We’ve seen it both sides of the pond, with Brexit and Trump. Everything is ‘project fear’ or ‘fake news’.
This deriding of experts and science in favour of superstition and off the cuff stupidity is pathetic. Trump and the Brexiteers sure have started something. Trump’s a fool who ignores all advice from people that know and has encouraged everyone else to jump on the same bandwagon of stupidity. He’s done it for political reasons and is very clever at it. The Brexiteers scream ‘project fear’ every time somebody points out a negative repercussion of leaving the EU.
The reality is that the experts do have a better understanding of what is going on than either the politicians or the public. They have studied things in depth. They do get things wrong but they get things right more often that somebody working on a hunch or a political whim. I’ll put my trust in experts any day over the ignorance of Trump and Johnson. We are being manipulated for political reasons, nothing more. The stupid are just following because they haven’t the sense to see what is really going on.
It has opened up the floodgates for political extremists, religious nutcases and those who wish to deceive to try to fool us.
We don’t have to believe scientists about global warming. There are no negative consequences from leaving the EU. The earth is flat. Jesus is coming back, evolution is bunkum and 9/11 was carried out by the CIA.
The Dark Ages – we’re still in them! And the US is, if it doesn’t wake up soon, heading right down into the darkest depths of mindlessness where intelligence and education count for nothing and the morons hold sway. At least in the UK we’ll just be a lot poorer but we won’t succumb to the creationists – I hope!!