posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 06:22 AM
It is certainly a trust issue, but we have little to base that trust on except what we hear from other people. It's a precarious situation we have
been placed in, to judge information based on basically nothing. Maybe the author of some alternative news source has written a book about something,
but most will probably not have read it and it's hard to verify the facts written in said book it if you don't have personal experience on the
subject. But then again I don't trust the MSM because of the actions of the owners of these news outlets and their ties to other influential
Usually I wait to make a judgment quite a while so that different stories emerge and piece them together to what seems most logical and unbiased
explanation. We really can't tell who to trust but blogs and the like that analyze news sources we can maybe take the temperature of the news outlet,
we need personal statements from people living where events transpire, the more the better. But can we trust the blogs then? Maybe, maybe not. Like
the news sources we can't know for sure, but a personal opinion is at least less likely to be anchored in a profitable cause, unless it's a paid for
It's a circular argument, who watches the guards? That kind of a thing. We have to place trust somewhere unfortunately and it's very dynamic, this
trust issue. I prefer not to accept any single source as trustworthy but on a case by case basis. Very old friends and family is the only thing I
truly trust, all of them has yet to truly break that trust, but of course I never accept any information from as fact unless they can back it up to,
if something sounds fishy it probably is.
This reminds me of 1984, when Winston Smith discovers that his girlfriend was a spy all along. They control everything, who knows? I believe the try
to control everything and to some extent believe they will but in reality people are just people, the trust can be broken at any moment, nature cannot
be controlled, we might be able to put up a nice curtain for a while but in the end it will do whatever it pleases.