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Soapbox: Can We not Spot Disinformation?

I have to acknowledge how troubled (Ok, maybe not troubled … perhaps grumpy) I am by the list of Senator Obama’s votes put out by creativeyouth.net in 2008, which continues to circulate on the Internet.  (http://creativeyouth.net/realobama.html)

I’m not familiar with the organization and I think of it as lightworkers. But maybe it’s not. Maybe it’s a front organization for cabal or GOP disinformation. I don’t know. I see that the original list was put out months before the 2008 election so maybe it was not a group of lightworkers.

But let’s come from the assumption that it is a group of lightworkers until proven otherwise.

Reading it from the standpoint of it being such, what I got to see from its attack on the President was that it took a whole block of votes, during which Sen. Obama was campaigning for President, and recorded them as if he did not “bother” to attend the vote. Here are two examples:

Obama didn’t bother to vote on the College Cost Reduction Act, HR 2669.  College is financially out of reach for millions of middle class American youth.  Roll Call 272.

He didn’t bother to vote either way on bringing it to the floor on the 17th either.  That was Roll Call 253

It could as well have been said that Sen. John McCain also did not bother to vote since he too would have been on the campaign trail.

And every senator before these two – Senators Gore, Kerry, Dole, etc. – would also have taken time out from the Senate to campaign.

Imagine twisting events to suggest that Sen. Obama was somehow sloughing his duty by not being present for those votes.

I’m going through my own private bout of self-righteous indignation over here. Grumble, grouch, grimace…. Don’t even ignore me, as Samuel Goldwyn would say.

Lightworkers reading that – and I could name two prominent lightworkers right off the bat – themselves imbibe the information and conclude that Sen. Obama was in fact derelict. That becomes one more brick in the wall of criticism and that’s how a meme is started or maintained.

It’s the first release of the information that seems to do the most damage, except in the case of something like the present instance, which is still kicking around the Internet three years later.

There is seldom a retraction on a matter like this and, when there is, it gets buried on a back page.

How many other times has invalid information been slipped to us this way?

When I was in college it was a commonplace to say that the writer of a thesis ransacks heaven and Earth for anything that proves his hypothesis right and ignores anything that proves it wrong. In other words, it isn’t that we get an hypothesis and subject it to valid tests. We simply gather up the evidence for and ignore the evidence against.

If you change that statement a little bit and say that we actually ransack heaven and Earth for any information that can be manipulated to reflect poorly on President Obama, I think you have the current situation.

In a genuinely free society – and ours is not – we can’t, and don’t try to, censor other people’s opinions, except if they promise serious and irreparable harm to others. So we may not be able to control this type of disinformation at source. But we as readers can surely exercise discernment and not agree to just swallow any information whole.

I’m actually speaking to lightworkers about President Obama. May I ask that we weigh the information being fed us and really try to discover whether it has validity or not?

OK, down off my soapbox. I feel better having said that. I’ll put my bowler hat back on and, in my tight jacket and oversized shoes, silently slip away.

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  1. steve i feel for you, and anyone else that is feeling the impact of this. i dont mean to sound indifferent to you, its indifference to the o/p that i thankfully feel. this is due to the great preventive strike against this sort of pucky that blossoms most recent provided. it smoothed my already ruffled feathers from an unrelated issue. i read it over again quite slowly and really let the words sink in, ahhhh. a rise above it moment. i hope you give yourself a few minutes to take it in, i hope it helps. i hope you have a happy friday.
    :D
    martha

  2. Hmmm… I am surprised at how many people seem to be so easily swayed this way and then that way by the least little puff of wind–some new piece of information blowing across the Internet or in the media. What is the latest info from so-and-so? Is this information coming from a “real” lightworker–or not? Is Obama (or some other well-known person) of the dark or the light? I find these types of questions, more and more, to be immaterial. Remember, the channeled sources of wisdom continually counsel us to trust our own inner guidance (of which, I believe, discernment of truth is a part). If we cannot remain grounded in our own higher truth now, and use our highest guidance to perceive and filter information, how much more frenzied will we be when the external changes become even more frequent and intense?

  3. I am perplexed. Perhaps I am missing something here, but I am not seeing why this “list” is causing such an uproar from any perspective. What difference does it really make? Please correct me if I am wrong in my perspective, but could it change the outcome of anything? With the knowledge that the bandwagon of Obama bashing is large, seems to be growing, and contains many lightworkers, what is it about this latest release that is significant? It seems to me that the truth about Obama will come out in the not too distant future, and whatever has been said, or is said between now and then doesn’t matter a twit.

    I don’t even know what the truth really is about Obama (I have my belief, but even that I am not attached to). I do know that little is what it seems in these times, so I try to stay unattached to anything. I do believe that in good time, all the truth will come out, and we are on the right path toward ascension. I guess I would have to say that I am attached to that.

    Just my perspective, not intended to try to convince anyone of anything.

    peace,

    Tom

  4. President Obama is of the Light . Let no one be distracted from this . Rest assured that he and many more will bring in a new way for everyone .

  5. I agree about our dear Brother Pres. Obama. If you go to google and type Tucson speech
    by Obama you can view his speech. (about the killings that happened, etc.) But scroll to the right of his 34 minute talk to between 22:16 and 23:45 time period. All the years that I have been on this planet I NEVER have heard any politician say that “at the end of the day what really matters is how well have we loved”. Those are words of Light unless you desire to believe Barack is just projecting , ‘good words and fair speeches deceiving the hearts of the simple’. I CHOOSE to lift him up in heart and believe that he spoke from his heart. I have spoke to a number of persons about this including Steve here and I find it most interesting that these words from him have been missed. It will be interesting to see if his State of the Union address has any inkling of facsimile words also. Blessings….

  6. I love Kryon channeler, Lee Carroll’s 7 point Guide Lines for Discernment that was published in the July 1987 issue of New Realities magazine. While Lee was referring to sorting out truth in channeled messages, I think his tips can also apply to information from 3D sources. Point 2 especially applies to communications from people presenting themselves as Lightworkers.

    {2. The message should be uplifting. Watch for an empowering message – NOT ONE OF FEAR, not one that drags you down – not one that makes you want to take fearful action or hide – but an enabling message! This is a staple of God energy. It must be there. It should inspire the listener and reader. Every recorded angel appearance before a Human Being has begun with “Fear not!” }