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Media used to quell panic, now they foment it
« on: November 29, 2021, 12:38:58 PM »
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    I love this one.
    Things really have flipped on their head, haven't they.

    Does anyone remember? Conspiracy theorists or "whack jobs" used to be the ones trying to convince people to AVOID this or that, FEAR this or that. The whole tinfoil hat meme was about blocking some kind of waves from entering their brain. My point: the fringe lunatics were supposed to be the ones spreading fear, while the nay-sayers (the vast majority of the population) ignored them and went on about their life -- with no bad consequences of course, since the fringe lunatics were wrong.

    But today, it's the alternative or even "fringe" websites, blogs, videoblogs, etc. that are trying to CALM the mania panic about COVID, and usually they turn out to be RIGHT as well.

    And the mainstream, the media, instead of the classic role they played in every disaster, both real AND Hollywood ("We have to keep a lid on this. We don't want a panic!") now they are the purveyors of fear and panic -- they do all in their power to turn up the fear to 11, to a state of livid panic.

    How things have changed!
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    Re: Media used to quell panic, now they foment it
    « Reply #1 on: November 29, 2021, 12:57:29 PM »
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  • Seeing the hysteria reminds me of St. Alphonsus:


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    The children of this world are wiser in their generation than the children of light.
    265 How prudent are worldings in earthly affairs! What toil do they endure in order to obtain a situation, or to acquire an estate? With what care do they attend to the preservation of bodily health! They adopt the safest means; they select the best physicians, the best remedies, and the purest air. But how careless are they about the concerns of the soul! And it is certain that health, situations and possessions will one day end; but the soul and eternity are everlasting. What do not the unjust, the vindictive, and voluptuous endure in order to attain their wicked objects? And will they refuse to suffer anything for the soul? O God! By the light of the death-candle, at that time of truth, worldlings know and confess their folly.
    -Preparation for Death, Con. XIII, sec. 2

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