IF one learns anything from the Marvelous Work and a Wonder® it is that “facts,” “history,” “testimony,” “opinions,” cannot be trusted to be Real Truth.
It was Edgar Allen Poe to whom the quote is attributed:
Interestingly, Poe also said this:
EVERYTHING that you have learned since you were a little child should be, MUST be questioned.
Critical thinking is the key. Here’s an easy and profound explanation of the process of critical thinking:
Brief Conceptualization of Critical Thinking
Critical thinking is self-guided, self-disciplined thinking which attempts to reason at the highest level of quality in a fair-minded way. People who think critically consistently attempt to live rationally, reasonably, empathically. They are keenly aware of the inherently flawed nature of human thinking when left unchecked. They strive to diminish the power of their egocentric and sociocentric tendencies. They use the intellectual tools that critical thinking offers – concepts and principles that enable them to analyze, assess, and improve thinking. They work diligently to develop the intellectual virtues of intellectual integrity, intellectual humility, intellectual civility, intellectual empathy, intellectual sense of justice and confidence in reason. They realize that no matter how skilled they are as thinkers, they can always improve their reasoning abilities and they will at times fall prey to mistakes in reasoning, human irrationality, prejudices, biases, distortions, uncritically accepted social rules and taboos, self-interest, and vested interest. They strive to improve the world in whatever ways they can and contribute to a more rational, civilized society. At the same time, they recognize the complexities often inherent in doing so. They avoid thinking simplistically about complicated issues and strive to appropriately consider the rights and needs of relevant others. They recognize the complexities in developing as thinkers, and commit themselves to life-long practice toward self-improvement. They embody the Socratic principle: The unexamined life is not worth living , because they realize that many unexamined lives together result in an uncritical, unjust, dangerous world. ~ Linda Elder, September, 2007
Now watch the video below and PAY ATTENTION. Think critically. Pay attention. Listen closely and you will have some profound evidence of the lies perpetuated by the news media:
“Chemical attacks, said to be conducted by the Bashar al-Assad regime against rebel forces since 2012, have elicited the most widely broadcast footage of the war.
“However, the legitimacy of footage procured, the motives of specific sources, news outlets and individuals, and the validity – and at times lack thereof – of the evidence put forward have all created an information war, with players battling to make sense of the ‘facts’ at hand.
‘We should be skeptical of everything coming out of Syria, because, at the end of the day, there’s not people on the ground to actually know what’s happening,’ says journalist and co-presenter of podcast Unauthorized Disclosure, Rania Khalek.
‘Reporters can’t go in, civilians can’t go out. So, internet videos are the only evidence of their suffering. All we’re hearing is from biased sources, whether it be the Syrian government, or whether it be Western governments or insurgents on the ground who have been pushing for regime change. We should be skeptical of all allegations coming out of this war.'”