Thursday, May 12, 2016

Article: The Paperclip Theory Why "Alternative" Media is the New Mainstream | OpEdNews

Article: The Paperclip Theory Why "Alternative" Media is the New Mainstream | OpEdNewsLet's face it, the mainstream media, like CNN, Fox News etc. are great at reporting on the surface understandings of surface issues; car accidents and plane crashes, shootings and robberies; as well as reinforcing why our latest foreign war is good/necessary/the only way to peace and security. But if you really want to investigate and comprehend what is actually going on in the world, and why, you have to go past the mainstream.

Just look at the countless global events being reported by the underground news and compare it to the selective, politically-biased fear-fare of the mainstream; there is little journalistic integrity on display in the mainstream media, just the regurgitation of B.S. And lots of it. Even the surface events reported in the mainstream are often filtered, distorted and even blatantly constructed by media corporations that conceal their corporate and political alliances behind the guise of "news".

So, if you desire to go past the simplified "what, where and when" of a situation, to explore the deeper aspects of the "who, why, how", it's crucial to look beyond the mainstream for your information. And, including a list of 50 of the world's best "alternative" news and information outlets, this article is going to help you do it"

Monday, May 9, 2016

Compared to Rest of World Americans Are Delusional, Prudish, Selfish Religious Nuts: Study | Alternet

Compared to Rest of World Americans Are Delusional, Prudish, Selfish Religious Nuts: Study | AlternetCultural differences exist across borders, and because monoliths are mostly fantasies, often within them, too. That said, America, in particular, is culturally perplexing, and even confounding, to a lot of the rest of the world. I am not, as Americans are wont to do, laboring under the delusion that people in other places spend all that much time thinking about us. We are all, as a species, just trying to get through this thing called life. The conservative American notion that people with far better healthcare, civil rights laws and gun control “hate our freedom” is a wishful imperialist delusion. Worse, it’s not fooling anybody at this point.