An American Presidential Tradition of Complaining About Fake News Seems To Start With Jefferson
Was the "Free Press" Ever Really Trusted?
Isn't the "trusted News source" more of a 20th century marketing and public relations creation?
"In an 1807 letter to John Norvell, a young go-getter who had asked how to best run a newspaper, Thomas Jefferson penned what today would make for a fiery Medium post condemning fake news. It is a melancholy truth, that a suppression of the press could not more compleatly [sic] deprive the nation of its benefits, than is done by its abandoned prostitution to falsehood,” the sitting president wrote. “Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle.” "
The Past is Prologue:
What do we really know about mainstream media promoted historical hoaxes?
The War of the Worlds Mass Panic (That Never Happened) source: Today I Found Out
"Orson Welles scared very few people with his 1938 radio version of H.G. Wells’s novel about an alien invasion."
"The lingering question is, why do we want to believe he did?"
"The story that mass panic broke out because of an Orson Welles radio show became part of modern folklore. The idea that hysteria swept America on October 30, 1938, when a 62-minute radio dramatisation of The War of the Worlds, remained unchallenged for nearly eight decades. Even those who had never heard Welles reading the HG Wells story about invading Martians wielding deadly heat-rays later claimed to have been terrified. Welles, who was born on May 6, 1915, used simulated on-the-scene radio reports about aliens advancing on New York City to pep up the story by Wells, who died on August 13 1946. But what is the truth about that historic Halloween eve CBS Radio show from the Mercury Theatre in New York? "
"WHAT ABOUT PEOPLE JUMPING OFF BUILDINGS AND HAVING NERVOUS BREAKDOWNS?"
"In the immediate aftermath of the broadcast, analysts in Princeton’s Office of Radio Research, working under the direction of Professor Hadley Cantril, sought to verify a rumour that several people had been treated for shock at St Michael’s Hospital in Newark, NJ after the programme. The rumour was found to be false. In addition, when they surveyed six New York City hospitals in December 1938, they found that “none of them had any record of any cases brought in specifically on account of the broadcast”. A Washington Post claim that a man died of a heart attack brought on by listening to the programme was never verified. Police records for New Jersey did show an increase in calls on the night of the show. However, in the preface to his textbook Introduction to Collective Behaviour, academic David Miller points out that: "Some people called to find out where they could go to donate blood. Some callers were simply angry that such a realistic show was allowed on the air, while others called CBS to congratulate Mercury Theatre for the exciting Halloween programme". "
Can't Get No Satisfaction In A 21st Century World of Virtual Distraction
What do we really know about social media promoted hoaxes?
The Earth Is Not Flat
We and all we construct are too small relative to the curvature of the Earth to easily notice it, but we can notice curvature with our senses. Ships disappear at sea as advertised and the celestial bodies rise in the east, arc overhead and set in the west suggesting we live on a spherical shaped object. High altitude passenger jets leave arcing contrails in the sky that suggests the jet is indeed flying around a globe shaped world. If one watches a passenger jet go from one horizon to the other they will see the jet describe a path and change its orientation in a manner consistent with a flight around a globe. Flat Earth faithful ignore all demonstrable explanation and refuse to admit the globe is the better model with the working map. The Flat Earthers have no working map but resort to a distorted UN logo projection as their religious icon.
The Flat Earth true believer puts proverbial fingers in their ears and ignores all reason in favor of what can best be described as a religious belief.
Of Globes and Working Maps:
Flight Paths Depict A Globe Shaped World
"WHY DO BETWEEN THE US & EUROPE GO FAR NORTH, SOMETIMES OVER GREENLAND?"
"Most people assume this is to remain as close as possible to land in case of an emergency — i.e. keeping close to airports in case a diversion is needed. In fact has nothing to do with emergencies. It’s simply the shortest distance.
Between continents, airplanes follow what are called “great circle” routes, accounting for the earth’s curvature. These routes won’t make sense if you’re looking at a traditional flat map, because when the earth is crushed from its natural round state into a horizontal one, it becomes distorted as the divisions of latitude and longitude stretch apart. (Depending on the layout used — what cartographers call “projection” — the distortion can be grotesque. Kids grow up believing that Greenland is about ten times larger than it really is, thanks to the preposterous polar dimensions of the commonly used Mercator projection.) If you have a globe handy, however, the logic of great circles is very apparent. Measuring with a piece of string, it’s obvious that the shortest distance between New York and Hong Kong, for instance, is not westerly, as it would seem on a map, but pretty much straight north, up into the Arctic, and then straight south. Over the top, in other words.
