PEOPLE … ‘Let me go on record at this point as saying that there is no alt-left! Repeat after me, folks … there … is … no … alt-left. Never was. ‘
THERE IS NO ALT-LEFT!!
Donald Trump likes to make up words. Think of ‘covfefe’, which apparently represented some thought that surreptitiously popped into his head during his early morning tweeting session back on May 31st.
It is what Orwell referred to as ‘newspeak’ in his dystopian novel 1984, and the word has no meaning, though many have applied whatever meaning seemed apt at a given moment. Playing with words is fun, but words are important, too, and one needs to be careful about changing the meaning, even subtly.
Today we seem to have something called ‘alternative facts’. The common use of this phrase has its origin on January 23rd when Trump’s mouthpiece, Kellyanne Conway, attempting to explain why Trump and later press secretary Sean Spicer lied about the size of the inaugural crowd, told Chuck Todd on NBC’s Meet The Press. “You’re saying it’s a falsehood. And they’re giving —…
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More “alternative facts”.😒
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