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This is How You Should Be Getting Your Damn News

Jun 8, 2021 | Civics & Politics

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Not quite a year ago, we talked about some strategies to get your news in the 2020s. At a time when common men are duped by every stupid story they see or hear about in the media, the rest of us have had to develop other ways of cutting through to the truth. Where your typical man, thinking of himself as smart, will plop himself down in front of a handful of his favorite sources and soak in “the truth,” reality says this is futile in a world where every news source and official story is possibly compromised.

And while I still maintain that Covid-19 was not a pandemic but economic warfare, Newsweek has published a detailed account, now officially approved, that walks us through the real-life way you should get your news and information. Or at least, the way you should get your news if you give a shit about what’s actually going on vs being a dupe.

Take a look at this group of uncommon men (and women), from the report, who cracked the (newly acknowledged) Wuhan story…

It was an eclectic group. There were entrepreneurs, engineers, and a microbiologist from the University of Innsbruck named Rossana Segreto. None of them had known each other in advance; they gravitated to the forum after independently concluding that the conventional wisdom of the origins of COVID-19 didn’t make sense. Conversations were kept on track by a wisecracking coordinator living somewhere in Asia who went by the pseudonym Billy Bostickson, and whose Twitter icon was a cartoon of a beat-up lab monkey.

Not only does this Newsweek story lay bare, in an authoritative source no less, the on-going corruption involved in the medical community, it also shows you something else. And that’s how journalism has jumped from institutions to small, often obscure groups of individuals. For them, they take what are the out-in-the-open contradictions in the official story and start down a path of critical inquiry and evidence gathering.

You know, what any public intellectual, political, or community leader should be doing.

And in this case, what the media once told us was a completely racist conspiracy theory espoused by fanatics, that Covid-19 originated in a Wuhan lab, has now become the official account of events overnight. By now, you’ve probably seen this new story splattered all over the corporate media everywhere. But if you want to see a small sample of what a real process, which we might say is analytic, rational, and methodical, looks like…

He was on the verge of calling it quits, he says, when he struck gold: a 60-page master’s thesis written by a student at Kunming Medical University in 2013 titled “The Analysis of 6 Patients with Severe Pneumonia Caused by Unknown Viruses.” In exhaustive detail, it described the conditions and step-by-step treatment of the miners. It named the suspected culprit: “Caused by SARS-like [coronavirus] from the Chinese horseshoe bat or other bats.”

What can we learn from how this group went about discovering “the news?” Along with our original news gathering tips, let’s add these to our mix of keeping up with current events…

  • Pay attention to what doesn’t add up in the official story
    Because the authorized version will always have contradictions or errors when your officials and public intellectuals are incompetent hacks with an agenda.
  • Cultivate a natural curiosity and don’t be afraid to ask questions
    Apply a little critical thinking to what you’re being told. Basic questions are often the start of what can be a robust investigative process into the truth.
  • Don’t worry when they call you a conspiracy theorist.
    Because they very well might use your research when the authorities change their tune and adopt your research.
  • You don’t need a big group or professional funding, but ally yourself with like-minded people
    Probably what’s most interesting in the Newsweek article is that none of these people were local to each other. And their group was relatively small. Yet, they came together to investigate what really happened.
  • Make sure to document and save all your research and the evidence you gather
    In this case, governments scrubbed or restricted access to academic information once it was found. Best to keep a timeline and back up everything.

In the comments of the Newsweek article, a Dave Bowman asks a basic question to get himself started on a better path to getting the news in the 2020s. Why was the media itself so un-curious about the origins of the virus in the beginning? Personally, I’d say the answer is rather obvious: they belong to the class of elites who benefited from shutting down the economy.

Of course, I still very much doubt the now official story, if only because it’s a little too convenient how the media jumped on it all together at once. Plus, the negative articles about Bill Gates and Fauci coming at the same time is rather ham-fisted to be a coincidence.

Still, if you’re a common man, next time you ask someone where they get their news, realize how deeply out of touch you sound. And if you struggle to connect the dots, for God’s sake, get around people who are connecting them.


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