“What does this mean for the country—and for the Americans on the receiving end of Trump’s constantly twisting version of reality? It’s both a cultural question and a psychological one. For decades, researchers have been wrestling with the nature of falsehood: How does it arise? How does it affect our brains? Can we choose to combat it? The answers aren’t encouraging for those who worry about the national impact of a reign of untruth over the next four, or eight, years. Lies are exhausting to fight, pernicious in their effects and, perhaps worst of all, almost impossible to correct if their content resonates strongly enough with people’s sense of themselves, which Trump’s clearly do.”
Trumps Lies vs. Your Brain
He spews accusations with force,
But they’re totally baseless, of course,
And it’s likewise, you see,
With his whole coterie—
Not one is a credible source.
© 2017 Colleen Anderson
Not one is a credible source
And unlike the rear end of a horse
The front’s not aligned
With its sightless behind
And each tale is detached from its arse.
© 2017 Susan E. Eckenrode
So each tale is detached from its arse,
thus making their pap hard to parse
But they’re upping their scores
as the vitriol pours
from their nightmarish, psychotic farce.
© 2017 Lily Beth Baker