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originally posted by: Droogie
George Orwell's prescient book "Nineteen-eighty-four" is not far off the mark. The next thing to be implemented is of course a comparative ministry of truth, or minitrue.
Fake news is a concept to be concerned about, and labelling news stories that doesn't conform to the norm of society as such is worrying. Are there any integrity left in the "free press"? Or a better question; has there ever been a free press?
Thinking about this for a minute leads to the inevitable conclusion that only those with access to resources which number in these amounts and deal with governments would be involved in the activity described herein. In other words, rich, powerful people are the only ones involved in human trafficking (for whatever purpose), not every day folk, like you and me, who live paycheck to paycheck. What would such people do to keep their activities from becoming known?
Then just today another one citing that over your side of the pond that there is no proven evidence that children do get harmed!!! WTF!!!
originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
something must have struck pretty close to the central nerve on whatever this is.
originally posted by: jadedANDcynical
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk
For one thing the level of cognitive dissonance would be astronomical.
The public psyche would recoil from such a revelation.
I estimate half the population simply would not be able to accept the idea much less be able to look into it's merits or supporting arguments for it's existence.
Right there those perpetrating such atrocities would have a built in cadre of (witless) defenders.
Were these kinds of things to be pursued to their utmost end, civil war and global meltdown would ensue as the gullible would be pit against those with the vision to see and deal with the horror by those responsible.
Then where would that leave those who would be trying to root out the evil?
The choice would be to fight against one's fellow (duped) man or to let it lie.
Talk about the # end of the stick.