by Kerry Lutz
Financial Survival Network
In our world, nothing is as ever as it seems. All of us regularly experience total information overload. Facts rush at us from every source imaginable, radio, television, social media, the government, zillions of independent sites and of course the established (mainstream) legacy media. Once upon a time in land not so far away, the MSM would actually follow leads, attempt to get to the bottom of stories by connecting the dots. And they’d do it without a hidden agenda. Not anymore!
Now there’s a regular and deliberate effort to disconnect the dots. The MSM is incurious, deliberately dumb, unconcerned about the greater story and generally disinterested in the truth.
Both historical and recent examples abound. The Gulf of Tonkin, the Kennedy assassinations, 9/11, 2008-09 Financial Collapse, failure to catch numerous Jihadi killers already on the FBI’s radar and of course the Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock. Regardless of the story, you can be virtually certain that the MSM will be out there shoveling horse excrement to a willing and often clamoring public. They actively obfuscate and divert attention from the truth.
The Las Vegas Massacre is a perfect example. So far the FBI and Clark County Sheriff’s office have put three or more timelines, none of which makes sense. There are many questions being asked and little information that has been provided in response to them. The security guard who was shot during the attack now supposedly has a gag order and missed several televsion interviews. Another anomaly, in 2015 or so the story goes, Stephen Paddock made $5 million gambling. For anyone who’s ever been to a casino, unless you’re betting $10’s of thousands per hand, or hit a mega jackpot, this is virtually impossible. Paddock was a middling gambler, betting $100 per video poker hand. He was quick and could do 200 hands per hour. While he was good at math, in the long haul all he could succeed in doing was losing money (about $200 per hour).
It’s quite clear this income had to have come from a source other than video poker payouts. But where? Additional questions abound. Casino mogul Steve Wynn said that none of his entire staff ever remembers Paddock or his girl friend drinking any alcohol. Other witnesses said he and his girlfiend were heavy drinkers. Yet the MSM has zero interest in clearing up this mystery.
The neighbors in his high-end subdivision in Mesquite were quite suspicious of Paddock. He had a safe the size of a refrigerator. He was unfriendly and kept to himself. Several weeks before the shooting he packed up and left. Two days later, so did his girlfriend. The interview with his brother didn’t ring true on many levels. And on and on and on.
We don’t know the true story and I won’t engage in conspiracy hypotheses. My point here is to demonstrate the media’s prevalent practice of dot disconnection. No longer do they make any effort to put stories into proper context. They treat each event as if it were completely unconnected to any other event. We all know that life doesn’t work this way. All events are somewhat connected and some events are very tightly connected. By destroying context, the media is able to push their view (or that their masters’) on an unsuspecting public that has deliberately been dumbed down.
Wait until the next event. There will be one. You can almost write the script yourself. Your only defense against this intentional deception is critical thinking and near complete skepticism. And even then there will still be times you get suckered and arrive at a completely false conclusion. But that’s okay. When in doubt remember that Everything You Know is Wrong!