37 “You are a king, then!” said Pilate.
Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.”
38 “What is truth?” retorted Pilate.
Today we are witnessing the most bizarre and flawed ideas being presented as 'truth'. They might be the idea that a white policeman killed a black youth for 'racial' reasons rather than to defend his own life, or any of a bunch more.
The 'truth' that political movements proclaim is the one of highest value and political advantage...it might be a complete lie, but that doesn't matter to them. Rolling Stone Magazine jumped on the salacious and juicy article
(Reuters) - Rolling Stone magazine on Friday apologized for its November article about an alleged gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity, saying that there were "discrepancies" about the accuser's account.
The story created an uproar at the school and prompted renewed debate on campus sexual abuse. The fraternity, Phi Kappa Psi, rebutted the Rolling Stone story on Friday.
The story, by reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely, described a 2012 alleged attack on a woman identified as "Jackie" at a Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house pledge party and the university's alleged failure to respond to the attack.
The articles author Sabrina Rubin Ederly is interesting...here is how her own web site (as in..'herself') describes here:
Sabrina Rubin Erdely is an award-winning feature writer and investigative journalist, and a Contributing Editor at Rolling Stone. Her work has also appeared in SELF, GQ, Philadelphia, The New Yorker, Mother Jones, Glamour and Men’s Health, among other national magazines. Her articles have been anthologized in Best American Magazine Writing and have received a number of awards, including two National Magazine Award nominations.
Nothing like a bit of blatant shameless self promotion eh ?
How about this? .....Erdely's 1996 story for Philadelphia, in which a woman alleged to have been raped by her gynecologist, was nominated for a National Magazine Award. In 2004 Erdely wrote an article for the University of Pennsylvania's alumni magazine, the Pennsylvania Gazette, in which she called journalist Stephen Glass a "sociopathic creep" for fabricating stories. (wiki)
But the facts are that she, herself is a sham, and a shame. She appears, on the evidence, to invent stories and is unrepentant. Hmmm.. 'award winning?" er..sure.. for the biggest bozo and galah in the journalistic circus. and let's not forget "sociopathic creep" :)
So he wrote a book called Propaganda around 1925, and it starts off by saying he is applying the lessons of the first World War. The propaganda system of the first World War and this commission that he was part of showed, he says, it is possible to "regiment the public mind every bit as much as an army regiments their bodies." These new techniques of regimentation of minds, he said, had to be used by the intelligent minorities in order to make sure that the slobs stay on the right course. We can do it now because we have these new techniques.
From chapter 1 of that book: "Propaganda"
THE conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.
We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society.
I find that the political Left thrives on such propaganda, and the Right tries to use it as well, most people aligned with one side or the other will digest the information like a kid with a bowl of ice-cream.
ADVICE.. yep..this is the bit where I 'preach' to you...but given this is a blog, I don't have to endure your nasty stares, glaring eyes, rolling eyes and obscene hand gestures :)
Look closely at what you are fed by the Media (all sides) and don't unconsciously allow your existing prejudices to overcome your sense of balance and objectivity.
There...what was a pretty mild 'preach'...right?
*..... time passes........*
But this....is another day! and I'm going to pound on my pulpit, bash you with the Bible, (Big, black and King James version of course) and harangue you with...wait for it...Psychology ala Steve Pinker from Harvard. (Who happens to be Jewish, not Christian) How profound to hear him admit the ludicrous and I'd say on the level of crimes against humanity, that the common 'gender equality' and various other kinds of equalities between the sexes simply do not exist. He exposes this in these words....."There is a disconnect between how things are and how they are written up in Academic papers" wherein he is alluding to the idea that no academic who does not want his home picketed, his career gutted, or his family threatened would say such a thing as "males and females have fundamentally different personalities based on their gender"....
Don't let me preach any further, listen to it yourself and then have a re-think about whether you are an academic gutless wonder, a wanna be, a try hard, a second fiddle, who plays only the tune dictated by the tyrants in PC politics....or..are you your own man or women?
Dr Steve Pinker...Moden Denial of Human Nature: