Ever since the dawn of this millennium there has been an exponential rise in what has been aptly termed ‘fake news’. In my view the term is just a sanitized version of the word ‘propaganda’ which we all know has been in existence since the onset of civilisation. This in turn is just a colloquial term for ‘lies’ on which basis the perpetuation of humanity has been based ever since creation itself. In other words, ‘fake news’ is nothing but ‘propagated lies’.
It thus becomes easier to comprehend the origins and motivation of this fast-growing phenomenon. I beg the reader to ponder on this simple question; ‘why now?’. A retraction to the fundamentals is essential to properly answer this question. The sole purpose of a lie is to deceive or in other words to hide the truth. For example, the fake news menace plaguing the Trump presidency is obviously aimed at hiding his real achievements from the public so as to justify his removal from power; a process which has been going on even before he was sworn in. The mainstream media have continuously portrayed President Trump as an incorrigible despot with no appreciation of the rule of law yet none of them have taken a second to air the massive accomplishments he has brought forth ever his ascendancy. The US unemployment rate has significantly decreased, the stock market continues to improve and tangible tax cuts are for the first time in decades actually feasible and sustainable under his administration. The real reason why they hate him with such passion is that he stands for the ideals on which the USA was founded; the same ideals those who had taken over the affairs of the country had vigorously denigrated in favour of working for a seat on the high table of the New World Order which Trump seeks to stop.
As for minor players in the ‘fake news’ craze, their motivation is very obvious from a psychological perspective. All they want is attention. Ever since we entered the Information Age having the most ‘views’ or ‘followers’ has carried a new kind of prestige which in most parts is equal to the prestige bestowed upon those with the most money or wealth. Attention has been given as much value as wealth and consequently the sense of accomplishment that used to be the preserve of money has also been transferred to fame. Not so long ago a child’s dream was to acquire ‘fame and fortune’ but now the two have been conclusively separated; fame has become more valuable than fortune. What this then means is that ‘fake news’ is a direct consequence of the rise of PRIDE in our society.
Who is the source of pride and lies one might ask. It is obviously none other than the Father of Lies himself, Lucifer. Pride and lies are what define Satan. The fact that these two are on a sharp rise is a clear indication that he is becoming stronger and more assertive. This should ring alarm bells! The ‘fake news’ phenomenon in itself is a clear sign that he is about to reveal himself in the open and that revelation will only come with destruction because that is how he operates. He steals, kills and destroys. That is his trinity. Is that the kind of society we want? A society governed by deception and destruction?
I find reprieve in the simple fact that ‘real news’ is still available to us out there; that there is a source of information which is 100% true with not a single lie within its pages. It sounds ludicrous but the truth is that all the information we need to survive this onslaught of lies is contained in a single volume of text; the Holy Bible. It is the ultimate reference text. That is the sole reason why it exists; to act as a reference point for any form of information thrown at us. If something does not tally with the Holy Bible then it is a lie. Is that not a simple formula? Why allow all the vanities of life bog us down when there is a simple equation we can follow to carry us through?