Good fake news today

Woke up this morning with a light heart, not heavy, not suffocating. The air didn’t weigh on me like it used to and will again, it was clean. The sky was more blue than last month, and the bankers fangs were muzzled. I was not sure, not entirely, whether they would act in my best interest, but I wasn’t fearful of them, just cautious, and the sun didn’t lie to me and say it was night.

My leaders made decisions that were wise and rooted in fact. They did not agree but they understood compromise as strength. They saw courts needing judges, not soldiers. They understood that right was in the middle.

They let people in, understanding that we all came from somewhere.

They didn’t twist law in their fists until it broke or died.

They didn’t rape us with lies or call the truth fake and expect us to believe.

I didn’t wake up to hear the sky was not blue, and fuck you.

17 thoughts on “Good fake news today

  1. I like your fake news – I think you should write a regular column and I’ll just read you and not the usual nonsense being pushed my way.
    The sky is blue, people are kind and tolerant and have empathy for others … Yep. Let’s go with that

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  2. I woke up, I did not have to work, it was not fucking snowing, I was not broke, my lottery ticket was a ringer, Random House had called, all about this planet,banjos rang joy, and in The Halls of Power, wet cleanup was called when the liars dissolved into puddles, thanks Walt.

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  3. It’s a rather odd process, isn’t it? The alternative facts gained from dubious sources are used by the ones that should be the source of facts. The improbable and probable are thrown out the window until nothing remains but the false and the impossible. There are people who are so convinced they are absolutely right that they have relinquished the right to be hard on their own ideals. Being hard on our own ideals is our antidote to ignorance and lack of critical thinking. Pushing them around, digging out some of the ones we’d forgotten, cutting off bits of the new ones and making a collage out of all of them. Rationality is our privilege.

    What to do when you can’t argue with the ones who rule you, as they renounced the authority of reason?

    Reason is absolute. Truth is undeterrable. A bit of fake news, sad.

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    • “What to do when you can’t argue with the ones who rule you, as they renounced the authority of reason.” Well said. I guess this is the end of what we call Enlightenment Rationalism, wherein reason prevails over all. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, as some things are not entirely explainable by reason alone. Like God, or quantum physics. But these guys… They are the kind of guys who take this to new places. And they are not good guys.

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      • Rationalism tells us that nothing is absolute, but the ideals we choose to maintain have had little to do with it – and we do idealise so much, so fervently, nowadays. Rationalism tells us how, belief tells us why. If you want a “why”, then you choose to believe. It’s not the believing without proof that is dangerous. You can believe without harming others, but to know without proof is dangerous and to know with antagonistic proof, even more. Because it shows you will not stop when shown wrong.

        Despite this it’s important to remember that they are not the first bad guys. They’re not even the worst guys. Their rhetoric will serve some purpose, like everyone else’s, and I still have hope that less than 4 years from now the USA will have better options. In all probability, they will. Because if one thing is true it is that even though people may renounce the authority of reason and you can see no turning back from them, the people, the citizens, the electors, the media and the ones who did decide tsomeone like him was a good idea and a change, they will still have rationality as their privilege.

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