The Importance of Being Informed (vs The danger of believing Propaganda)


and the Ability to Discern between Truth and Propaganda.

The origin of the previous post (The Madness of Western Civilization), is a website named ‘The Excavator’, actually meaning ‘Truth Excavator’, now included as a link in the “World Issues’ group.

It tends towards extreme alternative news, but has a lot of important stuff providing information you might not learn about elsewhere.

What it makes me think about, is that we need to be individuals forming our own opinions. We must not rely on evidence that cannot be substantiated. We must give ourselves an opportunity to maximise the reliability of our incoming information.

This is highlighted in one of the “Excavator” posts , ( Professor Daniele Ganser (Switzerland) – 10 Years After 9/11 The Official Account Does Not Add Up ), where the professor lectures on the 9/11 debate. He provides heaps of evidence supporting the MIHOP (Made it Happen On Purpose) theory, yet can professionally conclude the lecture by saying “more research” is obviously needed. [I suspect he really believes the mentioned theory, but is sensibly staying away from the danger of being ostracised. As he says ” even talking about 9/11 runs a risk of losing your job”, or words to that effect].

Unlike myself, who makes judgement on the already available evidence, or more accurately, on what I deem to be sufficiently reliable evidence, and therefore are making subjective conclusions rather than fully supported scientific conclusions, the Professor sets a higher standard.

His advice is absolutely sound. Don’t believe what I say here on face value, just include it as a point of view which should be judged on its merits. Of course, the same should apply to all sources of information, especially from the mass media and including authorities, right to the top level.

One of its many quotes provides a glimpse of the site’s philosophical outlook.

“We have got to defeat this attack on the freedom of the mind…But it takes courage for a young man with a family to stand up to it; all the more obligation on those of us who have nothing left to lose. At any age it is better to be a dead lion than a living dog – though better still, of course, to be a living and victorious lion – but it is easier to run the risk of being killed (or fired) in action if before long you are going to be dead anyway. This freedom seems to me the chief consolation of old age.” – Elmer Davis: Grandeur and the Miseries of Old Age.

A highly recommended source of truth in a world of distorted information.

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About Ken McMurtrie

Retired Electronics Engineer, most recently installing and maintaining medical X-Ray equipment. A mature age "student" of Life and Nature, an advocate of Truth, Justice and Humanity, promoting awareness of the injustices in the world.
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