Countries like China, Russia and North Korea limit what they allow their people to view or access. Various multimedia formats that are made available, including direct access to the World Wide Web (Internet), are controlled so that whatever is made public, is in line with the ruling parties policies or mandates. The short story is that the common people, in the vast majority of cases, are fed or allowed to view only what the ruling party or current authoritarian, determines is acceptable and opposing perspectives are limited or just outright determined as not acceptable, and thus removed or not made available.
But here in Canada, the United States and some other countries, that isn’t done. In Canada and the United States, both of our countries have “freedom of speech” and “access to information” legislation in place and that is both a strength and a weakness. It’s a strength in that we have the right to voice our opinion and access factual information and it’s also a weakness in that those aforementioned authoritarian countries can take advantage of our freedoms, via nefarious means, to plant seeds of misinformation, distrust and outright lies, within our societies, that further their long term goals. And that includes many websites that are run locally within Canada and the United States that are funded or run by people who hold and propagate opposing ideologies.
One doesn’t have to be a brain surgeon to understand the low cost potential that is available, to cause harm and increase influence, to an opposing ideology, by recking havoc within the opposing ideologies, open access to information.
Just about everyone acknowledges that it is a problem and that something needs to be done about it. You can view the results of a relatively recent survey by the Pew Research Center here.
And of course, conspiracy theories are currently rampant. It doesn’t matter what topic you look at, be it the Corona Virus, vaccines, or the coming one world government, just about anything and everything is being fed into an ever increasing barrage of misinformation. I wrote a post a few weeks ago, about the absolute necessity of fact checking sources before you pass on a post from an alternate source. You can view that post here, if you would like to review it again.
The above linked post included very detailed debunking of claims being made by the Plandemic documentary that was being fact checked. These are outstanding experts in this specific field of medical science. You can view their detailed responses here, here and here.
But irrespective of the expressed professional opinions given on this highly misleading documentary, there are many who still disregard their professional opinions. Not because they can challenge their professional knowledge that these professionals provide, but because they prefer to buy into the disinformation. It’s truly mind boggling. I’ve even had some say “how can we trust what these debunkers say because they could be part of the coverup, that this documentary is exposing”. Facts given by acknowledged professionals no longer matter. Where does it stop?
Does anyone ever stop to think what the continued dissemination of misinformation and disinformation accomplishes? More division, more distrust and a breakdown of rational thinking, just for starters.
As a Christian, do I believe that Satan is alive and active within this world? Yes I do. Do I believe that there is a coming one world government? Yes I do. Do I believe that Israel plays a vital key role in what will eventually unfold? Yes I do. Do I believe that time is short before Jesus returns? Yes I do but there are distinct differences between the “beginning of sorrows” and the “tribulation“. Key elements are still not in place. Think.
I’m going to close this post with two Bible verses, one from Isaiah 8:12-13:
“Do not call conspiracy everything this people calls a conspiracy; do not fear what they fear, and do not dread it. The Lord Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy, He is the one you are to fear, He is the one you are to dread.”
This is what Matthew Henry partially comments on for the context of this Scripture:
“The prophet challenges the enemies of the Jews. Their efforts would be vain, and themselves broken to pieces. It concerns us, in time of trouble, to watch against all such fears as put us upon crooked courses for our own security. The believing fear of God preserves against the disquieting fear of man. If we thought rightly of the greatness and glory of God, we should see all the power of our enemies restrained. The Lord, who will be a Sanctuary to those who trust in him, will be a Stone of stumbling, and a Rock of offence, to those who make the creature their fear and their hope.”
And another from John 16:33 NASB:
“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”
Notice where our attention is to be focused on.
Worthy is the Lamb! Blessings!