Alternative Facts Explained!
We are feeling very silly here in America.
We have recently installed a leadership which ignores truth and hard data. To wit: last weekend marked the official beginning of the new regime. The celebratory peaceful transition of power (AKA inauguration) was rather lackluster. The new president’s opening speech did not instill a sense of unity with purpose as many hoped it would.
Many people boycotted the proceedings to protest the new president’s governing style, among other things. In fact, the inauguration was sparsely populated with Americans in Washington DC, a fact which was supported by photographic evidence. Reportedly the new President was infuriated with the pronouncement that his inauguration was anything less than the record breaking event he bragged that it would be. He and his administration pounced on the media, stating that it was not reporting the truth.
They even invented a new term for their particular/peculiar brand of honesty. Ladies and gentlemen, please allow us to introduce you to “alternative facts.”
We have been scratching our collective heads ever since trying to decide the difference between facts and alternative facts. Obviously the latter is a construction of beliefs which totally contradicts hard, in-your-face, incontestable evidence of truth that is plainly comprehended by most everyone else.
To further illustrate our current dilemma, please observe Messers Cleese and Palin in the following video.
Yes, we are feeling very silly indeed here in America.
(Thank you for reading…and watching. Wake up, Polly!)