Thursday, October 19, 2023
Discerning the truth on the Internet
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.