In politiek

de Dikke van Dale:
my·the (de ~ (m.), ~n/~s)
1 heilig, overgeleverd verhaal van een volk over zijn herkomst en godsdienst
2 [pej.] een als waar aangenomen verzinsel

het Engelse woordenboek:
1 A traditional, typically ancient story dealing with supernatural beings, ancestors, or heroes that serves as a fundamental type in the worldview of a people, as by explaining aspects of the natural world or delineating the psychology, customs, or ideals of society: the myth of Eros and Psyche; a creation myth.
Such stories considered as a group: the realm of myth.
2 A popular belief or story that has become associated with a person, institution, or occurrence, especially one considered to illustrate a cultural ideal: a star whose fame turned her into a myth; the pioneer myth of suburbia.
3 A fiction or half-truth, especially one that forms part of an ideology.
4 A fictitious story, person, or thing: “German artillery superiority on the Western Front was a myth” (Leon Wolff).
[New Latin mthus, from Late Latin mthos, from Greek mthos.]

Toch ook maar even SMSsen met de heer Ahmadinejad, President van Iran. Toffe gast, gelijk antwoord terug:

"De jodenvernietiging in de Tweede Wereldoorlog is een mythe. De Palestijnen en de Irakezen zijn de echte Holocaust-slachtoffers."

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