Skip to comments.The New Age of Falsity
Posted on 02/08/2013 1:46:32 PM PST by Sir Napsalot
We live in an age of falsity, in which words have lost their meanings and concepts are reinvented as the situation demands. The United States is in a jobless recovery even if that phrase largely disappeared from the American lexicon about 2004. Good news somehow must follow from a rising unemployment rate, which itself underrepresents the actual percentage of Americans long out of work.
At the same time, we are supposed to be relieved that we are in a contracting expansion, where fewer goods and services are proof of a resilient economy. In our debt-ridden revival, borrowing $1 trillion each year is evidence that we dont have a spending problem.
If an unemployment rate of 7.9 percent and the economy shrinking by 0.01 percent a year with a fifth consecutive $1 trillion annual deficit are indicators of recovery, what would the old 5 percent unemployment, 4 percent growth in GDP, and $300 billion annual deficits mean? Or do the meaning of words and the nature of facts depend on who is in the White House at the time, or rather on whether the president is trying to make us more equal or to enrich the 1 percent?
At key points, whole controversies vanish without a trace. Suddenly, about four years ago, Guantanamo was no longer a gulag. Then it became no longer much of anything in the manner that renditions, preventive detention, tribunals, and drone assassinations likewise disappeared from public discourse even as they became institutionalized.
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The Benghazi hearing should tell us, nobody was (and still is) at fault. Not the President, not Defense, not State, and not CIA.
It was just one of those things that four Americans died on foreign soil, attacked by our enemy and without any retribution/retaliation from our side.
And at this late date, “What . Difference . Does . It . Make”, mocked by Leftie pundits that we "GOP Can't Let Go of Their Benghazi Pet Rock".
It means the ministry of (dis)information is running in high gear. That little voice in the back of your head telling you that you’re being spoon-fed pure bullshit is not lying to you. Information warfare is a long used strategy to cause confusion and break the will of an enemy.
This is so accurate.
What I have noticed - fake unemployment numbers,fake integrity, fake biographer, fake arab spring,fauxahantas, fake Bengazi hearing, fake athlete, fake girl friend, fake cryng, fake media, fake inaguration,fake national anthem...
Fake Fake, Fake Fake
The Age of Falsity
This could be the intro to a great book.
I’d be too depressed to read it. There is no happy ending at the end though.
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