The Steel Soapbox … FACTS are not FACTS !!!!!!!
In response to the following:
How Journalists Are Rethinking Their Role Under A Trump Presidency
This is where the big problem facing our nation lies .. when we allow as a society for truth-facts to be seen as false and have people of authority buying into false-facts and thus spreading the degradation of education and critical thinking down… that is the dumbing down of America and will break the back of what America is.
During a recent interview a Trump surrogate said the following (the full discussion is here https://thedianerehmshow.org/…/how-journalists-are-rethinki…
“Well, I think it’s also an idea of an opinion. And that’s — on one hand I hear half the media saying that these are lies, but on the other half there are many people that go, no, it’s true. And so one thing that has been interesting this entire campaign season to watch is that people that say facts are facts, they’re not really facts. Everybody has a way, it’s kind of like looking at ratings or looking at a glass of half-full water. Everybody has a way of interpreting them to be the truth or not true.
There’s no such thing, unfortunately, anymore of facts. And so Mr. Trump’s tweet amongst a certain crowd, a large — a large part of the population, are truth. When he says that millions of people illegally voted, he has some — in his — amongst him and his supporters, and people believe they have facts to back that up. Those that do not like Mr. Trump, they say that those are lies, and there’s no facts to back it up. “
SOOOOO there we have it ..
Take your jaws off the floor and digest what the gentleman has just said….. there are no objective facts now-a-days… it is all opinions.
The sky is blue, nah I think it is more yellow and you cannot prove me wrong because I said it. … Think about that…. when did the word fact come to mean opinion?
Facts means the truth and cannot be denied… that is what makes a fact a FACT…. This treatment of such a basic principle is why we are failing as a nation and why we have 42 percent of the country unable to critically think… that is where the problem lies..
We see this on a daily scheme with shows like Ancient Aliens, Bigfoot, and other pseudo based shows that allow falsehoods to be seen as real science and displaying an entertainment views that warps the critical thinking view we should be upholding.
Those who buy into the pseudo-science and pseudo archaeology, the two big areas that are being targeted, they do so either because they are not educated in what the truth is and therefore are easy to fool…
or even worse those who know the truth but want to spread falsehoods/misrepresentations/lies because they either want to feel they are part of a secret to be uncovered thus giving meaning to their reason… or sadly they enjoy fooling people for either money or the fame connected….
This same round of events happened at the election: people followed false stories and fake tweets coming from all locations allowing themselves to believe in those either because they wanted to believe or were ill-informed that they were being bamboozled. Those passing along the fake stuff did so for money or the fame attached while knowing what they said was false… that is shameful.
Even when called on the mark that they are passing around lies or mis-information, many will continue to do so while also degrading and demeaning those who pass along the truth-facts… thus striking against truth for false.. what happened America, when did we fall so far to believe in rumor-mongering and denying real information…
In my view everyone who knowingly passed along rumors/lies/ falsehoods should be ashamed and they all must take responsibility for the dumbing down of our education, the lack of critical thinking, and the deterioration of our technology/intellectual society…
We truly need to rethink how to address this plague in our society and stop any more degradation of critical thinking skills, and rebuild the integrity of facts…. yes facts not opinions…