29 Nov 2016

Lies,lies and more lies:- Post-Truth?

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"Post-truth world. It’s rubbish, of course. It presumes truth ever ruled.

Some say that after the election of Donald Trump, who told lie after lie to snare the American presidency, people are not expected to tell the truth anymore. Excuse me there either entering politics or are politicians, we know they tell porkies all the time.

(porkies meaning, lies we expect to hear)

This is silly. Rich well-connected people have always been allowed to tell lies. How do you think most of them got to be so rich and well-connected?

And ordinary, everyday people are still expected to tell the truth.

It’s just that with the advent of the internet and social media, it’s never been easier for all kinds of people to tell lies and have them believed and spread − like a virus − by millions, or even billions, of ordinary, everyday people.

This makes some rich, well-connected people very nervous, because now anyone can lie. And so it should!

They are losing control of the narrative. They are losing elections.

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