Baloney is not free.
That’s important to keep in mind in an era that finds America wading hip deep in a cascading tide of bovine effluvium. This nonsense is not harmless, not trivial, not abstract. And it always exacts a cost.
If some of us ever knew that, they have apparently forgotten. As a result, we have become a nation awash in public lies – conspiracy theories without basis, crackpot pronouncements from figures of authority, misleading, mendacious misstatements false as a four-dollar bill, delivered every minute of every day to our television, computer and smartphone screens.
Baloney is not free. Still, the price thus far has been borne by a relative few.