The bottom line is that most of the people in this country cannot distinguish between a fact and an opinion. If somebody that the low information trogolodytes have imbued with authority, such as our Orange Prophet president says something, that becomes concrete, indelible fact in these peoples’ “minds,” no matter how preposterous the assertion might be
Scottie Nell Hughes (a paid CNN commentator during the 2016 presidential election)
Glenn Thrush was present and this was his response:
“First I’ve got to pick my jaw up off the floor here. There are no objective facts? I mean, that is — that is an absolutely outrageous assertion. Of course there are facts. There is no widespread proof that three million people voted illegally. It’s been checked over and over again. We had a Pew study that took place over 15 years that showed people had more likelihood of being struck by lightning than voting illegally in an election.”
If Trump’s tweet is truth then why not add, “Freedom is Slavery.” “War is Peace.” And “Ignorance is Strength.”
we know from Kellyanne Conway that yes, there are facts, in fact all kinds of facts, particularly alternative facts. a fact and an opinion are not two separate things. The two words are interchangeable. To Trump voters, this is not an odd perception of reality at all. The religious fanatics that voted for Trump think that religion and science are the same thing — so why wouldn’t a fact and an opinion be the same as well?
Orwell put the handwriting on the wall sixty years ago. Now it is blinking in neon.
“The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites.” George Orwell in 1984
Sound like any political party that we know?