“when lies make the political system dysfunctional, its poor results can feed the alienation and lack of trust in institutions that make the post-truth play possible in the first place”
This writing is taken from an article that was written in The Economist in the September 10-16, 2016 edition. I found this article to be very enriching in this current season that we live. I am just writing a excerpt from it but if you can get a copy and read it you will benefit greatly and enrich your soul…
Politicians have always lied. Does it matter if they leave the truth behind entirely? Consider how far Donald Trump is estranged from fact. He inhabits a fantastical realm where Barack Obama’s birth certificate was faked, the president founded Islamic State (IS), the Clintons are killers and the father of a rival was with Lee Harvey Oswald before he shot John F. Kennedy. Mr Trump is the leading exponent of “post-truth” politics-a reliance on assertions that “feel true” but have no basis in fact. His brazenness is not punished, but taken as evidence of his willingness to stand up to elite power.
This is what i have been saying since Mr. Trump declared he was running for president. Everyone that is concerned about what is happening in America should read this article. The changing of the way people think is happening now. And the article goes on to say that Post-truth has also been abetted by the evolution of the media. The fragmentation of news sources has created an atomised world in which lies, rumour and gossip spread with alarming speed. Lies that are widely shared on-line within a network, whose members trust each other more than they trust any mainstream-media source, can quickly take on the appearance of truth. Presented with evidence that contradicts a belief that is dearly held, people have a tendency to ditch the facts first.
I do hope that people realize that this is serious business and not just push away the fact that Trump is changing the way some Americans are thinking. In my opinion Mr. Trump is EVIL and if not evil he is influenced by EVIL!!!
Let’s talk about “post-truth” for a moment, Post-truth politics is a political culture in which debate is framed largely by appeals to emotion disconnected from the details of policy, and by the repeated assertion of talking points to which factual rebuttals are ignored. Post-truth differs from traditional contesting and falsifying of truth by rendering it of “secondary” importance. The contemporary origin of the term is attributed to blogger David Roberts who used the term in 2010 in a column for Grist. It became widespread during the 2016 presidential election in the United States and the the 2016 referendum on membership in the European Union in the United Kingdom. Political commentators have identified post-truth politics as ascendant in American, Australian, British and Indian politics, as well as in other areas of debate, driven by a combination of the 24-hour news cycle, false balance in news reporting, and the increasing ubiquity of social media.
Well you know in learning to blog i hope i have not infringed on copyrights of any kind. More to follow in another post.
As I listen to all the political jargon, it saddens my heart to think that this is the people in America. Its like in the last 8 years since a black man was elected president all white Americans that have been having a problem in their lives, like no jobs or money, lack of education, unwanted pregnancies, teenage pregnancies, drug and alcohol abuse, police trouble, divorce and bad vibes in life…karma is a beast!, stuff we blacks have dealt with all of our lives, now they want to blame everything on President Obama. It’s not his fault, lets place blame where it belongs…with former President G. Bush the son, and his dad too, but I will place blame on him. He started a war on false pretense and left the American people with a deficit that can not be paid back. America was falling apart at the seams when Barack Obama took office. Yes he has helped America get back on her feet again. I don’t agree with everything he as done as president, but it is not as bad as the republican party wants you to believe. We are not 100 yet but we are a hell of a lot closer then we were back in 2008. But if you listen to the Republicans President Obama is at fault for all the woes in America. Hypocrites, all of them. You know this is much deeper than one can imagine…all the areas of life in America is affected by this political season and what is truly happening. Because of Obama there are Americans who because of pre existing conditions could never get medical insurance but now they are able to have medical insurance, least anyone forget the automobile industry was on its last legs and he helped them rebuild their industry… I believe that history will be great for President Obama than what we live day by day. There are official Obama haters in America…
Now these men who supposedly condones what Donald Trump says when he is speaking his native tongue…racism and bigotry, but they still support him, who does that? Birds of a feather flock together, the apple don’t fall too far from the tree, you will know a tree by its fruits…does anyone remember these sayings or does it matter in this day and age? Well Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan in my book are racist and bigots also, hypocrites. You see if you and a friend are riding in a car and you get pulled over by the police and you have committed a crime, guess what, so has your friend, he is considered as an accomplice the same hold true for those who condone Trumps words but still support him.
Well just wanted to get this off my chest…it is a scary time in America.
