The Further A Society Drifts From The Truth…

“The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.”
-George Orwell

What do you think of this quote from George Orwell?

Is this happening before our eyes? Is truth now considered ‘hate’ by some (or by many)?

If yes, then why is that?


 
I’m not going to write 500 words on this, but having come across this quote today I felt compelled to throw it out there for discussion. It certainly applies to the times we’re living in…

Civil discourse is not something that is seen too much these days in the realm of politics, philosophical differences in life’s outlook, etc..

One wonders why society has devolved to this extent and why differences have become so ‘sharp’ such that truth is often considered something else. Is it because many truths have been hidden from view for so long, some having been been twisted into untruths?

I also read today that 40% of Americans say that at least one personal relationship has been badly affected by this past election, further signaling great divides among us.

Your thoughts on the quote, or related subject?
Causes? Effects? Future?

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