In the past a journalist knew that he had to double check information before communicating it in his media to the public. This days of the too fast news, where sensationalism often replaces reflection, I allow myself a few subjective thoughts about affirmations I hear, which make me think more of brainwashed collective  hysteria than information about  facts.

In the moment it gets evident that some myth about the Arab world is falling apart through the engagement of citizen for democracy in those countries, and that innocent people might have been retained over years  for absurd reasons on a ground they could not obtain a fair trial , suddenly the main figure legitimating the increased control of all citizen worldwide and decline of democratic rights for ‘safety’ reasons, has been killed.

From whom do we know this? From the same bureaucracy who affirmed her importance after the cold war through the war against terrorism? From a system who affirmed the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq ?

Politicians watch a battle . Do I truly hear : ” Operation Geronimo” ?. I can not believe such a missing of cultural subtlety.

I hear, a person has been killed and is supposed to be the terrorist Osama bin Laden and as his body is now in the sea , we are supposed to believe those institution’s, we have learned to ‘trust’ over the years for their efficient way of handling the truth.

Adding to that a speech, I could not listen up the end, as it sounded to me like populist sugar for the tea of a certain party, …I can not say if a word was said about the local victims of the wars, and I doubt that the inclusive ‘we’ , was  welcomed by those who fight against a politic and economy serving the oil and armament profits.

I see agitated people on the street confusing hateful projection with foreign politic who remind me other dogmatic ones.

Some  never understood that European who had many city’s destroyed  are less inclined to use war in conflict situation . Many of us, in Europe have difficulties to understand a certain vision based on an illusion of the own potential to dominate to the world.

We get told that our safety is again in danger,….again!. Means more restrictions and an ambiance of fear serving probably not only our security.

I have the feeling, that the options for decent  information is  in danger too.

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