Why does it have to come from studies? (These studies conducted by scientists who are pressured to produce results in return for funding and are influenced by pharmaceutical companies and other money-grubbing corporate entities).
Why does it have to come from the news? (It has been established a long time now that the majority of mainstream news is phony or "junk", as Projected Censored would call it, and called it WAY before people started calling it "fake news".
One minute it's THIS, the next minute that thing is not true anymore, THAT minute the CIA recruited all those journalists to plant stories, the next minute THAT newspaper was bought by a large corporate entity that now influences its' content...
Why does it have to come from statistics? There is actually a book out there called "How to Lie With Statistics" and a friend once told me that it was assigned reading for a business class he once took. It is very possible to lie with statistics, and if you don't know better, you believe it. There are the easy lies to see through (like "the number of operations doubled!" which in reality only meant from 1 to 2) but then there are way more complicated schemes that I would not be able to figure out in a million years.
Why does it have to come from "experts"? I've found that very few people trained in an actual area of expertise, are actually experts in it. Outside observers usually have a better grasp and are not stuck in the throes of the bureaucratic obstacles "experts in the actual field" are stuck in. There are a lot of scientists and erudite individuals out there in the service of corporations who have them singing the praises of toxic products and incompetent devices. They are priests of our modern age, and they are here to make sure that you believe or you are going to Hell.
Not that all experts are false and incompetent, but why must I blindly believe one? And what about the times when an "expert" contradicts the official story, and suddenly they're not considered credible experts anymore by the powers-that-be? So now it's only certain experts you must abide by.
Not all of us can be scientists, or doctors, or erudite academics, so we have to rely on our common sense and native intelligence to decipher what is good information, and I am not badmouthing that, nor would I trust anyone who did.
Why does it have to come from celebrities? Oh god, don't even get me started on this one! Hollywood celebrities are condescending idiots who make major moola spouting lies and manipulating the general public and then have the gall to expect to be able to influence public opinion during presidential elections and other political decisions.
Hollywood is just one small clique's opinion of how entertainment should be created. People tend to think it is a standard of how-things-should-be-done and it's not. It's like high school and there's a group of popular people that make all the TV shows and everyone is supposed to like them. You or I could create something but we're just not the popular crowd and we definitely don't have the money.
Why does it have to come from politicians? Okay, no one really believes that or thinks that LOL
Why can't it come from me?
Why can't I read books and read history and learn some chemistry and pay attention and have opinions and think for myself and be allowed to say what I mean? And why can't the decisions I make be based upon information that comes from me? Why can't I even just think of something myself and not have it be verified by an expert or a book? Are not bits of the Universe inherent in me? Am I not a replication of universal matter, a variation or infinite patterns? Am I not a snowflake, a leaf, a part of the pattern of Nature, like a strand of DNA that contains all the information for creating life on Earth and keeps repeating itself and appearing in all of Nature? Is this information not contained in me? In my instinct, in the very marrow of my bones, in the blood that races through my arteries and veins? As part of the bigger picture?
I have my own best interest at heart and I am the one who has to live with the consequences of my decisions.
So I will be the master of my own fate.
Jenny Facius is the founder and editor-in-chief of Devilish Turn.