Welcome to modern media. Who’s playing who, playing who anymore?
Do we really know?
We’re expected to form convictions and opinions on world matters, and commit money and military action based on limited, often manipulated information.
We’re in the midst of some serious propaganda from all sides, in different political struggles and regional conflicts, and social media is no different than any other media that’s ever come before.
The only difference is this generation is quite naive to it all.
We all need to think critically before spreading information/ reacting to things we see and read.
Some things aren’t always what they seem. Without observable evidence, context, verification, everything and anything should always be taken at face value, until we know more.
Israeli DJ remixes Hamas propaganda song, playing it at clubs.
But maybe it’s just a remix of a remix that’s been remixed as part of the meta-propaganda war.
We can’t even trust art.
And who knows what other nefarious and jaw-dropping schemes, at varying levels of deceit, have ever come to fruition, time and again?
What is true?
Media today is so manipulated, critical thinking so absent, people can’t even tell if a Morgan Freeman quote is real or not.
Yet we somehow expect to believe the full story – and form strong convictions – in times of conflict…with so much more on the line.
So, why react to anything if you don’t think about any of these things?
Who can blame people from being skeptical of what they read, or if all they wanted to do was dance?
For all we know about any major news event, we’re already being made to dance.
We live in a world full of obfuscation because confusion often serves a purpose.
That’s not conspiracy or crackpot thinking. There are no claims being made, beyond the reality of a media that does not have enough independent analysis, verification of evidence or resource to distribute trusted information that could bring about clarity.
Reblogged from temporaryorbit