posted on May, 7 2011 @ 08:40 AM
I saw the op-ed by Zakaria and came directly here, knowing it would have already been picked up. (Boon, by the way, I'm glad you didn't leave,
whatever all that was about...)
Your OP brings up some Qs I have and thoughts I share with you:
1) Most of the BAN threads come from MSM, I myself have been chastened by someone saying "it's already posted" - it's as if there's a race to be
the first one to grab a news piece and stick it on this board. I was even thinking of suggesting they rename it "Breaking MSM News", because it's
mostly stuff any of us can - and do - find. If it's MSM, it's NOT Alternative News, is it?
2) That said, why do people believe Wikileaks? I'm not saying I do or do not, I just find it strange that people think if Wikileaks posts it, it HAS
to be true, and WORTH LEAKING. What if it's all a spin scheme, owned and operated by those who want to control what the public knows?
Suppose PFC Manning was ORDERED to release those docs and vids, and under duress he did so, and then he was used as a patsy to prove what will happen
if people leak information?
Not completely implausible. He was in a bad situation at "work". I can think of disciplinary techniques that corporations use that are every bit as
humiliating if not as physically abusive.
3) Zakaria is a MSM Commentator. What do you suppose he would say? And WHY? Um, anything the MSM posts will shore up THEIR premises, won't it?
4) Where do we go, then, to get REAL ALTERNATIVE news? There are very few sites (that I'm aware of) that aren't considered "tabloids" and
therefore definitively not to be taken seriously.
Conspiracy Theory sites (there are others besides this one, of course)
and perhaps poorly distributed Peer-Reviewed Journals (which are supposedly respectable as they are produced and approved of by - um - academia, who
have their own agendae). Much of what is published in THOSE is entitled something to the effect of "Scientists discover that what was previously
thought was wrong" anyway.
and finally: HISTORY as recorded by the ancients and our forebears.
.....Let's look at history for a moment:
SO MUCH of what we were taught - and are still taught - has been proven to be false, that it would be impossible to get everyone to believe a new
(Church: "The world is flat." Magellan: "The Church says that the earth is flat, but I know that it is round, for I have seen the shadow on the
moon, and I have more faith in a shadow than in the Church.")
Ferdinand Magellan lived from 1480-1521. He knew he was being fed lies. Yet, it is even claimed that Magellan did not really say that.
The media is BRIMMING with naysayers, gainsayers, whistle-blowers, screamers (I think Alex Jones is kinda shaky, I dunno), provers and leakers.
That leaves us with eye-witness accounts and anecdotes. And when anyone on this board says "This happened to me" - they are barraged with members
naysaying them, and demanding PHOTOS and VIDEOS, or summarily dismissing the person's honestly offered personal experience. If photos and vids ARE
offered, people scream "Hoax".
Who, then, are we to believe?
WHO will tell us what is really going on? Does anyone actually know?
If Zakaria has been invited to the Bilderberg group, and attended once or twice, and found it boring - what did he expect? They would invite him and
then disclose their dirty secrets? THEY KNEW HE WAS COMING!!
I don't know. I wish I were privy to the RATS board, so that I wouldn't have to slog through the scores upon scores of hate-posts, one-line
"forbidden" posts, and be caught in the flotsom and jetsom that is on every website that allows comments at all.
I cherish the few people who have respectfully and thoughtfully contributed to my not-very-well-travelled posts. I came on this board to be part of a
discussion, not to race to get Breaking Mainstream News onto the Home Page.
Thanks, Boon, for this one. I think I prefer the Sumerican Clay tablets and the Egyptian heiroglyphic info to anything floating around in cyberspace.
But then, well, they are only two more among many dubious sources including holy tomes, encycolpedias, personal anecdotes, ad infinitum.
S&F (like it matters - heh)