The Terrifying Legacy of the War on Facts

January 1, 2023

Disquieting evidence of a significant break from reality among a subset of Americans in this interview with the Youtubers “The Good Liars”.

I’ve maintained for a while that when the richest, most powerful and pervasive industry the world has ever seen, the fossil fuel industry, resolved to destroy American’s trust in fact and authoritative evidence, they opened a Pandora’s box of native craziness that we will be contending with for decades.

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4 Responses to “The Terrifying Legacy of the War on Facts”

  1. Anthony O'Brien Says:

    When you choose to deny reality, it has a habit of coming to bite.

    • rhymeswithgoalie Says:

      Not if you have numbers on your side, or the Inquisition.

      The kid who points out that the emperor has no clothes is just as likely to be “disappeared” into the imperial dungeon.

  2. redskylite Says:

    The internet and social media has to bear some responsibility in this, e.g Andrew Tate is described as an influencer, and presumably he is followed and his ideology is copied, to some extent, by the influenced. He seems to think it is O.K to treat the opposite sex as owned, as slaves, and to make profit from it.

    Not too different from the mindset of the Atlantic slave traders of yesteryear, are we regressing and is modern technology aiding this ?

  3. ubrew12 Says:

    “the fossil fuel industry, resolved to destroy American’s trust in fact… opened a Pandora’s box of… craziness” Yup. And it’s a global effort: witness Putin’s hacking of East Anglia a decade ago, broadcasting a single phrase and ignoring everything else.


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