The killer bees of fake news
Barry Bright – March 3, 2017
Several years back I ate in a small country restaurant in Western Kentucky near some spot-on-the-road town that had its 15 minutes, or paragraphs, of fame framed on the diner’s wall.
The story was from what passed as ‘fake news‘ in those days, at least in the mind of the average sheeple, one of those checkout line tabloids that regularly broke stories about three-headed alien babies visiting the White House.
Allegedly there had been an attack by ‘killer bees‘ in the area, and some people really were stung by honey bees or hornets, I forget, but it wasn’t the big deal the ‘reporters’ had made it out to be.
People actually bought those papers or they wouldn’t have been printed. Sheeple actually believe a lot of garbage or it wouldn’t be produced, sometimes for centuries, or spewed from the mouths of educators, preachers, entertainers, newswhores or politicians.
That stinging story did the same thing all propaganda does in mixing fact and reality. As in there really is a UFO phenomena that most don’t want to think or talk about because it makes them uncomfortable, and for years before the internet politicians would regularly run campaigns based on nothing more than ‘change’ or lower taxes or ‘helping the poor’ or some other simple-minded goobledygook.
Politicians got away with their subterfuge because the average voter, then as now, would rather die than think or take on real personal responsibility for the world they exist in. They often just want to vote for “…the man that’ll “do somethin’ fer me.”
We have a representative republic here, not a democracy, which means we elect supposedly superior, educated, thinking, logical, talented, honest, experienced, successful members of our insane human cultures to make important decisions for us. Take all that with a buck-fifty to the truck stop and they’ll give you a cup of coffee.
This means it’s incumbent on the rest of us to pay attention to what these elected public SERVANTS are doing for and to us and to hold them accountable. This is why I’ve maintained for some while now we need a granite gallows in front of every govt. building and a local militia force to make sure it doesn’t fall into disuse.
But back to the newswhores. While working as one back in the 80s I saw that a lot of garbage is produced in the name of meeting deadlines and justifying paychecks. Now we have an internet full of it and an unsuspecting public armed with brand new smart phones that are not only introducing them to the very useful global encyclopedia that is the internet but all the shiny baubles and dark corners that come with it, or rather that come with real freedom and Liberty.
Back in the 90s the net was mostly patriots or at least it was to me. It was the only place to go for ‘real’ not commie or globalist, now ‘fake’ news.
Actually it’s laughable that the mainstream newswhores tried to label us as fake. But that’s a discussion for several books. I explained my reasons for this website several years back, in my early stages of waking up.
We’ve had the internet for 20 years now so in reality there’s simply no excuse for the willful ignorance I see around me every day. But the smart phone phenomena is stressing how many had never owned personal computers or how many have gone on line over time and been exposed to realities they didn’t want to deal with so they shut their computers off and went back to reality TV or sports or soaps or church or whatever their favorite brain-numbing garbage was/is.
Now that smart phones are part of most sheeples’ daily reality they’re also on the social sites or whatever and sometimes seeing bits of information their little brains repel from because it doesn’t mesh with what they’ve been spoonfed all their existences at home, in school or Sunday school or on the evening propaganda cast.
Part of this as I’ve experienced recently is the habit many have, developed along with the skill of texting, of reading a headline and emotionally reacting to it, leaving a nasty response, or an emoje or whatever, without bothering to actually follow a link and turn their inner brains on long enough to actually analyze what someone is desperately trying to get them to understand and share.
My mistake is in assuming that I’m dealing with intelligent adults on fakebook and other places that realize a header might not represent all the info contained therein.
Back to the ‘fake’ news. How to tell if a news site is ‘fake’:
Since propaganda, and it’s ‘all’ propaganda, without exception, is a mixture of ‘truth,’ or ‘facts’ and reality, what exactly is fake? This is another subject we could spend years and countless nights around campfires maybe pointlessly arguing over.
Let’s just go ahead and realize that the globalists and the commies and Marxist front groups they fund are and have been working covertly and overtly to enslave us all for decades, really centuries. Those who claim they want to return us to some sort of global plantation, if we’re not already there, are not far off the mark.
In fact, as I’ve written before, we are there.
