Originally posted by KAOStheory
...Just seems like more time is spent shooting the messengers than disecting the messages.
That's an actual question though, is there anyone new emerging that's speaking on these topics and issues lately that I may not have heard
edit on 13-3-2011 by KAOStheory because: spelling/added line
Learn Logical Fallacies, this is essential. Beware though of those ( often self described "skeptics" ) who in fact use these fallacies while
claiming to fight them, which often happens. Along this line, reading George Orwell's ( Eric Blair ) paper on "Politics and the English Language"
from 1946, helps clear up much in the way many "think". Orwell also laid out a lot in 1984. The philosophies, let alone tricks found in the story,
shine light all over this thread.
For example: "Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past" ~ George Orwell 1984
As to anyone new, there seems to be many new people here at ATS. Kaos you are new to me as I am to you and others here. What of the old that you may
not have heard of? Are there relative aspects to this that you have not considered? To give just a few ( of many ) examples: p r firms and "how they
function"... marketing and advertising... psychological operations.. journalism ( real journalism, NOT pr firm journalism ) etc etc
There's many cards in this deck, from front organizations to proxies of all shapes and sizes... Think Tanks, Foundations, NGO's and other various
"groups" are merely "some" of the examples....
A few "real" journalists were the likes of George Seldes and Anthony Sutton ( NOT Woodward and Bernstein ). In the field of Conspiracy Theorists,
Mae Brussels was brilliant. She was one of the best researchers you could hope for, a very brilliant mind and life.
In learning, and considering the things I've mentioned here, a better appreciation for "background" can be gained. The better the consensus, the
more to reflect upon, then, the opinion comes. This is often a process more then conclusion. Though we must know that we know that we know. It's not
like knowledge and sometimes "wisdom" isn't gained through all this.
Another thing to consider is that information is not facts.... information also is NOT knowledge. and Knowledge is NOT power. It is the USE of
Knowledge that is power. As a brilliant Jazz musician sings ( Vince Jones ) "It's not the love of power... it's the power of love."
Unreliable Sources. a guide to detecting bias in news media. by Martin A. Lee & Norman Solomon is a most excellent book, especially for those familiar
with U.S.A. history.
Sorry for such an extended post! and no Preaching is intended. But there's many "new" people for us to find here at ATS..... as an old friend used
to often say.... "You never know who you are talking to...."