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    Re: Nearly everything you think you know is a lie.

    Quote Originally Posted by JLXC View Post
    History, politics, most science and medicine, space, how money works, on and on. It's difficult when you finally see the scope of the lies, but like the former director of the CIA said,

    "We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." William Casey.

    With this covid psyop working so well I have to assume mission accomplished.

    At least someone told you.
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    Re: Nearly everything you think you know is a lie.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonsa View Post
    a conspiracy theory is a conspiracy theory. All the same species, just a different breed.
    Not really.

    At the very least there are Official Conspiracy Theories advanced by government and the establishment media, and Alternative Conspiracy Theories advanced by skeptics of the former.

    There could be subsets of those 2 types, but most folks are not aware of those 2, tending to lump them all together.

    Lance DeHaven-Smith wrote an excellent book about it a few years back, "Conspiracy Theory in America", most informative.

    Many prefer to remain uninformed of such things, and just go with what the talking heads on TV tell them.

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    Re: Nearly everything you think you know is a lie.

    Quote Originally Posted by JLXC View Post
    History, politics, most science and medicine, space, how money works, on and on. It's difficult when you finally see the scope of the lies, but like the former director of the CIA said,

    "We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." William Casey.

    With this covid psyop working so well I have to assume mission accomplished.

    At least someone told you.
    YEs, the ONLY folks you can trust are despots. Republicans hold the ONLY truth. BONKERS. WE need national mental analysis.

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    Re: Nearly everything you think you know is a lie.

    Quote Originally Posted by Thoreau72 View Post
    Not really.

    At the very least there are Official Conspiracy Theories advanced by government and the establishment media, and Alternative Conspiracy Theories advanced by skeptics of the former.

    There could be subsets of those 2 types, but most folks are not aware of those 2, tending to lump them all together.

    Lance DeHaven-Smith wrote an excellent book about it a few years back, "Conspiracy Theory in America", most informative.

    Many prefer to remain uninformed of such things, and just go with what the talking heads on TV tell them.
    who knew conspiracies had genders.
    My Karma ran over your Dogma.

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    Re: Nearly everything you think you know is a lie.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonsa View Post
    who knew conspiracies had genders.
    And he prefers to listen to talking butts on the net.
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    Re: Nearly everything you think you know is a lie.

    Of course, the thread title is correct.

    I will never forget a comment that I once read that went something like this:

    Whenever you read a newspaper or magazine article about something, you can be sure that the writer intentionally or more likely unintentionally left out vital information or gave false information. Many times a person who actually knows the facts about a situation will shake his/her head when reading an article about it.


    *****

    A few years ago, a young reporter wrote an article explaining that passenger trains between Los Angeles and San Francisco could never cross some particular mountains because it was just too difficult to do so. What that whippersnapper didn't know was that thousands of people (including me as a child in the 1950s) regularly crossed those mountains in trains (until train service petered out in later years).

    Today, of course, we are getting a lot of false information about COVID-19. Usually because of ignorance, not necessarily malice. A year from now, some "experts" are going to be mighty embarrassed.

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    Re: Nearly everything you think you know is a lie.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    Of course, the thread title is correct.

    I will never forget a comment that I once read that went something like this:

    Whenever you read a newspaper or magazine article about something, you can be sure that the writer intentionally or more likely unintentionally left out vital information or gave false information. Many times a person who actually knows the facts about a situation will shake his/her head when reading an article about it.


    *****

    A few years ago, a young reporter wrote an article explaining that passenger trains between Los Angeles and San Francisco could never cross some particular mountains because it was just too difficult to do so. What that whippersnapper didn't know was that thousands of people (including me as a child in the 1950s) regularly crossed those mountains in trains (until train service petered out in later years).

    Today, of course, we are getting a lot of false information about COVID-19. Usually because of ignorance, not necessarily malice. A year from now, some "experts" are going to be mighty embarrassed.
    Ignorance, but more active, by fear. Inspiring fear, whether about hurricanes or virus or anything else, is the purpose of today's mainstream media.

    As long as they can control the narrative (and there are signs they are losing control of the narrative) the "experts" will not be embarrassed.

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