Believe Me?

Whether it’s news, polls, statistics, science, religion or anything else we are always expected to follow the latest trend. The minute anyone speaks out contrary to what is popular, the majority gasps while clutching their pearls. “How could anyone suggest such a thing, look at all of this evidence”! In the year 2018, have we really progressed to enlightenment? If so, who or where are these enlightened people?  Do they span the globe, or are they centralized?

Who do we believe and whom do we not believe? What specific criteria must be satisfied to gain our trust in what we are being told or what we think we are witnessing? You hear it on the left and you hear it on the right, both contradicting what the other has stated. So, not only are we being led down a path by unforeseen people and data, but at the same time we are expected to don blindfolds, to show them our trust and loyalty.

Where is the data that is spoken of, how was it collected and analyzed? Are laypeople allowed to ask questions no matter how pedestrian, or do we simply digest what is forced down our throats? Who maintains the findings? We are told that the old things collected must be kept in the dark, locked and hidden in climate controlled facilities, security is present to ensure the safe keeping as well. The artifacts do not see the light of day and are not to be seen by the general public. Between the Vatican City and dinosaur bones, we are not granted entry to verify for ourselves. So, what are we to do? We are expected to take them at their “word”.

Books are written and studies are conducted. The books and written records of the findings are circulated, to legitimize what is approved for release. From climate change to evolution, questions are not to be tolerated, yet the spectrum of gender is to be respected regardless of the science. Hypocrites, maybe, but why and how?

We all have faith in one form or another. Faith is individual, intimate and personal. Faith can only be felt. We believe because we believe, simple, cut and dry.  The criteria for each of us is different, some may share an experience, others may witness it while alone even in a crowd.

As I have stated many times prior, people want to be unique and special, yet it’s mediocrity that they truly cherish. No one wants to be an outsider, a loner, yet that’s the price of voicing an unpopular opinion or stance. The fear of conflict or of being called out will ensure that the majority never raises a hand to ask for more evidence.

Believe what you want and follow what you desire, yet you cannot expect anyone else to follow. You must have your own convictions. To each their own. If we are to be free, then we must allow the same to others, especially those whom we disagree with.

14 thoughts on “Believe Me?

  1. One of the few things I appreciate about Twitter, Facebook et all is their annihilation of the fourth estate. Now that news is possible from spectators it’s a lot easier to form an opinion that isn’t given by the writers bias. Real time streaming of events negates heavily edited newsreels. Tweets from people have told stories that would have been quashed. The control exerted by the media in manipulating current affairs has been exposed as the dirty lies it is and their credibility is shot.
    I believe the same with regards to religion. The Bible and the Koran etc have been misinterpreted and misused to extremes, so much so that I don’t believe in organised or ‘man made’ religion at all. Faith in God and faith in religion – or man’s interpretation of God bear no resemblance to each other. I have one but not the other.

    1. bottomlesscoffee007

      Yes, yes and yes. Say it again girl. For far too long we’ve only been given a fraction of what was approved for public release and we were expected to form opinions and stances on what they wanted us to see, hear and read.

      The media cries and whines when the president doesn’t answer their questions or when they are not invited to a function. Yet, the media doesn’t answer to us, they answer to their corporations. Why is the media allowed where we are not, where are our press passes?

      Speaking of corporations, the media is a corporation, why are we to assume they are good, when all others are to be considered bad? The social media revolution is still in its infancy, yet the amount of information coming out is very eye opening. Take it all with a grain of salt and disregard what doesn’t apply. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. etc. etc. will do what they can to continue their choke hold on the public. Sooner or later a new platform will arise and so on and so on. The public here and there and everywhere has had enough of the information machine that decides and chooses what we say and do.

      The hubris of humans to think that we know all, only provides and ensures that we will continue to collapse into oblivion while we expect others to follow.

  2. Half the problem – or more in reality is that people have learned to “trust” the news source that espouses the party line they follow. Washington Post readers despise Fox News viewers and so on. We’re used to reading opinion pieces instead of unbiased factual reporting.
    I like opinion pieces but they need to be the work of columnists and not the front page. People have to relearn the process of dissemination.
    I lost all faith in the media stemming from an incident on 9/11/01.
    A UK Labour Party aide, Jo Moore advised the Government to use the attack on the World Trade Centre to distract attention from “bad” news stories.
    She’s a vile example of spin at its worst. Her news management memo was written at 2:55pm on 9/11. That’s 9:55 am EST to give perspective. The planes hit the twin towers at 8:46am and 9:03 am.
    Her memo said: “It is now a very good day to get out anything we want to bury. Councillors expenses?”

    1. bottomlesscoffee007

      They would refer to that as a conspiracy on the cover to simply slander your character than actually attempt to prove you wrong. Just look at what happened and what is happening to Tommy Robinson! Too bad the U.N. Human Rights Council isn’t stepping in to stop the apparent full on assault and the human rights violations that he is made to live with from Theresa May and the Queen. But who cares, there was a royal wedding to report on and attend.

    2. bottomlesscoffee007

      It’s a Damn good thing that Jeb didn’t make it past the primary to continue the family legacy!!!

  3. benjamindallas554

    How dare you have the audacity to disagree with “group think” opinions, force fed, to leftist sheep/students at Commie indoctrination factories/Universities 🤷‍♂️

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