That’s the extreme, but the principle applies to many long-range pairings, and this is why passengers between America and Europe discover themselves not just high up, but high up — over Newfoundland, Labrador and occasionally into the icy realm of Greenland. Across the Pacific, same idea: a flight from Los Angeles to Beijing will touch the Aleutian Islands and the easternmost portions of Russia."
"We’re often asked why an individual flight is flying a particular route, or put another way—“why did we fly over Greenland?” Long distance flight paths are designed to be the most efficient way to get from point A to point B on the other side of the world. The shortest distance between two points is a straight line, but when a line on a globe is shown on a two-dimensional map, it looks like an arc."
The Flat Earth Commandments: Gravity Does Not Exist & Up and Down Are Cosmic Law
Flat Earthers also seem to like to parrot the words 'logical fallacy' and yet they themselves seem to not notice that they engage in that very behavior. These self proclaimed true believers in a flattened earth do not seem to really understand what a fallacy is as they fallaciously claim criticism of Flat Earth relies on equating the idea of a flat world with what appears to be an obvious intellectually dishonest, YouTube shepherded psychological operation type of 'post-modern' social media movement. The globe is the better and more demonstrable model. Flat Earthers can't navigate the world with their map. They also seem to ignore how light works; what atmospheric refraction is and how it also demonstrates that the world is best described as a globe. I could go into this further but the truth is one needs to do their own real research into history and science to really understand why the idea of a Flat Earth comes across as absurd. It is difficult not to come to the conclusion that the Flat Earth 'movement' is indeed motivated by a discredit by association strategy that relies on intellectual laziness in an age when we have what is perhaps the most powerful learning tool humanity has ever possessed at our fingertips. It's a shame most use it to promote ignorance in one form or another. Real research and self education requires spending a lot of time reading and not just watching YouTube videos. One really needs to look into the claims that people make to see if there is any merit to them.
Overstanding A Subject : Epistemology and Etymology Matter
Up and down can be better described as towards and away from center. Consider that in the context of the fact that the Earth has a magnetic field and the possibility that the Universe might be best described in electrochemical terms. An apple has a north and south pole and is round in shape. Magnetic fields are real and are not best described as flat.
The Heliocentric Model Evolved Into An Obvious Ad Hoc Patchwork Of Post-Modern Cosmological Nonsense:
Is This Why Flat Earth Exists?
The heliocentric model is still sold as the simpler model over the geocentric one. Yet our's is no longer a Sun centered Universe, is it? The heliocentric model was always a lot more complicated than we've been told and criticism of it would seem to have been more based on demonstrable natural reality than religious adherence to scripture than most think. There are obvious logical problems with heliocentric model that the mainstream university trained mind ignores. The Big Bang patchwork of dark matter and dark energy and a multiverse of all sorts of time traveling potential is the result of centuries of ad hoc apologetics. Today illogically premise peer reviewed mathematical equations are considered to be actual and empirical evidence that the metaphysical musings of Sun worshipping cultists are correct. Scientism is a mind virus and religious faith too many of our fellow human beings are inflicted with. Scientism is just another religion and like all religions it is designed and intended to reinforce cultural and societal roles. Religions, secular or not, might contain elements of truth, but are liberally mixed with heavy and intoxicating doses of pure dream like fantasy that produces stagnating minds unable to reason for themselves. Cultural artifacts are meant to reinforce the need for social identities and are not really meant to be used as tools to discern truth.
So Many Lies
Do you really think and believe rocks can naturally fly? Rocks do not logically belong in the sky.
Wars are more fake than most realize. There is no evidence the Earth spins nor orbits the Sun, no real experiment can be done to prove that one. Light speed is an idea and the Big Bang expanding balloon Universe is an ad hoc myth concocted by a Catholic priest. Einstein was a plagiarist propagandist who promoted day dream thought experiment fantasy backed with illogically premised math. The Fixed Stars are aptly named and show the lie of mainstream cosmology for what it is. Eclipses show us that there is a problem with the Moon having monthly motion, eclipses also reveal other problems with the mainstream model.
