Alternative Facts for the Post-Truth World


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Four HAIKU on the OED’s Word of the Year 2016.

After much discussion, debate, and research, the Oxford Dictionary’s Word of the Year 2016 was  post-truth’ – an adjective defined as ‘relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief’.

 

Alternative Facts for the Post-truth World

 

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Alternative facts
Unsustainable statements
Give the lie to life

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Spin and false witness
Add untruths to our poor world’s
Deep festering sores

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Fake news and falsehoods
Are a circumlocution
For scam the public

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Give words new meanings
Con the public yet again
Propaganda lives

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Some of my readers will perhaps remember that, prior to this collection of my haikus, I composed and published in an earlier July 2017 blog, three Haiku on the subject of ‘False News’.  The link to these is given below . . .

False News – Three Haiku Posted on July 4, 2017

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