Post Truth

The Oxford dictionary has just recorded the word of the year 2016, to our vocabulary; “Post-Truth”

Defining it as;-relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.

Without diving in and trying to do mental contortions to understand the subtlety of the political innuendo in this definition, i cannot help but to reject it out of hand.

Truth is truth. Pre, during or post. It is constant, it is indivisible and eternal. Any suggestion that truth is meaniable or is open to subjectivity denies its existence.

Perhaps the chaps at Oxford should consult another word in their dictionary, Oxymoron.