Sunday, November 20, 2016
“Fake News” Is The New Protestant Reformation...
What we’re seeing play out with the rise of Alternative Media is very much akin to the Protestant Reformation. Relevant, as 2017 will be the 500 year anniversary of that movement.
During the Dark Ages the Roman Catholic church had claimed for itself the role of sole interpreter and ambassador of divine revelation, aka “TRUTH” or “The Narrative”.
But technology (divinely?) intervened!
That darn printing press came along and the rise of literacy gave the rubes direct access to the bible and theological texts, presentations and arguments.
Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to a church door, and the rest is history.
Today we see the Corporate Media (CNN, FOX, New York Times, Etc,) has anointed itself to the exact same role the Catholic Church gave itself in the Middle-Ages.
But that darn Internet came along and gave the rubes direct access to information from around the world.
So, much like their predecessor, the Roman Catholic Church, the Corporate Media is attempting to excommunicate those darn heretics who acquire information on their own.
“Outside the Catholic Church there is no salvation.”
“Outside of Corporate Media there is no truth.”
Same shit, different century.
But just as the first Reformation was unstoppable, so too is the current one.