Pursuing the truth is messy

When I started this blog three years ago, I had in mind showing the truth for what it was. I thought it would be fairly clean cut and somewhat straight forward. It is not. There is a lot of misinformation in the world today, many different factions, much mis-education. It’s hard to know who to trust.

On Tuesday I will have been a citizen of the USA for three years. Shortly after becoming a citizen, this blog, which had only been around for a week at that time, began to become political, as I then felt I was able to express my opinions freely.

The 2012 presidential race was in full swing and primaries were beginning to be held. I favored Ron Paul, as many of you will remember. I did not like many of the Republican candidates, and still don’t. But understanding specifically why isn’t exactly black and white.

Back in 2012 I was getting a lot of my information from a website called www.whatreallyhappened.com which seemed to be very informative and on the ball. Now, in hindsight, I realize that half of it is just wild eyed conspiracy theories. Now some of it is actually quite good. There are some legitimate concerns that the site expresses. I believe the owner of the site genuinely cares about his country and about freedom. But there is a phrase that now sticks out to me like a sore thumb whenever I do any research now.

“Check your premise.”

If a website, news organization or person is acting out of the premise that the USA is bad, then everything they say is going to be bias, and nothing good can come out of it. There’s another reason why the phrase “pessimism is a self fulfilling prophesy” is so true.

How can everything the USA ever does be bad? What does that mean for the person criticizing it? Are not many of those critisizing it Americans themselves? Does that mean they are bad also?

What really struck me last year was Dinesh D’souza’s ‘America Imagine a World Without Her’ documentary. He debunked many of the myths even I was partially sucked into.

I think the worst idea I’ve been sucked into is the anti Israeli propaganda. Now I’m sure there’s been some bad things that Israel has done, and continues to do. But for goodness sake; that’s war. That’s what happens when your neighbors all hate you, when other nations seek to wipe you from the face of the planet. I now think its very naive to criticize America, to criticize Israel, without also criticizing their enemies. What is so good about the terrorists? What do they stand for? Peace? Justice? Equality?

I think its very easy to give the benefit of the doubt to a mysterious other nation or group. While it is very easy to be critical of those close to home. When you’re up close and personal, you can point out every defect. When you try to judge from afar, things get warped.

Lets take my foreign policy ideas from a couple years ago. I thought the US should pull back many of its troops from over seas. But what my friend kept telling me at the time, and what I have now seen with my own eyes, is that “nature abhors a vacuum.” Those were his words, and by golly he was right. Just look at Russia! The US and NATO get all wobbly under the lack of leadership from Obama and the like, and KGB Putin pounces! He even annexes the Crimea! He gobbles it all up and merges it into his own country. And what does the media say? Nothing! They down play it. Amazing!

I have learned a lot over the last year. I may have been busy. I may have worked a lot. But I have learned a lot also. I said from the beginning that if I was wrong on anything, I would admit it. I may have been off key on these few issues, but I’m confident I hit close to home on everything else.

remembering

The pursuit of truth is a messy endeavor. It’s hard ever to be certain. Lately I find myself listening to the Blaze radio network, and I think Glenn Beck is right on most things. Family, Faith and Freedom. I believe in the preservation of the Constitution. I believe in the American way. I know that this country isn’t perfect, but I know also that it really is the best out there.

I’m sure there will be trying times ahead. There will be rocky days, and much to endure.  Keeping a needle pointed toward the truth is important. And values will triumph through.

Life is what you make it. It isn’t perfect. You will make mistakes. Mistakes help guide us, if we choose to learn from them. I have a little journal that I now keep, there is a space for each day. Each day has a new quote. Today’s quote is “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.” This blog isn’t perfect. It never has been, it never will be. There will always be holes in it. It’s up to you to do your own research. I’m just trying to do what I can to help. I want to preserve the American dream, not just for myself and for my family, but for generations to come.

I didn’t realize just how bad things were when I first moved here. But then, aren’t things always bad? My grandparents grew up during World War II, with bombs falling over head. Many of you who read this grew up during the cold war. So is it really that much different? Maybe. Maybe there are now more enemies within. But we have so many more tools to preserve freedom at our disposal now. These blogs are one of them.

As Ron Paul once said “an idea whose time has come, cannot be stopped by any army or any government.” The ideas of freedom continue in this great experiment we call America. Yesterday’s quote from my little journal is ‘by doing a little bit each day, you can get a lot accomplished.” What are you doing each day to maintain yourself? What are you doing to maintain freedom?

Pursuing the truth is messy, but the truth will set you free.

Criminals in Tampa

Did you know that Mitt Romney is a criminal?

Mitt Romney accepted financing for his campaign from Israelis during his trip to Israel. As you all know; accepting contributions from foreigners is illegal and is a felony.

