Sometimes we all need to take a step back and question our own beliefs. If they’re not based on reality then they’re someone else’s opinions and opinions are not facts. What we then end up with is a chorus noise of different beliefs that the earth is flat, or shape shifting reptiles roam the earth and Hillary Clinton conducted satanic rituals in the basement of the White House! I personally know about social and political science, education and travel. That’s because I’ve studied it at postgraduate level, or done it. Which doesn’t mean I’m not sometimes wrong, but it does mean I have an understanding of what’s going on in the world and could write a political science essay off the top of my head based on knowledge, without having to go near google. Conversely, I don’t know anything about engineering and so if I was debating that (which I wouldn’t) I’d have to rely on google and that would very soon become obvious to someone who is a real engineer. ‘The googler’s’ as I call them, are often easily spotted. They’re the ones who present third party opinions as facts without explanations. Soundbites such as ‘Yes we can’ or ‘Feel the Bern’ spring to mind; nonsense that doesn’t say anything. It doesn’t matter even if the googlers are proved wrong, they just carry on repeating their opinions or ignore facts and move on to the next belief. Plus the often foot stamping and poster attacks of course. You could spend the rest of your life debating with them and get nowhere and so it’s better not to. The problem then is that previously the premise came first ending in a conclusion. In a belief based society, the conclusion comes first and beliefs are presented based on opinions support the conclusion. A back to front way of thinking and why political extremes sound so odd, except to those who believe.