They may be lies, but they're *entertaining* lies, and isn't that the greater truth? The answer is no.
Entertaining lies are not the greater truth, but one might argue that they are greater than the truth.To be halfway serious for a moment, many people are now suggesting that Trump's lies are so effective that there is no sense combating them with the truth, since his supporters continue to believe the lies even after they have been debunked. One might then argue that the only effective counter-strategy to his entertaining lies is to tell bigger, more entertaining lies. We seem to be entering a post-factual age. First there was modernism, then post-modernism, then post-postmodernism. To create an analogy: First there was realism, then post-realism. Is the next step post-postrealism? Maybe Trump is just the harbinger for a new age of mankind in which we are finally freed from the shackles of facts and reality.
Overthinking it. Trumps followers are literally cultists. They have so much invested that they literally can't accept anything negative. Their entire worldview, all of their hope for the future, is invested in him. They literally believe it's him or at least the demise of their way of life, if not their physical lives themselves.We're not in a post anything Era. We're in an Era we haven't had in the US before: a literal cult leader has taken control. Thankfully, way less than 50% follow him, so when he's deposed the unrest should be quickly resolved.
I was half-kidding ...but in response to you point, remember that Hitler never got more than 37% of the vote, but his cult ended up with all the marbles. Let's hope the Trumpites fade more quietly.
Cultists is a bit of a stretch there. Most of us kept quiet for 8 years while obabma gave away our tax dollars and encouraged people to immigrate here illegally.I personally don't care who is in office, as long as they are willing to undo the mistakes that obama made. For now, Trump is that guy. We don't expect him to have high approval ratings, as the liberal news doesn't report things factually. No denying that, no matter which side you are on.
Annnnd the cult checks in. Or a really over the top parody. These days, you can't tell the difference.