If we’re seeking to have an informed electorate, then this poses a bit of a problem. But a recent study suggests a very simple solution helps limit the appeal of conspiracy theories: news media literacy. This isn’t knowledge of the news, per se, but knowledge of the companies and processes that help create the news. While the study doesn’t identify how the two are connected, its authors suggest that an understanding of the media landscape helps foster a healthy skepticism.
FK – Well gee I have a ‘journalism degree’ and I’ve worked as a mainstream newswhore so I guess I can tell what ‘news literacy’ is or not huh?
I can tell you this column is blatant propaganda lumping in various ‘conspiracies’ in order to ‘disprove’ them all in the minds of the simple-minded.
Only a political child believes the msm is ‘trustworthy’ or there’s ever been such a thing as an ‘unbiased’ reporter. I’ve known this for decades way before ‘fake news’ became a thing.
But our domestic blood enemies just keep lying about it because of the healthy population of morons we have in this country and the annual fresh crop of indoctrinates from the govt. schools and universities.
If someone tells me they blindly trust any source I know I’m dealing with a child. Now I’m gonna go re-enforce my ignorance on Bigfoot and beef. Not. (And why does this spellchecker claim ‘Bigfoot’ has to be capitalized. That’s rather strange for a non-existent beast.)
And I know exactly how ‘news’ is made: Go along with editorial policy or get fired.
That is not the Deep State’s version of what a president is supposed to be.
Bill Clinton, George W Bush, Barack Obama—they were good boys. Globalists. The intelligence establishment and the military industrial complex knew “the situation” was well in hand. Trump is the strange intruder. The “crazy one.”
If his swaggering indifference to the Deep State’s agenda is merely a pose—a formidable acting job—then why is he subjected to withering attacks every day, even from his own Party? After all, he has surrounded himself with Goldman Sachs big shots—can’t they be relied on to keep him in check? What’s the problem?
FK – I was calling Trump a demagogue during his campaign and predicting he would win, and trying to get his supporters to understand why I couldn’t vote for him.
If Trump’s term comes to an end and the republicrats have once again failed to end the fed, the income tax and repeal all the gun laws we’ll know the answer won’t we?
FK – While I agree with you in general I feel there are certain points I would be grossly remiss for not listing:
What the elites did was replace their ‘god appointed kings’ with democracy, another form of manipulation.
When millions or billions believe a falsehood to the point they’re willing to kill you over it that makes it very real. Religious adherents have proven this again and again over the millennia. But then the ‘wars for god’ are usually about resources and territory. See modern Israel.
Ideas carry the weight of blood and the baggage of human suffering and can expand to fill whatever void is there. Hundreds of millions died because of the ‘idea’ of communism regardless of its true origins. As long as some dumbass can read a copy of ‘The Communist Manifesto’ and claim “This could work if it’s only done right!” then it’s very real.
The question to ask is why do the corporations fund the commie front groups? Why did ‘capitalist’ Jeff Bezos buy the washington compost and allow it to remain a commie rag?
Why do Amazon properties in Kentucky have signs saying ‘no weapons’ when the law doesn’t allow them to do so?
Guns without the will to use them are toys for the range or the deer stand that unfortunately most will surrender if told to. The average amerikan has lost his will. The ideas of courage, standards, liberty, honor, intelligent thought, reason are considered to be relics of a past most know little about.
Every time I see some comment on line that includes ‘Molon Labe’ I’m sickened by the idea that it’s OK with them if they’re picked off one gun owner/family at a time with no thought to the concept that the black-suited Nazis should be exterminated when they show up at a neighbor’s house or after they conduct their first raid across town.
Cowards. Cowards all. We should’ve had the militia necessary to deal with this evil decades ago. But they still have steak, ice cream and a big screen, just like the Europeans who within a couple generations may fall to a third world horde in the name of false compassion and mindless ’empathy.’
Communism may be a tool invented by the elites in an effort to hang on to their power, that got out of control, or not. They consider us to be livestock anyway and in any business including farming there will be some acceptable losses.
As someone told me years ago “America is the United Nations.” It’s headquarters does sit on our soil and the Council on Foreign Relations is headquartered in New York City, ‘the capital of the world.’
The ‘elites’ have always ran the two party system. The communists infiltrated the demonscat party in the 20s. Lincoln had Marxist generals in the Yankee ranks. Search ‘Lincoln’s Marxists.’
No court, including the SCOTUS, is the final arbiter of our rights! WE ARE! They are our elected and hired PUBLIC SERVANTS!
