Media-Cited 'Trump Slump' in Foreign Tourism Turns Out to Have Been a Bump

In March and April, the press, with the help of hyperventilating tourism industry officials, warned readers and viewers that a “Trump slump” in foreign visitors to the U.S. was likely because of President Donald Trump’s attempts to impose a temporary travel ban from six countries and “the negative sentiments” associated with having Trump as this nation’s President.

Even then, the evidence was thin. But on Monday, Beth J. Harpaz at the Associated Press reported that “International arrivals and travel-related spending are up in 2017 compared with the same period in 2016,” quite sharply so in the past two reported months. Imagine that.

An April 4 NBC News report by Harriet Baskas noted flatness during Trump’s first two months in office, and tried to pin it on the President. The reporter attempted to maximize the negativity in her presentation of the numbers (bolds are mine throughout this post):

Is an unwelcoming political climate really creating a “Trump Slump” in the annual $250 billion business and leisure travel industry in the United States?

“Yes,” “No,” and “Maybe So,” say travel industry experts and number crunchers.

… right after Trump issued the first travel ban, search engines such as Hopper saw a serious slip in flight searches into the U.S. and in the eight days following January 27 (the day the travel ban was first imposed) ForwardKeys saw international bookings to the U.S. fall by 6.5 percent.

Since then, there’s been a continued slow-down in U.S.-bound air travel bookings.

From January 28 to March 25, bookings were essentially flat, up just. 0.1 percent over the same period last year, according to ForwardKeys.

Baskas clearly wanted readers to focus on that 6.5 percent decline in the first eight days of the temporary travel ban. But the tiny increase from January 28 to March 25 includes those eight days (Jan. 28 to Feb. 4), meaning that the decline was slightly more than offset by an increase of roughly 1.2 percent during the last 49 days of the period (Feb. 5 to March 25).

So where was this “continued slow-down” Baskas claimed? There wasn’t one.

There was another potential explanation for a potential hit to foreign tourism which Baskas mentioned in passing, while primarily going after Trump:

Though also attributable to the strength of the U.S. dollar, the dip is predominantly due to “the negative sentiments of the U.S. as a destination created by some of the new policies of President Trump’s Administration,” said Helen Marano, WTTC’s Senior Vice President Government Affairs. “Already, there have been clear signs and data that international visitors are rethinking booking their holidays to the U.S.”

But in a Travel Trends Index report released Tuesday, the U.S. Travel Association said that international travel to the U.S. “defied growth expectations” and actually grew faster than domestic travel during February.

But the group warns of a drop-off in international travel going forward.

The February growth just cited is consistent with the post-February 4 increase discussed earlier.

There is an MSNBC video at the NBC link, presumably from about the same early-April time period, which comes across as far more certain that a slump was in full swing, and that it was all Trump’s fault. Additionally, reports from outlets in the UK (The Economist, the UK Independent, and the UK Guardian) were somehow absolutely convinced that foreign tourism to the U.S. was already “falling off a cliff.”

As for the alleged “rethinking” by potential tourists, Monday’s AP report indicates that the rethinkers didn’t change their plans, while additional others decided to visit the U.S. despite the presence of mean old Donald Trump in the White House. These developments have taken a travel industry spokesman completely by surprise:

No Trump slump in tourism but there could be a Trump bump

Last winter, the U.S. tourism industry fretted that Trump administration policies might lead to a “Trump slump” in travel.

But those fears may have been premature. International arrivals and travel-related spending are up in 2017 compared with the same period in 2016.

There might even be a “Trump bump,” says Roger Dow, CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, a nonprofit representing the travel industry.

A few months ago, Dow and others warned that President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric and ban on travel from a handful of mostly Muslim countries could send an anti-tourism message.

But “impending doom hasn’t manifested itself,” Dow said in an interview. “Right now we cannot identify a loss. It’s contrary to everything we’ve heard, but travel is in slightly better shape than it was a year ago. Everyone wants me to tell the story of the sky is falling, but for the travel industry, the sky is not falling.”

Latest numbers from the U.S. Travel Association’s Travel Trends Index showed 6.6 percent growth in international travel to the U.S. in April and 5 percent growth in May compared with the same months last year. The Travel Trends Index uses hotel, airline and U.S. government data.

