C.J. Hopkins says:
"Think of “reality” as an ideological tool … a tool in the hands of those with the power to designate what is 'real' and what isn’t. Those in power, or aligned with those in power, or parroting the narratives of those in power, understand this. Those without power mostly do not, and thus we continue to 'speak truth to power,' as if those in power gave a shit. They don’t.
The powerful are not arguing with us. They are not attempting to win a debate about what is and isn’t 'true,' or what did or didn’t 'really' happen. They are declaring what did or didn’t happen. They are telling us what is and is not 'reality,' and demonstrating what happens to those who disagree."