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COVID-19 and the Media

The only reality we can know for certain is what is right in front of us and what is in our hearts. If we accept a news story as true it's because for some reason that news source has gained our trust. Sinister people who simply want to accomplish their will have recognized the influence news has on people and have used it to effectively propagate lies. When a source is so influential as to be accepted as trustworthy whenever it simply publishes something, there is a great temptation for the liars with power in this world to use that source to spread their lies. And don't expect them to resist that temptation.


People may say "Prove that they're lying." But you can't prove a lie to be a lie because it's a negative, and you cannot prove a negative. A lie simply focuses on a partial truth of something while ignoring the falsehood in it. If someone points out that falsehood, the liars can just continue to ignore it and dwell on the truth of their statement. Many liars have successfully avoided admitting they were lying by simply abandoning the parts of their lie that were proven to be false, while dwelling more and more in the truth of their original statement and claiming that's all they had been saying all along.


It takes one to know one, right? We've all done it. You can't prove a lie because it's built on lack of truth and you can't prove that something doesn't exist. Ironically you can "prove" a lie to be true by simply focusing on factors that seem to validate the truthful elements in the lie, but every lie has truthful elements. The only way to prove something to be true is to fail to disprove it, like Elijah failed to prevent God from setting his altar ablaze no matter how much he drenched it with water. The truth is indisputable like that.


The tyrants will continue to try and grab more power in attempt to control as much as they can. We the people need to examine our reasons for obeying if we are going to obey. If our conscience tells us it’s wrong to obey, we ought to have the right to obey our conscience instead. A person shouldn’t believe something unless they have a reason to believe it.


Excess Deaths


We hear a great deal about people dying from complications due to--or involving--COVID-19, but that could mean so many things. If someone tests positive for the virus, is sent to the hospital, and then dies after a procedure related to the infection, it could be said that he died of complications involving COVID-19, even if he was in stable condition beforehand. This is apparently what happened, sadly, when Louisiana Congressman-elect Luke Letlow reportedly died of the virus. LSU Health Shreveport said Letlow died from a heart attack following a procedure related to the infection, but the media said he died of COVID.


A case needs to be made for the suppressed stories surrounding this virus, like when Minnesota State Senator Dr. Scott Jensen shared that hospitals get paid $13,000 when a COVID-19 patient is admitted and $39,000 when they’re placed on a ventilator.


Media’s subtle effects


You’ve probably heard of the expression, “in the loop”, but have you ever thought about what it may actually mean? Let me offer this interpretation: Just as few people bother really making their own food anymore because they can just go to a store or a restaurant, few people bother assessing information anymore because they expect the media to do it for them. Without any critical opposition, the mainstream media can report something as true, then it’s fact-checked in a circular system that curates, aggregates, and syndicates its own information to make it look like it’s coming from multiple sources. It’s a constant loop of half-truths that comes from maybe half a dozen megacompanies, and there’s no critical rival of the loop that isn’t suppressed. The professionals validate their colleagues, and then it trickles down to MSM and social media, the market, politicians, and the common person has little choice but to be in the loop or be labeled a conspiracy theorist.


As Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński of Poland said when the communist authorities threatened the rights of the Church and the faithful, “Non possumus” (We cannot). We cannot go along with it any longer.


We can’t because what we are being told simply is not true. Social media and MSM are trying to force the common person to live in an alternate reality perpetuated by a false narrative. Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that the media’s posh news sets and authoritative tones do not automatically depict reality just because they look and sound so official. As much as they’d like to believe the world is their stage, the tech and MSM giants of our global society do not determine what is true by simply saying it is true. Only God has the power to make something true by his words alone.


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