by Dee McLachlan
“We have all been fooled. Fooled so completely, in such grandiose and mundane ways, for so very many years, that we simply can no longer tell our fringe falsehoods from our mainstream truths.” That’s from an article about Dr Karl Kruszelnick.
BRAVO. Congratulations, Dr Karl! You’ve hit the nail on the head. The public has indeed been fooled.
Today Dr Karl will deliver a “secular sermon on misinformation.”
I learned this from yesterday’s Age, — in an article by Konrad Marshall. Marshall writes:
“It is a history of willingness to accept misinformation…
Dr Karl, our unofficial Mythbuster Laureate, has written 38 books trying to counter the crazy stuff we choose to believe. Now he is ‘getting philosophical’ and asking why we are so easily fooled…”
Dr Karl’s central thesis is that we have to high quality information, but we look right past it. The article goes on:
“We believe the first link in every Google search – despite knowing its engine caters to our taste. We absorb a counterfeit reality through clickbait.”
You’re dead right. If you type into Google “today’s news” – these will be the first links you will come across (in Australia):
People do just believe the first links they come across – and adsorb the scripted propaganda news as the truth.
So Dr Karl, I applaud you on your war against misinformation. I suggest you start searching for more truthful reporting here on WhatReallyHappened, or here on Informationclearinghouse, and here on Gumshoe in Melbourne.
You have taken the first steps across the precarious bridge to the other side – but keep going. Please don’t turn back.
The mainstream media is awash with lies and falsehoods about all sorts of things. So let us discuss your “war on information.”
But I’m not sure where to begin. Every day there are pages and pages of bull**** in the mainstream papers. Even our beloved ABC has us fooled.
I asked you before, Dr Karl, in a Gumshoe article, “Dr Karl, Please Explain Building 7,” but you didn’t give a real answer. You replied with this tweet (which kind of shocked me): “Already explained in Y1 Engineering” (28/12/2014).
Sir, there are over 2,000 engineers, architects and scientists who completed Y1 who don’t agree with you – but would love to hear your expert explanation.
But let us cover a few more potential “falsehoods” propagated by the mainstream. So Dr Karl – PLEASE EXPLAIN:
1 – Dr Karl, do you think an untrained shooter who is mentally challenged (allegedly with an IQ of 66) can shoot can shoot dead 12 people – with 17 rounds in 15 seconds?
2 – There are 270 tube stations in London, and 365 days a year. There have been 14 terrorist attacks on British soil since 2000 (mostly IRA). As Peter Power reported on the radio: There was a bomb terrorist drill going on at several tube stations — and then actual bombs went off at these exact stations. This is known as the 7/7 London bombings. Dr Karl – what are the odds of this happening — that the drill exactly matches the real thing?
3 – A mushroom cloud was created during the collapse of both towers in New York on 11/9/2001. Huge chunks of the building/s were thrust horizontally for hundreds of feet. When one watches other buildings collapse, this does not happen. Can you explain where the energy to project parts of the building – some ten to hundred tons in weight – comes from?
Do you think the above building is collapsing or is doing something else?
4 – Satam al-Suqami was allegedly one of the hijackers on 9/11. The plane he was in smashed into the tower and created a massive fireball. His passport was found on the streets below and handed to an FBI agent. Dr Karl could you explain why it was hardly damaged?
I want to thank you again for saying “We’ve been conned.” And the “School of Life” was just the right place to give that lecture.
I, as a taxpayer, ask that you in your role as ABC’s “Explainer”, PLEASE EXPLAIN the above.
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