Ellopia Press Magazine NY February 2015
Recently I saw the movie American Sniper! I was not surprised by the ferocity of the scenes. Felt sad because it brought memories of the wars that I covered as a war correspondent. Audiences left the theatre in silence, perhaps annoyed because, what they show in this movie, is the real hard truth of war. People who are perched safely on their sofas need to understand that war is not a Hollywood movie. War is death, you can see it, sense it, listen and smell it in every fibber of your body. That “flavor” dies or fades away, only when we die!
But the “lightness of being’ and the ability to absolve the cruelty that is happening all over the world, and be able to live with, is not an accident!
Plato said, ‘Those who tell the stories rule society.’ We have to change the system and the way we teach our children at school. They have to learn to question everything. Specially the “official statements” or stories and events that the mainstream press presents to us.
We experience a world full of deception and asking for the truth is almost futile !
How are we supposed to tell what is really happening in history in its making when the official version is most of the times a very carefully constructed illusion?
Keep your heart and minds open. Often what you see, hear or read is not what happened!
We have the tools – its called The Web – to research, compare, educate and inform our selves. Following our own judgment, instinct and need to find the truth.
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