Dealing With A Lack Of Credible News Sources – Part Two

Preparing yourself to find the truth is the very first step in dealing with any kind of news source. If the topic or the words used to describe the topic disturb you, it will be very difficult for you to find or understand what the truth is.

Angry people do not see clearly, and one’s ability to see what is occurring gets worse as the emotional tone level of the observer drops down the scale from enthusiasm to apathy. This is because the environment becomes less real as the person goes down tone. One’s ability to perceive get less and less as one goes down the tone scale and has less and less life force to bring to bear on solving problems. The person becomes less and less alive as he goes down the tone scale. The bottom of the human tone scale is death. The bottom of the spiritual tone scale is total failure.

Therefore, to find truth, you must first center yourself so that all of your attention is directed to events occurring in the present moment. You will know when you have achieved this state because you will be calm and alert and will be ready to observe what is actually happening and be ready to observe what has happened to create the current situation.

When you have centered yourself, you can look calmly at the outrage presenting itself to you, and your next steps will be productive rather than retaliative and self-destructive. In other words, if you are to fight back against treachery and outright betrayal, it’s best if you can plan your actions calmly and execute them enthusiastically.

Whether the betrayal involves a faithless loved one, a group of elected officials who have shown their true colors as evil madmen, or fake news that accuses someone falsely, your best response is to avoid the instinctive response of striking out and destroying them and erasing them from history. You need to get your wits together by whatever rituals you can muster until you can focus your attention on the present moment and can see what you failed to notice or do, which brought you into the situation in the first place. Once that is located, and you can take responsibility for it, you are ready to move forward and take effective action to reduce the results of the betrayal or treachery.

So, what does a non-credible news source have to do with betrayal and treachery? A non-credible news source is treachery personified. They transmit altered information that arouses your anger and directs it at targets that are innocent of the charges presented. You are incensed that some person has done some evil activity, and you target this person with insults and continue to tell everyone you know how bad that person is. If you stay angry, you don’t even bother to see if the charges are real, and you contribute to the mob that is calling for punishment. Fake news is designed to create anger, and when you fall for it, you become part of the problem rather than a part of the solution.

Fake news is not limited to the media. You can be the effect of fake news if someone insinuates that your loved one is unfaithful or your company is doing evil things by not hiring deserving people. There are people who seem to delight in manufacturing and spreading bad news. In the old days, these people were called gossips. Today they are called journalists.

So, these people are not credible news sources. How do you deal with them? First, you get yourself into a state of calm alertness so you can assimilate data and see what is actually going on. Then you dig for the real data underlying the disturbing and alarming news. You need to see more than one source for the best results. If you cannot find sources of corroborative data, the initial report is probably false. If an initial report sounds too good to be true, it may be a false report, and you need to follow the same procedure to see what the truth is.

If while you are running down the truth, you find yourself getting angry or misemotional, calm yourself down again and proceed only when you can investigate calmly. Truth is not arrived at when the seeker is angry. This applies to scientific as well as political matters. Angry people do not tell or recognize the truth, even if you agree with them.

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Dealing With A Lack Of Credible News Sources – Part One

The problem is not new. What we call fake news now was once called yellow journalism, a term for journalism that presents little or no legitimate, well-researched news while instead using eye-catching headlines for increased sales. Techniques may include exaggerations of news events, scandal-mongering, or sensationalism. The term was coined in the mid-1890s to characterize the sensational journalism in the circulation war between Joseph Pulitzer’s New York World and William Randolph Hearst’s New York Journal.

Frank Luther Mott identifies yellow journalism based on five characteristics:

1. scare headlines in huge print, often of minor news

2. lavish use of pictures, or imaginary drawings

3. use of faked interviews, misleading headlines, pseudoscience, and a parade of false learning from so-called experts

4. emphasis on full-color Sunday supplements, usually with comic strips

5. dramatic sympathy with the “underdog” against the system.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

When I was a child, our family got our news from the newspapers and the radio and the people we knew. The reporting was probably no better than now, but the saturation level was much lower. We only got the drivel that passed for news once a day.

Today, with the advent of the omnipresent internet, we get misinformation on a continuing basis, like elevator music, or supermarket music that permeates the environment and leaves a residue in the corners of your mind. We see, in scary headlines, that a politician is accused of attempted murder by a female colleague with no supporting evidence or detail and this drivel is repeated to an excessive degree for days on end. If you care to dig into this story, you will find that he said something she disagreed with.

The typical structure of a fake news article is an astonishing tale of wrongdoing that should tear at your heart until you read in the next to last paragraph of the article that someone said something that offended the journalist and those he represents.

If you have been ensnared by this kind of story, your best approach is to dig until you find the original video or message which triggered the fake news. Quite often, you will find that someone said something to explain a situation and others took the statement entirely out of context.

There has been a rash of accusations about racist behavior which when followed up turns out to be someone describing an undesirable situation and quoting what was done or said at the time. This includes mentioning words used in Huckleberry Finn as an example of language not used in polite society at this time, while these words are in common use by certain segments of society.

Much of the fake news today seems to be based on hurt feelings of some sort, where a hurt feeling is treated as a serious injury to one’s life. The validity of this can be exposed by digging into what was actually said and done by both sides and finding the root cause of the upset.

We will go into this situation in depth in the next installment: Dealing With A Lack Of Credible News Sources – Part Two.

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Chinese Investors Bought These Iconic American Companies

This article opened my eyes to the number of major American businesses that are owned by Chinese companies. These 75 companies include those that made America what it is today.

Chinese organizations either own or are major stockholders in these companies. It appears that the future of American businesses may lie in a pattern of creation by America-based entrepreneurs and eventual takeover by Chinese companies. Read this article and decide for yourselves.
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Webinar 2-6-21 – Dealing With Lockdown Insanity

Many of you have noticed that things are increasingly strange as we move from the dumpster fire of 2020 into the political holocaust of 2021. The word “Holocaust,” from the Greek words “holos” (whole) and “kaustos” (burned), was historically used to describe a sacrificial offering burned on an altar. 

We have gotten to the point where long-established laws, customs, and historical agreements are being thrown on the fire of political expediency. Your efforts to find reliable information are likely to be overwhelmed with opinion and propaganda. The world is on fire, and your best hope of coming out sane is to understand the real basis of your fears and anxieties.

Your spiritual companions, spirit guides, and personal demons are freaking out with all that is going on. We are replaying the fall of Rome and the heydays of Sodom and Gomorrah, so it is not strange that we and they feel like we are approaching the end of times. Your memories may only go back to your birth in this body, but your spirits have memories that go back to the earlier events. 

When you read about the corruption and violence that is occurring daily, you and your spiritual companions are being triggered to an unbelievable extent. When that happens, your attention is being captured by the outrageous events of the day, and your life force goes down to the extent that you are not able to stay in the present time.

We have the tools to unstick your attention from events of great magnitude and to return your life force to a point higher than ever. Join us on Saturday for a webinar in which we drill freeing yourself from the current insanity by finding a common point of view with people and groups you currently despise. The world is full of hateful things, and if your attention is stuck on them, you are inviting failure and insane behavior.

Join us on Saturday, February 6, 2021, at 12 noon Eastern Time, and we will practice ways to free ourselves from the insanity that threatens our existence. You will experience releases that will make immediate changes in your life.

Use this link to join the webinar on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/4710611444 

The webinar Donation is $10, and you can use this link: paypal.me/DavidStLawrence/10 

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