Thursday, October 19, 2023

Discerning the truth on the Internet

I just want to tie this all together before I move on. There's a lot of talk about fake news. Fake news in the media and fake news on the Internet. Yesterday someone in the lunchroom at work said we don't know what to believe anymore. I feel ya but there is a way. It requires effort and thought. Two things a lot of people just don't have the time for.

As they say in today's world, common sense has gone out the window. Discernment is one of the gifts of the spirit. What is that you ask? It doesn't matter. We're gonna stay omnistic. Discernment is the ability to see the difference between good and evil. We all have a conscience. Deep down we all know what is right and wrong. In comes the temptation and the confusion.

I keep talking about the prophecy that states one day the truth will be declared in every nation and in every language. The flip side to that prophecy is that the truth will be declared but so will a whole lot of lies. Buddha once said "There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting." That is very true.

I talked about that with the Falun Gong once. One of the reasons people don't start down the road is because they don't know where to look. There are so many conflicting voices they have no idea where to begin. Many people quit for the same reason. They get overwhelmed and give up. Just like my coworker who said we have no idea what to believe any more. So their solution is do nothing and believe nothing. Mission accomplished. Oh the cunning plan of the evil one.

They say Satan is the father of all lies. He doesn't want us to find the truth so he bombards us with lies. Kind of like the CIA. Funny how those two work hand in hand. OK so let's look at the Gaza conflict objectively. One thing I've noticed is that Gaza sure has a stockpile of rockets. They've never stopped firing rockets at Israel over the years but after they attacked Israel and declared war, they are sending a barrage of rockets all at once in hopes it will overwhelm Israel's Iron dome defense system. I can tell you right now, if Mexico was firing that many rockets at the United States, the US would nuke Mexico. That's all there is to it.

I realize it's complicated. It's also heartbreaking. I saw an Instagram from a Palestinian in Gaza showing a video of an Israeli plane dropping bombs on a residential tower. That is indeed heartbreaking but what if it was discovered that Hamas was firing rockets from the top of that residential tower? Would that change your perspective at all? It would for me.

What if Hamas were firing rockets from the top of a hospital? Would that change your perception at all? It would for me. I don't blindly endorse Israel and I don't blindly denounce Gaza. I try to be impartial but I do see a pattern. Gaza will start conflict then play the victim and they are eager to increase their own civilian causalities to enrage the world against Israel. That's a form of fale flag. That's what they do and no doubt that strategy will indeed eventually pay off for them.

Here at home we need to be mindful of the constant barrage of fake news in the mainstream media and we also have to fact check things we find on the Internet. That recent video of Kim Jong Un denouncing the war in Gaza and endorsing Donald Trump was completely fake. As soon as I saw it I said, I wonder and sent it to someone who speaks Korean.

Kim Jong Un's speech in the video didn't even mention Donald Trump or the war in Gaza. Someone put a completely fake translation to the video. The simple solution is we fact check. We don't trust the partisan fake fact checkers we use critical thinking and confirm everything with independent sources. If we simply give up then the enemy wins.


  1. Well stated.
    It's a quagmire out there.
    Hamas has shot rockets and then immediately played the victim one too many times for myself.
    Palestinians should never have allowed Hamas to politically represent them.
    It's a sad situation no matter how you look at it.

    1. Indeed. The IDF stand down order is one thing. The CIA's creation of ISIS is another. This Islamic Jihad group sounds CIA. However, Gaza has been stockpiling rockets for a long time and that is beyond the CIA. I would like to know where those rockets came from. Did they come from Iran or did they come from somewhere else? That is the next question that has to be answered. Giving Iran $6 billion and or nuclear weapons is unwise. Sanctions't are't necessary but neither is giving them nukes or $6 billion.


    1. I guess it's a good thing the US sent a navy vessel into the area. Everyone thinks they can fire missiles at Israel without any consequences whatsoever. That's the problem with the world today. We've raised a generation of spoilt brats like ANTIFA who think they can use acts of violence without any consequences whatsoever. Then after they used violence they turn around and cry police brutality when the police use reasonable force to stop them. That's ridiculous. That's exactly what Gaza is doing.

      That article states "We cannot say for certain what these missiles and drones were targeting, but they were launched from Yemen heading north along the Red Sea, potentially toward targets in Israel." That's kind of fishy. They were or they weren't.
      Syria was firing missiles at Israel. Lebanon has moved tanks to the border. If anyone fires missiles at Israel, Israel and the US have every right to intercept those missiles AND to return fire. That's what happens when you declare war on someone.

      If Yemen starts firing missiles at Israel, Saudi has the right to return fire. If Lebanon moves those tanks across the border, then Israel and America have every right to obliterate them and return fire. We all need to face the consequences of our choices.

  3. I just hope Canada stays out of this. We have enough problems in our own country.

    1. I say f*ck all of them, for real. Israel listened to the CIA and obeyed the Stand Down order allowing Hamas to take hostages. That was their fault so now they have to live with it. Hamas doesn't give a sh*t about the dead Palestinian children. Their death is Hamas' fault because they started a war with a bigger enemy they knew they couldn't beat. Hamas wants children to die so other countries fight for them. If nobody else gets involved Gaza and Israel are forced to negotiate.


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