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Why Is This So Hard to Understand?
Why is so difficult to let us just see all the facts and make up our own minds? Everyone, yes EVERYONE, knows there is fake stuff on the internet. But even on the near-impossible chance that you can get fair, unbiased, honest people to try to edit out the false information, you create two big problems:
1. You’re going to occasionally edit out stuff that turns out to be true. Covid mass censorship should have taught us this.
2. You undermine the credibility of what is actually true. In other words, if everyone knows the information presented is only the world governments/Ruling Class-approved version of the truth, we’re skeptical of EVERYTHING.
Remember that all war depends on whipping up hatred for the other side. The only way the population tolerates the sacrifices of war is if they can look at it as a battle between good and evil, where the enemy is less than human. Sometimes that may be an accurate portrayal. For example, I have no doubt Hamas targets civilians, which in and of itself is enough to justify Israel fighting back. However, when I hear despicable stories like babies being decapitated, I’m a bit skeptical. Maybe it’s true, maybe it’s not, but Hamas’s survival depends on getting the press and world opinion on its side. Why would they do something so outrageously evil that they’d even lose much of their Muslim support? Heavy censorship by governments also makes me wonder if showing Israel’s response may just get people to conclude both sides are doing awful things, and we should just stay out of the conflict altogether. Even if all of the worst claims against Hamas are true, and the worst claims of Israeli retaliation are NOT true, the minute you push a sanitized, censored version of the truth, no one knows what to believe.
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