The increases seen in April and May are significant “bumps,” whether one wants to credit Trump or not, and make a mockery of video headline I’ve found, including the one seen nearby, which will only concede that there are no “Trump slump” signs “yet.” Such increases, sustained for about a year, could be fairly characterized as a “boom,” and a pretty impressive one, especially given the strong dollar.

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The AP’s Harpaz went on to cite other impressive growth stats. Yet she seemed determined to find people who were downbeat. After finding a couple of destination operators who threw shade at Trump for alleged reductions in foreign visitors, she posted this paragraph about New York City:

New York City’s tourism agency, NYC & Company, predicts that 300,000 fewer international travelers will visit the city this year than last, according to spokesman Chris Heywood. Concerns about Trump administration’s policies include “rhetoric surrounding the travel ban, laptop bans on certain airline carriers and the threat of having visitors reveal social media accounts,” along with “the lack of a proactive welcome message on behalf of the nation,” Heywood said. New York has put up its own signs saying “New York City – Welcoming the World” in England, Germany and Mexico.

There’s only one problem with that prediction, as seen in the New York Times: It was reported in late February, when everyone was in “Woe is us” mode, supposedly because of Trump. That Times article’s headline: “New York Expects Fewer Foreign Tourists, Saying Trump Is to Blame.”

Cross-posted at BizzyBlog.com.

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The media and polar bears

Commenting on a scientific study, Polar bear attacks on humans: Implications of a changing climate [1], the international media have set off the alarm: pushed by a climate that is getting warmer, polar bears would attack humans. [2].

However, this is not the meaning of this study which actually weighs in on animal behaviour and not climate change.

What the study does is to review every case where polar bears have attacked humans over the last hundred years, the most recent case taking place six years ago in 2011. But it does not examine the exponential increase in the potential for such attacks on humans who are now frequenting the natural habitat of polar bears.

This campaign is taking place in the context of US’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement (which is effectively the US’s withdrawal from the Coal Stock Market, which was supposed to be a wealth-creator for its inventors). This stock market was the brainchild of David Blood (former Director of the investment bank Goldman Sachs and Al Gore (former US Vice-President). Its by-laws were drawn up by Barack Obama (later to become the President of the United States of America) [3].

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Media Silent As Christian Extremists Slaughter Muslims In Central Africa

Hundreds of civilians are seeking refuge inside a mosque in the Central African Republic (CAR)’s border town of Bangassou, Reuters reports.

What may be surprising to the American public is that these civilians are trying to escape ongoing attacks committed by Christian militias that killed at least 30 civilians over the weekend, according to U.N. officials and aid workers.

According to Reuters, the weekend attacks in Bangassou, located on the Congolese border, have involved hundreds of fighters with heavy weaponry. The fighting is aimed at the Muslim populations and signals that the conflict currently besieging the country is worsening.

“The situation is extremely deplorable and we are doing everything to rapidly retake control of Bangassou,”MINUSCA (the U.N. mission) chief Parfait Onanga-Anyanga told Reuters in an interview.

According to Onanga-Anyanga, many of the fighters are child soldiers who appeared to be under the influence of drugs.

The head of the Red Cross in CAR, Antoine Mbao-Bogo, said his staff has counted 115 bodies in Bangassou following the latest fighting.

While these developments may be unheard of in the eyes and ears of much of the American public, the truth is that this conflict has been raging for some time now. According to the Guardian, thousands of Muslims have been killed or displaced in the conflict. For example, the city of Bangui previously had approximately 130,000 Muslim residents; the number of Muslims is now likely less than 1,000.

According to Reuters, the U.N. base in Bangassou has also been targeted.

CAR has been besieged by this violence since 2013, when mostly Muslim Seleka fighters ousted then-President Francois Bozize. Amnesty International has referred to the developments in the country as “ethnic cleansing” since the fighting erupted.

As this conflict rages on, however, don’t expect the corporate media to pay too much attention to it anytime soon — it doesn’t fit the mainstream narrative that only majority Muslim countries deploy groups of extremists that terrorize civilians.

In 2015, the U.N. Development Index rated CAR as having the lowest level of human development. It was ranked dead last. The country is the world’s 12th largest producer of diamonds and is home to a secretive, bloody gold trade and also harbors mineral, uranium, and oil reserves.

Liberation might be just around the corner, though the country’s majority Christian population might exclude it from the U.S. military’s ‘War on Terror’ narrative.

