Back in 2000 I started researching controversial subjects on the internet. In those days, there was a lot less information online, but in many ways, things were simpler. This was long before the army of trolls, fact-checkers, politically correct censors and disinformation agents were unleashed.

And in recent years, the search for truth has become particularly difficult. The internet is now chock-a-block with contradictory websites claiming to provide the truth. And the major search engines and social media platforms are manipulating search results — pushing people towards ‘Fact-checkers’ and official government websites.

You have to develop discernment if you are interested in honing in on the truth. And it is important to realise what you are up against in your search.

The powers that sit in the positions of control on this planet often don’t want you to access the truth. And you have to understand that many decades ago, psychological research unveiled numerous methods by which people could be systematically manipulated. And these methods have been relentlessly used against people ever since.

Many of the stories in the mainstream media and alternative media are designed to distract, misinform, misguide and redirect people.

The strategy is often to divide people and keep them confused. The more people become divided, the more their differences can be exploited by those perpetuating the lies. And the more confused people become, the more likely it is they will give up on their search for truth.

Here are some of the tactics used to distort and restrict the truth:

  • Disinformation: Provide up to 99% truth, adding in some spurious information to mislead people.
  • Misinformation: Create completely false stories to mislead people. And repeat them over and over.
  • Misdirection: Regurgitate irrelevant stories as a method of distraction and misdirection.
  • Rent an Expert: Line up a bunch of so-called experts to testify to an official story, and ensure they are suitably aggrandised but never properly scrutinised or debated.
  • Fact-checkers: Focus on the weak points of an argument. Use ad hominem attacks and straw man arguments. Cast doubt on information to dissuade people. Promote official government information as factual, regardless of proof.
  • Entrapment: Entice people into approving threats and violent actions against politicians and people of influence. Entrap members of the public in ways so they can be labelled as threats to security. Thought crime sting operations.
  • Trolls: Monitor comment threads on articles, forums, videos and social media. Add comments that confuse, denigrate and counter anyone getting close to the truth. Spread false quotes, memes and stories in order to feed fact-checkers with ammunition. “Look what these nutjobs in alt media are saying, they need to be censored.”
  • Official Narrative: Publish documents, studies, articles and documentaries devised to get people to believe in the official narrative. Reinforce the content over and over again in the legacy media. Employ behavioural psychologists trained in brainwashing techniques to devise further ways to manipulate the public into believing the official narrative.
  • Controlled Opposition: Infiltrate any organisations or movements that are getting close to unwelcome truths. Covertly sabotage, corrupt, compromise, divide, misinform and mislead. Whilst spying and sending reports. Then there are also controlled opposition agents who are not infiltrators, but are often so called ‘experts’ and ‘influencers’. And some don’t even realise they are being used — they are simply promoted due to their views being useful in some way.
  • Deflection: Ridicule and debase anyone getting close to the truth. Turn the conversation into off the wall topics or politicised guilt trips. Employ confusing doublethink statements, or associate credible information with whacky ‘conspiracy theories’.
  • Censorship: Delete or block anything getting close to the truth. Redact or withhold official documents that reveal unwanted truths. Enforce laws restricting people from speaking in public or online. Withdraw studies in journals that get too close to the truth.
  • Threaten, bribe or depose of anyone who is suspected of speaking out about the truth, especially those in positions of authority who might whistleblow.

If you really want the truth, you have to question and keep questioning. You have to become like a historian and weigh up the information you have access to, before drawing any conclusions.

So, as best you can, assess the reliability of sources and assess the validity of information. And it is imperative that during this process you discard any conditioned programming. You have to keep an open mind. You have to consider that, for example, a witness statement from a member of the public that contradicts the billion dollar media empire may actually be more truthful.

If you are assessing people such as politicians, always go by what they do, more than what they say. You have to look beyond words and press releases. You have to go beyond what people in power want you to find and believe. You have to become a detective.

Did jet fuel and the impact of aeroplanes really bring down the twin towers in near free fall speed? Thousands of tonnes of concrete pulverised to micron level dust particles in a matter of seconds?

Maybe check the physics books about that and consider assessing what thousands of experts in architecture, engineering, chemistry, aviation, metallurgy have said. Who is telling the truth, do you think?

The truth is — we need more truth on this planet — and I wish you the best on your search.