Why Wait for it to Happen? The Media Now Invents News Stories From the Future
A new pandemic disease could kill almost a billion people, a Metro article warns. The only problem: the disease is made up.
A fake terrorist organization created a fake pathogen, the effects of which were monitored via a fake reality simulation. That’s today’s news.
By the end of the simulation in May, representing 20 months after the start of the outbreak, there were 150 million dead around the world – and no vaccine. The researchers say that the simulation would have ended with up to 900 million dead, nearly 10% of the world’s population.
Eric Toner of the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health Security says the world was ‘lucky’ the SARS outbreak wasn’t worse.
Clade X was designed to spread about as easily and kill a similar percentage to SARS, Toner says.
Go over to the New York Times, and they have run two articles about how Trump lost, as well as won, the 2020 election. The election is over two years away.
Both articles used Elizabeth Warren as Trump’s challenger, which to me is more terrifying than the fake pandemic.
With neither a recession nor a major war to run against, Democrats sought instead to cast the election in starkly moral terms. Yet by Election Day, the charge that Mr. Trump is morally or intellectually unfit for office had been made so often that it had lost most of its former edge among swing voters.
Exit polls showed disillusionment across the swing states that Trump won four years ago and lost this year, including Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. In a sign of the country’s changing political map, he held on to Ohio and Iowa, two relatively old and white states — but became the first Republican since 1992 to lose Georgia.
It almost feels like the news is one of those kids’ chapter books where you get to choose the ending. Even when the media isn’t running quite literally made-up news articles, news readers can choose their own news. They just have to decide what they want to hear, and visit the proper publication.
If you want 24/7 something something something Russia, just head over to CNN. I prefer James Bond movies for my cold war propaganda since it’s more interesting, and about as realistic, as CNN.
If you are into controlled opposition, go over to infowars.com to read the 10 Signs That America is in Much Worse Trouble Than We Thought. This includes mothers dying during childbirth and people taking advantage of disaster victims. Child sexual predators actually take up two spots on the list. What a worldview to wake up to in the morning!
Not that you should stay in a bubble of false-positivity either, but that would likely be better than drinking up all this fear-porn.
The media isn’t really reporting the news that matters anyway, so why bother bringing yourself down?
Like everything else, it is about moderation. Is there anything I can do about terrorists potentially unleashing a biological weapon on the world? Nope.
But can I shield myself from the next recession? Yep!
That is why we like to share Sovereignman articles here at The Daily Bell. They track the real state of the economy, which obviously is not always rainbows and butterflies. But then they empower you with a multitude of free resources to make a Plan B. Bad things are going to happen, but they don’t have to affect you and your loved ones.
That’s also why The Daily Bell gives away a free guide to every subscriber about how to form and execute a two-year plan to accomplish your goals. Individuals are not pinballs in a machine outside of our control. We can affect our own destiny.
But it seems like most media is just trying to sell headlines with fear, or sell headlines with confirmation bias.
In my experience, things are never as bad when you get out there in the real world and start talking to people.
Yesterday I went to a community market day in New Hampshire. A few dozen people met-up on private property to trade and sell unregulated prepared food, veggies, meat, coffee beans, drinks, and more. They get around regulations by forming clubs, selling shares of livestock, and using other clever loopholes that empower them to run small-scale businesses.
And at least four people there are running for state rep in order to make it easier and safer to run large-scale businesses in New Hampshire by repealing restrictive regulations. They are forward-looking but aren’t waiting for a critical mass to live as they see fit.
Ironically, another biased New York Times article didn’t hold true for the demographics of this event.
New Hampshire, like its neighbors Vermont and Maine, is nearly all white. This has posed an array of problems for new arrivals, who often find themselves isolated and alone, without the comfort and support of a built-in community.
Of course, this is absurdly racist. Why on earth does your community need to have the same skin color as you? If you are looking for a support system in New Hampshire, all you have to do is join the liberty community.
We can’t ignore problems that need solving, but as we know from psychology, positive reinforcement is more powerful than negative reinforcement. So if we focus on the amazing things happening in the world, that is what will proliferate. You can do this without sticking your head in the sand.
For instance, there is a serious problem with drug addiction in America. The drug war and government funding for opioids play large roles in this problem. Once we understand that though, our focus should shift to solutions. States have been empowered by legalizing cannabis, and new research unveils the potential for psilocybin mushrooms to help people overcome addiction.
See the difference in the approach? One focuses only on the negatives, while the other acknowledges the negatives, but focuses on the solutions.
As for the fake 2020-election headlines, why waste your time? It is basically just part of the incoherent shouting match between the hard left and right. Each is desperate to win, so they stroke themselves with fantasies for how future elections will go.
What would be truly amazing is if by the time 2020 rolls around, people are so self-empowered that they give hardly a thought to which dinosaur will occupy an old house in DC.
And that is the future that we are actually trending towards. Individuals are becoming more empowered by the day.