There seems to be the persistence downplay that the power at the very top is controlling everything is an insane conspiracy to believe. Why?
It’s hiding in plain sight, there are facts to follow, no mystical hypothesis required.
Besides, doesn’t history continuously show us that conspiracies happen all the time? Take a few history classes in college and you will discover how the past is riddled with powerful people consolidating their power and manipulating the common people to do their part.
Hell, you don’t even need to go to college for that lesson, just 75-minutes with Netflix will suffice. I was watching Noam Chomsky in his documentary ‘Requiem for the American Dream’ and can tell you that he nails it.
I’m am by no means political, which is why I like watching this because it is as straightforward as anything I’ve ever encountered on the topic. Yes, they call this M.I.T. linguistics professor a leftist, but I dare you to watch this with an open heart and make your own judgments.
The truth is we are living in two realities. It’s not ‘either/or’ is both, both are true.
We can’t change these things overnight, but we can start laying the foundation for change. And some things we can change rather quickly, just look to the 1960’s for inspiration. Movement and change were dynamic and fast.
Always look at things with a healthy skepticism and ask more questions. Try to head in the direction of trust, but always start with a neutral, curious mind and let the chips fall where they may.
Food, Health, and the Environment
How would you feel to know that you’ve been fed poison through food, medicine, and the air? Since the mass media is the only means through which information can get to you, it is only fair to mention them here.
The media won’t tell you this, because in these cases, they choose to lean on the words of ‘official statements’ or ‘scientific research and reports’ or to simply ignore certain discoveries and truths.
Such was the case of Cannabis and stories stating ‘the deadly effects of Marijuana’. As an example, an article by the DailyMail leans on claims made by a person with an anti-cannabis background.
Another clue you can notice that this might be a biased article is that it has no sources stated, although it doesn’t report on an interview, but on a so called ‘Expert’s devastating 20-year study’.
Have you ever heard a large news organization report on the destructive effects of GMO? Try for yourself!
Go on Google and write ‘GMO Harms bees’ or ‘Destructive effects of GMO’ and tell us which major news organization comes in the results.
The answer is: none.
This is the same for MANY stories that are worth more attention than that which is given to the Kardashians or to some ludicrous attention to rich and famous people or some blatant arguments between politicians.
Many of these stories don’t come from the mainstream media but can emerge in various different websites. Note that EVEN THEN you will need to check if the story is well supported with facts and arguments. The thing is that the facts are out there and everyone keen on finding them will succeed.
The general public, though, shouldn’t be blamed for accepting such notions as plausible and normal, and this is no thanks to education.
The Government and Corporations
The governments are those who represent the people. Lucky for them or not, some of these people have some very deep pockets. The root of the problems doesn’t start from the government. For a person to become a part of the government, he/she needs a lot of finance, and this won’t come from the regular people.
The best backers for politicians are the wealthiest corporations, such as pharmaceutical companies, electrical and oil companies and similar giants in their industries.
What the backer asks in return is complete protection and clearance for every crime against humanity they intend to commit. Such was the case with cannabis, which was shunned for so many years despite the truth. Another case is the hidden truth about Nikola Tesla’s idea for wireless electricity. The list goes on and on.
Monsanto, Big Oil, Big Pharma and many more are topics you should reconsider looking into.
These lies are impregnated in the fabric of society on a daily basis. The government chooses the education, the media, the social media, science and everything you can think of.
The media (media bias and false information)
It’s not a rare occurrence that most of the lies you will get to hear are those presented by the media. Although one of the five core principles of journalism is ‘truth and accuracy’, you will not find the media’s cover-up stories, misinformation, and abuse of out-of-context information rare.
Many of the stories you have read turned out to be utter lies that had nothing to do with fairness and honesty. Just from last year, could see the ‘cooked’ Reuters Poll, clearly misinforming a lot of readers, and if you decide to explore similar fairy tales, we will give you some links below.
Mass media fabricated stories are most often the result of media bias. When such thing happens, you can put these six types of media bias in your knowledge base. Sometimes, knowing this information will help you recognize bias without using a fact checking site.
In other times though, you will need to see if the story you are reading is written from a medium which uses a fact checker, the most popular being the Pinocchio Test. The Washington Post, for example, state that they use a fact checker in accordance with the International Fact-Checking Network.
However, sometimes you can’t trust anything. Even though the media can fabricate stories, in many of the cases the stories are just retold statements made by others who chose to lie.