Such outrage over the killing of a silver back gorilla this week has shown me that people have a preference over animals…i truly believe that they would rather the kid be killed and let the animal live. How unsettling is that to me. I have so many questions that will probably never be answered regarding the changing scope of the American people as i see daily encounters with people and animals.
I have always had the belief that human beings were created with a higher level of intelligence than animals, but what i see is human life has little value and animal life is greater than humans. Can someone tell me when this change came about?
you know last summer there was a movie that aired on television titled “ZOO” and it depicts animals attacking and killing human beings…i don’t know much but i believe that this movie, by the way is scheduled to air again this summer, James Patterson is the writer, has a real insight into what is gonna happen in the coming years as man grow less and less tolerant of himself.
You know the written Word of God tells us to love our neighbors as ourselves…without Christ in our hearts it can’t be done, yeah that’s right, that’s what i said it can’t be done without a heart change.
Let’s remember one thing here, man is not close to being good or perfect but each other is all we have.
Let’s read Genesis 1 starting at the 20th verse: Then God said, “Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens.” 21 So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” 23 So the evening and the morning were the fifth day. 24 Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind;” and it was so. 25 And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. and god saw that it was good. 26 Then God said, “Let us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing the creeps on the earth.”
27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”.
Looks like to me that when God created man that He gave him dominion over all animals. So what has happened to the American peoples reasoning that it would allow them to believe that an animal is far greater value then humans?…i am just saying
Where do I began, that is the question…all of this political drama is very disheartening to me. It saddens me to see just how the heart of a lot of Americans are against other races and that is all races that are not white. I have watched on TV and through social media how white Americans loath anyone that does not represent their ideology. what i am saying is this, since Barack Obama became President of the US,(even before, but it was not so pronounced) things has been in a down hill slide and i don’t mean that he caused it. Because he is President white Americans are angry and want to take their country back, take it back from who, those that are working and paying taxes, those that are fighting for this country on the battlefield, those that are of color and scare you, someone who is not white?
America does not belong to the white race of people nor does it belong to any race of people, this land belongs to God first and the native Americans who were ousted by white Americans. Now because for the first time in american history white Americans are going to become a monitory by 2036 ,they are fighting everyone so that they can be in the lead again. We have reached a very low standard in the US and it is just gonna get worse i believe.
America the melting pot is not working anymore…the thought behind that was that we would all confirm to the white mans image but that is not what is happening. I looks more like a salad. In salads you have a variety of things and you mix it all together and it is colorful and has a great flavor. Everyone, race, color and nationality has a lot to offer each other. Remember no man is an island we need each other to have a real full life.
Oh yeah by the way…they are trying to leave the mayhem and go to Mars, you can go the world over but you can’t run from yourself you will still be on Mars with yourself when you get there.
“i am just saying”
Sitting here thinking about what Donald Trump is really saying when he says “let’s take America back” or “let’s make America great again”. What I really hear is this, lets get rid of all the people that makes America bad and make it like it used to be when the white people were in control. Back then America was a good place to be but now you have blacks, yes you even have a black president and there are immigrants that are here illegal, lets get rid of them too, even the kids that are born here lets make their parents go back and take the kids with them. and women that try to tell us men what to do, let’s say ugly things about them and degrade them as well and keep them quite. What I hear Trump saying is to make America great again we must rid our nation of all the unwanted ones. Lets make it white power like it used to be. The scary part is that there are people that agrees with him and want white power to become great again in America. All the Hispanics and the Blacks, and all the other immigrants that live here in America lets send them back to their country. and believe me if he could send all the blacks back to Africa he would.
The problem that I have with Mr. Trump is that he fails to see that governing a country is not quite like building a business to the tune of a billion plus dollars. It takes someone that has an understanding of how to govern and be friendly with all the other nations on this planet. I don’t believe he knows how to do that. most of the words that I hear him say is “I” everything is centered around him. The following that he has established is just like him. Most whom are white middle aged men and women who remember a time in America when the white man ruled and reigned with an iron fist and today it is not like that. the populous of white America is smaller than it ever has been. The Hispanic populous is the largest one in America today following closely behind is China…yeah go figure. So there is reason to “want to take America back”. I know it won’t happen in this day and age but white America is hoping to do just that. I am just saying.
Welcome to WordPress.com! This is my very first post. I am Diana and i have decided to start a blog. Blogging is theraputic for me. And i would just like to share things with others that may be in the same situtation that i am in. Or just have a good time blogging Happy blogging! Diana