the polarization of “truth”, ethics, and how our lives, our daily world is effected by these issues — anybody out there interested?
My first personal encounter with this polarization of “truth” was when I was working for the Obama campaign, but the “swift boat” episode had clearly paved the way. And certainly dis-information is an ancient tactic. But it had not been a cornerstone of American culture until recently.
The belief seems to be general that if one’s cause is worthy, the dissemination of unresearched or simply fabricated information in its support is acceptable. Understaffed newspapers are publishing releases sent to them by partisan groups without checking their facts. Where is truth to be found? And how can it be recognized?