In the Post-Truth era we choose what to believe from gut instinct.
All truth is now political.
Experts and scientists are in the pay of different factions.
There is no truth.
There is no global warming/the Earth is getting hotter by the minute
There is no species extinctions/the extinction rates are alarming
Brexit will destroy our economy/Brexit will liberate our economy
Immigrants are rapists and terrorists/Immigrants are in need
There is no god/it’s all God’s plan
Trump is a self-serving uncouth braggard/Trump has all the answers
State education is indoctrination/State education is enlightening
Everyone deserves healthcare/why should I pay for the lazy?
Obama was a great, caring, eloquent leader/Obama was a foreign devil
Clinton is a crook/Clinton is a 1000 times better than Trump
The UN is run by globalists/the UN is the only hope to fight globalists
We need a world government/a world government is slavery
The Earth is flat/The Earth is a globe
There are UFOs/there are no UFOs
Muslims have taken over Europe/Muslims are being integrated
9/11 was a conspiracy by the USA/9/11 was a terrorist act
The media is the tool of the elite/the media reports fairly accurately
You decide politically which side you agree with and then go to the website of your choice which will back up your decision. It will either discredit certain experts or agree with those experts.
You have a choice of which truth you wish to align with.
Once you have made your decision you can deride anybody who thinks differently to you, call them idiots and cite the evidence you have gleaned from the website of your choice.
You can then harangue all the media and experts/scientists and scream ‘FAAAKKKEEE NEEEWWWSSS!!!’ at the top of your voice.
Meanwhile the ones who are sowing this discord are reaping the benefits. They harvest the chaos into cash and power.
This is the post-truth era. The only facts you can believe are that some people are getting exceedingly wealthy on the proceeds and some people are getting their way.
But this is a very dangerous game. Pulling the rug out from under the establishment, feeding the hate and division for your own ends could bring the whole edifice crashing down.
Already there are those who are spoiling for a fight. Things can erupt. We never learn. Civil war and revolution are situations in which everyone loses. There’s nothing romantic about it. We see the destroyed cities and mass graves, the torture chambers and broken people, the starvation and the same psychopathic people always coming out on top.
But this is the post-truth era. We believe what we are told from the people who manipulate us.