It’s been a while, again, but the time is passed to revive this blog … if only because my days on Facebook may be numbered. I had plans to start off with a post on the need for a “broadening” of the purview of philosophy to accommodate the kinds of public issues I post about elsewhere, but the refusal of Facebook to post a censored URL drove me here prematurely. So here we are. This platform does not appear to censor, and Lost Generation Philosopher does not accept censorship.
In any event, on to the question in the title. Paul Craig Roberts thinks so. Read his article here.
Like Roberts (who long ago became one of my favorite online writers), I do not claim to know the full truth about what happened at Sandy Hook. Do you? Were you a witness? Given that neither of us was there, who do you trust to bring you accurate information about what happened, assuming you care?
The point is … people claiming that the government has lied, whether about this or about other significant events, cannot be convicted a priori of being tinfoil hat wearers, when it is clear that a confirmed list of government and corporate media lies would probably fill several pages of printable text.
Or so argues Roberts in his highly provocative and politically incorrect defense of Alex Jones, which cites Lew Rockwell and Ron Unz (censored by most of Big Tech). The latter has inquired into the activities of one Cass Sunstein, Obama-era operative, and his strategy of cognitive infiltration, I picked up on in a recent article I wrote for NewsWithViews.com.
This is not really about Sandy Hook, of course. It is about corporate media failure. This is assuming corporate media was ever about reporting the truth, accurately. Arguably, it has been about reporting events, some real and some manufactured, within the parameters of elite-approved narratives. Big Tech just further reinforces these narratives with censorship.
The point is, most “news” today, like most “education,” is about indoctrination, cognitive programming, and the reinforcement of elite-approved narratives. That may sound blunt for a philosophy blog. Can it be further explored and demonstrated? Of course it can, had I the time or inclination to post those pages of documented corporate media lies, often reflecting government lies (some now half-a-century old, and some older still).
But read Paul Craig Roberts defense of Alex Jones here.
Heresy? Maybe a little heresy is good for us!
Decide for yourself what you think. You still have that right. It has not been taken from you. Yet.