With these realities in mind, a short guide to how to judge ‘fake’ news:
In journalism school we’re taught that a good reporter looks for the ‘who, what, why, when, where and how.’ Later on with experience a reporter learns to look for the funding and to develop an inline lie detector because most interviewees will be lying about something, either directly or indirectly.
If a story doesn’t have a good representation of some the above w’s and an h or two that’s a bad sign. The net nowadays is full of he/said she/reported and so and so’s cousin, employer, political or religious savior or whatever claims this or that. Sort of like how it’s always been but now the average mush head is much more exposed to it than they were in the check out line.
In the last year or so there’s been almost an explosion(one of those dramatic words we writers like to use) of ‘conservative'(loosely defined) or patriot or whatever ‘fake news’ sites. Beforeitsnews comes to mind. Go study their ‘style.’ That’s what I’m writing about.
Then go read something on the new yawk slimes. That’s the opposite end of the spectrum. Their ‘journalistic style’ may be impeccable but they’re still lying garbage that should’ve been lined up against the wall or walked up the gallows steps long ago.
See how hard and easy this can be?
A professor in college told us to not be afraid to ‘read along the fringe.’ I have no clue if he’d think I stepped off the fringe into free space long ago or not. I wouldn’t know/understand/still wonder about what I do now if I hadn’t. But one still has to use some form of judgment.
Now for the easy part: Just because you’ve always been told something is/isn’t true doesn’t mean it is/isn’t.
Just because a headline or article seems to ‘attack’ your newest or oldest object of worship doesn’t mean it really does or isn’t doing what all ‘real journalism’ should be doing: not letting anyone, or any institution, or group or government or ideology off easy.
In a free country there’s no such thing as a group or an individual whose motives can’t be questioned. When we have that we have a serious problem. We have a serious problem. In fact we have several.
Human history is a story of climbing out of a well of darkness where some think they were told they deserved to be tortured alive in fire forever for choosing independent thought over blind obedience. Sadly many are still there and will waste their time in this world waiting for it to end. And we let them vote.
Others blindly put their blind faith and blind patriotism into Earthly or otherwise saviors who are no more deserving of it than any god.
Climbing out of the well involves clinging to all sides when the occasion demands. Sometimes there are poisonous snakes on one side and killer bees on the other and there’s always casualties.
And as the ancient book of tribal propaganda claims, I think in this case very truthfully, “They shall cry ‘peace’ and safety,” and there will be none.
We’re better off demanding Liberty, and justice for those who think they can make a living lying the rest of us into their version of slavery.
We have become the product, and thus the news:
FK – Schmidt worked to get hitlery elected. It should be hung the same day, on the same scaffold.
We’ve all been turned into mental goldfish so we can focus on the clickbait?
I’ve certainly become more picky about what I call a ‘friend.’ Most ‘friends’ end up expecting me to be like them and sadly most of the time there’s little to nothing about their existence in this world that I envy. Here in the suburbs of podunk finding someone who can have more than a 30 second conversation about something that actually matters is a lifelong quest in itself. The cities aren’t much better in reality. The average sheeple would rather die than think.
The net is a tool like any other that can be used for good or ill. The mistake is that we as the common sheeple allow evil players into our systems and our elected public servants assist them in their evil in the name of false security.
Let me know when I can have my own stand alone holodeck.
How long till we’re all sitting on the curb?:
FK – Anti-war left dead as a dodo? Really? WTF planet are you on?
Wanna bet Soros or whatever rich sick globalist bastard succeeds him will have commie robots on the streets carrying signs and demanding ‘just-us?’
Those without the intelligence or skill sets to run the robots can return to the land and garden for a subsistence. Just ask the Venus project or whatever. Of course they also want to bulldoze all the major cities! :0
What about those who watch NWNW on their TVs? They can be hooked up to computers and thus the net now ya know. I’m watching this and other YouTube propaganda on a 24″ monitor which at one time was a ‘big’ TV.
And I’ll admit I did forward this on fakebook. Even if he didn’t say it, it’s easy to imagine him or his former ‘friends‘ doing so. And the sad truth is it’s not far off the mark.