To the casual observer, there are a vast number of competing sources of information, knowledge and opinion on the Internet and in the publishing world.
But appearances can be deceiving.
In this case, appearances ARE deceiving.
Yes, there are publications/news organizations which speak from certain political/economic viewpoints: Democrat, Republican, conservative, liberal, independent, libertarian, hard-core socialism, hard-core marxism and hard-core capitalism.
Then, there is NEWS: local news, national news, world news, sports news, financial news, technical news, science news, environmental news, political news, specialized news, general news and so on.
There are publications/news organizations which promote EVERYTHING about women, women’s issues and women’s health.
There are publications/news organizations which feature EVERYTHING about men and the things men find fascinating.
There are publications/news organizations focused on THINGS: cars, computers, guns, cosmetics, high tech, low tech, every different genre of music and every band which has played that music.
There are publications/news organizations which focus on HEALTH: losing weight, gaining weight, working out, not working out, healthy eating, eating which is both healthy and otherwise, prescription drugs, recreational drugs, generic drugs, smart drugs, and advice from doctors.
There are publications/news organizations which focus on FASHION: cosmetics, body maintenance, clothes, the models who show off clothes, the fashion designers who decide what the Next Big Thing will be and everything the knowledgeable fashionista finds interesting.
There are publications/new organizations which focus on STUDIES: which means that every day, a different contradictory “study” provides ammunition for WHATEVER one’s heart desires.
Don’t like coffee? There’s a study supporting your view!
LOVE coffee? Obsessed with coffee? There’s a study telling coffee-lovers EXACTLY what they want to hear.
Enjoy walking and other forms of mild exercise? There are HUNDREDS of studies which say you are on your way to a happy, contented and HEALTHY future life.
Can’t stand walking? Would rather “chill“? There are studies backing you up! They claim that the mental happiness you get from being glued to your couch outweighs any possible benefit you might obtain from walking.
The list goes on and on and on.
It certainly APPEARS to be a vibrant cacophony of different shouters all shouting at once to get the public’s attention.
What could be a greater symbol of freedom of expression than the MANY thoughts cataloged each day by the thousands of publications/news organizations?
HOWEVER–as most of a certain age have discovered–things are not always as they appear.
It appears that there are a great variety of viewpoints represented in our media. And, on trivial, non-important issues, this might be correct.
On trivial matters–say politics–the various publications call the other side names; manufacture lists of enemies and bring scorn upon their heads. Such publications/new organizations develop a sort of “mental shorthand” they teach their followers. Many times, this “shorthand” substitutes for thoughtful reflection. This is important because such shorthand, once learned, is a way of circumventing any independent, non-approved thoughts on a topic.
“I don’t HAVE to think on that! I already KNOW what they’re trying to pull!”
Talk shows and talk radio are the prime employers of this tactic.
BUT ON THE IMPORTANT POINTS; on the points which get repeated over and over and over again, there is a surprisingly homogenized message.
One of the signs of this are the great number of liberals who–on the important issues–disagree vehemently with those who supposedly speak for liberals. On the other side of the political aisle, a great number who consider themselves conservatives disagree with those media voices who claim to speak for conservatives.
Another sign is the number of speakers–famous for taking a stand on one side–who “switch sides” and become a darling of the other side they PREVIOUSLY so loudly opposed. This is because the speakers are, in reality, hired guns who will shill for whatever side they are told to shill for.
IN FACT, when it comes to important propaganda items, the reader can see the supposedly-disparate media speak as if with one voice.
There are occasions when a publication (let’s says which represents gun owners) will appear to dig in its heels and not budge from its core readership’s views. HOWEVER, this very stubborn opposition often proves useful: when such a stubborn defender of that viewpoint finally gives in, it is a signal to all who followed that viewpoint that the game is over.
How many times has the reader wondered why there are so FEW official viewpoints when there are so MANY media speakers?
The reader might wonder “WHY?”
The circumstances which surround the publications/news organizations illustrate something Vladimir Lenin once said.
“The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.”
The end times are a time of great deception and the lie that readers enjoy a wide variety of thought in the media is one of those deceptions.
It will not get any better: it only gets worse.
HAS the reader ever pondered the seemingly monolithic views of the Corporate Media?
OR, does the reader believe he is immersed in a stream of conflicting viewpoints?
It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“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.”
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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: December 27-29, 2019.]
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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