 

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The ‘Fevered Insanity’ of the Media’s Selective Outrage

As always, leave it to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to pithily assess the flood of media stories about Donald Trump Jr.’s 20-minute minute meeting with a Russian lawyer in June of 2016. Appearing on Fox’s My Story, hosted by Martha McCallum, Gingrich had a two word description for all the frenzied coverage: “fevered insanity.”

To which can only be added another two words: “selective outrage.”

The breathless reporting of this story revolves around the absolute certainty on the part of the media and angry Democrats who are still agog that Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump. There had to be a reason other than a bad candidate for the upset loss. So the excuse of choice is that somehow, someway, her loss is all the Russians’ fault. 

“Collusion” is the word of the moment. And because Don Trump, Jr. said yes to this meeting thinking he was going to get some dirt on Hillary — which turned out to be not forthcoming —  this is proof positive that Hillary was cheated. (And NBC has excitedly now reported that there was a one-time Soviet intelligence officer in the meeting as well.) After all, if an American presidential campaign is conniving with the Russians to win an election, this is self-evidently a huge story.

Really? 

Over here at Newsmax in December of 2016, Michael Reagan, the son of President Ronald Reagan, told a story about someone who was conniving with the Russians to win a presidential election – and it wasn’t Don Trump, Jr. Here’s some of what Mike Reagan — no Trump fan — had to say. 

In the closing days of the 1980 presidential campaign, while trailing Ronald Reagan in the polls, Jimmy Carter sent a political ally, industrialist Armand Hammer, to a secret meeting with Soviet ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin at the embassy in Washington. Hammer asked the Soviets to help Carter win votes in key states by allowing Jewish “refuseniks” to emigrate to Israel. The Soviets rejected Hammer’s request. 

In January 1984, former President Carter approached Ambassador Dobrynin in person. Carter wanted to derail President Reagan’s defense buildup, and asked for help from the Evil Empire in unseating President Reagan. It’s not clear if the Soviets gave Carter what he wanted.

Then there’s Speaker of the House Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill. He privately told Ambassador Dobrynin that it was in everyone’s best interests if the Soviets would help the Democrats keep “that demagogue Reagan” from being re-elected. O’Neill warned Dobrynin that the ‘primitive instincts’ of this ‘dangerous man’ would plunge the world into war.

Yes, you read that right. Mike Reagan is saying flatly that in the campaign of 1980 the then-President of the United States sent an emissary literally to the Russian Embassy in Washington to see if the Soviet Ambassador, Anatoly Dobrynin, would collude with the Carter campaign in order to manipulate the Jewish vote in key states in Carter’s favor. He further says that Carter tried the same collusion four years later, when Carter’s vice president, Walter Mondale was the Democratic nominee. 

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As if an effort by a sitting and former American president to rig not one but two presidential elections wasn’t enough, the sitting Speaker of the House – Tip O’Neill – made the same pitch for collusion to Dobrynin in 1984.

Remember the massive media coverage of all this? The endless cable shows, the investigations by NBC, CBS, ABC and all those blaring headlines on the front pages of The Washington Post and The New York Times? Neither do I.

In his appearance with Ms. McCallum, Newt Gingrich illustrated exactly how this selective outrage works. Without mentioning Politico he referred to the ho-hum media treatment of this story that appeared in Politico back in January of this year. The headline:

Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump backfire
Kiev officials are scrambling to make amends with the president-elect after quietly working to boost Clinton.

The story by Kenneth P. Vogel and David Stern said, in part, this: 

Donald Trump wasn’t the only presidential candidate whose campaign was boosted by officials of a former Soviet bloc country.

Ukrainian government officials tried to help Hillary Clinton and undermine Trump by publicly questioning his fitness for office. They also disseminated documents implicating a top Trump aide in corruption and suggested they were investigating the matter, only to back away after the election. And they helped Clinton’s allies research damaging information on Trump and his advisers, a Politico investigation found.

A Ukrainian-American operative who was consulting for the Democratic National Committee met with top officials in the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington in an effort to expose ties between Trump, top campaign aide Paul Manafort and Russia, according to people with direct knowledge of the situation.

…Manafort’s work for Yanukovych caught the attention of a veteran Democratic operative named Alexandra Chalupa, who had worked in the White House Office of Public Liaison during the Clinton administration. Chalupa went on to work as a staffer, then as a consultant, for Democratic National Committee. The DNC paid her $412,000 from 2004 to June 2016, according to Federal Election Commission records, though she also was paid by other clients during that time, including Democratic campaigns and the DNC’s arm for engaging expatriate Democrats around the world.

