I received several listener comments from yesterday’s podcast and wanted to share with you one of these comments with my response to him. I chose this one as I think it is the most common observation I hear when discussing this subject.
I know that the vast majority of humanity do not see the internet as a “bad” invention. In and of itself, the internet is not a “bad” thing and depending on its user, the web can seen as a “good” thing. It can help spread the truth. But in the land of the disingenuous shill, those proclaiming to be telling the truth usually are not. The internet also seems to be accelerating the new world order timeline.
A reader and listener emailed:
I believe its not the internet itself that’s causing problems, because at the end of the day, people will have confirmation biases with or without the internet; Its mostly a discernment problem. The internet is more of a double edged sword that has been created that sure isn’t one sided. If the internet is satanic, then why are you still posting podcasts on the internet?
Here was my response:
Hi. Thanks for listening and thank you for the email. I guess you were the one who downloaded my podcast. 🙂
I post to the 10% that get it if they heard it. My wife doesn’t even want to hear what I talk about. She gets angry. That’s my matter. I don’t even discuss this stuff with the Christians I meet in person. They want nothing to do with it. Perhaps that makes me a bad Christian. I’ve been to eight or nine different churches in my area and they are all the same.
Indeed, Plato even showed that 60% of humanity accept without question anything that is presented to them by the authorities. Another 20% can be coaxed to be that way. And only 20% question or do not accept what has been told to them. These are the 20% that have potential for discernment and introspection.
For the 80 to 90% of humanity who don’t even understand why they view things the way they do, the internet can be a terrible disservice to them. Certainly in a financial sense it reinforces their debt slave mentality.
And of those 20% [who have the potential to “get it”], most of those are also the ones with addictions and alcohol and drug problems. To those 20%, the world just doesn’t seem right to them. But many of these people never quite find out why.
A few put down the bottle and move forward and try to tell others. Indeed it is just a remnant. This is who I am trying to reach. It is clear from what I say and the feedback I get that the vast majority of listeners in the alt-financial media do not subscribe to what I talk about. They would rather listen to people with poor track records. Most of the people who listen in the alt-financial media are not part of that 20%. They only think they are.
Like I said in [yesterday’s] post, I’m not discussing about any particular person. When I discuss about the internet, it’s about the vast sea of humanity. Indeed, I’m painting with a broad brush. There are people out there like I am, they use the internet to their benefit.
I hope the people who visit my site understand this. I just wish to pass along what I have experienced and observed in my 53 years. I have a certain niche of expertise and hope to relay what I know.
In the financial realm, there is so much dishonesty and these charlatans use the internet to exploit the simple. Well-respected and successful investors use their exposure to shill their book of business, positions, and agenda. Recall last January how Ray Dalio was bashing cash, but by mid-year he had liquidated a sizable portion of his holdings and generated a remarkable return. He knows that his opinion matters, so he shilled his agenda. He’s at it again, praising the ChiCom government. The alt-financial media is short on knowledge and long on the cult-of-personality. Their followers latch on to their biases and make investment decisions based on this subjectivity.
By definition, this is all necessary and will never change.