Re: Truth Isn’t TruthFrom: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug 21 2018 15:02:58
On Mon, 20 Aug 2018 07:39:21 -0500
JAB <email@example.com> wrote:
On Sun, 19 Aug 2018 22:44:28 -0500, JAB <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Twitter Pummels Rudy Giuliani After He Declares Truth Isnt Truth
When Trump Is Jailed, Giuliani Can Visit Him and Say 'Don't Worry,
Donald: Prison Isnt Prison'
"At this rate, Trump is going to wind up behind bars with Giuliani
visiting him and saying, 'Don't worry, Donald, prison isn't prison,'"
John Oliver joked on his "Last ...
Not surprisingly, the press is all over this. But it's Orwellian to be
War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. Truth isn’t
Rudy Giuliani’s latest bon mot is a reminder, if anyone needed it, that
calling the Trump administration Orwellian isn’t hyperbole, it’s just a
statement of fact. Like the ruling party in “1984,” Donald Trump
operates on the principle that truth — whether it involves inauguration
crowd sizes, immigrant crime or economic performance — is what he says
it is. And that truth can change at a moment’s notice.
For example, not long ago, Republicans insisted that Russia was our
greatest threat, and that Barack Obama was betraying America by not
confronting Vladimir Putin more forcefully; now Putin is one of the
good guys, and the base has gone along with the change. We have always
been at war with Eastasia.
And if you thought you heard something different from the Trumpian
version of reality, blame evil conspirators and saboteurs, whom you get
to denounce in the Two Minutes Hate, chanting “lock her up.”
But how did this happen to the whole Republican Party? And it is
effectively the whole party: There is no serious G.O.P. opposition to
Trump or his vision. Why did the party’s belief in objective reality
collapse so suddenly and completely?
(because they're a bunch of goggle-eyed hypocrites, that's why.)