“1984″ is alive and well in 2018
In an unprecedented new era of falsehoods, hypocracy, and downright propaganda, it really requires something shocking to stand out amongst the noise and knock one back a step. Yesterday was one of those moments.
Wow. Let’s back up a second, though, and look at a few of the other data points along the way that have led us to where we’re at today.
We’ve been in a slow boil of Trump stew since the 2016 election as it relates to the realm of truth. First, there was Kellyanne Conway explaining how Trump’s team peddles in “Alternative Facts.”
Don’t believe your eyes
At a recent rally in Kansas City, Trump explained to his supporters: “Stick with us. Don’t believe the crap you see from these people, the fake news. What you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening.”
“Truth isn’t truth”
This one really takes the cake, though. It’s hard to find a more straight-to-the-point encapsulation of how this White House views the world. Well, how they view the world as it currently is. I’m sure Trump has a very different vision of what the U.S. would look like when he closes his eyes at night and begins his diet Coke fueled fever dreams…