Are we now entering a post-truth era where everything is relative and there is no such thing as truth? Judging from the highest levels of our government that observation seems reality. All you have to do is say your opinion is … and it is treated as truth if you are the right person.
Marcel Altenburg and Keith Still, crowd scientists at Manchester Metropolitan University in Britain, analyzed photographs and video taken of the National Mall and vicinity and estimated that there were about 160,000 people in those areas in the hour leading up to Mr. Trump’s speech Friday.
They estimated that at least 470,000 people were at the women’s march in Washington in the areas on and near the mall at about 2 p.m. Saturday.The two images below show the crowds when they were at their peak density at the two events.
SOURCE: New York Times
Maybe I am just of an older generation that thinks that facts are facts. This whole business of truth being relative seems to smack in the face of the 81% (Evangelicals who voted in the 2016 national elections) who seem to so fervently believe that there ARE absolute facts as least as the religious part of their lives are concerned. But it looks like they are able to put their religious beliefs in a very small box and put it on the shelf as future fire insurance and then believe something else, often quite the opposite it seems.
As shown by my new header quote above we have always depended on truth in our daily interactions. Facts and truth are just not the same thing…
GOD SAVE OUR COUNTRY…