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Not really sure that you're making an apples to apples comparison? I'm an ardent believer in debate and we've certainly had a complete transformation in how people communicate over the last quarter century but that's got little to do with the accuracy of the information involved. Sure, many people are better informed than they would have been otherwise but at the same time, there are many others who are more misinformed than ever.
Do you ever bother to read some of the commentary on a lot of these alt media sites?
People need to be better consumers of information and that's just not what I see happening. Maybe I'm wrong but what I see is that people tend to find the sources that confirm their preexisting beliefs and hold them as more credible because they want to and not because of any objective consideration.
I don't regret it though. It taught me a lot about listening to all sides and reading that which is contrary to my own notions at any given time. So, in the end, it was worth it, I suppose. And, I have since spoken up many times about that to those I possibly led astray or misinformed. I've called out those perpetuating this scam, that is, in the end....all about $.
I think that the erosion of the concept of liberty in the minds of populations is what allows the weakness of fear to take hold.
In fact the exact opposite is happening.
The internet is finally allowing uncomfortable truths to come out
nobody falls for most of it
the majority of what the mainstream calls BS is actually true
I see neither logic nor reason going into the mindset being promoted here, but rather an appeal to authority which clasically masquerades as reason.
9/11 Truth movements. This thread, if created in 2002, would probably have targeted and demonized such a group.
Then you come along and ridicule the source or dismiss the evidence.
Doesn't matter, I hear what I want to hear and ignore the rest, so do many others.
Sure theres bias, (follow me around, theres half a dozen people that troll my content here just about every time I post)
^There, I fixed that for you.
Really? You really think you are important enough to "follow around" here? Seriously?
That explains a lot.
Thats what I mean. You just actually changed my content and put it in "quotes".
You replied to me on page one.
Now trying to make it a personal attack as well.
Should a government provide all citizens with the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on any citizens way of life, behaviour, or political views?
originally posted by: Jakal26
While I agree, you'd have to be pretty dense not to see how all this fake alt media stuff is literally radicalizing many people.
To ignore it is to ignore one of many enemies to rational thought and honest discourse.