Alternative Facts

So it happened. The minions of the jackass said that they didn’t state the truth on something, they called it an “alternative facts.”

I still watch old episodes of Babylon 5. For those of you who don’t know it’s a sci-fi show where part of the plot is Earth goes to totalitarianism. In one episode a political officer goes on to the station to “help” the Captain. When he asks her about unemployment, homelessness, the poor, and crime on Earth she states that none of these things exist. The Captain asks her when did that happen and she sternly replies “when we changed the dictionary,”

My point is that words and phrases have power. So take this phrase: “alternative fact” and define it for all. Make sure everyone you meet understands this phrase means you’re outright lying to them.


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