6 Trends of 2017 – Diplomacy

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5 January 2017

D – Diplomacy

WOKE is Wide Awake.  Post Truth Politics: The Days of our Lies.

WOKE, a slang term that originated in the African-American community, gained traction on social media and has permeated mainstream culture referring to being able to think for oneself. In vague terms, WOKE refers to an intangible level of awareness about community issues, racism, sexism, classism and social justice.

Lords of the Lies. It used to be that the purpose of political lying was to create a false view of the world. The lies told in the run-up to the American elections last year do not work like that. They are not intended to convince the elites, whom their target voters neither trust nor like, but to reinforce prejudices.

In South Africa: The NPA, the HAWKS and other supposed bastions of integrity, have been shown up to be somewhat more than economical with the truth.

By: Dion Chang and Raleen Bagg

Image credit:Oxford Dictionaries Blog

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