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The Joe Rogan Experience demonstrates everything that is a force for good on the internet. Cancelling it because it questions the traditional media narrative is a very troubled and tunneled point of view

February 2, 2022 Leave a comment

Critical thinking is not taught. There are certainly no guarantees that anyone will ever learn to think critically when we face a situation where the establishment and even celebrities are now clambering to shut down anything that encourages genuine learning through the comparison of example. And readers, viewers and listeners will never gain beliefs about anything with which they are fully comfortable and can fully identify with – simply because they are their own.

Groupthink is now an endemic problem across society. Oddly, it wouldn’t be so if it didn’t also rule the lives and thinking of the politicians at the top who have no idea what leadership is about. But instead obsess about messages and soundbites that will demonstrate to the woke and politically correct masses that they are always the ones who are ahead of the curve.

But this is where we are. A world where the doors that information technology smashed down have been reconstructed and are being used to fence us all in like sheep from every angle.

We walk around the world physically free. But in terms of our minds we are being placed in a prison and punished harshly if we deviate from this idealistic and totally impractical vision of life and how everything works that is telling everyone that we can make the world and our experience of it perfect – just so long as we shut down and erase every alternative voice.

With over two decades of having the World Wide Web in our lives, the situation that we face should never have been like this.

In fact, the wealth, breadth and depth of information and views that are available to us right across our smart and social platforms via the Internet were always supposed to give us many alternative sources of information and a range of alternative views to choose from.

The Internet and the technology we now have and enjoy was never created just to make it easy for the establishment to approach us from each and every available angle so that they could ensure we all think and talk with one and the same voice.

The Joe Rogan Spotify and YouTube programme that has caused this latest controversy, is an episode where guest Dr Malone, who was himself a pioneer of the MRNA drug technology that governments have been so enthusiastically rolling out, talked about the phenomenon of Mass Formation Psychosis – and why so many of us are so accepting of a range of measures that are removing are freedoms and make absolutely no logical sense.

Whilst discussion of Mass Formation Psychosis makes very uncomfortable viewing, reading and listening for some, the only people who really have a problem with the presentation of a view that makes clear sense of what the establishments has been doing, is the establishment, the politicians and the celebrities who are completely invested in it and represent it themselves.

This isn’t about being antivax or anything quite so silly. Its about asking the questions that not only need to be but must be asked and having an open dialogue about why governments have done what they have done, what motivated them to do so, and why even now they are continuing to behave in the way that they are.

It is a regrettable truth that when you put the use of behavioral science, nudges and outright manipulation of people over the past two years within the frame of what Mass Formation Psychosis suggests, the uncomfortable reality is that collectively, we were a completely primed, if not virtual seed-bed and receptive audience to what was coming when nudge units first set about their questionable work.

In this sense alone, you can see that the reason the establishment might be so heavily invested in removing Joe Rogan from his Worldwide platform is not to protect, but to hide and cover up a very dark truth that implicates politicians, academics, celebrities and the mainstream media – one and all.

Oddly enough, this wasn’t actually the first time Mass Formation Psychosis had been discussed recently. In fact, the Professor from the University of Ghent, Mattias Desmet – who has been discussing the realities of what governments have been doing and why they have been able to do it – has spoken at length about it on the internet before.

It was only the sheer scope and reach of the Joe Rogan platform that has proven to endanger the establishment narrative to such an extent that it has led to this brazen and ongoing attempt at cancelling a very popular and balanced social media interview show.

If you take the time just to watch some of the Joe Rogan clips that are easily available on YouTube, you will experience a very different, relaxed, balanced, friendly, non-aggressive and very accepting form of interview that gives time and provides material enough for the people it engages to look the topic at hand in the eye and then reach their own view.

We actually need a lot more Joe Rogan shows. Particularly here in the UK. Because journalists who represent the mainstream and traditional media always now have their own agendas and inevitably ask questions and lead interviewees so that they can present the views and motives they share with their paymasters in a very contrived but nonetheless convincing way.

Media ‘celebrities’ are obsessed with being the news rather than conveying it. They hold a big part of the responsibility for the mess this Country is about to be in and its time for opinion dressed as news to stop.

April 11, 2020 5 comments

img_5628The chances are you will fall into one of two groups. Those who are watching the endless Coronavirus Show on the News Channels, or those who have all but switched off to the so-called ‘news’ programmes completely.

Watchers will either be cheering on the Government and all it does. Or most likely, they are too terrified by the messages that are playing hour by hour on what feels like autorepeat to miss a single moment or a minute of coverage that could end up making the Coronavirus Crisis even worse than it is already in some way.

