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This one comes from facebook. Couldn’t agree more:

In the US, there are large swaths of voters (some examples seen here in this thread) to whom facts have become biased. Because their deeply held views have been shown to be false, the mere fact of presenting facts for deliberation is seen as bias or forceful indoctrination.

We’ve become a post-fact electorate that bases its votes on nothing more than feeling. There is a huge lack of discernment in the US today. More worryingly, there is a huge lack of even wanting to discern.

I’m hoping my generation will be more rational, even of they have different opinions on governance than I do. And yet my generation has become so disenfranchised with the system that it doesn’t vote.

It’s not a good time.

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Jonathan MS Pearce

A TIPPLING PHILOSOPHER Jonathan MS Pearce is a philosopher, author, columnist, and public speaker with an interest in writing about almost anything, from skepticism to science, politics, and morality,...