Thank goodness, the term “alternate facts” had not yet made an appearance! In the past, most of us listened to the different opinions, beliefs and views of others and had enlightening although often times contentious discussions. When it was done and over we still respected one another. We shared/argued points of views without condemning each other personally or feeling like it was our duty to change their minds and have them agree with us.
The unfortunate typical childish technique now being used by so many adults, including our top political officials of evading uncomfortable questions with irrelevant accusations and presenting “alternate facts” (AKA half-truths) is baffling. However, the new twist of condemning the inquirer (and those associated) as unfairly attacking, aggressive, dishonest, and morally corrupt…. makes me crazy and…..I need no help with that and thank goodness my sons are grown!
"Be Honest" Jason Mraz