Supreme Court Retains Ban on Foreign Campaign Donations

Do we really want to elect a felon to the presidency?

Ron Paul’s record is clean and pristine. He has served in the military. He has upheld the constitution at every turn. He has never raised taxes. Ron Paul is the only clear choice to restore peace, freedom, and sanity to this great nation.

Good luck to all the Ron Paul patriots in Tampa, our hearts are with you as you move to save the republic!

Give me liberty or give me death!

Hurricane Paul is brewing

There is a storm heading toward the convention in Tampa this week. Hurricane Paul is about to make landfall!

http://www.policymic.com/articles/13307/ron-paul-at-the-rnc-forget-hurricane-isaac-hurricane-paul-is-the-real-storm-that-is-brewing

The bought and paid for mainstream media is blacking out the vote on the convention floor, and the Romney and GOP establishment group has pulled out all the stops to prevent Ron Paul’s delegates from voting at the convention.

So to stay informed during the event please use these links below:

Live Stream Videos

Associated Stories:

Is Everyone Ready for the GOP Convention?

Mitt Romney nomination pushed up on concerns about storm, Ron Paul

And as always please go to www.whatreallyhappened.com for a great source of information from all over the web on current events not covered by the mainstream media!

What Really Happened; and false flags

For a while now I have mentioned the site www.whatreallyhappened.com

I have mentioned the site because Mike Rivero does a great job at displaying hundreds of articles a day from various alternative news sites, that you won’t see on the ‘mainstream media’. Recently, viewings of such channels as CNN have plummeted so far that ‘what really happened’ has over taken over in number of viewers/readers.

Also, you have seen me mention false flags and Zionism.

I now believe that 9/11 was a false flag attack, for many reasons. And that there are, and have been many false flag attacks throughout history.

The Olympics, while being held not too far from where I was born, may well be a major distraction, and become a false flag event. Never in my life have I seen Britain so militarized for any event.

Does it not seem odd that our presidential candidates always go to Israel before becoming president?

All the events that are going on right now, seem to be adding up. I think people such as Glenn Beck, Alex Jones and others all have peices of the puzzle, but that they don’t completely add up. I think Mike Rivero is closer than anyone right now to understanding ‘what really happened’.

I have studied the American Revolution and the declaration of independence, and I have studied the ‘tea party’ groups and ‘occupy wall street’ groups. It seems a little too convienient that one ‘side’ is declared to be ‘conservative’ and the other ‘side’ declared to be ‘liberal’. I agree with the Tea Party groups that we are taxed too much and that government has too much control. But I also agree with the Occupiers that there are criminals in some of the banks and in government. There are members of the 1% who do need to be brought to justice. But I have no problem with capitalism, I do not want some kind of socialist society. Equally, I’m not interested in serving in the military or praising God every sunday, as many of the Tea Party group advocate. I think what both groups are really grasping at; is that they want government off their backs and want to be free to create their dreams again. I believe that sooner (hopefully with the election of Ron Paul) or later, there will be another revolution in this country. Between the individualists and the collectivists.

I would say, check your premise. What are you actually supporting? Are you part of a collective, or a band of individuals, working together for mutual advantage?

And as for the media and current going’s on, I would say, as Sherlock Holmes did; “when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth”

Here are a few articles to keep you busy:

The Jews do control the media

Romney courts donors

70 Million voters ignored

London Olympics – False Flag, Diversion or Prelude?

These are but a blip of information of what is going on right now. Take each with a pinch of salt, and try to keep an open mind. An emotional electorate will elect anyone, and allow anything to happen.

Oh, and remember what I said about WWIII?

Yeah, check these two articles out:

Chinese Destroyer Enters Suez Canal

Iran, Syria, Russia, China plan naval drill in Mediterranean

The world is waking up, and it’s doing so in the form of blogs like these (perhaps that’s why so many members of congress wanted PIPA and SOPA to go through, to silence the masses)

Turn off your TV

Have you ever watched the movie ‘They Live’?

My wife and I cancelled our cable service over six months ago now, and what a joy it has been. We still watch certain shows and movies on Netflix, but it was such a relief to get away from the ‘regularly scheduled programming’ (pun intended) especially from the news channels, which are bias beyond belief.

I’m lucky, I come from another developed nation that speaks the same language, and is similar in almost every way to this one. Having been raised in a similar yet different enviornment, it wasn’t hard for me to get disconnected with the ‘mainstream’ since I could sense something was out of place already, having grown up under a different culture.

When I was in school in the UK, I was taught critical thinking. When we learned about journalism in English class, we were taught not to be bias, but to judge the information presented from a neutral point of view.

