Hopefully you’re going to love this …..

Hi. 😁

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

The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.” (Charles Bukowski)

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 ..

And generally because the Al-Jazeera agenda is different to, say The Jerusalem Post, (do you see where I am going here?) you tend to get a broader picture of what’s going on..

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.

β€œIt 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.

Two quotes actually in fact.

Brilliant ….

Always check your sources though!