What’s happening to freedom of the press? What can we do about it? These are two of the most important questions we might ever ask. Ease of publication and the human trait to read what we want to see, have helped create an era of divisiveness in what is published. A growth of alternative facts is deteriorating the power of the press.
There is a battle between the media and the US Executive branch as they struggle against one another.
This is what is disturbing about the www.fortune article linked below when it says: Employees at several federal agencies including the Department of Agriculture have been barred by the Trump administration from making any statements, or providing any documents to the public or journalists, according to published reports.
The Environmental Protection Agency, allegedly told the agency to remove a climate change page from its website, and informed both it and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to stop discussing research with the public and media.
Staff at the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service also got a memo on Monday telling them not to provide any documents to the public, including press releases and social-media content, according to BuzzFeed News. The email told employees, including about 2,000 staff scientists, that “starting immediately and until further notice,” they were not to release any documents or post anything to social media.
In short, there is easier access to more information that we can trust less and less.
What can we do to spot the truth and filter out the noise? One powerful method of determining truth is highlighted in the book “Power vs. Force” by David Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D. This book makes the huge promise that it will give a totally effective way to determine if we are being misled. The book delivers on this pledge. We can use what this book offers to help us learn when someone is trying to control our thoughts, opinions and freedom.
The book shows how to spot fiction from fact because fact is supported by real power. Here are several key points in this book:
#1: Power arises from meaning and does not move. Power is a field (like gravity) and has to do with motive and supports all life. Force, on the other hand, moves and automatically creates a counter force.
#2: Power is complete and requires nothing from outside. Force is incomplete and must continually be fed outside force.
#3: Power consumes nothing and energizes, gives forth, supplies and supports. Force has an insatiable appetite and constantly consumes.
When we look at this, we can see that George Lucas really made a mistake in Star Wars. His Jedi Knights should have said “May the Power be with You” instead of “May the Force be with You”. We can also begin to see the fallacy of the comment that the President of the United States is the most powerful man on earth. He may be a very forceful person, but events have shown that his actions have created plenty of counter force.
Force is applied to symptoms. Power works on the most serious underlying problem.
Here is how to use the power of power to ignorance from truth. Power Versus Force explains the idea of high and low energy patterns. This information gives us a technique we can use to measure anything we read, see or hear. We can compare and judge information by asking how it reflects on these seven high and matching low energy patterns.
High Energy – Low Energy
When you see or hear a news bite, ask, “Does it educate or persuade?” “Is it defending or attacking?” and most of all “Is it honest or just legal?”
When we shine the light of these questions, the daily information that can fool us or set us free, we’ll come closer to seeing reality. Then we can respond and adapt to how life really is, not what the hidden (or not so hidden) agendas of others who want us to believe.
Protecting the freedom of the press is not just the responsibility of media. This independence can only be restricted if we are poor readers and let ourselves be fooled and deceived.
Making data we review, prove its power lights up truth and reality. I recommend reading Power Vs. Force and making the media prove itself in this highest, most honest of ways.
Another way to gain real power is to be part of the media and use writing to sell the truth.