BeforeItsNews, the Slow death of Reliable information, Food Stamps, the Coming Collapse of the American Safety Net and the Coming One-World Government
BeforeItsNews – Recently had a discussion that began with the topic of BeforeItsNews.
For the uninformed, BeforeItsNews is a large user-generated alternative news website. At one time, BIN content used to be fairly accurate, with most of it being supplied by Average Joe and Jane Doe living in Your Town USA. Although there was always reporting on “conspiracies,” on the whole it appeared well-researched.
Some of the news was local in tone.
As has happened with all user-supplied content sites, BIN has suffered from the death of real information.
For the most part, the media have always been tools of deception. But formerly, there were small pockets of reliable information. Those little pockets have largely been bought out, sold out or wiped out.
Originally, the thought was that BIN had been co-opted by the powers of darkness. But upon examining the founder’s pedigree (he currently serves on the board of directors of a “rapidly growing personal intelligence company”) maybe it was headed the way it’s going from the beginning.
The site is now an unappetizing gruel of sensationalism, scaremongering, dishonest reporting and in some cases, outright falsehoods. Most days, it operates more as a clearinghouse of disinformation disguised as gossip and second-hand rumors than news.
Most “analysis” seems to consist of putting an ! or !!! after the headline and a slavish devotion to the deceptive narratives offered by the Corporate Alternative Media.
A small but energetic group specializes in pseudo-Christianity to ensure the deluded stay that way.
One tried-and-true trick is to post a story with a headline that calls attention to a legitimate concern readers may have; such as, “The USA is becoming less free every day”
Okay, good enough. But after hooking the reader with the headline, the article then offers a video–or three or five–that feature Corporate Media or Corporate Christian talking heads offering deception as a “solution” to the readers’ concern.
Another is the “news story” which is little more than propaganda created to appeal to the readers’ emotions. (Modern advertising consists entirely of propaganda. Advertising is made up of appeals to the readers’ emotions and senses in an effort to bypass any decision-making based on conscious thought.)
Like advertising and propaganda, these “news” stories are written to persuade rather than inform.
They are also written to prepare the way for coming changes.
THE GUTTING OF THE SAFETY NET
One recent example is Guess What Group is Getting Food Stamps at an Alarming Rate?
“Food stamp rolls have been growing rapidly. But what many may not realize is that participation among able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) has been skyrocketing compared to the total number of participants. That’s just one reason Congress should reform the food stamp program in the farm bill now under consideration. In just four years, the number of able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) on the food stamp rolls skyrocketed by over 2 million.”
So, before readers become angry at these obvious ABAWD freeloaders, a few questions might be asked.
How have these “ABAWDs” come to be on the food stamp rolls? Did they wake up one morning and decide “I’ll quit my job to get $189/month of “free” food!” Is there any other information which might explain these people registering for food stamps? Does the increase in ABAWDs have anything to do with the massive real increase in unemployment during the last four years? How about the chronic unemployment rate? Does that have anything to do with this increase?
Are these ABAWDs now considered part of the “welfare crowd” that middle class America has long been taught to look down on? What about the person who has worked their whole lives and lost their job because their company is one of the hundreds which has moved overseas? Are they part of this mad rush by ABAWDs to take advantage of the compassionate US government?
And the solution offered is “Congress should reform the food stamp program in the farm bill now under consideration.”
The insinuation is that “reform = cutting the number of people eligible.” Yes, everyone knows the guy who abuses food stamps. The Corporate Media never tires of running those stories. ”
“They’ll just cut those bums out, right? Just the druggies trading food stamps for drugs, right? They have to do something about those drugs! Surely they’ll leave food stamps for the ones who really need them, right?”
The food stamp program has been chopped over the last six months and more cuts are on the way.
The writing is on the wall: food stamps are being slowly and silently terminated–just as many in the middle class (whose tax dollars enabled these “safety net” programs for decades) will likely find that they need some help. As the pension and Social Security systems go belly-up, many retired workers will turn to the “safety net” programs they spent years deriding–and they will find that those programs are no longer there.
Or worse, food stamps will still be there for the professional welfare bums–but honest Americans who just need a little help will not be eligible.
And, to pour salt in the wound, as food stamps were have been defunded, many of these formerly middle class Americans cheered. Who ever thought they would need them?
“Hey, I worked my whole life! I never asked anybody for anything!”
“I got my pride!”
Pride is still a sin–though one wouldn’t know it in America, the home of the prideful.
But what about the easy prescription everyone once offered (Get a job!)? Plenty of jobs still at McDonald’s, right?