Rockets cannot really work in the infinite vacuum of imagined outer space. Solstices show a problem with the heliocentric model. The relative proportions and scale of the solar system makes travel between the planets an amazing and stupefying feat of fantasy. Orbital mechanics are flawed and mathematically illogically founded, but gravity is a real and demonstrable phenomena despite Newton being wrong about falling apples being like the Moon. Rocks do not logically belong in the sky. Demonstrable ballistics show us why Newton's idea about orbits is wrong.
History would seem to be made of more lies than not and an infinetly vacuous space is not really a place any rocket man could ever visit. The Moon might look like a rock but it might just be a light, and it might always be a mystery best viewed at night. None of those facts make the Earth illogically flat.
Newton's Cannonball Experiment Was Just A Thought Experiment: Real Life Cannonballs Prove Newton Wrong!
What experiment could Sir Isaac or anyone do to prove that the falling apple is like the rising and setting Moon?
The question is whether or not the rising and setting lights in the sky are better explained as merry go round flying rocks.
What experiment can anyone do to show us that rocks can fly in circles in the sky?
Gravity is demonstrably an accelerated effect and the fixed velocity of a projectile (in orbit) stays constant. How can an increasing value ever be balanced by a fixed one?
Newtonian orbital mechanics are simply logically flawed.
Demonstrable ballistic physics proves Newton's assertion that the Moon is like a falling apple wrong.
It's on those making the claim that rocks can fly to demonstrate why they think this a reasonable assertion.
Confusing peer reviewed and illogically premised mathematical models with reality is insanity.
But none of this means the Earth is flat.
The Internet Can Be Used For More Than Just A Chat Line
A lot of people online seem to enjoy spending time talking in circles.
If you really want to understand this subject you have to spend the time actually educating yourself with all the material you can get your hands on. This includes learning about the historical context for it all. It requires a lot of time and effort and critical thought. It also requires a willingness to admit mistakes. It's a continuing process.
You have to actually learn about astronomy, for example.
One also really needs to read the works of people like Sir Isaac Newton for themselves.
Like all propaganda, there's truth mixed with fiction and some ideas have more merit than others.
The works of Einstein, Newton, Galileo, Tesla, and all the rest, are available online.
It seems that too many of us have faith in opinions that aren't very valuable,
Mainstream Cosmology Is Demonstrably A Religious Patch-Worked Ad Hoc "Hack" But That Does Not Mean The Earth is Flat
Modern reasoning has long replaced common sense and logic, and of course Natural phenomena, with illogically premised peer reviewed mathematical models.
Modern cosmology is a secular religion. It is extremely speculative and truly is a patchwork of conflicting ideas. The work of people like Einstein and quantum dark matter multiverse measuring madmen and all sorts of atomic magic would not exist were the heliocentric model of Newton and company correct. Einstein did not envision the Big Bang Universe of galaxies anymore so than Newton envisioned anything but a Sun centered Universe of a single solar system. Both flavor's of Einstein's original relativity work do not assume any kind of "Big Bang' based Universe.
As it turns out the "age of enlightenment" was not so enlightening and in fact seems to be better described, (at least for most) as a kind of bait and switch, false advertising style, dark age.
The Greatest Scientist of the 20th Century You've Probably Never Heard Of source: Today I Found Out
A Catholic Cartoon Scam Hatched From A Cosmic Cuckoo's Egg
"Georges Henri Joseph Édouard Lemaître Associate RAS (French: [ʒɔʁʒə ləmɛtʁ] ( listen); 17 July 1894 – 20 June 1966) was a Belgian Catholic Priest, astronomer and professor of physics at the Catholic University of Leuven. He proposed the theory of the expansion of the universe, widely misattributed to Edwin Hubble. He was the first to derive what is now known as Hubble's law and made the first estimation of what is now called the Hubble constant, which he published in 1927, two years before Hubble's article. Lemaître also proposed what became known as the Big Bang theory of the origin of the universe, which he called his "hypothesis of the primeval atom" or the "Cosmic Egg". "
"What can you tell us about Monsignor Georges Lemaître as a person, a priest and a scientist?"
