Poli Sci 101: The course Trumpers didn’t take

January 21, 2021 ☼ trumpliesnutjobs

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Hyperbolic anger should not be confused with truth. Timothy Snyder warns us in “On Tyranny” that “democracies can fall, ethics can collapse, and ordinary men can find themselves standing over death pits with guns in their hands. … You submit to tyranny when you renounce the difference between what you want to hear and what is actually the case.” Facts matter when it comes to protecting democracy from tyrants.

Folks are willing to believe what fits their world view and will reinforce it by fashioning to an echo chamber in which to consume their news.