In 2016 America, “Get a job” is just so many empty words: Where the few jobs are becoming fewer by the day.
No job and now, no safety net.
Won’t that whole situation be–frustrating?
(NOTE: What will be the reaction of all of those “hard-working Americans“? Might they be angry? What’s the potential to manipulate millions of angry Americans into revolting against a government which obviously scammed them for decades? (Does history record the manipulation of another people who were angry at the orchestrated collapse of their economy?)
Doesn’t that just make a patriot’s blood boil? Might some of these angry Americans be led by a group which features a serpent on its flag and is named after a group of earlier Americans who revolted against the authorities and took the law into their own hands?
(“But that’s different! It was for a good cause!“)
Might some of these frustrated Americans who are tempted to “go rogue” be encouraged by the “militia” group which seized a bird sanctuary in Oregon? Might these frustrated Americans be EVEN MORE encouraged by the kid gloves treatment of these militia members by the FBI?
Might these suddenly-broke Americans finally be persuaded that a benevolent one-world government is more to be trusted than the corrupt criminal cartels which have run the USA government into the ground? Could anything be worse than the swindlers which confiscated everything these older Americans worked their whole lives for? Those crooks left them poverty-stricken! What about their children? What did they ever do to deserve this? Somebody has to do something!
“Are you a man or a mouse? We have to take back our country! Are you a patriot or do you support the traitors?”
“You must be a Bush-lover! Even worse, you must be an Obama-lover! Doesn’t matter: they’re all crooks!”
Who will take care of those scoundrels? Who will make things right? How about the UN? We hate the UN, but who else is there? Besides, it will only be for a very short while–just long enough to fix the good old USA. Before you know it, it will be good as new! The way it used to be! It will be new and improved–but at the same time, it will be like it was when America was great!
The way it was intended to be!
As a Christian country!
Well, not a strictly Christian country you understand; we have freedom of religion and all.
“The US constitution is the greatest document ever devised by man!”
(Funny how the US Constitution is always used to protect previously-unheard-of rights for an unknown, unseen minority. But Nine supreme court justices never seem to agree on the rights of the majority. There’s never any “right” too small to protect–as long as it tramples on the majority’s beliefs.
The US constitution has been the primary tool to move America to where she is today. It’s a document that made slavery the supreme law of the land for 76 years; created a right for killing babies and made homosexual “marriage” a legal possibility. Sheer genius, actually.)
But seriously, the Brand New USA 2.0 will be a SPIRITUAL country. Everybody knows Americans are a religious people. Always have been! Our founding fathers were good religious people! And most Christians know that “Spiritual” really mean “Christian.” Doesn’t it?
Well, doesn’t it?
Back to BeforeItsNews.
This slow discrediting of BIN as a reliable information source is a sad state of affairs (At one time, this writer used to post the very occasional article there). But it is one that seems to have been a well-thought out strategy.
This promotion of rumors, gossip and sensationalized half-truths appears to have accomplished a few purposes.
1- The discrediting of anything that appears on BeforeItsNews. There is so much unreliable information that good info gets sludged under–which seems to be the idea. It is this writer’s experience that original BIN readers now tend to automatically discount anything that appears on the site–especially if its from a “Featured” contributor. There is still some good information on BIN, though it’s very hard to find. It’s not the type of article the site is promoting.
2- Though the traffic numbers are good (over 420 million readers in the last 6 years), the type of person who depends on BIN for their information has changed. Where once the site was a good source of under-reported local news and a good source of unreported analysis, now it’s a vast swamp of unconfirmed and unsupported gibberish. Again, this seems to have been the idea. Serious readers have largely move on in search of places where the information is more reliable. They have been replaced by those who have only the slightest acquaintance with research.
3- By repackaging the deceptions peddled by the Corporate Alternative Media, the BIN “Featured” crew has, over the course of five years, changed the themes which dominate the site. The promotion of a “New American Revolution” is evident to anyone who spends a little time perusing the site. So are “mysteries,” “physical prepping” (which naturally includes the ceaseless hair-raising narratives of the physical gold market) and the “unexplained.” [Example: Starwater confirmed: Proves Life is Universal] These are not presented as “conjecture” but as “news.”
There was always a sprinkling of such articles, but in 2014, these types of articles dominate the site’s front page.
And the verdict of the discussion in which this writer was involved?
BeforeItsNews has become more of a social media site than a news source. The information obtained from BIN is every bit as dependable as that which can be found on the average Facebook page.
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“But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.”
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece originally appeared in End Times Prophecy Headlines: January 22-23, 2014.]
by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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