Have they got truth for you? Um… probably not…
I suppose that this marks this the start of a small series of blogs about the mainstream view, or at the least the evidence supported view at the least, then again if I’m being honest it might just be an excuse to take a lighthearted look at what a bunch of conspiracy theorists and woo-sters think.
Specifically a group of woo-sters appearing at AV3: the alternative view “have they got truth for you!”, the speakers will be appearing over weekend of the 13th of November (spooky, at least for paraskevidekatriaphobics anyway)
For those of you unfamiliar with the mission statement of the alternative view it is presented below:-
To advance awareness and facilitate discussion of Political, Scientific and Spiritual alternatives without constraint by Consensus Reality and/or Received Wisdom.
You will note the use of the term consensus reality which I assume they intend to use disparagingly by implying that consensus reality is “what a group or culture chooses to believe” and that there exists a mass media consensus that bears no relation, or may in fact challenge, “true reality”. Or in short a license to belive whatever conspiracy theory rubbish floats their boat. Not that I don’t think there are many problems with how mass media operates and their current relationship with the state. I just hold that Nick Davies hit the nail on the head in Flat Earth News (a brilliant book by the way) when he suggested that journalists re printing government memos and reports as factual accounts of events because there aren’t enough of them to go around. Not because, as it suggests on the AV3 site;
There is a co-ordinated effort by our world leaders (elected and unelected), with the willing help of a corporate controlled mass media, to use manufactured global crises to create what they term a ‘New World Order’.
But rather because the corporations in charge of the mass media want to save money. The easiest way to save money? Cut down on the number of journalists working for you, in the modern age of news there are less reporters and more press releases. Open any paper, look at any news website and you will see that journalism is being replaced by churnalism.
Churnalism is a form of journalism in which press releases, wire stories and other forms of pre-packaged material are used to create articles in newspapers and other news media in order to meet increasing pressures of time and cost without undertaking further research or checking
Now I think it’s criminal that the fourth estate has been reduced, by and large, to either ratings and readership chasing pamphlets for the PR industry or populist mouthpieces for their corporate masters but lets be realistic here: the meeja and the gubmint aren’t in cahoots here. To claim they are is just plain lazy or deluded thinking. But then again the alternative view is wedded to the idea that there is some grand conspiracy to create a New World Order. To my mind that is ridiculous:
There is, however, an Alternative View. An alternative which will be mapped out at ‘AV3’, after we have shown our delegates – through well researched evidence and facts – what is really going on around us.
Over the next few days I intend to explore what the “well researched evidence and facts” of the speakers constitutes and determine where we should all be getting our survivalist groove on or pointing and laughing…
Of course, despite the slightly dismissive tone of this post, if the evidence stacks up I may have to put my money where my mouth is and book some time off work and buy a ticket!
(Although with subjects such as “vaccination: the facts”, “The global micro-chipping agenda”, “State kidnap of children” and the wonderfully titled “The New World Order and the esoteric dimension” I think I’ll probably remain unconvinced…)
NB: I intend to only really deal with issues that can be resolved by looking at scientific facts, I may touch on some opinions though but hopefully I can stick to the facts and debunk any nonsense that arises.
I hope you’ll join me later today for the first post!