Citizen Journalists Usher in A Changing of The Old Guard
By James Fitzgerald
As I watch the hashtag “Obamagate” spiral upwards on social media – despite the hosts’ technical chicanery to the contrary – it really feels like the collective mind is fracturing into two distinct realities: one embracing the apparent clarity and diversity of revelations around their political and corporate controllers, and other the orthodox brigade who, if they look at all, are becoming irritated by the outrageous claims of this “right wing” and “lunatic fringe”.
a former journalist on national newspapers, I have been privy to the relaxed
and comforting narratives about the world that pervade newsrooms. They are
always quite simplistic and universally accepted across the MSM. It makes life
easy, but dull. The only channels generally on view in newsrooms are the BBC
and CNN. It is to these broadcasters that the news editors will look to check
they haven’t missed a story before the final edition goes to print or they sign
off on the website for the night.
my 16 years as a senior editor, I became a daily fulcrum point for matters
concerning markets, politics, lifestyle, economics and the arts. If you had
asked me which stocks to buy or who would be the next “It” girl or boy, I would
be able to answer with close to 100 per cent accuracy. The “news”, when you
spend enough time ingesting it, conforms to a cyclical and predictable routine.
That means that the world is either a very bland place or that the consensus
reality we live in is tightly controlled, and embraced earnestly by many
contrast, the profusion of opinions and documented events on Twitter, for
example, represents a paradigm that posits the world in a much more diverse
way. This flow of information and images doesn’t get the same vetting
process as corporate, advertiser-led news outlets, so perhaps represents a
stream of consciousness that is more reflective of the lateral-thinking
population. That is not to say that it doesn’t evidence artifice and
grandstanding and infiltration by corporate and state bodies.
ten years ago I wrote an expose on the Apollo moon missions for a national
newspaper. It never saw the light of day. I was congratulated on my gripping
prose but told that it wasn’t something that readers would be interested in.
The photos alone – taken on the way to and on the Moon – would have most people
falling off of their chairs. The testimony of the former astronauts, military
officers and physicists made a compelling case that intelligent and advanced
life exists throughout the cosmos. If believed, it also demonstrated that those
same staples of news hadn’t best served the public interest by ignoring this
of the footage on social media in recent months has included detailed shots of
huge craft moving across the lunar surface and planetary-sized objects filling
the outer corona (forgive the term) of the Sun. The US now has an official
Space Force and the “Great Awakening” movement is no stranger to suggestions of
black budget programs and the idea that “we are not alone in the universe”. To
scan the MAGA-related posts, and the responses they elicit, is to embark on an
almost hallucinogenic experience. Just like Alice, we follow that rabbit hole into
another dimension of posited truths and facts. In comparison, my NASA feature
reads like a sundry news item in a local freesheet.
group of citizen journalists and commentators are holding a microscope up to
every facet of daily life – and share a skepticism around vaccines, politics,
foreign policy and globalization in general. The New Age concepts of
“Ascension” and ET contact are also being blended in some quarters with this
emerging world view. And why wouldn’t it? Talk of a secret space program
started by the Nazis runs concurrent with discussions about Nikola Tesla’s work
on free-energy propulsion systems and President John F. Kennedy’s plans to
smash the “Deep State”. The Nazi hierarchy, of course, were known for their
esoteric beliefs, and this creates a linkage to today’s narrative around the
ritualized practices of some elites.
or not one group is merely replacing the old illusions with newer, more sexy
variants remains a moot point, but the schism in consciousness between the old
consensus and the emerging one is hard to dismiss. Like all revolutions, the
trick is not to be consumed with hatred and anger, which is where many a great
movement handed power back to the dark side. Collegiate over chaos; imagination
over immaturity; responsibility over wretchedness.
Bill Gates pushing for mandatory vaccines, Benjamin Netanyahu advocating
microchips for children and draconian measures being rolled out to suppress
civil freedoms under a questionable pandemic, I know which consensus reality I
have ringside seats booked for – delcass and dismantling.
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