Have you read or listened to the news lately? How about any time in the last ten or twenty years? Death, chaos, destruction, corruption and just plain evil seem to rule the day. Our President has termed what we hear from certain news sources as, ‘fake news.’ Some might be, some is surely exaggerated, some may even have been instigated or manufactured by the news media itself. You don’t think that’s possible? It has happened before.
While the Spanish-American war had a real basis, it was not an all-out war until the two leading U.S. newspapers of the time began pouring gasoline on the tiny flame that it raged into a real war. If you doubt it, here is the Wikipedia article on it for you: WAR BY PROPAGANDA
In the Senses Novels, we learn that much of this is manipulation by non-human forces. It also leads to questions about what we see and hear today. How much of it is factual? Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC, speaking about the President and how it seems that he is trying to manipulate people and how they think made this statement:
“Well, I think that the dangerous edges here are that he is trying to undermine the media and trying to make up his own facts and could be while unemployment and the economy worsens he could have undermined the messaging so much that he can actually control exactly what people think. And that is--that is our job.”
First, the economy and unemployment have gotten better under our new President.
Second, does anyone else believe that it is the media’s job to control what we think (aside from the liberal politicians, that is)?
Is it any wonder that people have lost faith in the media? How long will it be before we begin to question if a car wreck really happened or a plane really went down since we are hearing it on a media that we can no longer trust to simply report the facts?
These are the kinds of acts that lead to the world of the Senses Novels. A world where concentration camps in America aren’t reported and when they are, not believed. It’s the kind of world where when mass slaughters occur and the media reports it as a ‘minor incident’ that we cannot begin to understand the impact of what is happening. It is the kind of world that we are starting to see happen right now, today.
If I sound like a sensationalist to you, I am going to ask you a simple question, how many of you know that in January of this year a truck driven by a Palestinian slammed into a group of Israeli policemen (not soldiers), killing four and wounding seventeen? Why don’t you know? It was a terrorist attack. But it doesn’t fit the medias’ narrative.
If you were standing on the street in downtown of your city and as you watched, a truck slammed into a group of people. You would expect to see it splash across the news worldwide. But what if it was one of the ‘darlings’ of the media? Would that happen? Or would the narrative be about how this was an expression of their oppression and frustration, not simply a report on the murder of innocents?
If you want to know if ‘They’ exist, look around and ask yourself what is going on in the world. Maybe some of ‘us’ are really ‘Them.’
Have a great week!