I read articles here and here from instapundit. I agree with Dana (local radio personality) that as long as we allow debate to center on the false narrative created by the powers to be we will never see progress in a positive direction.
What is scary is the total lack of conscience in creating the false narrative. I remember these photos from Cindy Sheehan honoring her son. I got them from this article:
“Sad huh? Heartbreaking. My heart went out to her, even being on opposite ends of the spectrum on the Iraq issue….. until I found out, this was faked, not even her son’s grave…it was a prop.
How dare her????”
“This is the actual picture and it is not Casey Sheehan’s grave at all, it is Hilario Lopez, it was all a staged event, complete with props (crosses, flowers and American flags.)”
We had a parade in Seattle that caused a stir with our Jesus being beaten by a Roman soldier as he carried the cross. It actually made front page news with an accompanying photo. I got a call from a reporter shortly after the parade. He had heard about the commotion, he had done enough investigating to find my phone #, asked me some questions and asked if I had any photos. I told him the only person I knew who took photos was a young kid in church. I gave him the phone #. He called David, came over, got the film, developed it for him and gave him $25 for the photo and the next day story and photo were in the paper.
Would it have been different if he had asked us to reenact the scene so he could capture a photo for the story?
I see that crowd of photographers capturing Cindy’s moment of grief and they all know it is a staged event, yet they are going to report it like it is real. It really is an issue of a conscience that has been seared.
I appreciate the internet just so I can be allowed to see this every once in a while. Dan Rather’s story of President Bush in 2004 would have stolen the presidency just 4 years earlier, but the internet was able to expose the lie and broadcast the truth with very little help from the normal advertising community (main stream media).
Can false narrative win?
I saw “Harakiri” as a young man in Japan. It is a powerful film but I was so struck with the ending where the scribe records for history the false narrative of the events that the film portrayed. It just added to the theme that what was being lost was a sense of honor and truth.
Maybe that is what we are losing today.
One last false narrative that did not carry the day:
11 Now while they were going, behold, some of the guard came into the city and reported to the chief priests all the things that had happened. 12 When they had assembled with the elders and consulted together, they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers, 13 saying, “Tell them, ‘His disciples came at night and stole Him away while we slept.’ 14 And if this comes to the governor’s ears, we will appease him and make you secure.” 15 So they took the money and did as they were instructed; and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day. NKJV