“Way back when, Colbert famously said that “reality has a liberal bias.”
“Which was cute, and funny, and true.
“What nobody was expecting was for a huge chunk of the population to metaphorically say “oh, if reality has a liberal bias, then fuck reality.”
“There’s is, as far as I can tell, not only a “post-truth” feeling to Trump and his followers, but an avid dislike of truth.
“If they don’t believe that the media tells the truth, and they don’t believe in science, and they only believe in their own prejudices, fake Facebook news and email forwards, what hope is there?
“How can you recover a democracy when almost half of the electorate have proudly declared that they don’t have even the slightest regard for facts and logic?
“It freaks me out to the point of shutdown. This isn’t an American thing, it freaks me out up here as well. “Focus on school boards, try to fix things so kids develop some logic and fact-checking skills, and hang on and pray that we can survive another generation” is not a strategy that really sits well.”