America’s ‘alternative’ tragedy


The modern world is plagued daily by tragedies of catastrophic scale. As though this reality weren’t enough of an emotional toll, it appears Americans must now learn to cope with tragedies of the make-believe.

We have been selfish to show concern, send prayers, and offer donations to victims of the real world, when our brothers and sisters in the imaginary plane continue to suffer. When will we open our eyes and listen to these alternative facts that Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, is graciously telling us?

Just this week on Thursday, Feb. 2, Conway enlightened the American people to a previously unheard of attack, coined the “Bowling Green Massacre.” The attack, supposedly masterminded by two Iraqi refugees, was never reported by any news station nor newspaper. In fact, the only report found was in The Daily Prophet, a publishing outlet popular in the wizarding world of Harry Potter.

All jokes aside, this “massacre” Conway cited, never actually occurred. Conway herself admitted so the following day, though she cited a speaking error rather than acknowledging her fabrication (even with her correction, the statement doesn’t hold up). It seems the Trump administration, or at least its advisers, are committed to this “alternative” style; facts, tragedies, what will undergo the alternative transformation next?

Here’s a (brief) roundup of some of the best Twitter responses to the infamous #BowlingGreenMassacre:Screen Shot 2017-02-03 at 3.50.16 PM

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