a reply to: Snarl
While I respect the position you are obviously coming from, in that you do not wish to be accessed by that which might prove to be propaganda in some
form, I have to point out to you that there are several flaws in your thinking with regard to your unwillingness to watch videos which could,
potentially contain some.
First of all, making a judgement on content, before one has absorbed it, and sifted it for its value or lack thereof, is no way to ascertain its
usefulness. All that leads to, is living a life with ones fingers firmly jammed into ones ears, unless one has a reasonable expectation of hearing
something comfortingly familiar. This may come as a surprise, but that strategy does not make for a better informed individual.
Second of all, let us assume for a moment, that the realities of the situation are different, that the video DOES contain a whole heap of propaganda
(it doesn't, but bear with me). You are familiar of course, with the idea that one must know ones enemy, in order to counter, and defeat them
effectively. It is a well worn truth, but no less relevant today, than on the occasion of its first utterance. One of the ways I know my enemies, is
to carefully examine their propaganda, to know where they are weak.
If you believe that the video contains propaganda, and that propagandists are your enemy, then it makes no sense what so ever, to prevent yourself
from learning from their output, what it is they are trying to say, and more importantly, what they are not saying, what they are skirting round, or
ignoring entirely. It is rather like interferometry. One can ascertain the presence of black holes from the effect they have on their surroundings,
and in a similar way, one can find a truth in a propaganda broadcast, by examining the gaps in it, and working out logically, what is missing, and
theorising on why it is missing.
This is basic denial of ignorance here, and you have been around long enough to have picked it up!
The video is actually brutally honest about what goes on, what it all means, and takes no prisoners in delivering that to the viewer. But do not take
my word for it, watch it. Even if you do not personally like what is in the video, you can at least use the method described above to the best of your
ability, to work out what probing questions you are left with, what has been avoided or ignored in your view.
Please do not shut your eyes to the world outside your head Snarl. Yes, its a crapstorm out there, but it is a damned sight better than being lonely,
and you might just learn something interesting along the way!