GOP: The Party of False Equivalencies and How to Move Forward

By exploiting the naturally-limited bandwidth and blurry memories of human beings, the GOP continues to peddle the most dangerous of lies — false equivalencies — to stay in power, even after the insurrection attempt on Jan. 6th, 2021.

False equivalency is more than just a “spin,” it is more than just a tactic that masks the fact that you are losing a debate; it is the purposeful weaponization of the natural human propensity for blurry memories. It exploits the relative ease with which an illusion of truth can settle over repeated statements by those in power, even when false.

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