Quilt 37 – People see things through a variety of filters in order to arrive at what is true. When we don’t look through the filters, truth is distorted and that results in anger, confusion and alarm. Truth is like the perfect flower. It is pure, unadulterated, and timeless. Our justice system was to seek and reflect truth in all its complications. Increasingly we see the truth only through many filters, biases, and agendas. The bars between us and the flower. Created out of our adversarialism and specialization. Media needs to sell papers and air time. Parties directly involved in enforcement and judiciary have career and monetary biases. Politicians need to get elected. Lobby groups and social organizations have biased goals to achieve. Because of the way these filters biases, and agendas are presented to us, our perceptions of the truth is often so often so adulterated that we cannot make sense of the resulting picture (the adulterated flower). As a result, we react n anger, confusion, confusion, and ear, and divorce ourselves from fully seeking out the truth and understanding.