The Alternative Media: Providing Our Wake Up Call

Let’s just face it, our government and our media are not to be trusted. There is just way too much corporate funding and influence that goes into both parties. Ever wonder why you never hear news stories about companies like Monsanto? Or why our government and the FDA are so reluctant to put labels on food warning us of genetically modified and/or harmful ingredients? It all boils down to big money from big corporations. Only the rich can be elected to office in today’s political world and our media is run and funded by a small handful of corporations. These corporations have a huge say in what makes it into our news. How is possible then, that we could have unbiased news sources? One of the goals of the mainstream media is to divert our attention away from what is actually going on in our own country by talking about problems in other parts of the world. Another tactic, is to spread fear and propaganda to keep us all frightened and to keep us from acting out or speaking up against what is going on. Thankfully, with the Internet we are able to find a lot of non-corporate funded media outlets. Since these media outlets don’t have their hand in the corporate pocketbook, they are more likely to print the stories that the mainstream media won’t touch. This is of course, to our benefit. Not all of these alternative media outlets are completely accurate or to be trusted, but at least they’re not being funded by the corporations that control our country. That makes them more trustworthy (in my book anyway.)

One great source of alternative media is Democracy Now!. Started in 1996, Democracy Now! has striven to be an outlet for news that gets purposely phased out of the mainstream. Hosts Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzales lead the way on this outstanding project.

Another great source for alternative media is RT America. RT presents an alternative news outlet which isn’t afraid to take on mainstream news. The show “Breaking the Set” is an especially powerful news program featuring Abby Martin, among others.

Yet another great source, is Alternet. Alternet is a division of Independent News Institute, which started in 1998. They present a wide array of stories about corporate corruption, environmentalism, and civil liberties. This website has it all.

These are just a few examples of some of the great media alternatives available with a simple web search. Since there is very little opportunity out there to get real news from the mainstream media, we must look elsewhere. I am not saying that I agree with everything on these sites, nor am I condoning everything that they say with their articles. I am just presenting these examples in the hopes that you will search on your own and find the truth. We all know that media backed by corporate interests is going to be biased whether it’s evident or not.

 

Other great alternative media sites:

Think Progress

The Free Thought Project

Necessary Dissent

The Guardian

Sacred Stone Camp

Pink News

Global Research

The Anti-Media

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Attack of the Trolls!

In this Golden Age of information availability on the World Wide Web, it seems there is a new enemy of truth. Hiding anonymously behind a pseudonym or a fake personality is the Internet Troll. Everyone assumes that the Internet Troll is just a regular Joe like you or me, and in most cases they are. However, In some cases this couldn’t be further from the truth of who they actually are.

Why do these trolls spew so much hatred and discontent via message boards and comment sections on various websites? Reading the comments on many websites, makes you really question the mentality of the individuals who post these things. They just seem too vile to be real. Could it be, that they are not real? Or that they are individuals paid by the dark power elite in our world (corporations and the government…) to spread misinformation and hatred across one of the last free and true sources of information we have?

As I was pondering this question, I came across this news story and video:

It turns out that there really are people getting paid to cause trouble on websites and steer people away from important information. This is really no surprise to me, but it is rather frightening and concerning. Not only are they creating fake personalities to submit comments, they are creating multiple personalities using multiple accounts in what has gained the term sock puppet accounts!

If the powers that be are manipulating the Internet like this for these governmental and corporate interests, what’s to say they’re not doing the exact same thing when it comes to information on the esoteric and spiritual side of things? These teachings can help liberate us and that is what makes them dangerous.

I’ve alluded to this before in my blog on the War on Human Consciousness. The information that we’re being given access to has been tampered with.

In the last several blog posts, I have been presenting short animated cartoon shows from Spirit Science, a show about the metaphysical, esoteric, and sacred arts and their relationship to science. It seems that Spirit Science is also under attack by these Internet trolls. When reading the comments on their YouTube site, I was blown away by the negativity and hatred shown towards this peaceful and love-promoting project. Why would anyone feel the need to write an entire diatribe about how wrong the creators of Spirit Science are and how their project is a complete sham? Maybe it’s because they are getting paid or compensated in some way to do this. Take a look at this quote from reklaw samoht regarding an episode on the Chakras:

“My IQ lowered just watching the first minute of this. So basically, there are these vortexes which are in our body and depending on what ‘energy/emotions’ (Bearing in mind that emotions are not energy, they are hormonal responses in the body) and they all maintain our well being?????? If people are willing to believe this then I pity them .”

Yeah, as if people haven’t been talking about Chakras for hundreds of years, and to top it off this guy thinks he understands the entire composition of our emotions! Here’s another quote, this time from Mark Warsame:

“How about a vibrating stick up your ass fucking bullshit video lmao!”

Notice the “war” in his most likely, fake name. Nice one “Troll”!

