Reading a text is no longer considered an innocent activity. (Wright 393)
While Wright's statement may seem ridiculous, it actually rings true. Indeed, in poststructuralist criticism everything is suspect. Poststructuralists reverse the mantra innocent until proven guilty and hold everything....EVERYTHING...guilty of falsity. In a sense, according to poststructuralists, we are all liars, for we can never really know the real truth in order to base our statements off of it. While this is slightly depressing, I believe it is true to a certain degree. I agree with poststructuralists, like Derrida, when they argue that we have no stable system to base meaning off of, for we are entirely dependent upon language, and language is faulted. Thus, we can't make unfaulted, truthful statements, because any statement we make must be made through language. On the other hand, however, I still believe that "truth" is out there; we simply don't have the means to prove that it exists. In a sense, I believe in truth like some people believe in life on other undiscovered planets. Thus, we can still have hope with a deconstructivist mindset.