All organisms (including humans) depend upon their accurate perception of reality in order to survive. Organisms that inaccurately perceive reality dies.
Societies that misjudge reality throughout history either died or are conquered. Armies that miscalculate the realities of the battle field are slaughtered. Individuals who perceived reality inaccurately paid the cost with their life. Civilizations that diverged from reality crumbled
In a chaotic post-truth, post-modern world and a relativistic society knowing reality [objectively] is the first casualty. The Truth is a commodity that is increasingly becoming rare.
Fake news is everywhere. There’s my facts vs your facts, where there should be just facts. Science when put in quotes, “science,” suddenly transforms into mere opinions.
It’s claimed that there’s no such thing as reality. It’s also claimed that there’s no such thing as truth. It’s also said that we live in a simulation and therefore nothing matters… people actually believe that!
The Russian Famine (1921-1922): an estimated 5 million people died. Peasants turned to cannibalism in order to survive. The cause of which are said to be multi-facetted–economic disturbance, World War I, The Russian Revolution, and disruption of The Russian Civil War and its communist policies. I think it's more of the latter that contributed to this famine. Communist policies that were enacted at the time are as follows:
WARNING: These photos are SHOCKING and disturbing to many. Proceed with the in mind. Here in lies the horrors of the 1920s Communist Russia famine in pictures...