Things are not what they seem. It is simple economics.
- The cost of lying is higher to those that abide to their values
- Hiding the truth through fragmentation ( and other political "arts" ) is easy, as long as the information flow is controllable
I know this might seem like something distant for many ( specially if you ARE sitting on a leather couch drinking a beer, like me ). It might all sound logical but... what does this have to do with my life?
If that sounds too vague ( it is a vague advice ), then there is also another way to work this out. Bring the issue to your living room. ( because you are being fooled by someone at some level ). Here's a trick that has worked wonderfully for me:
First, find a stereotype and learn about it. How would ultimate corruption look like?
- See just how real corruption is and how twisted we can become
- Learn the subtleties of the system
In particular, take a close look at his staff. See how they operate. See how they lie and literally laugh about it ( and they keep doing it. It's like they enjoy some sort of magical impunity ). Their conduct is so grossly twisted that it may even seem funny for us. But there you have it: a stereotype.
Of course we all see thru this charade and find it bordering impossibility. How can they pull this off? And yet, they do it. And millions suffer.
Second step is to try and take the stereotype to your reality. Unsurprisingly, this is also quite easy now thanks to the Web. Just surf through the videos from the trials of the latest financial crisis to anything related to the Fed and in particular the bailout. Do this and see if you recognize any patterns. Just follow your gut feeling.
Once you train the feeling, the evidence around you will be overwhelming. A little too much at times.
It's the egg or the chicken problem. You don't value evidence if you don't know what you're looking for. So, you need to take the first step.
I am happy to work on an area related to the web, even if my contribution is small. The more I understand, the more gratifying my work becomes. This is going to be a great year for all of us ;)
convenient thing to do ;)