I swore I was going to try to keep this blog apolitical, but I saw this on Wil Wheaton’s Tumblr feed this morning and it NEEDS to be repeated everywhere and anywhere:
There is also an article from “The New Yorker” that deserves to be read as well:
In this new and very disturbing age where photographic and video evidence is now casually washed away with denial, when a presidential adviser is telling the press to “shut up”, and where “alternative facts” are becoming part of our lexicon, we need to be vigilant. We need to resist.
First, there are no such things as ‘alternative facts’; those are called LIES.
And a free press’ duty, a duty guaranteed in the First Amendment, is NOT to be silenced. This pillar of the US Constitution MUST be safeguarded, always.
George Orwell’s “1984” is a ‘fictional’ allegory that we, as a vigilant populace, cannot ALLOW to come true.
~ End of rant ~