The US media is so bais that it no longer takes a lesson in real journalism to see it. All you have to do is switch off the television and look up some articles online, to see true journalism in effect. When you turn the TV back on, all you see is ‘Liberal this’ and ‘Conservative that’ and you see talking heads on news channels, where they rarely go outside the studio. You see panels of people talking about a subject, but not actually investigating it, or going out in the field. All American news channels take a sound bite, or a clip, or hearsay, and expand it for many minutes out of the hour with a heated discussion about the supposed subject. It’s like watching a gang of high school teenagers discuss which brand has the worst pair of tennis shoes.

Recently I read this article that explains that only 20% of Americans trust the media anymore:

A recent Gallup poll shows that an all time low of on only 20% of the public trusts the news as citizen journalism continues to rise.

Bias and bungled reporting on US news networks are behind plummeting audience numbers, according to the Gallup Poll.

As far as the 20% who do still trust the news I would suppose they simply either don’t have internet access or when they go online the don’t dare stray to far from sites owned by the corporations that own the corporate media.

For anyone who happens to land here that still believes the news is trustworthy these will instantly make you non-believers as well: Caught: Staged CNN Syria Interviews Faked By Activist Danny and Wag The Dog – Media Caught Faking Syria News Stories.

Of course that isn’t even the tip of the iceberg.

RT reports on the Gallup Poll and the continual decline of the corporate media in the video below which also looks at a cutting-edge project that’s encouraging ordinary Americans to drive our country’s news agenda instead.

I challenge you to turn your TV off, and start doing some of your own research outside of the Mainstream Media.

My favorite site to date is www.whatreallyhappened.com

Good luck, and I hope you start seeing what I, and many others are seeing out there right now, that ‘they live’ and that we are no longer informed properly by the media on any channel, and that it is up to us to report the real news out there.

Oh, and coincidentally, does anyone else think that Mitt Romney looks remarkably like one of the aliens in the movie?

Bias

I suppose by now I can call myself an online journalist of sorts. I take information from various sources, then research each source and try to find the truth between the articles.

I try to be fair and balanced. There are too many blog sites with crazy lunatic theories with many exclamation points! AND CAPITAL LETTERS, so emphasize their theories. Having studied English literature, I know that this does not appeal to people, and often turns them away.

People want to know what’s really going on, and many see that the media is not telling the whole truth, and even worse, is often completely bias to one political affiliation or another.

I often joke that CNN is the Communist News Network, and FOX stands for Fascism Obsessed Xenophobes. One network is extremely liberal, and the other extremely conservative. I think that certain news anchors do a better job than others, but the bias is so thick it is hard to swallow.

So back to the online community; which now includes Glenn Beck. I agree with many of the things that Glenn says, but sometimes he loses me. I can’t understand why he stands up for liberty and yet will not endorse Ron Paul. I think it has something to do with Israel and his religious beliefs. Personally I put freedom above all else and therefore put this country first.

And then you have infowars.com with Alex Jones. I like listening to him, he keeps me well informed on draconian laws and how the police state is taking over. But he often comes across as a loon also because he is so serious all the time, and makes it look like the boogie man is hiding around the corner.

Then you have whatreallyhappened.com which I love, but sometimes the points of view are somewhat socialist. It’s hard to tell, and there is so much misinformation in the world that it would be easy to get lumped into one group of people or another.

Let me just point out that the last few paragraphs are speculation, and should not be treated as fact. It is a Sunday afternoon, and I’m keeping things quite mellow.

As for bias; I am bias. I am bias toward liberty. I am bias toward freedom. I am bias in these areas because I believe everyone has a right to make a life for themselves, whether it turns out the way they want it to or not, or whether they make good or bad decisions.

The only reason I have become political lately and endorsed Ron Paul is because he is the first and only candidate I have ever seen that endorses liberty, who protects the constitution, who votes to limit taxes and reduce taxes, and who has the best interests of all people at heart. I see that this country is at a crossroads, and it is my duty to help defend the constitution.

I have shown this video a few times now, and it sends shivers down my spine every time I see it. This man, this actor and comedian, spent an entire movie making fun of Adolf Hitler, and at the very end he stood up on the podium of liberty and gave one of the most bone chilling speeches I have ever heard. His words are as powerful and meaningful today as they were back then. In 1940 Hitler had taken over the entire continent of Europe, and collectivism had swept the world, and yet Charlie Chaplin stood up and exclaimed that man was born free and that liberty will never perish:

So long as I have air in my lungs and a keyboard at my fingertips, I will always expose the truth; I will always fight for freedom, because it is the only thing worth fighting for; because without it; we have nothing.

I hope you enjoy this site, I hope you learn from it. I do my best to add as many links as possible so that you can do your own research. There is nothing worse than blindly listening to one person and not figuring out things for yourself.

Abundant Truth is all about exposing the truth and showing an abundance of it. The world will be a better place when people learn the truth and become more tolerant, and like I always say; that starts with the individual. And in that case I am bias.