Who Controls My Information?
Let me ask you a silly over-the-top question… ‘Why would you trust anything you see on TV, hear on the radio, or read on the internet?’
Now, let me ask you a very serious question… ‘Why would you trust anything you see on TV, hear on the radio, or read on the internet?’
Ok, ok… I’m cheating because it is the same question, but I’m hoping you’ll look at it in two different ways. Most conservatives know that the media is biased. We know that much of the news released to the general public is censored, slanted, and sometimes made up, but how much of what we think we know is really real?
If you really stop to think about it, that’s a heady, show-stopping, nightmare of a question, isn’t it?
No one has the time or resources to independently research every issue of interest; we have to credit some news sources with at least some accuracy or we would be reduced to a constant state of paranoia. And all jokes about Schizophrenic Paranoia aside, I wouldn’t wish the life of a pessimistic paranoid on anyone (I honestly believe some of the reluctance in the general public to acknowledge the direness of the U.S. political situation is the fear of hopelessness).
So, if we are to retain our sanity (not to mention a healthy positive outlook on life), how do we objectively 1) reevaluate or confirm our present political circumstance, and 2) identify trusted sources of information? Let’s address these one at a time.
(Re)Evaluating Our Present Political Circumstance
As many of you know, I wrote a bestselling book that became a political movement centered around the conclusion that the United States is being controlled unconstitutionally by disparate groups of self-appointed ‘elites’ holding positions of power who have coordinated under a culture (or counterculture) we deem ‘The Ruling Class.’ The unifying goal of these disparate factions is self-enrichment by way of denuding the sovereignty of the United States and ushering in a communistic/authoritarian version of Globalism. If you find this hard to swallow, then I suggest you read my book. It can give you the starting points to conduct your own research and contains hundreds of citations and references to back up this conclusion (and, as an author I always appreciate the book sales, lol).
This is either your starting point or your destination. If you still believe the 2020 elections were fair, our government is nonpartisan, and our media can be mostly trusted you need to take a hard fearless look at the world around you and start giving a critical look at your sources of information. If you are already with us and for the most part agree with the above analysis of our current political situation you are ready to take the second step. Either way, this second section is key to being able to return our country to freedom and the Rule of Law…
Identify Trusted Sources of Information
This is probably the single most common question I am asked, “Who can I trust?” It is not a simple answer and my goal is to teach you how to think about this issue, not what to think. To do this, I will share with you my process for determining trusted sources…
First, other than God and some family, I don’t trust anyone 100%. This is not a slight to anyone I know or any institution that has built a credible reputation (there are some). I am constantly monitoring and cross-checking my trusted sources to maintain my confidence in them. One of the greatest examples of the need for this is Fox News.
Not so many years ago I would have included Fox as a trusted source, but with the advent of the Murdoch children taking control and appointing Ruling Class RINOs like Paul Ryan to the Board, they have embraced disinformation.
There is no polite way to say it, Fox News has become untrustworthy and is actively censoring any information on the 2020 election fraud, the unconstitutional efforts of the U.S. Congress to persecute (and brutally incarcerate) anyone involved in the January 6th protest, and even the release of new undeniable evidence as presented in the documentary 2000 Mules (which every American should watch). This censorship apparently even applies to some of their top-rated conservative primetime hosts. Tucker Carlson seems least affected but the yoke is still there.
“This sounds kind of paranoid. I mean, all of the networks can’t be in on the disinformation, can they?”
Let me ask you this, if you walked into a conference room with somewhere between 12 and 20 people in it, all very rich and powerful (and some, very nasty), and were told the only opinions you would be allowed to have would be those agreed upon and approved by these people, would you be confident in the accuracy of that news? Would you be confident that those 12 to 20 people have your best interest at heart? Would you believe them to be totally trustworthy? Would you believe them to be without their own self-serving agenda? Would you trust them so much you give them control over one of your most precious possessions – your vote? How about your freedom?
