Is Truth Dead?

No. But for Trump it is. His relentless assault on experts, on science, climate change and the conventional media, and objectivity, would raise the hair of atheists who happily celebrate the death of God but never even for a moment the death of Truth.

On March 22, Time magazine asked the question about the death of Truth on its cover, repeating a parallel question about the Death of God fifty-one years ago, on April 8, 1966.

God survived. As will Truth.

On March 23 Michael Scherer wrote in Time Magazine:

“…With time, Trump may find he has committed himself to a strategy that will deteriorate with reuse, because with each passing month the American people will be gathering their own data on his habits and tactics, and what they yield. They will decide whether it’s true, as Trump has promised, that health care costs are lower and everyone has wonderful insurance. They will fact-check his pledge of millions of new manufacturing jobs. They will see whether their incomes rise and their taxes fall, whether Mexico pays for a giant wall. ‘In the end, Presidents aren’t allowed to get away with excuses,’ explains Bill Galston, a presidential scholar who worked in the Clinton White House. ‘They pay a price for the promises they make.’ This is a truth that no one yet has been able to tweet away.”

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One response to “Is Truth Dead?

  1. mike holliday

    Trump is the symptom. He would not have been able to get away with his statements had it not been for the fact that the media was already a discredited shell of its former self.
    The main person to blame for that is Rupert Murdoch.