#RUSSIAGATE: TRUTH, POST-TRUTH OR DAMNED LIES?
Everybody hates fake news, right? Then again, one man’s fake news is another man’s infallible truth. So how to discern truth from falsehood, in the foaming churning sea of ‘narratives’ and ‘counter-narratives?’ Ever since the nihilistic professors of chaos undermined public discourse and the very foundations of language, by the ‘revolution’ of postmodernist nihilism, where everybody has a right to their own opinions and reality is whatever you make of it, the risk that facts, truth and history would be finally reduced to mere ‘narratives’ has always loomed menacingly upon the horizon. And although the Party of Truth has often striven valiantly against the Party of Feelz, the threat of a purely subjective and emotional approach to the world has made significant inroads. This being so, it’s a truly extraordinary sight to see those who actually invented ‘post-truth’ and ‘alternative facts’ consistently railing against these very same things. The supposedly impossible election of President Donald J. Trump in November 2016 left the liberal media and the anxious elites scrambling for a way to discredit the legitimately elected President of the United States of America. And seemingly, the only way they could do so was to project their own falsehoods, fallacies and frailties onto the President, who in turn acted as a surrogate for the despised American working class: the so-called ‘Basket of Deplorables,’ who yet again were portrayed as ignorant, backward, cousin-loving hicks and rednecks. Now such contemptibly one-sided stereotyping may well run against the ‘Official Narrative’ of the liberal elites of the Democratic Party, as to what they really stand for. But it most certainly does not in any contradict their time-honored ‘practices.’ For these, in fact, are notoriously hypocritical. From the racially motivated lynching of the Vietnamese American Andy Ngo by Antifa (on the grounds of a perceived lack of intellectual purity, surprise surprise!) to the constant hounding of Candace Owens, Justice Clarence Thomas and Thomas Sowell as ‘Uncle Toms,’ liberal progressivism has not been short of regressive attitudes more worthy of their notorious antebellum counterparts, when the Democratic Party was associated more with being stone-cold comatose at the wheel of racial equality than with wokeness. No wonder, then, that those Americans who have decided to #WalkAway from the Democratic Plantation are either stigmatized or ignored: in order to perpetuate the fake news ‘narrative’ that Trump supporters are just old, bitter, impoverished, irresponsible, feckless, shiftless, immoral, angry white males. But in fact, the Trump movement has captured the imagination of people across whole sectors of the United States of America; because after all, if America is not a nation of shared values, it’s hard to see what it could possibly be. And yet, in order to better peddle their usual Orange Man Bad fake news narrative, the mainstream media, wholly in thrall as they are to the usual elitist, out of touch ‘revolving door’ establishment interests, there is a constant thrust to perpetually obsess over racism, both real and imagined; while Trump’s Rainbow Coalition, by the same token, must ever be either dismissed, mischaracterized, attacked or simply passed over; in a silence every bit as crushingly complicit as it is unspeakably ridiculous! In such a context, where the noonday sun of populist truth is menaced by the midnight gloom of aristocratic falsehood, and the dusk of integrity grimly heralds forth the dawn of MSM lies, it’s comforting to remember how we’ve been here before. Many, many times.