I have been noticing this very thing for awhile, quite awhile in fact. In my opinion, the 'war' has been going on against Conspiracy Theorists for
years. The stigma attached to the term has been derogatory since nearly the beginning, given the actual description of the people it general applies
there should be nothing bad or crazy about exploring alternative theories and keeping an open mind. In school, I remember being taught to question
everything, that such a move was not only smart but the most logical way to come to the root of the problem, and find a creative solution. Nowadays,
they teach kids to consume as much (insert entertainment/information/media here) as possible without so much as batting an eye to its credibility.
With the world of the internet, carefully laid, referenced and double-checked out bibliographies are a thing of the past. Copy & Paste was but the
kiss of death.
I'm not saying everyone, there are still those whom are aware or who have awakened, but I find them increasingly labeled 'alternative' and 'out
there' or some other kind of negative condentation like must be on some crazy drug then a serious source of well thought-out theories backed up with
solidily investigated evidence. As a race, we are capable of amazing, remarkable, unbelievable things - but instead we're living in a world cloaked
in fear where neighbour is pitted against neighbour and closed minds is the norm. Really makes you wonder, what wool is being tied over our eyes. The
theme of us being naught but blind sheep has been explored by countless artists and musicians, with such a universial understanding of this archetype
that goes straight back to the bible - where conveniently many were scorned for having alternative versions of the truth.
But getting back to the issue at hand - how this war on conspiracy / alternative theories has seemed to reach a pinnacle of late is dead on. With our
current elecontric world, with social media and our ability to share there should be no reason, none at all, that news - especially of the local kind,
is hard to come by.
All I have to say is, something is being done to keep the news the people are really interested in, from being in the news. Going back to what
Invariance brought up earlier * (I'll quote below) its uncomforting to think of how actively I have to go out and search some information that should
be available before I even finish typing it in the google search bar. While to some degree I can understand (although not agree with) why not much is
said about Japan anymore in Canadian local news, it plagues me with a deep sense of discomfort how I can live in British Columbia and yet hear
absolutely nothing, not a damn word, about the flooding in Alberta I province that a great deal of British Columbians have either hailed from, or
visited in great depth.
How do I have to hear of this from the social media sites of friends in the area - and even then rarely - when its so close to home? I used to think
by reading the news, you were in the 'know'. The more I actively read it and search it out, the more I realize I am clueless in the hail of
conflicting information and retracted/changed statements. Maybe I've just read too many history books, but it seems to me like propaganda has a
harsher choke hold on the media then ever.
Originally posted by Invariance
Nothing stated in well over a month about how the folks in Japan are doing, I have to actively search out news to see what's going on with the flood
It angers me that important news is NOT being covered