For the past few days I’ve been considering two events that happened almost simultaneously, on 1 October 2017: the Las Vegas shooting and the Catalan referendum. I’m now wondering whether both of them were fake news events, and didn’t happen.
With the Catalan referendum came reports of heavy-handed treatment by the Spanish Civil Guard of people attempting to vote, with some 900 people being injured. This is the news that has been going all round the world.
But yesterday, in a comment, long time Spanish reader and commenter Lecroix wrote:
Most of what you see in the news is a LIE. There’s been no “abuse”, there are no “900 injured”. I’m flabbergasted that after all these years of you learning to distrust the media, you are now swallowing what they dole out, in favor of the NWO.
So he thinks that the heavy-handed treatment didn’t happen, and 900 people weren’t injured.
And late yesterday I turned up another Spaniard – one of Spain’s smoking campaigners -, saying much the same thing. Here’s the Google translation of the first part of his long comment:
Once it is known that the gross manipulation of the Generalitat has led the world to believe that on Sunday there was police repression, it is necessary to make a real balance of the wounded: two hospitalized (a rubber ball and a heart attack to a Mr. Yayo whose relatives used human shield) and 300 attended in the street for various reasons, including anxiety attacks, intoxication, bruises and blows as well,…
So that’s two trustworthy Spaniards who don’t believe what’s being reported around the world about events in Catalonia last Sunday in reports like this:
In scenes one would expect to see in Turkey, or some token third-world dictatorship, on Sunday morning Spanish riot police violently cracked down on the scheduled Catalan independence referendum, smashing their way into polling stations in Catalonia in a dramatic quest to shut down the banned Catalan independence referendum, as they fired rubber bullets and brutally beat peaceful people trying to vote for or against independence from a Spanish government, which many commentators this morning have called “fascist.”
But this isn’t the only example I’ve encountered this week of fundamental disagreement over matters of fact – over what actually happened.
The other one took place on Infowars.com on 4 October, during a broadcast phone conversation between Infowars host David Knight and frequent guest Steve Pieczenik, during which Pieczenik said that the Las Vegas shootings were a “false flag” event, and there had been no shooting at all, and nobody had been killed. Davis Knight was incredulous about this.
The segment is here, at 1:57:06 (h:m:s) in. A partial transcript:
SP: “…yesterday in Las Vegas, a complete false flag. It was absolute nonsense… no-one was killed, there was no shooting… There was no death, no killings, no shooter. Absolutely nothing.”
DK: “Wait a minute. Are you saying that there was nobody killed in Las Vegas?”
SP: “No, Nobody. Nothing. It was basically a total false flag…”
DK: “…I’ve talked to a lot of people who were there… We’ve had a lot of eye witnesses saying that people were killed, and that they were there on the ground… Are you saying that all those people were in on a conspiracy? I don’t understand what you’re saying that nobody died. I don’t believe that nobody died.”
That’s another profound disagreement over what actually happened.
I’m not going to try to sort out what the truth of the matter about either Barcelona or Las Vegas. I don’t know how to. We’re in a situation where we can no longer trust the mainstream media. And maybe they have been telling lies about both events.
How can one find out the truth?
I used to know people in Barcelona, and in the past I would have been able to contact them and ask them what they’d seen or heard.
That’s one way. In fact what’s maybe needed is a global network of ordinary people – not paid reporters or editors – who can be contacted to report on events that are supposed to be taking place. A sort of citizens’ news network, quite independent of the mainstream media.
Another way to check the veracity of news stories is to use Google maps street view to find out where video footage is being shot from, and maybe also when it’s being shot. I’ve done this sort of thing several times, for example with the Bataclan massacre
I was also thinking that we could maybe do with publicly-accessible spy satellites that can be directed to fix their attention on any spot in the world, and beam back detailed pictures of what’s happening there right this minute. That might seem futuristic, but it’s most likely a future that will arrive in a few years time.
We are already entering a world in which more or less everybody will have a mobile phone which can record sound and vision, and stream it onto the web. In that world there are coming to be huge amounts of information available. And it’s going to be a world in which it’s going to get harder and harder for news to be manufactured.
Unfortunately we’re not quite there yet. Most of our news is still being filtered through a few news organisations which have (or whose proprietors have) their own special agendas that they wish to advance.