Not long ago, my wife and I were watching a local news broadcast. It covered a meeting that was held locally, which my wife attended in person, concerning a topic many find to be relevant. When she watched the news coverage, she was angered that it did not reflect her experience with the meeting– only certain people were interviewed, and the report was very much presented from a particular and abbreviated point of view.
The news media communicates with what seems to be an “objective” voice. If a report or story is not called an “editorial”, then it is to be taken as truth.
Yet, increasingly, I wonder, what is truth? What is objective? Can we know and trust what we hear?
The schizophrenic is asked to throw doubt towards their impressions and hallucinations, in order to deduce what is healthy and true. Sadly, I feel that we find ourselves in a state as an entire society that we must do the same.
Paranoid, perhaps, of me, but I suspect that the main movements and tidings on a global scale have been largely shrouded in secrecy for decades. Few people know the “actual” truth– I feel that we are not meant to know, not trusted to, as citizens– sane or mentally ill. I write this, not really being into conspiracy theories, as I find most of them to be false.
The question remains– who makes a claim to an objective voice? Many have tried, many have made that claim. How many have achieved this with due sincerity?