Wait, because England tried to do some sensible things suddenly "No taxation without representation "becomes an alternate fact? No that was still a thing. Just because an issue is compicated doesn't mean it is an alternate fact.
Susan, the economic interests of the 1770s used the "No taxation...." alternative fact to stir the emotions of the cannon fodder they knew they would need.
Don't you complicate the issue by denying the usefulness of emotions.
Translation: I want history to fit my conspiracy theory. I just remembered why I usually ignore you.
BTW, that has NOTHING to do with me denying shit.
This isn't the 1700's and I have a different take on alternative facts. There are facts and then there are not facts. An alternative fact is an outright lie, plain and simple. tRump uses his "fake news" and "alternative facts" to do exactly what he wants to do. He is making up the news and claiming whatever he wants to as an alternative fact.
To the average American this leaves bu one question. Where does tRump get his facts?
If nothing else, *45's getting elected is pretty much an ironclad proof of Karl's contention here. The most frightening thing is that it IS truth that's being created. Granted it's synthetic truth and not the genuine article, but it's absolutely true to the believers. And no stinkin' facts, echt or alternative, will ever disprove it to them.
When you get down to it, why should truth be any different from any other commodity on the market? Ever cheaper and crappier knockoffs show up for sale until the quality of the original is just a ghost.
Very well put, Bertold. The problems I see with this whole idea is that people will be divided pro and con more so than they ever have been. This division will lead to violence in the streets and bloodshed, and it already has done so in some areas. So many in this country have been so tired of government by law in a long and time consuming fashion that they champion a rogue mongrel who gets things done anyway he can.
Didn't this happen in Germany one time? If memory is correct here that experiment didn't work out so well.
I concur with both you and Bertold. I also used that "philosophy" word because of how many applications it has to so many areas.