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What Has Knowledge Got to Do With It?

In a parliamentary debate, he said “that the EU is setting up ferry services to transfer immigrants from Africa to Europe to weaken national identities so that there will be no more national states.” When a journalist referred to that statement as “it was a preconceived plan by the EU to replace the white European race with African migrants”, he demanded rectification in court: he had not said such a thing and certainly not meant it.

But what then?

That question is not addressed. That’s not what it’s about. The point is that you can gain support by fabulating and that you can reinforce that support by flashing fundamental rights in the face of whom takes the fables seriously and tries to disprove them. That does not work. The truth does not or no longer work in politics. What’s next?