Woo hoo!!! This is on the ad panel of the Frank Ogawa Square bus stop on Broadway in Oakland!
I have seen it now for a couple of weeks and today got a snapshot of it! This ad alone is food for lots of commentary, but what it brings up for me recently is my quest to try to understand how, and why, so many people actually fall for the stuff that not only Trump, but so many others, are spewing forth these days, and why various forms of conspiracy theory are so appealing. Of course I have my own rather unbecoming “explanations” for this … you can only guess!
So I googled the terms “fact vs opinion” to see what might some up — interestingly, lots of pretty lame web sites that are designed for grade school kids to learn how to distinguish fact from opinion. OK … so why are these lessons not taking hold, and the power of blatantly false opinion still holding such power? Continue reading