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Competing World Views -

Background of Kelly Ann Conway - and spin....

 Trump and Trumpism....


CNN - Trump is Gaslighting All of Us

Gaslighting 1

NY Times Editor: Decision to use the word 'lie' in stories that refer to Trump's bolder falsehoods....

The Bush Reversal on CO2 Emissions - What is a lie, and why do they happen?

33 Conspiracy 'facts'

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What must we be willing to do....Department of Energy officials refused to hand over the names of employees who work on climate change-related projects. Tech industry leaders declared they will not participate in creating a database for registering Muslims. Heres their pledge: We are choosing to stand in solidarity with Muslim Americans, immigrants, and all people whose lives and livelihoods are threatened by the incoming administrations proposed data collection policies. We refuse to facilitate mass deportations of people the government believes to be undesirable. We are entering a time of testing.

How can we fight attempts to 'normalize' Trump?

In any case, there is nothing in the least “postmodern” about Trump. The machinery of demagogic authoritarianism may shift from decade to decade and century to century, taking us from the scroll to the newsreel to the tweet, but its content is always the same. Nero gave dictates; Idi Amin was mercurial. Instruments of communication may change; demagogic instincts don’t.

What is to be done? In such a moment of continued emergency, the most important task may be to distinguish as rigorously as possible between new policies and programs that, however awful, are a reflection of the normal oscillation of power, natural in a mature democracy, and those that are not. To borrow from Woody Allen’s distinction between the miserable (something we all are) and the horrible (fortunately suffered by only a few), we must now distinguish resolutely between the sickening and the terrifying.

Mocking a disabled reporter, and lying about what the reporter wrote....

Trump supporters claim he uses same 'spastic' gestures to mock others....but ignore the lie about the original story.....

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