A daughter of Ukrainian immigrants who maintains strong ties to the Ukrainian-American diaspora and the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, Chalupa, a lawyer by training, in 2014 was doing pro bono work for another client interested in the Ukrainian crisis and began researching Manafort’s role in Yanukovych’s rise, as well as his ties to the pro-Russian oligarchs who funded Yanukovych’s political party.

The story goes on to say Chalupa was in “high demand” and “that with the DNC’s encouragement, Chalupa asked embassy staff to try to arrange an interview in which (Ukrainian President Petro) Poroshenko might discuss Manafort’s ties to (ex-President Viktor) Yanukovych,.” The story also says explicitly that the Ukrainians “were coordinating an investigation with the Hillary team on Paul Manafort with Alexandra Chalupa.”

Like the Mike Reagan tale of Jimmy Carter and Tip O’Neill, this story vanished into the Internet ether. There is no “fevered insanity” from the media about a foreign entity colluding with an operative tied to the Democratic Party and “the Hillary team”.

And why might that be, you ask?

The answer is as simple as can be. And its the same answer about the liberal media whether the subject is presidential campaigns in 1980, 1984 or in 2016. 

The answer is called “liberal media bias.” A recurring phenomenon across the decades that gives the liberal media the right to say what is – and what is not – news.

Shocker, yes? No.

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The Media and the Antarctica

A giant iceberg, covering an area of 5 800 km2, has freed itself from the Antarctica between 10 – 12 July 2017. Similar observations were made in 1995 and 2002.

According to the New York Times, this news confirms the prediction of the US researcher John H. Mercer, published in Nature in 1978: the North Pole (the ice sheet) is going to disappear because the climate is getting warmer. A number of media have set off the alarm bell after President Trump withdrew his country from the Paris Climate Agreement.

What the New York Times is not saying, is that this event is nothing extraordinary:

• in 1956 an iceberg six times the dimensions of this one was observed breaking off from the Antarctica; and

• in 1927 another iceberg four times the volume did the same thing.

We do not have the data for the previous centuries.

Furthermore, President Trump has withdrawn his country from the Paris Agreement for the sole reason that he is opposed to the financial system of the Coal Stockmarket [1]. Thus, his decision has nothing to do with the environment. David Blood (a former director of the investment bank, Goldman Sachs) and Al Gore (the former US Vice-President) set up the coal stockmarket. Barack Obama (who would be the future US President) drafted its by-laws.

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SNL Star Michael Che Yanks Pro-Trump, Anti-Media Post

The “brave” comic took down an Instagram message deriding our Fake News age.

Looks like Michael Che ruffled the wrong feathers.

Che, the Weekend Update co-anchor on the liberal Saturday Night Live. calls himself a “feather ruffler” on his official Instagram account.

We’ll have to assume it means he doesn’t mind saying things on stage that some people won’t like. His recent Netflix special, for example, takes on Jesus, Black Lives Matters and more. Each can be incendiary given the proper context. Che refuses to shy away from divisive material.

It’s “uncompromising comedy where no topic is out of bounds,” or so goes the official Netflix tease on the show’s official page.

Apparently, one topic might just be out of bounds for the SNL star – calling out our increasingly fake news media.

It’s what Che did recently via Chethinks, his official Instagram account.

The comedian, who once suggested Donald Trump was racist while the future president was hosting SNL, defended Trump’s “fake news” assault on mainstream media. And, in particular, his harsh comments about MSNBC’s Mike Brzezinski.

“Trump calling a news lady ‘dumb as rocks’ is f*cking funny,” wrote Che. “Look, Trump is not wrong about the media. They’re not good. They DO make sh*t up. They DO sensationalize bullsh*t for ratings and profit.”

This reporter saw the original message. So did a scribe from Uproxx.com.

Now, the message is gone. Vanished. Memory holed.

Surely the information wasn’t incendiary enough to warrant Team Instagram from taking it down. There’s some casual profanity in the message, but that’s about all that could be considered offensive. Instagram doesn’t remove material with too many F-bombs.

That means Che likely took it down himself. But why? Did he receive blowback from his SNL peers? NBC’s news division? Someone else?

We may never know.

For now, it’s clear that even a professional feather ruffler knows better than to steer clear of the comic groupthink on Trump and the media.

[Cross-posted from Hollywood-in-Toto.] 

