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Old February 16th, 2017, 07:52 AM
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Post truth & Alternative fact

New words in the dictionary post US elections.
Can someone please explain these words to me in layman term as my English is real weak
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Old February 16th, 2017, 07:58 AM
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Re: Post truth Alternative fact

What I got so far, and I may be incorrect, is that you recognize a fact but because of your political leaning you are fine with the adverse finding and still ardently support your candidate or party.

Example: Trump's comments about grabbing women.. say you are a Republican disgusted with his comments, realize he did actually say that and is a sexist.. BUT you ignore it and still support him as he's fighting Hillary/gays/Fiberals.

So actually you go by emotion rather than by reasoning or logic.
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Re: Post truth Alternative fact

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In a real world, the above statement can be easily proved to be false.

But in an "Alternate Fact" based world, it is an absolute reality.

Get it?
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Re: Post truth Alternative fact

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What I got so far, and I may be incorrect, is that you recognize a fact but because of your political leaning you are fine with the adverse finding and still ardently support your candidate or party.
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For a moment I thought you left nathuran godse fan club.

Then I read out the full post )-::::;;
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Re: Post truth Alternative fact

Like most human inventions, the motivations leading towards the creation of the word "Post Truth Alternative Fact" are both, dubious and duplicitous on the part of its creators. But then again, there are some valid examples where this word can be applied in its full rightful context, but then exceptions do not make the rule and so lets get on with the valid examples first and afterwards we can dwell on the true motivations why this word was created to fill the void in the dictionary of its creators.

The word 'Post Truth Alternative Facts' can be rightly applied to a phenomenon of climate change that is now under attack in the U.S by the current Trump administration. Lets face it folks, Human caused climate change (earlier global warming) is a fact and unfortunately it is now being denied and the entire scientific infrastructure devoted to studying and rectifying the situation is now under attack just because of the fact that the facts about the same weren't good for American Business Corporations.

In this case, the word Post Truth Alternative fact is perfectly valid as the opponents of the climate change model truly subscribe to a viewpoint that runs contrary to the facts and outlooks established by scientific study and observation of the environment. So this issue in essence captures the entire meaning of the word i.e. Post Truth aka rejection of a valid established outlook and Alternative Facts aka the halftruths or false arguments or even fake news or conspiracy theories which dubiously lead the thinker towards the rejection of the above mentioned established outlooks simply because the facts are inconvenient.

Now the story behind this word should have ended here. Post Truth Alternative Facts is quite apt to describe the current hostility towards the science of climate change, but unfortunately this example is a mere token truthism in the duplicitous tale of how this word exactly came to be.

It all began with the collapse of the left and liberal worldview which held hegemony over the educational institutions, the media and the governmental policy making of the entire world right from the late 50s to the early part of the current decade we are living in. THe leftists and the liberals never really understood or got over the fact that their agenda which held sway for so long collapsed or folded so easily in the wake of the rise of the social media and the dissemination of facts through means of mediums which had managed to escape the chokehold imposed by them on the traditional mouthpieces,

The collapse of this chokehold led to the triumph of nationalists on the worldstage like the Modi government in 2014, the Trump presidency (while there is no comparision between the two) as well as the anger towards multiculturalism and failed refugee policies as being currently followed by the EU.

Ever since the loss of this control, the Leftists and the Liberals have been scurrying to find a scapegoat for the failure of their ideology and in the end blamed the people of the world instead for their own mistakes, In their version of history, they genuinely believe that the rise of social media has given rise to the world of alternative facts that belies the 'Truth' that was their ideological birthright. This is in essence a Post Truth Alternative Fact by itself and the Leftists and Liberals will never accept that a word they invented to deride their opponents will so aptly describe their own predicament in the bed they have made for themselves.
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Re: Post truth & Alternative fact

I have corrected the title of the thread
Post truth is a term and alternative truth is another term used by journalists last year which found entry into many dictionaries around the world.
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Re: Post truth & Alternative fact

Who the F is this Chandra to define normal and abnormal? Who gave him moral compass to define how others should think?

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Re: Post truth & Alternative fact

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Who the F is this Chandra to define normal and abnormal? Who gave him moral compass to define how others should think?

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Isn't this how the world rotates and progresses What was abnormal to the stone-age people, became normal for later ages... and so on and so forth. Abnormality always sets the trends for the future.
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