by Mark Angelides
If one remains open to the possibility that the public is being fed lies, it begs the question of how much we can believe, and if there are any 100% reliable sources. In the US, news agencies like CNN are considered “trustworthy”; most readers here will consider this laughable, but there are still many (despite the recent Project Veritas videos) who think this is Real News. In the UK there is the BBC, who are massively biased and anti-English. So what’s the answer?
It is easy to fall into feedback loops from Social Media. If you check out the people on your Twitter feed (assuming you use this and not the fast growing Gab.ai), it is likely that many of the people there have similar opinions to yourself. So we just get information that we know we’ll react either positively or “righteously negatively” to.
And then we have the news sites that we look at. Once again, it is likely that the majority of sites we visit have fairly similar political leanings to our own (I try to branch out but get swiftly furious as I read each article). Each site has a readership that it seeks to engage and “keep”, so the writers end up writing with the audience in mind. But how much of it is actually informing us about what really happens in the world?
The other issue is how much of the information that filters through to us is complete fabrication? There are thousands of articles from one end of the spectrum saying that Islamic terrorism is a “part of everyday life, and very probably a result of our own foreign policy”, to the other proclaiming that “Muslims want to take over your country and kill you”. Almost nowhere is the opinion that the whole thing is likely just a conjob being played on everyone as part of a larger struggle for power by those who see themselves as “beyond nation states”.
It is easy to mock people who buy into a certain narrative, but we should remember that any “truths” we feel we have found are probably the result of turning our backs on the fairytale presented to us. Until ALL people are awake to the likelihood that our governments are not run by the people we think they are, and in all likelihood probably hate us, then there will continue to be a propaganda push for the minds of the people.
Where do you get your information? What mental filters do you use to separate the absurd from the likely? Please share your suggestions in the comments section below and maybe we can help each other pull the curtain back.
* (I personally try to get my information from a range of sources both mainstream and “kooky”. I tend to find the kooky stuff a little less infuriating. As I read the information and find myself nodding along, I often stop and ask myself: “When did I become THIS guy?” I am very fortunate to have a loving wife who considers David Icke to be a more reliable source than the MSM.)
by Mark Angelides