I want to encourage all of you to watch Mike Cernovich’s wonderful film, “Hoaxed”…
I know many who follow BolenReport tend to be politically conservative. Those who attack us are left wing.
Yes, we have an obvious conservative bias. We are provocatively right wing because of the overwhelming amount of left wing media. We are trying to strike a balance, so that actual thinking might occur.
When I watched “Hoaxed” the first thing which took my breath away was when Mike Cernovich comes out and talks about how the media sets up a narrative of heroes and villains, with the conservatives always being the villains. I almost danced out of my skin because I couldn’t believe a major media figure was setting the table so beautifully.
Just below is the two minute “Hoaxed” Movie Trailer…
The media used to be about presenting both sides of an issue without the hero vs. villain narrative.
One could understand and appreciate both positions, even if you found yourself on the opposing side. Your opponent had a different belief, but they were not evil.
That is not the way the media plays today.
These days it’s all about Nazis and anti-Nazis. I wish I was joking when I say this, but I’m not.
I was also deeply moved by the Scott Adams piece where he says that the normal person who doesn’t find themselves in the media spotlight doesn’t understand how completely dishonest it it. The media doesn’t even bother to check their facts about you. They have their narrative about you and they run with it.
Although I haven’t had the same media coverage as Scott Adams , I have had the experience of making it into papers around the world when I was BANNED FROM SPEAKING IN AUSTRALIA because my subject matter was VACCINES. I was in Australian papers, British papers, American papers, and even Chinese papers.
Did even a single news outlet call me for a comment?
No, they didn’t.
I have no problem highlighting what’s gone wrong in the system, but it can often leave me feeling overwhelmed. Am I just going to be the complainer for the rest of my life? That’s why I found Cernovich’s film so remarkably inspiring. The ending segment reaches into the distant past as Stefan Molyneaux reviews Plato’s allegory of the cave.
In the allegory, those who are chained in darkness cannot even see the fire which is casting shadows upon the wall. Eventually one of the prisoners is able to turn and see the first, and distant shadows upon the wall. He believes that to be reality.
He is able to make further progress, moving beyond the fire and understanding the shadows on the wall, until he can leave the cave behind and see the world of the open sunlight. He drinks in the spectacular and unsuspected beauty, then moves back into the cave to tell his comrades of the wonderful things which await them if they can slip their chains.
But his comrades fear him, claiming he’s telling lies and wants to lead them to destruction. It’s in that moment the one who has broken free has a choice. Does he move forward alone, knowing the truth, or does he choose to return to his friends in the cave and encourage them even though they berate him?
I have felt that same pull many times in my life. There are those I love who believe I am on the side of demons. How do I speak with love to those who consider me dangerous, as I try to free them of their chains?
I think “Hoaxed” is the best documentary of our times…
It’s a bit of a change because you can’t see it on Netflix or Amazon, but try it on Vimeo. It’s really simple.
Even a caveman like me was able to be watching in two minutes.
And it is worth your time, because it is the true story of our time.
You can catch the whole movie here.
Kent’s book PLAGUE was released by Skyhorse Publishing in 2014 and is now available in paperback. Skyhorse also publishes the work of Mo Yan, the 2012 recipient of the Nobel Prize in literature.
The book is co-authored with Judy Mikovits PhD. It is an indictment of the “Fake Science” we find so prevalent in the US.
Kent Heckenlively is also the author of INOCULATED: How Science Lost its Soul in Autism, available on Amazon and at Barnes&Noble.com