With the advent of the internet and spread of the internet “hive mind” – it seems there’s no shortage of armchair experts. Everyone thinks their right, and why shouldn’t they? In an era where relative-everything seems to dominate the masses, it’s only others who are bombastic, judgemental, or even bigoted. This relativism – specifically as it relates to truth and morals, is partly what has gotten us into this quandary. Hence the painting, Pontificating – everyone wants to be a judge, but on what grounds?