
However, I wonder if what I see as lies are as Nietzsche states, simply interpretations of experiences and examples rather than something that is absolutely true or false. Is what is going on with the federal bailouts a true or false principle? Does something like this fall into true and false?
For me I always thought that power came from truth. When truth is taught and lived by that person or organization they increase in power or influence that far exceeds the power that comes from lies or misrepresenting the truth. That means that if we simply seek for and implement true principles our power and ability to overcome the opposition we face is very real and sure.
Are we functioning in society that is more power hungry than they are hungry for the truth or the right way? I think our society has long surpassed any point where the populous majority care much for truth as much as they are preoccupied with the obtaining of temporal power and influence over others regardless of the method used to obtain it. Truth is liberating and enlightening. Power from this world is corrupting and lies at the heart of our nations problems. So I ask again, is there truth in the world today and who is to be found in possession of it?