Sitting with the Dogs

I’ve strived to follow the news of the day and frankly it’s exhausting. I know some will disagree, but it’s obvious to me the whole impeachment thing is going to die in the Senate. It shouldn’t, but it will. Are the Republicans really that dense they can’t see the facts? Or, are they just ignoring them to stay in power?

To be fair, I had a Facebook exchange with a Democratic woman who was so ill informed it was scary. It happened because someone posted something supposedly from People Magazine in 1996 quoting Donald Trump saying Republicans were stupid. I fact checked it and it’s false. She would not listen. She hated the president so much the truth didn’t matter.

So there you have it. We’ve come to a point in history when facts aren’t facts, and the truth doesn’t matter. It’s Confirmation Bias. Once we’ve formed a view, we embrace information that confirms that view while ignoring, or rejecting, information that casts doubt on it. Confirmation bias suggests we don’t perceive circumstances objectively. We pick out those bits of data that make us feel good because they confirm our prejudices.

I’m done. Time to enjoy a hot cup of coffee and a few warm dogs before I get ready for the day.