People today seem all around apathetic to their government. Laws are being made that the public didn’t ask for that benefit no one but the oppressors, and their only response is “vote harder”. No one asks anymore if what they’re doing is moral or right, just if it’s against the law or not. And if the criminal in question is the law, or an agency of the law, it’s just…well, it’s not illegal that’s for sure because it’s for someone’s good…whomever that may be.
Most people would rather be spoon-fed their information from sources like CNN, BBC, Times and The Economist, because it’s easier, and obviously they always tell the truth, thereby making them credible. To question otherwise is to be paranoid and one of those conspiracy theorist, or worse yet, someone who spreads fake news and propaganda. I mean it’s not like this is even new information; check out this article from 2013 about “conspiracy theorists” and their assumed sane counterpart, the avid mainstream media consumer.
The authors were surprised to discover that it is now more conventional to leave so-called conspiracist comments than conventionalist ones: “Of the 2174 comments collected, 1459 were coded as conspiracist and 715 as conventionalist.” In other words, among people who comment on news articles, those who disbelieve government accounts of such events as 9/11 and the JFK assassination outnumber believers by more than two to one. That means it is the pro-conspiracy commenters who are expressing what is now the conventional wisdom, while the anti-conspiracy commenters are becoming a small, beleaguered minority.
But even with the knowledge of all the corruption, apathy reigns, and the excuse “corruption is everywhere” seems to be justification enough to continue tolerating it. Also, vote, because it works…?
“You can’t complain if you don’t vote!” -Proud Voter.
I just deleted several paragraphs on why I disagree because it was too preachy, and filled with my own version of virtue signaling; I don’t want to be like my enemy. I don’t appreciate how they communicate, so I don’t want to do it with my own message, and besides, it wouldn’t serve you any good to just take my word for it either. Use the internet. Read. Do your own research, and pluck up the courage it takes to formulate your own opinion, and stick to it until given a better reason not to.
People Of Interest
Thaddeus Russell – History\Philosophy\Politics
Scott Horton – Foreign Policy\Politics
Max Keiser – Economics\Politics
Andreas Antonopolos – Blockchain\Cryptocurrency\Politics
Tom Woods – Politics
[You may note that I’ve called this “Political Rant I”, meaning I’ll absolutely write more on the subject over multiple entries. I’m passionate, and malcontent.]