I read a lot. Currently this involves Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to String Theory, The Brothers Karamazov, and Michael Crichton’s State of Fear. The first three teach me things easily: how messed up society is, how Einstein’s theory of relativity actually does make sense of my childhood notions of age relativity, and how to kill your father… not that I would ever want too.
The last one I was reading for stress relief. Good old fashioned fun. That is, until I came across this line,
“Like it or not, we’re in the middle of a war – a global war of information versus disinformation. The war is fought on many battlegrounds. Newspaper op-eds. Television reports. Scientific journals. Websites, conferences, classrooms – and courtrooms, too, if it comes to that. We have truth on our side, but we are outnumbered and out-funded. Today, the environmental movement is David battling Goliath. And Goliath is Aventis and Alcatel, Humana and GE, BP and Bayer, Shell and Glaxo Well-come – huge, global, and corporate. these people are implacable enemies of our planet and it is irresponsible to pretend it isn’t happening.” – Michael Crichton
While I am not an environmental activist, I understand the idea about fighting a war of information.
Today people either are numbed into tolerance of a warped society or they find information carefully released so it seems like a bigger issue than the one they are covering up. In every subject, food, science, philosophy, literature, there is always a bigger issue no one is dealing with. Whether this is because they are busy taking apart the meaningless dribble or scared of asking the hard questions, people don’t dig for the truth. They accept spoon fed knowledge or just go as far as the baby food jar. The food is all the same, it just comes from different sources.
We need to go back to the pantry, literally in some cases. I am not a conspiracy theorist, activist, or anything considered a threat. I am an ardent passionate pursuer of truth. If that’s a threat, label me.
People need to know the truth.