August 22, 2019

How Much of the Internet is Fake?

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Let’s answer that question with more questions. How much of this existence is fake? Why should we believe an article found on the fake internet isn’t fake?

This article, linked to from Drudge, is mostly rooted in faking all things on the internet for the purpose of lying, cheating, and stealing in order for some sinister “fakers” to make gobs of money. So what else is new?

The article states: “Some [malware infected computer bots] were sent to browse the internet to gather tracking cookies from other websites, just as a human visitor would have done through regular behavior. Fake people with fake cookies and fake social-media accounts, fake-moving their fake cursors, fake-clicking on fake websites — the fraudsters had essentially created a simulacrum of the internet, where the only real things were the ads.”

While all of this is disturbing, in the realm of our existing automatized culture of a hungry, non-thinking people, what difference does it make except for those thinking they are making money from the Internet when in reality, like Federal Reserve Notes, they are being conned?

The users don’t care. They see what they want, hear what they want, and repeat what they want. They may mouth that the Internet is fake, but that doesn’t stop them from jumping all in, gobbling it up as though it was life’s blood.

The “Catch-22” or circular thinking that is going on here is as ridiculous as the concept of everything being fake. Are we to believe, just in the same fashion that we do now, that because an Internet magazine media source reports what’s fake and what’s not, we are to disregard all other information and believe them? How does any of this make sense.

Such actions and reactions are creeping up on a “Clockwork Orange” kind of programming utilizing shock therapy to correct the behaviors of people, only the shock therapy isn’t as outwardly obvious. For those who haven’t figured it out yet, the shock therapy to brainwash the masses has been going on for a long, long time. As a matter of fact, it started in the Garden of Eden.

From all of this, we are left with this bit of nonsense based in a lack of understanding of the real reason the Internet is being used against us…the people: “What’s gone from the internet, after all, isn’t “truth,” but trust: the sense that the people and things we encounter are what they represent themselves to be. Years of metrics-driven growth, lucrative manipulative systems, and unregulated platform marketplaces, have created an environment where it makes more sense to be fake online — to be disingenuous and cynical, to lie and cheat, to misrepresent and distort — than it does to be real. Fixing that would require cultural and political reform in Silicon Valley and around the world, but it’s our only choice. Otherwise we’ll all end up on the bot internet of fake people, fake clicks, fake sites, and fake computers, where the only real thing is the ads.”

I’m in no position to disagree with the theory that all this stuff online is fake. It’s the solution that bugs me. The suggestion is that a cure requires “cultural and political reform.” It is precisely “cultural and political reform” that has driven us to this point of distrust “to be disingenuous and cynical, to lie and cheat, to misrepresent and distort…”

The only way of controlling the people is to ensure their division – their distrust of all except those who are doing the controlling. Government authority, or more accurately, the Global Power Structure fears the Internet because it can be a platform for truth. In it’s “unregulated” form the onus should be on the readers to decipher fact and fiction, but who’s left that wants to do that? The author of the piece intimates that the Internet needs more regulation, regulation that comes from the Global Power Structure that is doing all it can to make and keep the Internet “fake.”

Cultural and political reform, by design, has brought our very cultural to the pinnacle of distrust. By all indications, that’s exactly where “they” want us to remain. Therefore, why should we expect or even want cultural and political reform other than what we have been programmed to do?

We are caught in the web of circular following. While some can see the web they don’t understand how we got in. Without that knowledge, there is no way out.

Go ahead. Go look to Facebook for your answers. Maybe this time you’ll get something that is real but I wouldn’t hold my breath.

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