2-22 Post-truth

“Post-Truth” – Oxford Dictionaries selected this as their Word of the Year. Something is post-truth if it is “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emption and personal belief.” Hence personal preferences, opinions, and feelings are more important than objective, common-sense truth.
Look up post-modernism and post-truth for an interesting study. The philosophical question is, is there any ultimate, objective moral truth?  

Postmodern Postscript

 

The cross is a scarecrow

where crows hover and perch

on tomato-stake arms and straw hat

 

to gawp and caw at button eyes,

 

dripping dewy tears

 

every morning

 

above ripening melons.

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