This is today’s thought…
I only recently learnt what the abbreviation “MSM” (main stream media) meant … doh!
This, of course (clue is in the name), is where we get most of our news from.
I like to use several MSM sources (although I’m finished with the BBC and SKY snoutlets) to try and get a general picture as to what is actually happening out there.
Because I believe that:
“Knowledge is a dangerous thing. But ignorance is no protection” (Masha du Toit)
and also that
But acquiring knowledge takes time and effort and at times can be a bit boring, and hence sometimes it’s just easier to be spoonfed by the MSM ..
BUT sometimes new knowledge comes from suprising sources.
My example is a quote by Mahatma Gandhi who I always thought was a pacifist. But the truth was a little more complex than that. Gandhi said.
“It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of non-violence to cover impotence. Violence is any day preferable to impotence. There is hope for a violent man to become non-violent. There is no such hope for the impotent.”
WOW … strong stuff indeed!!
That was the first shock.
The second shock (and this goes to my point about MSM versus other – less reputable? – sources of knowledge) was that I first heard the quote in an A-Team (remember them) movie.
Always check your sources though!