If you are getting your news from ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, BBC, PBS, ESPN, Facebook, Apple, Yahoo, Google, Bing, AT&T, Verizon, The Verge, Media Matters, the Atlantic, the NYT, the Washington Post, their many subsidiaries and affiliates, or most any major city newspaper (or any combination of the above) you are getting the preapproved message of those 12 to 20 people. More often than not, they even use the same talking points – flip through the channels and the odds are good you will hear the exact same phraseology being used to portray an event or position. You are hearing what they want you to hear – they believe if they can control the information that goes into you, they can control the opinions that come out of you. The unfortunate thing is, this is true. Propaganda Ministers have known this about human nature for centuries. If you are still uncertain about the control of these 12 to 20 people, do a little research and/or read StressFreeBill’s blogpost on The Ruling Class Media. It traces the ownership and control of all the above media outlets to a handful of very rich and powerful (and some, very nasty) families.
The above paragraph should chill you to the bone.
Our Forefathers never envisioned that 95% of our ‘Free Press’ would ever be controlled by such a small group of people.
You need to be brave. I urge you to stand strong. Please push back on your fear that this could possibly be true. Don’t dismiss this knowledge; don’t let it just slide off of you. Face it and absorb it. Think it through. If you do, you will most likely conclude you need some different sources of information – if for nothing else than to validate the awful truth we are discussing.
So, how do I find other sources?
You can spend years searching, testing, and evaluating different sources - and I encourage you to start the process (every concerned citizen should be on a lifelong quest to seek out the truth). I will, however, share with you the current results of my personal quest for the truth. More often than not, you will discover I tend to have faith in a certain journalist rather than an entire publication, but there are exceptions. Also, please be aware, I do not expect perfection from my sources, just honesty. They all get things wrong from time to time – I only have faith in the ones that admit it. Here is a shortlist of some of the people and publications I have faith in:
· Revolver (a news aggregator)
· James O’Keefe of Project Veritas
· Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch
· John Solomon of Just the News
· Lara Logan – independent international journalist
· Peter Navarro – author, economist, and former Trump White House Assistant to the President
· Peter Schweizer – author and independent investigative journalist
This is not an all-inclusive list, but if you are looking for more reality in your information sources, these can help you get started. Make a habit of subscribing/perusing Breitbart, The Gateway Pundit, and The Epoch Times regularly (I have these publications send me daily updates) while keeping an eye out for anything by the rest. From a television perspective, I limit myself to Newsmax or OAN (One America News). You can probably find a few other smaller networks that are reliable – it just takes a little looking!
The bottom line is you don’t have to be a puppet on strings. It has been said, ‘A free people must be an informed people.’
Be free my friends.
As always, our Friday editions include a joke and a recipe - have a great weekend!
STUPID JOKE of the WEEK
Q: Why do democrats throw their computers into the sea?
A: To surf the web.
Could you use an easy-to-make change of pace? Your family will remember this - and, so will you. If you have trouble sourcing the lamb leg, go HERE to have it delivered (Unfortunately, I make no commission on this recommendation… sigh…)
RECIPE: ROAST LAMB LEG WITH ROSEMARY AND GARLIC
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 85 minutes
True masterpieces in meat need little to no help, but simple rosemary and garlic go a long way to enliven this roast leg of lamb and bring out surprising new dimensions in flavor.
Bone-In Whole Lamb Leg, thawed
WFF Freshly Ground Black Peppercorns
QTY ¼ Cup
WFF Lavender Rosemary Salt
QTY ¼ Cup
WFF Coarse Sea Salt
QTY 2 Tbsp.
QTY 1/4 Cup
Large Rosemary Sprigs
Whole Garlic Bulbs, cut in half horizontally
Preheat the oven to 350 °F. Rub oil all over the leg of lamb and season generously with lavender rosemary salt, coarse sea salt, and pepper. Using kitchen twine, tie a loop at the bone end of the leg; distribute rosemary sprigs under and on top of the roast and make 4 loops around the roast tying rosemary sprigs under the twine. Place the lamb on a 13”x 17”x 1” baking sheet.
Cut a large piece of aluminum foil; place the garlic bulbs in a single layer with the bulbs in the center of the foil. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt. Tightly wrap bulbs and place on the baking pan with the lamb. Place in the middle rack of the oven.
After 45 minutes, unwrap the garlic and continue roasting along with lamb for about 30 more minutes, until an instant-read thermometer reaches 125°F-130°F for medium-rare.* Transfer to a cutting board, cover, and let rest for 10 minutes.
To serve, untie the lamb and remove the rosemary sprigs and twine. Serve the lamb with garlic bulbs on the side.
*USDA recommends cooking lamb to an internal temperature of 145°F
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