In a nation of 320 million only a few hundred usually at best show up for any kind of protest. At best the protestors, often funded by elites probably from both ‘sides’ or the middle, are simple regurgitating their indoctrination, just like the average teacher or professor. I fear the masses are now so dumbed down they don’t even know what the sjws or whatever cute name the commies call themselves next are whining about.
For the record at one time they actually and on occasion still call out real problems, but their solutions are usually shit.
I have an old newspaper from the 50s with a headline that called the North Koreans ‘reds.’ Wonder why they don’t use that terminology any more?
Our grandparents and great grand parents were asleep at the wheel. McCarthy was right. They should’ve demanded the troops be kept home to hunt the commies here first. Trump needs to bring them home now.
The robber barons that many ‘libertarians’ deny existed bought out the large dailies in the early 20th century. Why did they allow/encourage the infiltration of their publications by Marxist thinkers/insurgents?
Art, as is ideology, often is in the eye of the beer holder, and we let them vote.
What we now call ‘classical'(art) music was hated by the old guard as being too whatever rock-n-roll was called in the 60s.
If anything obscenity laws are more strict now in some respects. In the 70s porn mags could be seen on grocery and drug store shelves. Now it’s to be had on any smartphone that a kid knows how to hack.
One reason we hear so much about certain topics now, besides them being used as propaganda, is in the not-so-good-ol-days certain topics were not for public discussion. So as always the tool-using monkeys go from one extreme to another.
Promiscuity and homosexuality has always existed, re. the ancient tribal propaganda’s warnings against participating in such, because they wanted to discourage the sheeple from spreading stds and creating unwanted babies that even early cultures knew would be a burden on their tribe or whatever.
The commie globalists have been paying the stupid and lazy to breed since the 60s. They knew exactly what the outcome would be.
It is a testament to the success of our enemies that ‘enlightenment christians’ helped found this country and killed their fellow Englishmen in the process but now most modern ‘christians’ are sitting on their asses waiting for the world to end with obviously no understanding of the fact that what they’re really doing is passing their slavery on to their descendants who like them aren’t going to get beamed up before things get too bad.
What is ‘allegiance?’ Look it up. Who wrote the ‘pledge‘ and why? I don’t think the Founders, at least those who truly valued Liberty, would’ve been in favor of such.
Considering all our enemies have accomplished maybe the constitution is inadequate. Read the ‘Federalist Papers’ and experience muttering “bullshit, bullshit” under your breath as Hamilton’s words of love for the federal govt. and his denial of the tyranny it could represent have been dwarfed by modern actuality.
The Bill of Rights, insisted upon by the Anti-Federalists, is the document that makes us exceptional. They acknowledge our natural born right to kill those who would imprison or torture or kill us for not obeying their version, sub-version or subversion of reality.
The federal bureau of instigation needs to be discredited. Or really its own actions already have.
20 + years of trying to get the tool-using monkeys to pay attention and act on anything at all that actually matters has convinced me that the human species is collectively insane.
I’ll never forget the preacher in the 70s who told us about a 14-year-old girl who said “No” to Jesus during an alter call and was trapped in a burning car on the way home from church and was screaming out that she wished she’d said “Yes” with of course the implication being that she would be burned alive forever. Of course many now deny the reality of sexual desire of one of that age and if an adult male of whatever age engaged in consensual sex with her he should be thrown under the prison and of course burned alive in fire with her forever.
That’s all the insanity I’ll mention for a while. Chew on it if you’re capable, while considering it was once a common thing for teens to get married and for our ancestors to have multiple wives and on and on.
It is funny that modern churches are full of re-married divorcees when their master clearly allegedly said not to do so, indeed he called it adultery.
The most ‘negative’ parents teach their children that violence is never an option and are negligent in providing them the skills they might need to kill those who might seek to enslave them or in our case enslave them further. The fact our domestic blood enemies would prefer a child be raped, tortured and murdered in front of their parents rather than the parents have the tools and skills necessary to stop the attack at the outset is reason enough to run them from our shores or hunt them to extinction. But this is no longer a nation of men.
The agenda as always is the decline of an empire. From the dust of dead societies we gathered the ideas that carried us to this point. The real question is what ideas will survive this next dust-up and will the survivors have sufficient understanding to establish a new birth of liberty or will humankind enter a new darkness?
FK – I have no problem wrapping my mind around it. It could’ve been far worse. When the New Madrid fault goes millions will be homeless. Same with the Yellowstone Caldera and who knows what else out there.
There have been many cataclysms on this ancient planet. Pretending we understand what is possible is a fool’s game.
The far greater issue is the nation of whimpering children like this woman who ‘wait for the police’ to come and save them.
