Who is going to stand?

by Rebecca Poole, Brisbane, Australia

The media in the right hands with the right intention is such an amazing strength within a society: whilst the Finkelstein Inquiry reported that the public have a general mistrust in the media, organisations like the ABC and some reputable online platforms are still trusted and have integrity in the public eye.

Most people in Australia have never seen, experienced or felt the level of corruption that exists in some countries around the world. It is concerning that we are now seeing a high level of corruption in the Media: deliberate attempts to create stories through misrepresentation, disinformation and ‘ambush’ style stunts, as well as the publication of sensationalist stories with no intent to present a fair and balanced picture. What is even MORE concerning though, is that we, as a society, accept it as the norm.

Is our apathy going to be the end of us?

We are accepting as commonplace that the media are not about TRUTH but the generation of ratings and profit. This we accept as part of life. Last week I saw a bumper sticker on a car saying “Is it the TRUTH or was it printed in the Courier Mail?”. This is not a few people from Universal Medicine complaining about the lack of integrity in the Media – this is every single person, including people within the media industry, knowing that there is no substantial and consistent integrity . . . but just resignation to the fact that this is how the world is.

Who is going to ask for change?
Who is going to show that there is another way?
Who is going to stand for a society and way of life that we can all be proud of?

273 thoughts on “Who is going to stand?

  1. Absolutely there is resignation by many of this Is how the world is… as people have given up on hoping for more, a seemingly pointless endeavor when the only consistency offered is not in integrity but in the deception and corruption. The problem is that nothing changes when apathy is at play and people need to stand up and step out of their comfort and speak up should they ever want to live in the world we know we deserve.

  2. If you look closely where we sit as a society it is scary by the way of fact there is no common love between the people. It is all supposedly confined to the family. Even the supposed love in families is arguments and disagreements but somewhat ticking boxes to claim that it is love, and as you say Rebecca it is considered normal. For too long we have accepted the wrong end of norm..

  3. Powerfully said Rebecca. Part of standing for change is expressing publicly as you have done. We may not be able to dismantle corruption overnight but we can choose to make every movement and word we express true so that others have a true choice. Lies are always revealed for what they are and when the media unravels itself we will be ready with the truth.

  4. It’s a bit like when we choose to close off to the world because we are afraid of being rejected believing that being open and transparent would make us more prone to getting hurt so instead we go into protection – we behave as if we know what is going on and know that the truth is being compromised, and believe that choosing to not know would save us from being the victim of corruption and we would be left untouched by it. Reducing ourselves in any way, shape or form would neither protect us nor bring us what we truly deserve.

  5. Yeah, you are absolutely right. The more I’ve been willing to see truth in my life the more I’ve been aware of the level of corruption, in my own country, Australia, a place I really did not believe had any at all. I’ve been very comfortable being ignorant to everything that goes on and particularly with just accepting that the media is basically a platform for entertaining lies and sensationalism. So often, I’ve just rolled my eyes when I’ve seen tabloid news on celebrities or ‘shocking’ stories on the covers of so called women’s magazines. I’ve accepted it as the norm, that that’s just one of those dumb things that happens in life. But, now I realise that my complacency contributes to the cycle of that abuse of humanity. It’s actually not ok. And whilst, I have no intention of leading a rally on the steps of parliament, I know that I can contribute by starting to talk about it, discuss it with those in my life and get the conversation happening.

  6. We seem to have lost connection to the power we each have to bring about change, and to the understanding that our society is our society – it’s not up to others to set the standards (such as the media), it’s up to us the people. That which makes up our society comes from supply and demand, if we do not have a demand for sensationalist press they can’t continue to supply it.

  7. We currently have the elections happening in the UK and the BBC has been so biased to the current government staying in power that it has been described as propaganda. The BBC is meant to be the bastion of impartial reporting, I have been shocked by how blatant the bias is, and confused as to why it should be so, I understand from those papers who are owned by moguls that they will be influenced. But I should not be shocked as the whole media is corrupt and without the purpose of sharing truth with the masses. As we for the most part live in very comfortable lies it is a reflection of the level of abuse we allow in all areas of life. It is time for us to become much more loving in our own lives, from there we will be able to bring about change.

  8. Normalised and systematic abuse – this is what so much of our media industry peddles as ‘news’, which we cynically yet just as apathetically today recognise as ‘fake news’.

  9. It is us, humanity that feed the power that the media have in the world today, if we don’t stand up individually and collectively to the lies and abuse that most of the media represent then we will continue to have a corrupt and biased media. By allowing lies and corruption in our own lives we become blind and resigned to the lies put out by the media.

  10. There is an enormous responsibility when we realise that the energy with which we say every word is carried in the energy throughout the Universe.

  11. A testimonial from someone who has experienced the care of Universal Medicine. Three months of truth instead of 3 minutes in order to concoct a defamatory picture.

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