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    The President continues to fashion a counter reality:

    "President Trump early Friday called reports of Kremlin-linked groups buying Facebook ads to sway the 2016 election part of a "Russia hoax.":

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administ...ds-on-facebook

    Recognize this for what it is....

    "As observers of totalitarianism such as Victor Klemperer noticed, truth dies in four modes, all of which we have just witnessed. The first mode is the open hostility to verifiable reality, which takes the form of presenting inventions and lies as if they were facts. The president does this at a high rate and at a fast pace. One attempt during the 2016 campaign to track his utterances found that 78 percent of his factual claims were false. This proportion is so high that it makes the correct assertions seem like unintended oversights on the path toward total fiction. Demeaning the world as it is begins the creation of a fictional counterworld.”

    ― Timothy Snyder, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

    “You submit to tyranny when you renounce the difference between what you want to hear and what is actually the case. This renunciation of reality can feel natural and pleasant, but the result is your demise as an individual- and thus the collapse of any political system that depends upon individualism.”

    ― Timothy Snyder, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

    “Once truth had become oracular rather than factual, evidence was irrelevant.”

    ― Timothy Snyder, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

    “Believe in truth. To abandon facts is to abandon freedom. If nothing is true, then no one can criticize power, because there is no basis upon which to do so. If nothing is true, then all is spectacle. The biggest wallet pays for the most blinding lights.”

    ― Timothy Snyder, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

    What is truth?" Sometimes people ask this question because they wish to do nothing. Generic cynicism makes us feel hip and alternative even as we slip along with our fellow citizens into a morass of indifference. It is your ability to discern facts that makes you an individual, and our collective trust in common knowledge that makes us a society. The individual who investigates is also the citizen who builds. The leader who dislikes the investigators is a potential tyrant.”

    ― Timothy Snyder, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

    “If the main pillar of the system is living a lie,” wrote Havel, “then it is not surprising that the fundamental threat to it is living in truth.”

    ― Timothy Snyder, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

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    Quote Originally Posted by DutchJazzer View Post
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    really?

    you fail to see how a vote enacts and inniate violence against your fellow human being?

    do you need examples?
    I'm certain your mommy can help you. Just yell upstairs and she'll come running.
    No one wants civility here.

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