Something to think about:
It’s easy to take something as Gospel when it’s said by someone you ideologically agree with. We don’t fact-check, after all. And we certainly don’t even entertain the notion they could be downright lying.
I mean, if we did, that would mean our entire worldview could be based on a lie, wouldn’t it? That our opposition to “evil” is fruitless and pointless? That we were, essentially, duped?
The way the American Right is managing to convince their fellow countrymen that Biden’s recent speech in Philadelphia was divisive and hateful is a prime example.
But many aren’t going to do so. They’re going to follow what politicians and commentators on the Right are saying, and they’re going to follow it blindly. Meaning nearly half the country will be believing a reality that simply doesn’t exist.
And once you factor in what that reality says - that you’re president is out to get you - do you realize just how dangerous this could be.
That’s all from me for this week.
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