How did this happen?
America has become a nation of children.
People who stubbornly assert their freedom as Americans to believe whatever they want based on how they feel.
Adults who can't or won't grow up.
As a baby boomer I think of the generation before mine and how it felt to have adults in the room. Adults who fought a World War, survived a Great Depression, worked out a New Deal, built an interstate highway system, sent a man to the moon - and acted like - adults.
Now we are a nation of cartoon watching, video game playing, short pants wearing, plastic surgery enhanced; children - squalling and squawking because we have been victimized by some other group of children. Our debates have the intellectual quality of calling each other poop heads or fart brains.
You want to believe - yes we want to believe.
We want to and will believe anything - FEMA concentration camps (you bet), Trilateral Commission (sure why not), Soros (oh don't get me started), Vaccines Cause Autism (feels true), Obama's a Muslim and a citizen of Kenya (there's some proof somewhere) , College campuses overrun by radical leftists (for the last 60 years no less), scary black or brown people all over (oh my), contrails and black helicopters (scarrrrry), bigfoots and E.T. (I feel they exist so they do) we need our bug out bags and 30 clip magazines before the SHTF brother...
We have alternative facts baby...or no facts at all - we have truthiness which is better than truth because truth is hard (you can't handle it). Truthiness allows for simple gut-felt solutions to complex problems without all that effort that goes into actually being a free, thinking, human being.
So before we slip into a post factual and very dark world lets all join hands in the new Antifa (Anti-Fantasy) movement. You will join a group of citizens who believe the solutions to societies problems lie in science, data and facts -------- and in adults acting like adults.
"When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me."
1 Corinthians 13:11 (NIV)