Welcome to the Post-Factual World

The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Liberty News Now

This is the future we can all look forward to if we allow the idea of TRUTH to be discarded…

When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in a rather scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.”

Lewis Carroll, “Through the Looking Glass,” 1872

Although appearing in a satirical novel nearly a century and a half ago, this statement by Humpty Dumpty in many respects describes the post-factual world in which we now live.

“Reality shows” are anything but; substantive courses of study like history and civics increasingly are overshadowed by such drivel as “transgender studies”; and “fake news” has become the common currency of those who make news just as for those who report on it. Examples of all this are disturbingly easy to catalog:

THE PATHETIC: “Hillary would have won, if…” – If there is a gold medal moment

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