We live in the misinformation age. There’s just so much out there and it’s really hard to differentiate between what’s real and what is simply brainwashing.
Take the recent story with Greece, for example. You hear how Greeks are lazy, corrupted and how the European citizens have to pay so much in taxes for their failure. That may all be true, but there’s another story. The one you almost never hear and it speaks of corruption at the highest of level. The 1% of the 1%. The failure of a system that is not actually a failure, not for those who designed it to promote their own agenda. It is highly successful in that regard. The rich get richer, the elite stays on top and all is well with the world. At least if you happen to the elite. For everyone else, here, blame those lazy Greeks, it’s all their fault.
Here’s a nice article, but please do go on and read more. Read all the opinions, get all the data and then maybe decide for yourself. I’m still undecided by the way, but I do know that mainstream media is more fluff than essence, and that the true story needs journalists who dig deep and find truths that are hidden, unpopular and unexpected.