“There is no such thing as disinformation or misinformation. There is only information you accept and information you do not accept. You were not born with a requirement to believe everything you are told; rather, you were born with a brain that allows you to process the information you receive and make independent decisions.” The Last Resort
The first principle in battling against cancel culture is to not accept their terminology. While controlling language is a specific tactic of the professional political left ultimately, the left is not trying to control your speech, they’re trying to control your mind.
Words are wonderful tools; they give us the ability to express concepts that cannot be communicated any other way. The meaning and knowledge behind a thousand years of experience can be embedded in just a few words.
Words have power. They can be perverted, subverted, convoluted, or forbidden. They can imbue power merely by sounding like other words. All one must do today is check out social media sites to find that ignorance has become the word sadly descriptive of a growing number of people with impoverished vocabularies.
When you accept the terms “disinformation”, “misinformation” or the newest lingo, “malinformation,” you are beginning to categorize truth and lies in various shades of gray and when your mind works in the gray zone, you are, by direct and factual consequence, saying there is a problem.
And you can’t simply solve the problem by trying to remove the gray because it takes too much work to separate the white pixels from the black ones. You must eliminate the gray. Remember that you were born with a gift, the greatest gift a loving God could provide; a brain and natural instincts that are tools to discover the truth but only if you use them.
Often, we don’t like the truth; often, the truth is bitter, cold, challenging and even painful to accept. However, the truth doesn’t care. Information in its most raw form is ambivalent to your opinion. If you struggle to accept these facts, that’s when you need gray.
When we begin to apply labels or categorization, there’s an opportunity for information to be manipulated – even weaponized. Saul Alinsky spent decades pondering the best techniques to weaponize information and speech. His intentions were to change society by changing how language and information was used. And don’t forget, he devoted his completed rulebook to Lucifer.
George Orwell said that if thought corrupts language, language could also corrupt thought. And he was right. Societies’ enemies deliberately use words in dishonest ways to obscure reality and condition people to associate certain words with negative perceptions thus always controlling the debate.
That this technique is transparent does not make it less effective.
Source: You Were Born with a Brain Allowing You to Process Information, the Conservative Tree House; Martin and Marcia at What Would The Founders Think;