originally posted by: Tyred
I finally started reading the news a couple years ago and recently noticed those 3 military UFO videos that were released. So everyday I now search
for alien and UFO news in hopes of seeing disclosure or first contact.
That’s when I started noticing the news sites often spin stories about ufos or aliens or conspiracy theories in ways that make people look stupid,
delusional, cray etc. They seem to also post a lot of stories with fantastic headlines to get your attention then show a mars rock or something.
It’s depressing to me because i once looked with excitement for stories but now I noticed I seem to be being conditioned to think people really are
stupid and crazy. At the same one I also feel like the news outlets are doing a disservice to humanity by bashing the hell out of regular people
trying to share their stories and making themselves look like a-holes.
Is there an actual agenda to discredit certain topics?
Well, there has been a certain fishy vibe I've noticed going on in the media (and also with celebrities and politicians) for quite a few years
It's not exactly what you describe but it's close. What I think they're doing is they're using celebrities and basically anyone who has any name
recognition at all to intentionally make living caricatures (straw men) for the masses to attack in order to manipulate the public. And they present
it in such a way that people take it seriously.
The public obviously does not know this so they take it seriously. Some "senator" or "mayor" or someone somewhere makes a blatantly racist comment in
such a way that it's bound to get national coverage. Now why would any intelligent person do that? Oh, that's right. They're not intelligent. They
can't be because their base has a lot of libertarians in it. Yeah. That kind of thing.
In that way, the people you are voting for are intentionally (I think) smearing you and forcing you to defend them. You voted for them because
they're libertarian (or whatever). You didn't have any clue they were going to go out and make some racist comment or fondle some woman somewhere or
something. But after the fact, you feel like you have to defend them because politics.
It's the same thing (really) that happened with OJ Simpson. If he had been any ordinary person off the street, he would have probably been convicted
and would still be in prison. Everybody knows that. But.....he was famous. And they dragged racism into the mix. And that dragged up a lot of pent up
aggression and resentment that really had not much to do with the case. A lot of people couldn't deal with the fact that someone they had admired
might have done this. A lot of black people probably could relate to feeling like they were railroaded by racist cops and a racist system, for
example. It does happen. OJ was not victim of racism but he happened to be black and you know? Most people see what they want to see.
But you had a lot of people actually defending someone who appeared to be a psycho murderer. Not because they really thought he was innocent. But
because they felt some deeper connection to what they thought he stood for.
They're basically backing people into a corner where they feel forced to defend things they don't support and never did.
The stereotype is that conspiracy theorists are a bunch of crazy people who will believe any off the wall theory and will not even try to be
objective. So, what does it take to get a reasonably objective conspiracy theorist to defend something that really does seem crazy? Well, if you were
to concoct a nutty theory and inject it into the mass media as though someone was actually taking it seriously, you have the perfect recipe for
sabotaging the conspiracy crowd. Because a lot of us would feel compelled to give it a fair hearing even if it does sound completely absurd.
And as soon as you do that, you live up to the stereotype and someone points and shouts "See! We told you they're crazy! Listen to them! This is what
And of course the irony of it all is if someone wrote what I just wrote in a newspaper or a magazine or something, it probably wouldn't sound too
sane or reasonable to most people. Because who would do that? The media just isn't that clever. Why would people who thrive on free speech sabotage
free speech? It doesn't make any sense!
Well, all I can say is the best you can do is try to stay objective and avoid getting into "debates" that are based on things like a well known
football player grabbing the microphone and making a Hitler speech or something like that. You might feel compelled to defend the guy's right to free
speech even if you despise what he said. What the public will hear is you defending an antisemite and that's the label that's gonna stick. You're
damned if you do and damned if you don't. Refuse to defend his speech and everyone agrees that freedom of speech has limits and you lose. Speak up and
point out that everyone has the right to speak and you get branded an antisemite. But not just you. Anyone who agrees with you. Really, the only way
you're going to come out of a situation like that not being thought of as some kind of KKK type of person is if 90% of everyone joins you and says
"Yep. The guy is wrong but he has the right to speak". And that's just not going to happen.
edit on 17-3-2018 by BrianFlanders because: (no