Whatever you choose to believe, you can find validation in the info sphere you design.
Today, we have a surplus of information sources that impart variations on facts, events and the intentions of the parties involved. Just set up your information filters and you can relax.
The world will conform to your adjustments.
You might open your channels of information and news to include those with whom you most deeply disagree, but that means taking in ideas that do not conform to your sacred notions. If the ideas you hold dear do not affect your daily world, you can blithely hum your comfort songs and smile at work all day.
But what if reality conflicts with your home life? What if what you have come to believe does not work in your case? Who can you say is responsible for the dissonance and discord you experience?
Where can you go to get “flat” facts without the spin? Can you discern who subscribes to the old standards of journalism?
Having endured countless misattributed quotes, misrepresented authorities, and unsupported assertions, I conclude that we must each take responsibility for the truths we live by.
Research into what people say and do is both easier and more misleading than ever before. We have many false leads and “proofs” to sort through in this age of lethal naiveté. Those who count on our laziness of thinking are smiling. Relentlessly, they pump their ideology and notions into the info sphere, relying on our easy acceptance of whatever we find on TV or online.
Lately, I am saddened by the lack of concern our citizens have shown for the erosions of our liberties we accept in the name of remedies to our civilization’s problems. Every step that does not touch us directly, we embrace, despite the fantasies employed.
Can we wake up? Can we regain the independent thinking that was the hallmark of our nation’s birth?
Let us reassert our abilities to solve our own problems, and not rely on “them.”