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    The Problem Isn't the Alt-Right – It's the Alt-Reality


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    The Problem Isn't the Alt-Right – It's the Alt-Reality

    Post  sinister_midget on Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:11 pm

    The Problem Isn't the Alt-Right – It's the Alt-Reality

    We hear about the alt-right and the alt-left, but the real issue is the alt-reality.

    Most Americans' perceptions of the world are shaped by information they get from primarily liberal sources such as the media, academia, and government.

    That's why many Americans live in an alternate reality where Hillary did nothing wrong at Benghazi, abortions occur only due to rape, global warming is supported by 97% of scientists, the economy is doing great, emotions are good and reasoning is bad, Republicans are racists, Castro was a kind and caring man, and Trump is an insane tyrant.

    The reason liberals have been able to get away with lying for so long is that most of these issues don't affect the average voter.  The average voter doesn't care about Cuba, is not planning on having an abortion herself, and didn't lose anyone at Benghazi.  As a result, many people don't bother to see if what they hear is in fact true.

    In addition, most people aren't exposed to any information sources that contradict the liberal narrative.  Hence, the average person who's working hard to support their family and raise their children never has any reason to question liberal propaganda.

    Even worse, when the "accepted" information sources all say any position they don't agree with is "fake," the average Joe or Jane will simply assume that his brother-in-law who is a conservative is just mistaken.  After all, would the nightly news anchor who looks so honest really lie?

    Finally, the liberal alt-reality machine constantly acts as though virtually all Americans agree with liberal values – that anyone who doesn't accept liberal views is a deplorable or an idiot.  That tends to keep people from expressing their conservative views, or the fact that they were going to vote for Trump, because no one wants to be labeled a fool by others.  This helps limit the spread by word of mouth of news sources the liberals don't control.

    What led to the Trump win is that the liberals have become so out of step with reality that many Americans decided to completely distrust them.

    When the media told people it is evil to object to any man who self-identifies as a woman, at that instant, using the same bathroom as a 10-year-old girl, most people stopped and realized that that is insane.

    When people saw how tough their economic situation was and how many of their friends couldn't find a job, but the liberal establishment said how much Obama had improved the economy, most people began to realize that maybe they were being lied to.

    When people saw cops who acted in self-defense having their lives destroyed and other cops being hunted down and assassinated, all while they were hearing that saying "all lives matter" is racist, they began to understand that the establishment voices were on the side of the crooks, not the cops, on the side of blacks but not whites.

    That's why most Americans distrust the media, academia, and the government.

    This long delayed realization by so many Americans that the cultural elites are lying to them is what has triggered the liberals' sudden fascination with "fake" news.

    Liberals know that the great unwashed masses who cling to their guns and religion won't accept liberalism.  That's why the liberals constantly have to lie about their vision for America.  After all, who'd sign up for a world where your liberal "betters" control every aspect of your life, including how much soda you can drink?.

    That's why liberals are now hell-bent on ensuring that any voice other than their own is labeled "fake."  They know that their only hope to get and retain the power they are so addicted to is to have a monopoly on information.

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