Monday, November 23, 2009

Self-imposed stupidity and the deceitful bastards

I’ve always been interested in what’s going on in the world. Reading pretty much everything I can get my hands on, always checking several angles and multiple sources, more out of interest than to expose lies. But there is a problem with this sort of thinking, because you sooner or later realize how deep the rabbit-hole really goes. It’s like an iceberg floating at sea. An iceberg has a large portion of its body beneath the surface, only the top can be seen. All of us can see what’s above the surface, just as all of us can see some of the lies exposed. We think we know how much lies and BS our enemies spread around, we have a healthy mistrust of those in charge and now and again we can read about some scandal. However, just as with the iceberg, what we see is only a small fraction of the whole picture.

I’m utterly convinced that this is why the righteous elitists don’t want the internet to run amok. With internet you can not only check the facts, you can also find new facts, contradictory facts. Only by comparing one newspaper with another questions will arise, checking a third, a fourth, and then reading about another viewpoint at some information-site, watching the bloggers go to work and listening to independent radio, more clues pop up. A comparison between how different countries delivers news also gives additional perspectives. But the real revelation doesn’t come until you have followed the news for a while. If you do, slowly, but surely, things start to unravel.

Generally it goes something like this.

A story becomes newsworthy for some reason; commonly the story has an element of ‘emotion’ attached to it such as indignation, anger or sexuality, but the most common sentiment is fear. It can be fear of war, fear of some disease, fear of losing one’s job and so on. Without us being afraid, much fewer papers would be sold.

An example is how journalists write about the environment. Any pseudo-scientists can get his 15min of fame if he conjures up a fear-argument regarding a certain issue. Hair-spray can cause the ozone layer to expand, refrigerators can be dangerous items, and cars may destroy some animals’ habitats. There isn’t any limit for such cons other than the imagination.

And it doesn’t even need to be very believable or very likely. If there’s a chance that it could maybe be a 0.0001% increase of risk of getting cancer by eating 194 apples each day, you can bet your life on a headline that states “apples causes cancer”. And both the “scientists” and the news reporter conveniently forget to include how many of the investigated that likes to smoke fifteen packs a day, lives near Chernobyl or work with dangerous chemicals. But the fun doesn’t really start until the next scientist argues to have found a correlation between a decrease in apple production and an increase in car emissions. Hence global warming has claimed more victims - farmers growing apples are having a hard time, in addition to fewer apples for the populace to eat. Since these stories often enough can be read in the same paper, sometimes even on the same day, it seems to imply that if we want our poor defenseless children to be able to attract cancer; we need to stop driving cars.

Contradictions of terms are very common within the media, especially comes to the scam of manmade global warming. The papers are warning us about the doomsayers and conspiracists that claim that global taxation and more restrictions will give more power to a small elitist group, at the same time the papers argue that if we don’t cut emissions we will all die. Journalists say that we shouldn’t buy the 2012-hype, but in the very next breath Polar Bears will go extinct, polar caps will melt away and lowlands everywhere will end up under water, killing millions. Its okay for journalists to warn about the impending end of the world, but damn anyone who argues any such notion outside the mainstream.

And while the world cools down, the politicians and those scientists who should be warning us about it are insisting it's warming up. Even as the polar bears multiply, they insist the Arctic is turning into the Mediterranean. And just so you know, there are no polar bears anyway. They went extinct a thousand years ago. It was warmer than today during the Middle Ages, therefore the ice must have melted then, therefore the polar bears cannot now go extinct because they already did that back then. So with the logic of the insane, there are no Polar Bears, not anymore, if ever, they are made up creatures like Batman, Hillary Clinton and Bart Simpson.

They also let the main culprits go free. The sun has an impact on our climate by a factor of 99%, still they never blame the sun for draught - it’s the factories you know... Volcanoes, cosmic rays, rainforests and oceans make up the last percentage, but have you ever seen or heard any journalists blame distant stars or Vesuvius for Polar Bears dying?

And when some hacker reveal internal discussions among the scientists were we can clearly see some of the scams being built, what do they do? They report about it like “University computer hacked” or “Stolen material on the loose”. It’s all rather dull you know - nothing to see, just a computer crime. The most interesting with that story is that scientists are allowed to come forward to “explain themselves”, covering up their deceit with journalists consent. And again they get an argument to shut down internet for mere mortals. A hacker? Stolen material? University computer intrusion? Huhu… that’s horrible, we need another government agency monitoring this situation.

And they still claim that there’s a consensus among scientists, which is far, far away from any reality. With all the billions going to researches and universities to investigate manmade global warming, I’m surprised there’s not a bigger consensus. It’s all about the money, tax money that is. Apply for founds to research man’s impact on the environment, and you get lots of money and possibly fame. Claim it’s all a hoax, and you get ostracized, lose your job and get laughed at by media. In such an anti-scientific era you need to be surprised that 33 000 scientists sues Al Gore for fraud.

Manmade global warming is a contemporarily transcending religion. And just as with any rigid religious belief, heretics get thrown into the fire while the butt kissers get wealthy.

But the dogmatic views comes to manmade global warming isn’t the only scam being packaged and sold to unbelievers. There’s plenty of stuff each day. As mentioned earlier, you can see through some of them, but only when you gain the perspective of both time and overview you understand that pretty much everything we’re told is fictional. The problem is that once you understand what’s beneath the surface and you know the depth of the hole, you’ll not be happier for it, on the contrary. When you understand and get enlightened, you’ll get frustrated, angry and apathetic. This is probably one reason why so many of you are avoiding using your intellect. In a deep rooted indirect way most of you understand that knowing isn’t pleasurable, instead ignorance is bliss.

So in a way, you all chose to be idiots. Internet is (or rather was) about to change that, so is it then surprising that our bellowed leaders want to regulate, control and tax our online activities?

1 comment:

  1. stopped giving a flying fuck - quality of life improved