We can’t do much about natural disasters unless one thinks this is a weather war being waged by domestic or foreign enemies. But we could get the commies out of our schools and our local governments and stop raising children to be children dependent on mother govt. for everything and raise them to be adults who can not only deal with floods and hurricanes which are a natural part of our environment but with our greatest enemies, the trash who want to make us mindless dependent zombies.
That would include not only the twin evils of ‘fascism’ and ‘communism’ but the religious nuts as well who encourage adults to sit around on their mental and physical asses and wait for the world to end instead of standing up like real human beings and fighting back against and killing if necessary those who will keep their descendants in the slavery the so-called ‘saved’ are passing down to them.
But that may be too much reality even for Mark Dice.
We have lost the fatalistic mindset of our ancestors on certain issues. This country was conquered by people who knew no one was going to ride in on a white horse, a golden chariot or a flying saucer and save them. They moved forward into the wilderness, many of them barely clothed while scratching for every morsel.
If this were a nation of men the commie newswhores and their super-rich corporate masters would’ve been at the least kicked out of our country by now.
They want us all dependent on the corporate commie state and not on ourselves.
This woman’s duress is understandable to a point, but did she take the time to make sure she or her children know how to swim? Did she prepare in any way for the things we know are possible? Did she know better than to drive into a flooded underpass?
Mindlessness isn’t rewarded in nature. Neither should it be in our society.
This is something we can do something about:
FK – I would never expect ‘police officers’ to ‘protect’ amerikans or Americans. The SCOTUS has ruled more than once it’s not the job of cops to protect us.
The job of ‘law enforcement officers’ is to protect the state, enforce its laws and collect its revenue. ‘We the people’ have become secondary because we have abandoned our personal responsibility for keeping ‘our’ government in its place and to make sure our police and military, our employees, keep their Oaths to Uphold the Bill of Rights, the document that makes us exceptional.
The republicrats voted in the anti-patriot act without even reading it. They should all be rounded up and tried for treason. The anti-patriot act was written before 9/11. It will be used against anyone who works against the ‘deep state,’ the NWO, or whatever they call it next.
“The whole secret lies in confusing the enemy, so that he cannot fathom our real intent.” – Sun Tzu
Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting. – Sun Tzu
As for our current situation there is only one fix for it, if it can be fixed. But western so-called men have been de-backboned and de-nutted and shrink from the idea of shedding blood when the tree of Liberty cries out for it in such a plaintive and alarming way.
We have a representative republic, guaranteed to every state, not a democracy.
We have a Bill of Rights that acknowledges rights we are born with, not granted or created by any government.
We vote with the knowledge that voting is the most violent act anyone can participate in because voting is electing someone to hire someone to stick a government gun in our neighbors’ faces and force our version of reality on them at the threat of their very lives.
We stand ready to protect our Liberty and the Liberty of our neighbors, not destroy it, via any version of authoritarianism, of any age or place.
We are prepared with knowledge and force of arms to make war against and kill if necessary those who would destroy our Bill of Rights whether they represent domestic or foreign enemies.
We do not lie to ourselves, our families, our friends, our business associates, our descendants, our enemies, about these things and do not EVER tolerate those who would have us do so.
If the troops were fighting for our freedom they’d all be here.
FK – Personally I think all teens should spend some time cleaning floors and commodes and picking up trash. Too many venture into the ‘professional’ world with no appreciation or respect for those ‘beneath’ them.
For once I have to agree with the SJW. But then it wouldn’t like it when the schools required physical fitness and martial arts(including weapons) training in all schools in preparation for 2-4 years of military commitment for all after school.
If most of these ‘sjws'(junior commies) had to spend some time with a drill instructor yelling in their faces maybe they’d be mature enough to get something out of college besides a Marxist indoctrination.
FK – As far as I could tell the in country ‘reporters’ of the first gulf war were all on a leash. I suppose there were some free lancers running around. One Saudi told me he had a lot of trouble with his rental cars disappearing in the desert or being abandoned in Kuwait after the renters simply took a flight out or whatever….
The point being that after Vietnam the military sought to rightly ‘control’ the commie newswhores. They should’ve been wearing targets in Nam. But then we shouldn’ve kept our troops home from Korea and S.E. Asia and had them hunt and kill the commie insurrectionists here first.
But there haven’t been any men in this country for a very long time. They let the infiltrator newswhores destroy McCarthy when he was right as was later proven.
No, the military that serves the military industrial complex isn’t angelic. The propaganda stream has had its share of sharks since the birth of the modern not-so-free press. Most newspapers of the 18th and 19th centuries were founded to back one side or another. So there’s never been any such thing as an unbiased reporter, and no ‘golden age’ of journalism.
Sometimes the light is shined on the cockroaches but usually they run the lights.