Truth is About Knowing, Not Feeling

Ok, but this is not an issue of how to feel but of false statements versus truth. You may choose how to feel, truth is often uncomfortable and may not make you happy, but it is critical to our society that lies are immediately and publicly denounced. The underlying problem is that we live in a very complex world with a constant deluge of information containing truth, lies, partial truths, distortions, and pure fantasy. We desperately need a massive redesign of formal media that is publicly accountable for providing factual honesty. Any media that claims to be a source of objective information cannot shirk this duty. Our media lost this when they became purely profit making ventures. This was the rise of pseudo objectivity that replaced honesty with the appearance of objectivity by accepting every statement as equally valid. Lies are not equal to truth and science is the best, verifiable source. If there is no clear objective fact then it is necessary to provide the most objectively valid alternative positions. The critical word here is ‘objectively’ which eliminates most politicians, self styled experts, and all religionists.

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