Thursday, January 26, 2017
'ALTERNATIVE' FACTS--A DANGEROUS CONCEPT
Post-truth and the Trump administration have entered a new phase. "Alternative truth" is the latest abomination of rational thinking.
Here's two views of the term.
The term is reminiscent of an idea from George Orwell's book 1984.
Here's the Press Secretary's non-sequitur defense of the concept.
Two of Trumps favorite leaders are Russian dictator V. Putin and Israel's hard-liner Netanyahu. Netanyahu has thumbed his nose at the U.N., international law and complaints about violating the human rights of Palestinians--on whose land the Israeli's are building settlement for Jewish Israelis. Anyone who truly cares about freedom of speech and press, honest government and the future of freedom and democracy should be concerned.
Hopefully, the Republicans, who dominate both houses of Congress will or say something about these abominations.