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You Can Now Schedule Your Social Media Posts from WordPress.com

Keeping up with social media can feel like a full-time job these days — and for many it is. Posting your content on Twitter and Facebook during specific hours, and keeping things evenly spaced out, means that you need to tend to your profiles pretty often.

We wanted to make it easier for WordPress.com users to create great content on their websites — and share it across different social media networks.

The new Advanced Social Media feature for Business and Premium plan users (and for Jetpack Professional and Premium users) lets you schedule specific times that your content will be automatically shared on places like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. You can also preview your social updates before sending them, so you know exactly how it will look when it goes out.

With Advanced Social Media, you can:

  • Resurface older “evergreen” posts to share them to your newer followers.
  • Plan your social media posts in bulk to save time.
  • Craft messages specifically to fit the profile or network where you are posting.
  • Preview upcoming tweets, Facebook posts, or LinkedIn updates.
  • See the previous shares of the post.

You can access all of these features by selecting the “Share” button under a post in your posts list.

Share Tab Open

When you select “Share” you can share a post immediately or select the calendar to pick a future time:

Share Calendar Open

To make sure you get the best result, use the “Preview” button:

This is just one of the many social media features we’ve built into WordPress.com to help you share your best work with others. We hope you enjoy, and happy tweeting!


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Stunning! Darin Damme Is One of Us and He’s Broadcasting in the Main Stream Media

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I have discovered one of the best talk show hosts I have heard. My wife thinks he’s my long lost brother. His name is Darin Damme. He is conservative, expects equal justice for all and wholeheartedly supports the Constitution. This is a broadcaster who is a true independent journalist instead of the typical propagandist that permeates our airwaves.

Here is the most amazing fact about Darn Damme, he is broadcasting in the Mainstream Media. Now, so do I, but I only do so because of the networks that I am apart of. Darin is broadcasting on KTAR (92.3 FM), the largest new talk radio station in Arizona and he is popular. And no, I do not know Darin and as of this printing, I have never spoken with him.

Here is my take on Darin’s show, Reality Check.

 

 

From KTAR Radio

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Liberal Media Sites Coo Over Obama-with-Baby Selfie at Airport: 'Now We Miss Him Even More'

The media fawning over Barack Obama never ends, despite his having left office six months ago. Lefty news sites such as CNN, Bustle, Refinery 29 and The Huffington Post continued that fawning with a simple selfie photo of Obama with a cute baby at the Anchorage International Airport.

In an Associated Press article less-than-objectively titled, “Oh My God, it is Obama’: Alaska mom, baby meet ex-president,” the mother of the cute baby, Jolene Jackinsky describes her experience, telling them while waiting in the airport she spotted a man who looked like Obama. She walked toward this man, who happened to be standing in a waiting area for private planes (but of course!), where she soon realized, it was indeed the former president. Obama saw the baby and they took a selfie with the mother and the cute baby.

The Huffington Post’s Doha Madani called Obama a “baby whisperer.” Actually, she said he will “always” be a baby whisperer. Something to note, Madani’s article, “A Mom Spotted Barack Obama In An Airport And Her Baby Was Too Excited,” was actually listed under the “Politics” section of the leftwing online news organization. Not only is it amazing that a president taking a selfie with a baby makes the news, but to actually classify it as political news is even a bigger stretch.

CNN followed suit with another article on the Obama baby encounter. Alexandra King’s article, “Obama charms seemingly stoked Alaskan baby,” is also listed under the “Politics” section of the website. Oh, she also touted his “baby-whispering skills.” King gushed:

“Barack Obama may not be president anymore, but his legendary baby-whispering skills are apparently still going strong, after photos of his encounter with a baby at an Alaska airport were circulated widely on social media…”

Then there’s the Bustle article written by Bronwyn Isaac, “These Photos Of Obama Holding A Stranger’s Baby At An Airport Are Peak Dad Behavior,” whatever that means. She writes that if you are “needing a pick-me-up in the current news cycle, you’ll be happy to know that former president Barack Obama is still as good with kids as ever…” and wrote that “the world was blessed with this ideal photo op” of the Obama baby selfie, calling it “baby magic.”

