How dangerous is it that Americans are adjusting to truths changing by the hour? What is official truth now may not be so tomorrow. It’s all up to Trump’s White House. We mere citizens must accept and believe the dictate of the day. Sound familiar? As guest Rebecca Gordon writes: “In Orwell’s 1984, there was a slot in the wall where Winston Smith worked, a memory hole into which inconvenient documents could be fed to be consumed forever in a huge basement furnace.” Truth today is being intentionally erased, we are to believe official truth; yesterday’s realities on climate change, foreign and domestic policy, any records which are dissonant with official truth are non-existent. Even in the digital age, it’s being done. The University of San Francisco philosophy professor explains in her essay “Down the Memory Hole: Trump’s United States of Amnesia.” Of course we can fight back.

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