posted on Sep, 3 2004 @ 10:23 AM
Being skeptical is a good way to go about this site and the news media. Question what you see and hear, and look for multiple sources. People so often
don't question the sources of information.
A great example of this not related to politics or conspiracy is something like the food and vitamin industry. Some product, lets call it
'Carb-a-way', pays a doctor to conduct experiments and conclude that carb-a-way means no cancer and with 30 mins of exercise a day you lose 10 lbs
in a month. All you have to do to get your free miracle carb-a-way is pay $9.95 shipping and handling, and its FREE! Reducing carbs has been proven
before to take off pounds fast.
What they dont tell you, is this doctor was paid for his results that benefit the product, they used 18 yr old males who have low cancer risk anyway
and take off weight quickly, its the 30 mins of exercise that did it, and they could give you rat poop for the same effect, $9.95 is not free, and
reducing carbs by not eating food anymore takes weight off quickly too.
In modern political campaigns, you can take little snippets of speeches and make people appear like total lunatics or liars, and you miss the whole
story or context. Depending on the way the question is asked, Bush can appear to support the war, or not.
Knowing what you know now would you go into Iraq? Yes, of course.
Knowing that thousands of men would die and this would be an ongoing operation costing billions of dollars, would you take the same approach and send
these men to death? Well, no we might have done some things differently. A HA You're a flip flopper!!
Remember what the media did to Howard Dean? His Arraaghh! speech? Having watched the whole thing, I found that speech and that part to be motivating,
and completely appropriate in the context and place that he was in. The audience was energized, and the Arrghh seemed excited and hopeful. Take a
small clip of it with him shouting states names and screaming, and the guy sounded nutty.
Nothing is what you see is what you get anymore.
As for mental health: If you *think* you're a little bit crazy, you're probably not. If you're convinced you're 100% sane, theres probably
something going on.