It is fairly amazing what is happening as of late. And I honestly would like to say that it is surprising on any level at this point. However, how can it be?
I go back a few years when learning communication skills and what it means to utilize argumentation. How it is indeed a skill and how it is based on a few things if one is to present a premise in a manner which is effective and accurate and what one wishes to be heard.
There were other things I learned as well. Something about assertions.
A false assertion which is repeated over and over again does not make something true. Should I repeat that?
In this time and day and age the certainty of the previous statement is at this time false.
It is why NASA this past week made a statement about not having child laborers on Mars.
It is why someone shot at a pizzeria because of statements repeated.
It is why Sandy Hook and 911 did not happen.
And it is again why the current president is sitting in office.
A few weeks ago I wrote about the loss of Civility. https://imagine-democracy.com/2017/06/02/218/
It should be noted what I did not say and I should have said very clearly. We as society have to rise and be above what is happening. Otherwise this will end very poorly for all.
There are in place ways to remove a sitting President. But the worst thing that one can do is sink to the level of this individual.
I find myself astounded by the level President Trump has sunk to in the past few days. I have been trying to write this for a period of time but every time I begin something else occurs.
Attacking our free press is an issue. Attacking the appearance of a human being is an issue. Promoting a visual representation of these is an issue…and then repeating it all again. And the largest issue? Does it even need to be said?
Repeating something until it becomes true. This is a fallacy of argumentation in which the argument cannot and does not become true. In the end what has been said is discredited and determined to have no merit so the argument is indeed false.
EVERYONE should take note of this.
This is a trying time in our Democracy and we have indeed elected the President of our times.
This is a time when people willingly follow and believe falsehoods because they fit in with their ideals/religion/beliefs. This is a time when there should be independent thought and actions but instead whenever this may occur…it is reeled back in and those speaking so or such…lambasted.
This is a time when a person will listen to their phone while driving and turn into a lake…because they were not looking.
President Trump is perhaps the biggest caricature of what society current is at this exact moment.
And you know something else? It is ok.
We will be ok.
I believe people will learn and the charlatans will fade and we will again have real knowledge and news which isn’t dismissed but appreciated and acknowledged.
I believe that people will see that the lies which are being told are only being done so because of one thing.
I believe that the Power that they seek and have sought will be fleeting.
I do believe in the positivity of People in general.
I am waiting for it.
I have been standing for it
Am I alone?