Some other Trolling comments that I found that just seemed a little unreal, are on an episode of Brainwash Update from investigative journalist Abby Martin. Ms. Martin speaks out against many of the atrocities that our government commits as well as crimes perpetrated by large corporations. In this particular episode, she speaks out on the fluoridation of our water supply:

check out this response from a Troll that just seems a little too knowledgeable about the “good” aspects of water fluoridation:

“It is well established that adequate consumption of Fluoride (3mg/d and 4mg/d for women and men, respectively) is effective for the prevention of dental caries because of its function in apatite formation in teeth and bones, and its inhibition of S. mutans growth. (Source: 1). There is no scientific evidence that demonstrates an association, let alone causation, between fluoridation and osteosarcoma in the United States or other countries (Source: 3,4,5). Ms Martin cherry picks her information and does little to support her claims, i.e. the 1987 National Institute of Dental Research “study” which itself is not a study; but rather a survey which provides data for researchers. That data in and of itself did not examine any relationships. I don’t know which study she is referencing but the article from the Journal of the American Dental Association which examined the data provided by the survey and concluded: ” This study’s findings suggest that molars with fluorosis are more resistant to caries than are molars without fluorosis.” (Source 2). Ms Martin ignores the vast collection of data which support fluoridation and in its place concludes it is a conspiracy for corporations to make money at the expense of the nation. Yes, fluorosis is a real, dangerous concern but not at the concentration in water (0.24mg/cup). The Tolerable Upper Level of fluoride is 10mg/d for men and women 9 years and older (Source 6). Let’s call it like it is: do not look for health and nutrition information from someone as scientifically illiterate as Ms Martin. Fluoride is an effective micro-mineral for preventing dental carries and, at the recommended intake, is safe. I have attached my sources below and would be happy to answer any pertinent questions.”

Does this guy sound like an average consumer to you? Or perhaps someone paid by the ADA? Or perhaps just a confused dental student who has been misled by a corporate-funded educational system. It’s hard to say. The fact of the matter is, this comment fails to mention the real issue with fluoridation, which is the fact that we have no say in whether it should be put into our water system or not. It is basically forced on us by the corporations who create this industrial waste!

These are just a few short examples of some of the negative comments on these sites. I am not trying to say that I think everything that Spirit Science says is a hard fact, I just think that it’s a really great show with a great message. Or that everything in the alternative media is absolutely correct. I’m also not claiming to “know” that these particular quotes are from paid Trolls. They just seem a little too angry to me to be real, but maybe it’s just the direction our civilization is headed in. I think we should all keep an open mind to all different types of information. With all of the Internet Trolls out there spreading disinformation to the masses, it’s hard to know what to believe and this means they are doing their job perfectly. It’s our job to learn to see through these shills and their obviously purposeful use of deception! Next time you read some inflammatory comment in the comments section of a site or on a message board, just know that it may very well be from a paid Troll who wants to deceive!

The Censorship of the Internet?

In a new series of blogs, I will discuss what I believe is the usurping of, and attempted control of information on the Internet.

The internet may be one the last platforms for free speech left. But is it really free? Many alternative and radical ideas do seem to gain steam online where a financial publisher is not needed, so at first glance it seems free. The enemy of free speech is censorship and it seems to be rampant on the internet right now. This censorship; or manipulation may be a more appropriate term, is veiled and not easily noticeable unless you know what to look for. It comes in the annoying form of “debunking”, deleting and the control of what content gets released.

In this blog post, we are going to discuss one particular website; Wikipedia. Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia service that has information about just about any topic imaginable. I believe that the proprietors of Wikipedia, are paid by (or forced by) the government or by corporations to distort or censor information on the Internet. I will present several examples of this. Again, it seems that cutting-edge political and esoteric knowledge is under attack.

Physicist, Nassim Haramein is a prime example of this censorship that I’m talking about. If you don’t already know about Nassim Haramein you must certainly check out his work. His website and foundation is called The Resonance Project. He has made some groundbreaking discoveries in the world of quantum physics and is presenting his ideas on his website and on various videos on YouTube which I have posted on my blog in the past. Apparently, he doesn’t live up to the “standards” that Wikipedia has for it’s entries. His Wiki page has been taken down several times already. (Keep in mind, that these entries can be made by anyone and submitted to Wikipedia for approval). This is what is listed for him instead of a Wiki page: Rational Wikipedia. What a smear campaign! (RationalWiki is not affiliated with Wikipedia by-the-way .)

Nassim is not the only one getting shut out by Wiki. Radical journalist, Abby Martin spoke out recently about her Wiki page censorship.

It seems that powers in high places don’t want us to have access to powerful alternative information like Martin and Haramein have to offer. Wikipedia tries to play these things off by stating that the individuals are not reputable enough. As if a lot of the horribly incorrect information that gets posted on there is credible or reputable!

Another example of Wikipedia’s stranglehold on its information is represented by this quote from researcher Jim Fetzer

“Wikipedia: What it Doesn’t Say:
I have just spent several frustrating hours trying to revise and improve the entry on “Scholars for 9/11 Truth”, only to discover that my rewrites were being over-ridden by someone at Wikipedia. I find that offensive. The present entry has a warning label stating, “The neutrality of this article is disputed.” From what I can discern from reviewing the “Talk Page”, persons with scant or biased knowledge of the society appear to be determining the contents. So I agree with the warning but not for the reasons that may have motivated it. ”

James H. Fetzer
Founder and Co-Chair
Scholars for 9/11 Truth

All of this, along with the fact that every page dealing with an esoteric topic, such as Sacred Geometry, Hermeticism, The Emerald Tablet, etc. are made to look foolish or presented as a purely speculation.
So, it appears that these deceptions and deletions are rampant. It becomes quickly obvious that Wikipedia is being controlled. Whether by corporate interests or the government, it’s hard to say. In any event, it is up to us as citizens seeking truth and freedom to speak out against hypocrisy like this and help keep the internet a free platform for all types of information!