But it was probably Caitlin Flynn’s article at Refinery 29 that takes the cake of being most gag-worthy in this Obama baby selfie story. Seriously. Her article was titled, “Obama Took A Selfie With A Baby & Now We Miss Him Even More.” The gushiest of stories I’ve seen in a long time, Flynn starts off her article saying that ever since Obama left office, “we’ve been experiencing some serious separation anxiety…If we listed all the things we miss about Obama, we’d be here all day…” (that depends on who you ask.) She then ends her piece, with a “sob”:

“Obama may no longer occupy the Oval Office (*sob*), but it looks like we’ll at least get to see more photos of him with kids.”

Obviously, the brush with a famous person can be thrilling, but Obama is always uniquely thrilling to these people. How many stories were there of former President George W. Bush holding babies? We know there are tons out there of him holding babies on the campaign trail. Same thing with President Donald Trump. Trump is always a baby magnet and has a penchant for wanting to hold them. Where are those stories? Nowhere, that’s where they are, because it really isn’t a story, so why is Obama’s baby selfie photo? It’s just another way the media continues to fawn over their precious prince.

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Did Social Media Create A Mass Spiritual Awakening?


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In recent times the way we communicate has become a lot more intimate and people have become more easily accessible. This is in a big part driven by the emergence of smart devices and social media. I can post online what I had for lunch and people in every continent on the planet can share that moment with me. This has its perks (good information reaching a wide audience) and its vices (addiction, bad information etc.), but in this article I am going to discuss the spiritual effect I believe it has had on society.

Recently conversations have changed in many ways- firstly the open discussion of what was until recent times termed as “conspiracy” are now considered by many to be facts. To name a few big changes-

A few decades ago people would blindly follow the words of the doctors and pharmaceutical companies and while it is still an ever growing industry- more and more people are now opposing pharma.

While I am not advocating for Trump, the fact that he won Presidency shows that the establishment has lost its grip on the media. Trump is actually not part of the bought and paid for establishment, and if you look back on the election- the media tried their hardest to push Hillary as the candidate, but due to alternative media such as wikileaks- releasing damaging stories about Hillary– Trump done the impossible and won.

There is also the emergence of people speaking about

public schooling as a method of indoctrination, the people calling out the prison for profit system in the states and the overwhelming amount of people who have showed their support for issues such as Standing Rock– where oil company Energy Transfer Partners decided to drill for oil on sacred indigenous land.

I would argue that these are all a part of a spiritual awakening, or to term it a little differently- a mass empowerment of the people. You see a spiritual awakening is simply a removal of conditioning, starting to think for yourself and live inline with what is true to you and your higher self.

As human beings we are naturally inclined to help others and do good things, however we are also susceptible to doing what we feel is the normal thing to do. With mainstream media constantly perpetuating doom, gloom and misery it leaves people feeling as if the world is a terrible place, full of terrible people who are full of hatred. This has a ripple effect leaving many people feeling as if it is the norm to be self centred and to only look out for themselves.

Social media has strengthened this position in many ways, but it has also strengthened the position of normal people being able to share straight from their hearts. This has a far more impactful reaction as it is honest and in line with what other people feel at their core. Before social media, we couldn’t as easily see when your friend was helping out with a local charity or giving their support for a cause.

Sometimes it takes us to see someone else shine their light, for us to feel free to shine ours, and this is what is happening on a mass scale now.

Organised religion has created a barrier between man/woman and spirit- the basic essence of organised religion is- “you cannot effectively communicate with the spirit world, so I will do it for you” this has created a barrier between the common person and the spiritual dimension.

This again is where social media has played a big part- a person in China can say they are going through a specific process and a person in America can share that they have experienced the same thing. A while back I wrote an article called “Do You See 11:11? The Mysterious World Of Synchronicity” 10 years ago, the general public in (for example) a conversation at work would say you are crazy to discuss things like meaningful coincidences that are in some way guided by an external force. Now half a million people read the article and share the same experience.

This is not just on a personal level, but also media has changed. There has been an emergence in alternative media sites such as- Collective Evolution, Educate Inspire Change , Unify and The Free Thought Project all sharing ideas that have not been shared on the current level they are now being shared on- ranging from global synchronized meditations to global synchronized marches against oppression.

The establishment are trying to fight these types of news sites under the guise of “fake news” but it is too late- they cannot undo what has already been started.

Social media, alternative news and the new information sharing revolution that we are going through is here. It has its pros and cons, but the box has now been opened. We are experiencing a mass global awakening of information that has been in the hands of very small groups for so long. The tides are now changing and we should embrace this mass spiritual awakening!

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