What Can You Believe?

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

We live in the age of deception. Objective news reporting is dead. All public media is opinionated. There is only one solution.

What Can You Believe?

There are many proverbs about “believing”. “Seeing is believing”, “Don’t believe everything you hear”, and “The believer is happy, the doubter is wise” are a few of them. There is a good reason for this, humanities experiences through the ages has taught us to be skeptical about what people tell us. This has never ben truer than it is today.

We are bombarded with false information, deception and outright lies every day. We see commercials on television about a new drug and all of its wonders. A man in a doctor’s coat, who we know is an actor, tells us about its virtues for 58 seconds, and then a whisper or small print tells us about its side effects in two seconds.

If we have ever seen a magician make people and animals “disappear”, we know that things aren’t always what they seem to be. Our eyes tell us one thing, but our brains tells us that the elephant, or whatever it was that disappeared, was only an illusion. That is why we marvel at the magician’s trick.

We live in the age of deception. Hitler and Stalin created “The Big Lie”. They were the first to use modern communications systems to repeat statements, that were obviously not true, over and over again until they became accepted as truth. This method has been adopted by our newspapers and television “news” broadcasters. A variation of this has happened on private communications medial like goggle, Facebook, and twitter. On these sites corporation executives determine what they think is acceptable for you to see and hear, and censor out what they don’t agree with.

In normal times you could make a valid judgement by obtaining two or three viewpoints on a particular subject and come to a conclusion. That was because the source of your information was not predictable. Now when you turn on any “news” channel you know what their viewpoint is before they say a word. They do not want you to think about the subject, they want you to accept what they say about it. It is not news, it is propaganda. A perfect example of is when a CNN “reporter” at a riot stood in front of a burning building and reported that the “protest” was “mostly peaceful”.

Another way they control information is by not reporting an event. Because they have a “point of view”, they are not neutral reporters. They filter out things that do not conform with that view, and emphasize things that do. Social media is notorious for doing this.

Reporting about the Corona virus is a perfect example of how this deception works. In February, the vast majority of news sources were reporting that two million Americans might die from the virus. Drastic shutdowns were put in place in every state. We now know that is not the case, the actual figure will be from 15% to 20% of that number, but that is not reported. Instead they report the new cases, which due increased testing, are higher numbers. That justifies continuing the shutdowns. They don’t tell you that the age group from birth to age 34 accounts for only 1% of the deaths, or that the age group 35 to 44 accounts for only 2% of the deaths. What is reported or not reported is intended to keep you frightened so that you will stay in your homes and do what they tell you to do.

Another great deception was that the 2017 tax reform only helped “the rich”. The facts are that an individual earning the average annual amount of $61,372 saved $1,681 and a married couple with two children with the same income saved $1,934. Burying that information changed the whole perception of who benefited from the tax reform. Yes, the rich benefited also, but it is not a crime to be rich, and the top 20% of the richest households payed 69% of the income taxes.

The only things you can believe are things that you have seen and thought about independent of media coverage. For example, if a businesses where you live has boarded its store front in anticipation of rioters and looters, and has painted support for BLM on it, what does that tell you.? Are they afraid of white supremacists looting their store or something else?

In the coming weeks we will see written, video and email evidence of influence peddling for hundreds of millions of dollars by a high ranking politician and his family. Most of the media will ignore it to protect him. Look closely at the evidence, think about it, and drawn your own conclusion. If you are honest with yourself, it will be different what the media is reporting. You can only believe what you have independently analyzed and concluded.


Submitted: November 05, 2020

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The trouble is that people are lazy. They won't root out the truth. They'll watch one station and take as gospel. Many have been propagandized by teachers and believe there is no truth beyond what they were taught. Everything they hear is agenda driven and few have the desire to check beyond it. God is bad,gay is good,Southerners are racist,transvestites are normal and if you don't think they are .You are the problem. If you aren't PC, you are a bigot..there is no actual truth,just your truth and my truth..up is down,wrong is right..kill your babies,good,save them...your interfering with rights. It's a bizarro world and it will get worse,much worse

Thu, November 5th, 2020 8:20pm

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Thank you for your comments. You are correct in your assessments. Their is only one solution to those problems, getting the facts out in a manner that can easily be recognized and distinguished from the lies.

Fri, November 6th, 2020 10:52am