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If You Don’t Think Fake News Matters, Read What Americans Think About California’s Wildfires
By Dallas Darling
Submitted by Author
Thursday, Dec 21, 2017

If Hell hath no fury like Mother Nature scorned, how much more does a nation that’s been reared on Fake News. Indeed, the raging inferno burning across California isn’t the only thing destroying America. So too is a corporate-owned information network that has not only lulled Americans into believing misinformation, disinformation, and a contempt for the truth or the reality of how most people live-including the world, but has socially engineered human behavior and the habits of the mind to the extent that newspapers have them hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing. Meanwhile, even the best fiction nowadays is far more true than any news.

Immigrants and Lasers to Collective Evolution and Firegeddon
Consequently, when Fake News reigns the democracy of responsible knowledge suffers, and people believe-or makeup-what they want too. Some sources suggest California’s wildfires are being set by immigrants retaliating against being deported. And while others think it’s a Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) experiment to induce more fear and precondition Americans to accept Internment camp-like conditions, some warn that the Pentagon is testing a new weapon called Skynet. Terminator-like laser beams are evidently geo-engineering California by  burning houses and cars but not trees.

But there’s more Fake News. One report warns the United Nations is behind the wildfires roaring across California. In addition to targeting the North American food supply chain, the UN plans to take over North America and Canada. And then there’s always the rich to blame. Known as Collective Evolution, the owners of America (Rothschild, Rockefeller, Gates, Walton) have used their 5 multinational corporate media networks-which control 85 percent of news-to influence the perception of billions of people in thinking the wildfires are due to Climate Change. Get ready for the Culling Effect.

Then there are those who think the raging inferno in California is the result of either Liberalism or God’s judgment. For instance, while some sources claim the record debt and liberal policies toward forestry caused the wildfires, others say they’re another sign of the End Times and a divine judgment against abortionists and gays. In the meantime, there are those who believe the timing of these out-of-season wildfires is too coincidental with President Donald Trump’s declaration which recognized Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel. Known as Firegeddon, Armageddon is just around the corner.

“Trust Indicator” or “Trust Dictator”

Just as the most trusted news sources have never been reliable, CNN, MSNBC, FOX News, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, neither has the collective mind of America. Indeed, those same sources that gladly supported the military invasions of Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Yemen, are now decrying the horrors of a slave trade, thousands of starving children, an unabated refugee crisis, and the continued loss of innocent civilians. For decades, they’ve consistently failed to pursue the facts as far as they lead which denied the public of any concrete knowledge or moral goodness.

If you think the corporate-owned media’s anti-fake news crusade will have an impact, including the most popular social media platforms led by Facebook, Google, YouTube, and Instagram, you’d better think again. They’ll bury news stories of importance or that are challenging, or which may run contrary to their advertisers self-interests-such as an electric company’s outdated infrastructure starting the wildfires. Algorithms will censor investigative journalism too by deleting alternative views or slowing search engines. In other words, Facebook’s added “trust indicator” will in reality be a “trust Dictator.”

The real winner in the ongoing saga with Fake News will be the corporate and Deep State’s “autocracy of knowledge,” the loser being democracy of course. What’s more, America’s corporate-owned Fake News media will continue to achieve what its military never could: World domination. To be sure, the smallest departure from the truth and investigative journalism has always fallen on the members of society who were either too vulnerable or couldn‘t adequately defend themselves. Thanks to Fake News, war crimes and deportations will continue, the destination annihilation for millions.

Just Because It’s Not in the News Doesn’t Mean It Didn’t Happen

A nation and government without a courageous and accurate media is nothing more than totalitarianism. George Orwell understood this when he wrote: “Without news, and in the general hardening of outlook that set in, practices which had been long abandoned…-imprisonment without trial, the use of war prisoners as slaves, public executions, torture to extract confessions, the use of hostages and the deportation of whole population-not only became common again, but were tolerated and even defended by people who considered themselves enlightened and progressive. It happened so fast…”

It can still happen so fast, if it hasn’t already but just wasn’t covered by the media or Facebook.

Dallas Darling is the author of Politics 501: An A-Z Reading on Conscientious Political Thought and Action, Some Nations Above God: 52 Weekly Reflections On Modern-Day Imperialism, Militarism, And Consumerism in the Context of John’s Apocalyptic Vision, and The Other Side Of Christianity: Reflections on Faith, Politics, Spirituality, History, and Peace. He is a correspondent for You can read more of Dallas’ writings at and