Tuesday 11 February 2020

The Shocking Truth About Post-Truth

We live in a world where truth is relative, and that is the horrifying thing. I am not sure if it has always been thus, but it has grown bolder in recent years.

What is “true” and what is not, now depends on who you choose to believe. If you like someone or want to believe in them, then what they say is “true” to you.

Gone, it seems, are the days when we would look for neutral confirmation of what someone is saying before accepting what anyone says as being “true.”

I have heard glaring examples in recent days of two sides of a political chasm saying the polar opposite, and their people believing it as “true.”

I don’t mean reciting political ideologies, I mean stating bold faced lies, and having it not only accepted as “truth” but repeating it boldly and with great confidence as “truth.”

Even in the face of stacks and stacks of facts, the “truth” of their leader, the person they choose to believe in, is taken at face value as the “god’s honest truth.”

I suppose “fact checking” will soon die out, or at least be relegated to the obscurities, reserved only for the “weirdo’s” who do not have a political ideologue to tell them what to believe. 

I have seen this transpire not only in a certain country to the south of me, but also right here in The Great White North, particularly during the last political campaign.

Why can’t we get back to searching for and believing in facts and only in the “plain, simple, ordinary, unextraordinary . . . facts.”

Do some fact checking, filter out any bias, political or otherwise, before believing what someone is saying as the “truth.” 

Truth should not be relative.

As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!

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