fact-check the fact checkers
… or risk falling for their illusions.
Fairy tales can be fun, but have you ever had the feeling that we are living inside such a story, and that it slowly but steadily is being turned into a nightmare? Well, then you may – intentionally or accidentally – have managed to look past some of the illusionists and their artistry, and should act accordingly.
Keeping ones very own “factometer” up to par, may require some effort on part of the individual. However,
being alert is better than waking up from ones pleasant dreams one day and find that nothing in the real world is what one has been told all
along that it is and/or will become, and knowing that those who will be paying for the ongoing madness are not those who
Clearly, even the most “reliable sources” are anything but infallible, regardless of what fields they are in, and who, or what, they side with or against.
Let us also not forget the many who intentionally weigh what they serve to the public in favor of their own
and/or their employers' views and interests.
Those who claim to own the facts they measure everything against, are also the least trustworthy.
Most professional fact checkers seem to fall into this category, and whatever they bring to the table should be double- and tripple-checked. Alternatively they can be completely ignored from the very begining, if that suits us better.
To trust people can be a nice trait and is well adviced, but being gullible is not. The old rule of thumb still goes… “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is” … and remember; “better safe than sorry.”
never mind who they are
When a human have figured out that there can be advantages in twisting and bending facts, the majority will allow themselves to do so whenever they see fit and dare to for fear of getting caught and punished. It is human nature to try to get an edge over others anyway they can, and only a very small minority will never fall into the “lying to gain” trap. This is why one can never tell who can be expected to present the next (however big or small) lie or twisted story to us, as it can be anyone, including oneself.
Another small but very dominant minority do not care about consequences – especially not any that
will hurt others, and will continue to twist and turn facts into the unrecognizable and tell lies about anything and
everything, even when there is nothing to gain but the fun of being good at fooling others and getting away with blaming others for
Among these are the “alternative facts” creators, or creatures, that we all should look out for – there can only be one truth.
We do of course also have those who are short selling businesses, communities, and entire populations, in the “don't care about consequences to others” group, turning entire nations from prosperity into debt-ridden quagmires for personal gain. Just look around…
The above should tell you that who they happen to be, and what status they have in our societies at any given time,
does not matter one iota. Good people are good people no matter what, and bad people … well, you get the idea.
By checking for the real facts, and the truth behind them, you'll know what to do, or not, whatever any of them happens to do or say.
The rising number of fact checkers seen today, is a clear sign that the spread of truth is reaching dangerous levels. Important for those in control of the various entities (nations, regions, institutions), to have the failing illusions by which they rule rebuilt and/or repaired, before too large segments of “the unwashed masses” (us ordinary people) notice the cracks where the truth shines through, and get too unconfused and unruly.
be the judge of that
Judges and courts of law may (at times) be appropriate for evaluating actions according to law. Beyond that those institutions, as a general rule, are not worth much, and history has shown again and again that they most certainly can not, and will not, remedy what we are being presented with by the mainly clueless and/or lawless fact-servers and -checkers who work for those highly undemocratic forces who make sure to stay far above the rules and laws they have introduced in order to control “their” population.
Life in the ruling classes becomes so much easier when we commoners are given the simple choice of either letting
ourselves be fully controlled and only allowed to know and accept “facts” sanctioned by the
authorities, or be accused of breaking unjust rules and laws and risk ending up before the before mentioned and equally unjust courts.
This is of course just a roundabout way to say that we are dealing with crooks, in case you were in any doubt after reading this far.
Those who are interested in knowing the truth – or anything else that matters for that matter, will have to
look it up themselves and figure out what to do about the parts they don't like.
Do not expect any help from those behind all the misinformation, propaganda and empty stuff we are being fed day in and day out. They are busy covering up for their suspect roles surrounding policies behind what has been served up till now, and preparing for the release of more of the same.
Am I thinking about anything or anyone in particular when writing this? Maybe, but to avoid getting
hung up in details I am only writing down some of what a lifetime of experience and observations
have put on my mind. Older people do that sometimes, for whatever reason.
If nothing else, age and experience are as good excuses as any for babbling away via a laptop, as if I ever needed excuses…
I can not, and will not, provide any advices when it comes to what anyone should think about anything, only that serious
thinking is the smarter act.
Independent, thorough, contemplation, will always serve us better than quick and mindless absorption and acceptance of what we are being served by others. And that will be true no matter what is being cooked up for our dishes.
May be time to find a quiet place, look in the general direction of the stars instead of at the TV and smartphone screens for a few minutes, or more, and just think things over all by oneself while there still is time‥?
last rev: 14.dec.2020