The Gullible American Public
A friend forwarded me a Wall Street Journal article on a study published in the March issue of the journal Annals of Internal Medicine pursuant to “the dubious science behind the anti-fat crusade.” The study validated what several of my friends and I have long believed, but, for purposes herein discussed, the sentences that spoke the greatest truth to me read: “The new study’s conclusion shouldn’t surprise anyone familiar with modern nutritional science, however. The fact is, there has never been solid evidence for the idea that these fats cause disease. We only believe this to be the case because nutrition policy has been derailed over the half-century by a mixture of personal ambition, bad science, politics and bias.” (The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease; Nina Teicholz; 5/2/14)
Which brings me to my point. People are gullible, and, the greater the desire to be viewed as knowledgeable, the greater the ease with which they buy into lies. Lies that are agenda driven by those seeking control of our lives.
[box type=”alert”]If you say gullible slowly, it sounds like oranges.[/box]
People would be willing to believe horse manure is the greatest facial cream ever if you package it in a “made from recycled materials” container, and have some actress (who probably doesn’t know her zip code) paid a heap (pun intended) of money to seemingly smear it on her face at bedtime.[adsanity id=8405 align=alignleft /]I remember vividly the lies in the late 1970s and early 1980s which claimed that, due to global cooling, by 1990 we would witness environmental catastrophes of “biblical proportions.” We were told people were going to die, crops would fail to grow, and food shortages would be rampant. Time Magazine and other so-called respected publications ran major features that supported the lies. Suffice it to say, same never happened.
Then came Al Gore. While his foolish theocracy of man-made global warming has made him a very wealthy man, his fabricated myth of man-made global warming is being dismissed by scientists near daily.
The most available, efficient, and clean source of energy will, in all likelihood, never be utilized. Nuclear energy has been rendered verboten because of a movie “The China Syndrome.”
And perhaps the greatest fabricated story in the annals of history is that of Obama. But people are still near manic in idolizing a person about whom less is factually known than is known about the Old Testament Priest Melchizedek. And to compound that, these same people still bow before his every word even though he has been proven to be a pernicious subverter of truth, time after time.
Within the past two weeks we witnessed the media savaging Cliven Bundy — including many in the so-called conservative media who turned on him like rabid dogs the moment he was accused (falsely, I might add) of being a racist.
Regardless what truth ultimately is uncovered and revealed, Donald Sterling will always be a racist. When, in fact, if he is guilty of anything it is poor judgment regarding the scheming little fortune hunter he became involved with. There was no mention of his First Amendment rights, or the fact that whatever his personal opinions may be his team and players were treated like royalty with his team having the fifth highest payroll of all 30 professional NBA teams.
Millions of people receive brainwashing every evening vis-à-vis some news programming. The millions ascribe nothing short of sainthood to the purveyors of distortions and outright lies these viewers ingest nightly. I know people who spend more time watching Fox News and the other alphabet news networks than they spend talk to their families and certainly more than they spend going to church, praying, or reading the bible presuming they even have one.
And just as with the “dubious science” surrounding the anti-fat crusade, if something is said enough times and/or said by the equivalent of a nilpotent able to a teleprompter without blinking, the lie becomes fact.
People write me daily asking, “What can we do to save our nation?” My answer is always the same: “Trust God, not man – and stop believing the lies.” A fact that I have often noted is that, in the 2012 elections, 94 percent of Congressional incumbents were reelected to a Congress that had a 9 percent approval rating. Is any more proof required as evidence of how eager the public is to believe the lie?
The truly tragic part is that the people who embrace the lies are also the ones who viciously attack those who refuse to believe what they know to be untrue.
The public is spoon fed lies and distortion every day on every level. And yet the same lies and subterfuge continue be believed. One can only conclude that people want to be deceived and the deceivers are eager to oblige them.[adsanity id=11817 align=alignleft /]
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here