Trying to act responsibly and keep one's blog on top of world issues is a difficult if not impossible task. The reason? The world is being engulfed by a tsunami of lies: big, small, white, black, trivial, profound, you name it!
Every crisis in the world is, like an onion, surrounded by layers and layers of lies, half-lies, exaggerations, distortions, and deliberate spin. Somewhere in the mix is the truth (or at least part of it) but usually it's well hidden.
Everyone it seems is involved in lying: politicians, priests, entrepreneurs, salespeople, Sunday school teachers, television commentators, journalists, bankers, military commanders, lawyers, etc. Some people are truly professional liars, naturals at it. Many more are amateurs. Some people are actually trained in the art of deception, the art of spinning yarns, or avoiding telling the truth. Visit any court room or chamber in parliament!
Given this fact, how then can any serious blog publisher feel confident about presenting accurate posts on any world issue let alone a string of different ones? Even if I concentrated on one issue, say highlighting the way that Zionism affects the foreign policy decision of the United States, I could spend my every waking hour for a year trying to sift through all the evidence, all the mendacity, all the obfuscation, all the rumours, all the views, all the intrigues and conspiracy theories and still end up little the wiser.
At times, the task of being informed seems far too daunting and it is becoming more so by the day.
The universal penchant for lying doesn't help!