What if you had information that could save people? What if you took that information to the media, but they switched it around to make it sound like your information was dangerous instead of life-saving? You might ask, why would anyone want to keep away life-saving information from the public? That’s what I’d like to know, too, and it’s why I always research everything I’m told.
Allow me to give an example.
There are government secrets that all U.S. presidents become privy to once they are elected and sworn in to office (true of other world leaders as well). We’re told these secrets are a matter of national security. Sounds reasonable, right? We just accept the answer that the public can’t know the secrets, no questions asked.
Now, we’ve seen people who believe there are UFOs regularly coming to earth. I’ve seen these people being portrayed as psycho tinfoil-hat wearers. I admit, I thought the idea of alien visitors was a far-fetched notion. Just a few weeks ago, the pentagon released videos of unidentified flying objects. They admitted there have been many sightings and experiences of similar unexplained phenomena by our military.
I have no idea what these things are that have been sighted, but I’m re-evaluating the idea. The government hasn’t explained any further, and maybe they don’t know either. This is merely an example of a secret a president might know that they consider a matter of national security. This was huge news, but no one was paying attention. The media chose the important story for us, and their story is all about the virus. If this had been any other time, the media would’ve had us fearing space alien invaders instead.
Now, let’s go back to imagining you have information that you know can save people. The media reports that your info is dangerous, even though you know it’s life-saving. The media gaslights you, says you’re unbalanced. It sure seems like you’re crazy, because you’re desperate for someone to believe you. Plus, you believe everyone is out to get you. Paranoid much?
Again, why would they block life-saving information? I don’t know, but this is why I like to use critical thinking. For me, the term means to be critical of my own thinking. I actually stop to listen to people who are being berated or gaslighted. From there, I ask myself, “Could they know something the rest of us don’t? What about other stories we hear in the media? Could all of my previous opinions about a certain person, a certain message, or certain news story have been misconstrued?”
Asking those questions are not where it ends. Research is involved. It’s not difficult to find answers these days. It’s not like we have to go to the library and dig through index cards and microfiche.
Would you believe me if I told you I have information that could actually unify most of society, but I won’t share it for fear of being gaslighted? It has nothing to do with UFOs; that was just an example.
I’m all about self-awareness and introspection. After I was extremely unhappy with the results of the last big election, I stopped and asked myself, “Why am I angry? Why is our society so divided? What if I’ve misunderstood some things? What if I was lied to and I believed the lies?” I actually despise having to do research, but I felt it was time I did some deep diving anyway.
The research I do includes both sides of a story, not just the one that justifies me. Do people want to be right, or be happy? It almost seems as if some want to remain divided to justify their emotional state or self-righteous position. Who benefits from a divided society? We have a choice to remain miserable and divided, or search for the truth and be unified. I’m not going to lie, the evidence I found is a difficult pill to swallow. It’s hurtful and scary, but only at first. Once past the initial reaction to a hard truth, it sets us free from the chains of division.