Those who have switched off have long since realised how much destruction the Media is causing simply because they are being allowed to portray news in their very own distinctive way.

The Media – or rather the people they appoint to be their face – used to simply be Television and Newspaper Journalists. Not any more.

In their own minds the people who read us the news have become celebrities. They are no longer there just to ask the questions to find the answers that we all want to hear. They see themselves there to be the answer and therefore the news itself.

No better example of this exists than the preamble that Journalist Emily Maitlis gave at the beginning of Newsnight on Wednesday evening this week.

Emily has been lauded on social media for her sermon rubbishing the idea that Coronavirus is the great leveller and spelling out the story for what it is really is. Yet her speech to a captive audience was subjective, very little to do with what critical thinking would identify as news, and in layman’s terms was little more than opinion. All given to us by the shovel load right in the middle of a National Crisis when news and information is the one thing that the Taxpaying Public should be able to expect the BBC to be getting right.

The slant, shading, unsubtle nuances or spin contained within this specific tirade was very much in keeping with the message that the mainstream media has been propagating right from the time that the Coronavirus Pandemic took off in this Country.

A message that is wholly negative (because only bad news sells) and intended to deliberately foster fear about the Virus itself. It seeks to remove the boundaries of context and suggesting that ‘protecting  the NHS’ and the medical or scientific operation to address the health issues relating to Coronavirus are the only thing that the Government response should really be about.

Yes, the BBC and other mainstream channels have been carrying other news about what the Chancellor has been doing. But because they cannot sensationalise the worsening of life experience for the many people who were suffering in this Country already and the exponential rise in numbers of people who will soon live that experience themselves, they pick up these real life stories that are happening and drop it as quickly as they can so they can replace them with their idea of what could be.

Put bluntly in real terms, a newsreader cannot sell you suicide as a reason for you to be fearful in the same way as they can sell you a Pandemic because there is perceived to be an element of personal choice when someone considers killing his or herself, whilst catching a virus offers you no choice and so fear is sold to you in different forms as the only protection that there really is.

What the Media fail to recognise and therefore tragically overlook is that because they have worked so tirelessly to sensationalise the whole Coronavirus Pandemic using words and messages that are in most cases likely to be more than 95% opinion, they collectively hold significant responsibility for driving our Politicians to instigate this Lockdown without consideration for the real consequences.

The speed the Lockdown was imposed and the Government remedies came into being in response to noise the Media was making, provided us all with ill-considered solutions to the financial hardship that the Lockdown has imposed on people of all demographic backgrounds, career pathways and financial positions.

Regrettably we are not being led through the Coronavirus Crisis by the politicians that we should have.

We are being led by politicians who are the product of an establishment that sees no benefit or reason to be in touch with or to understand the people it is supposedly there to govern and care for.

Such is their inability to lead, our leaders are themselves being led by a media that has become wholly adept at creating policy by dog whistle without even knowing that they do so.

If real catastrophe is to be avoided across the uk, the Lockdown MUST be ended now.

However, to make things work as they should to benefit us all, it has become essential that the Media are pulled into line and reprise their true role as the providers of news and information rather than simply throwing out what they think we would like to hear and telling us all that its the same thing as news.

This is not about freedom of speech, freedom of expression or freedom of the press.

Real news should always be reported fully and without spin or angle. The only exception for us not to receive news would be when it is critical for the national interest to not do so.

This is about tackling misinformation and fake news at the highest level.

Make no mistake. Opinion in the place of news is what fake news really is.

The fact that this massive abuse of a position of public influence is considered legitimate doesn’t make what the newsreaders and journalists are doing any better or any more in the public interest than the stories of the conspiracists and social media channels where it is clear that the story being told has been built up on the basis of how the channel or username holder was paid.

The Government MUST stop prioritising the messages that it churns out on the basis of how newsworthy it is. The pre-briefings and copies of speeches that haven’t been given need to stop. Above all, the role of the Media has to be seen for what it is: a conduit and no more.

It is not the end in itself that those working as the names and faces of these Media outlets insist we should believe it to be.

To End the Lockdown in a way that causes the least pain that it can, the politicians need to start ignoring what the Media are telling everyone and start talking to the people who really count. Not just medical people or scientists who they tell us know what to do.

By taking then wider view and considering all elements of this very large equation, that’s how they can find their way to making decisions that are in everyones interests and deliver results that they cannot visualise now, but will turn out to be right.

image thanks to wikipedia.co.uk

 

 

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