posted on Apr, 17 2010 @ 03:52 PM
I am probably just like everyone else here. I know there isn't something quite right in the world. I wanted to find out what it was. So I turned
to people like Alex Jones, Jason Bermas, Noam Chomsky, and, other people. I also looked online and found all of these kinds of blogs from libertarian
websites, and, socialist websites detailing all the problems of the world. Little did I know at the time that this was just the understanding of the
world from people who already have their world-view, and, already have a contemporary understanding of events.
I've lately been taking the time to stay more informed with the world of politics. I have been reading the newspaper. I read the front section from
cover to cover. I also do that in addition to watching television. And I also will read political magazines. I try to use news mediums that offer a
wide variety of views. I think in the past I used to be like other people who watch the news... I think people too much nowadays used to be like me.
They would rather watch the person, or, listen to the person giving the information and rely on them for facts. What's important is not the person
but the information you're getting. You need to know that the information that you're getting is accurate and true.
Just how else would you be able to form an opinion on the world if the information were getting was false? I feel that accessing a variety of views
gives me the upper hand on partisan talking heads, and, I'm usually able to form up my own opinions based on my knowledge of what's going on.
Journalists, rather than tell people the news, now use the news as a platform to bring other people to their persuasion.
I think that having access to information is how one can counter this ignorance and reliance on mainstream talking heads. I don't know about you but
that's how I see it. You don't even need someone from alternative media to tell you how to think. It's better in my opinion to have all of the
information available out in front of you so you can make decisions on your own than to just need someone else always to tell you what to think.