"Lemaître was an absolutely remarkable person, and in some ways still a bit of an enigma, at least to me. He had concluded around nine years of age that he should become a priest, but that project was deferred to 1923 due to the First World War, where he served as a non-commissioned artillery officer, and his engineering studies at Louvain.
Subsequently finding that engineering was much less interesting than the ‘new physics’ and particularly Einstein’s General Relativity (1915), he was awarded a fellowship from the Committee for the Relief of Belgium, under the auspices of the American Educational Foundation, to study a year abroad with Sir Arthur Eddington in Cambridge, one of the leading astronomers in the world. With Eddington’s encouragement, he applied for and won a second fellowship to study at MIT, where for his thesis research he discovered a solution to Einstein’s equations describing an expanding isotropic matter-filled universe."
Illogic is Logic: Intellectuals Cannot Be Heard
The News Seems So Contrived & Fake, So The World Must Be Made Out of Cake
cake once refereed to "...a flat, round loaf of bread."
"Originally (until early 15c.) "a flat, round loaf of bread." Piece of cake "something easy" is from 1936. The let them eat cake story is found in Rousseau's "Confessions," in reference to an incident c. 1740, long before Marie Antoinette, though it has been associated with her since c. 1870; it apparently was a chestnut in the French royal family that had been told of other princesses and queens before her."
The Masonic Eye Sees You:
"Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the Symbols of the Revolution. Rousseau represented as the author of the Social Contract and the philosopher who promoted the regeneration of natural sentiments and values against the corrupting influences of urban society. The eye of vigilence is a symbol from the Free Mason movement, to which many revolutionary leaders belonged. Other symbols are those of the French Republic: the tri-color flags above the principles of "Love of County" and "French Republic;" an altar dedicated to the rights of man and garded by a soldier and a canon; the fisc of pikes surmounted by the red bonnet and adjacent to the tree of Liberty. The rising, glowing light in the foreground suggest the regeneration of social justice; two figures hand in hand represent the sign of unity, while a dog, symbol of faithfulness, and a horn of plenty complete the picture. Painting by D. Jeaurat, c. 1794"
So Much For The So-Called "Age of Enlightenment"
"But Rousseau did not believe people understood their “real will” so they could not rule themselves within the confines of their social consciousness. Rousseau believed that a just society could not come about until a great leader, or “legislator” arose to change the values and conception of the people. He believed a true will of the people cannot exist when focus is placed on the individual.
So the people must subjugate themselves to the laws of the “legislator”.
By this Rousseau understands that laws and subjecting to laws are an expression of freedom."
"Bro. Rousseau saw the enlightenment period as an overthrowing of the religious establishment. Rousseau had little respect and admiration for traditions and western religious values. He saw the enlightenment as a dramatic change in social consciousness. Rousseau believed liberty was possible only if it were the direct rule of the people as a whole in law making. But Rousseau did not believe people understood their “real will” so they could not rule themselves within the confines of their social consciousness. Rousseau believed that a just society could not come about until a great leader, or “legislator” arose to change the values and conception of the people. He believed a true will of the people cannot exist when focus is placed on the individual. So the people must subjugate themselves to the laws of the “legislator”. By this Rousseau understands that laws and subjecting to laws are an expression of freedom."
"It is not a stretch to understand how the American Revolution as influenced by individual sovereignty was a just war, which led to a true republic, as opposed to the French Revolution, which was a bloody and violent revolution, which eventually led to the dictatorship and tyrannical rule under Bro. Napoleon Bonaparte."
What do we really know about mainstream media & university promoted historical hoaxes?
How Real Are Images of War?
"John Ford, who had already won three of his unmatched-to-date four Oscars and received a Purple Heart for wounds received while shooting the Academy Award-winning feature documentary “The Battle of Midway,’’ also co-directed “December 7,’’ which won the 1944 Oscar for Best Short Documentary.
Less than four minutes of film records the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, so Ford and co-director Gregg Toland (who photographed “Citizen Kane’’) staged footage using miniature battleships and airplanes on the Fox lot in Hollywood."