It has changed and
continues to change so rapidly that many of us, many times, find
ourselves playing catch-up, not just with trends of communication
but also with shifts in the flow of information itself.
Indeed we are presently more capable of being knowledgeable than other group of people to have ever lived. Internet communication devices are almost like having a key to the Akashic Field:
However this 'mechanical Akashic' is also layered with the ill-mindedness and untruths that pervade this physical realm today.
For this reason, we have to learn to distinguish between knowledge and piles. Our access to knowledge does not necessarily equate to wisdom (knowledge being the possession of information, and wisdom being the inclination to be productive with that information.)
So it is up to each of
us, not the government or its cohorts, to determine for ourselves
what information is real and relevant, and what is 'fake news' or
The information age has the power to challenge the structures of the status quo.
It even has the potential
to eliminate the influence of money over the election of our
leaders, since all candidates can be offered equal communication
platforms which enable them all (and their policies) equally, so
that those with the best ideas are elected and not the wealthiest
corporate-funded noisemaker who can buy support and advertising time
on corporate media.
So, instead of expanding our reach of information - instead of inspiring individuals to dig for truth and research for realness - the institutional powers-that-be are constricting the field of information.
This is particularly
obvious with recent challenges to
net neutrality - a neutrality that
87% of average (North) Americans support, but which institutions are
nonetheless seeking to destroy.
A clear example is the
distinct absence of any pacifists in the mainstream news media even
questioning our government's policy of aggressive intervention, as
the U.S. government continues to incite conflict with other nations
under the guise of 'humanitarianism' and 'peace'.
Just look at the countless global events being reported by the underground news and compare it to the selective, politically-biased fear-fare of the mainstream; there is little journalistic integrity on display in the mainstream media, just the regurgitation of B.S. And lots of it...
As a result, public confidence in mainstream news has steadily declined over recent years while "alternative media" has risen in its place, filling the void of real news, views and analyses that go unheard and unexamined in mainstream circles.
(For a deeper examination
of the ways institutions lie, please read 'A
Tangible Math Lesson - Four Types of Institutional Lies'.)
The role of journalism used to be about holding institutions to transparent accountability.
But today, the major institutions of the world - a network of corporate, government, media and religious bodies - are withholding truth and information concerning everything from politics to physics while offering their own biased input, which is often completely bogus subterfuge designed to maintain control and consensus.
Events and views reported in the mainstream are filtered, distorted and even blatantly constructed by media corporations that conceal their corporate and political alliances behind the guise of "news" and "journalism".
Why else do you think facts are being labeled as "alternative" or "fake news", governments are attempting to censor and de-neutralize the internet, and the mainstream media fails to report on major world events while circulating others on endless repeat?
Today, such institutional
corruption is so rampant that it has become the unspoken normalcy,
and speaking up to it is quietly viewed as disruption, dissent, and
Therefore promote zealotry and elitism as the new political ideal - and as a result, many in our society are unable to comprehend the difference between legal and moral much less why the two have diverged.
The reason the words library and liberty have the same etymological root is because of the freeing and empowering nature of information.
So, no matter which
individual or institution is presenting information, it is the
responsibility of us all to interpret, consider and research the
truth of everything - from politics to physics.
This is done through controlling information initially, and then controlling resources. Once information and resources are controlled, authorizing further actions that solidify the institutional status quo is easy.
The institutions of the world are working together to ensure that they remain the holders of power and prosperity, for it is through institutions that individuals gain a foothold to stand over others.
As history has
empire serves no-one but itself.
The information age not only invites but requires that we expand our consciousness and our comprehension, not limit it. We do not need to funnel the pool of information into the narrow mainstream, we need to expand our minds and increase the numbers of sources of information.
We don't need corrupted
governments or wealthy media corporations telling us what is true or
important; the more information we have access to the more easily we
can spot the information with bias and information that is untrue.
It is a fundamental tenet of the U.S.A. (and the free world) that,
If we limit our sources
of information, we limit the potential of our thinking and
eventually, we may just have one modality of information, or even
just one book to draw information from.
The choice is obvious...
telling the truth
is a revolutionary act."