When lies are repeated, they don’t become fact; they become dangerous

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America, as we knew it before 2015, is the victim of a The Big Lie or, at the very least, a thousand little lies repeated – and it will be some time before we recover from five years of consistent nonsense. How do I know this? Spend five minutes on Facebook, spend less than 10 seconds on Parler. Read the writings put forth by those supposedly “in the know,” witness the blatant third-person accounts, the “I heards” and “people say,” and “my brother’s aunt’s next door neighbors.” If you’re paying attention to what people are talking about on both sides of the political spectrum, it’s not hard to follow the breadcrumbs back to the source of all the poor information and the ultimate destruction of reported truth. In early 2017, President Donald Trump used
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