(Michael Snyder) When information becomes a “threat”, even thinking the wrong thing can be dangerous. Over the past several weeks, I have heard the word “misinformation” uttered in the same sentence as “terror” or “terrorists” countless times. In the old days, the “extremists” and the “terrorists” were on the other side of the globe, but now we are being told that they live among us. So how can we identify them? Well, we are being told that “the bad guys” can be identified by what they believe. Those that do not embrace the propaganda that big tech and the corporate media are relentlessly pushing are being systematically “deplatformed”, “canceled” and pushed to the fringes of society. But apparently that is not nearly enough, because the New York Times is now asking for the Biden administration to appoint a “reality czar” that will be given authority to deal with “misinformation” and “extremism”.
(Justin Deschamps) Maturity is a hallmark of a well developed and balanced consciousness. Enlightenment, in this sense, might be thought of as a high level of maturity, not just in one area but all. Psychologically, we can be mature in some places but immature in others. Consider unethical conduct in the business sector, which shows that one can be highly proficient at managing a business but lack ethical maturity when it comes to universal values.