Post-Truth? by James Reed

The Oxford English Dictionary organisation claimed that the word of the year for 2016 was “post-truth.” 
“Post-truth,” the OED says, is used as an adjective “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.”

The definition seems to imply that there can be “subjective facts,” which is more than a little odd, since “facts” have always been associated with objectivity. It also implies that there is such a thing as truth. That, of course, is not a problem for us, but for the postmodern Left it is, because, well, everything is a social construction, and that certainly includes truth. So the whole post-truth concept appears to be inconsistent with the rest of the absurd Leftoid ideology.
Be that as it may, post-truth has been used by the chattering class of the Left to explain everything they don’t like, such as Brexit and the triumph of Donald Trump. (The Australian, December 10-11, 2016, p. 20) The “deluded” masses, who haven’t yet fulfilled their revolutionary role, have been swayed by emotion and subjective factors.  This seems to be a return to classical Marxism, with its ideas of hegemony and false consciousness. It just goes to show that the Left have really no new ideas, but just turn over the compost in the garbage can of their decaying philosophies.



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