After seeing the German news a few days ago I had to write about information, better said disinformation and lies. Still we believe everything that is written on a bottle, tin or package. Even if you can (re)search for the missing info on the net we do still believe in what is presented before us as the truth. Scandals, fraud. lies, manipulations, disappointments, etc., in spite.
I had to let you all know information isn’t information. It depends how it is written (language/grammar), where it comes from (source), what it communicates (the message ) , etc.
See the news that often tells not the facts but tells insinuations. Figures are often distorted by manipulated statistics, (non) science papers and research without a credible source mentioned.
Discussions are no discussions if you can’t discuss things. Interviews are no interviews if people are put afterwards words in their mouths by writing things in or by cutting footage and edit things. See for example what often happens is putting quotes prominent in the picture but out of its context. Thus is the quote not a fact anymore but disinformation.
An other example is that Schwarzwalder ham doesn’t mean that it is born, bred, produced in the Schwarzwald. I just means that one of the steps in the chain of the pig from being born till the packaged ham has taken place in the Schwarzwald. It even can mean that it is only driven trough the Schwarzwald.
On packaged potatoes is often mentioned treated. That that is with chemical germination inhibitors that are dangerous for human health is not known. Only eco or bio potatoes don’t get treated.
Even BIO of ECO labelling is often a farce. The EU had given it utmost to get their own label out with BIO on it. It is misleading. The things with that label have not to fulfill the same criteria as the real BIO label. And there we go again. Logos, colors, mentioning green or healthy says nothing if it isn’t what is says.
Information isn’t information……………….. With a little research and reading and checking things you see we are often misled, misinformed for other reasons. Like hidden agendas or marketing motives. Often fear motives are used. For example to let you buy insurance or lets you get your flu vaccine without thinking if it ‘s necessary.
Also in politics and government level you see that we are not informed. If after all scandals you still believe in a government and your political representatives that always have the best in mind for you then you really need waking up!
So information isn’t information isn’t information ………………… Keep your eyes, ears and minds open. Get yourselves informed, research, see the bigger picture, see hidden agendas, etc. Then you really will have true information.
With love and light,