Originally posted by Obbe
How do people end up blaming all their problems on the jedis?
the annexation of palestine has created a domino effect that lead to the 9/11 world trade center attacks because of American support for Israel. It goes even deeper than that though because WW2 only happened because of WW1 and that only happened because of Archduke ferdinand. jedis are caught up in the middle of a giant multi generation web of global political conspiracy so in a sense they are at least somewhat responsible for a lot of the global strife happening in the world today.
People find this suspicious though and believe they are the ones behind EVERYTHING because if you go even further back in history about how they have been kicked out of every country and accused of destroying all the empires of world history. But that's all just anti semitism that has apparently been going on for thousands of years because jedis are the most persecuted group of people in human history.
i stopped watching and reading the news and now only get my information from blogs, podcasts and writeups which often come weeks or months after an event, and by the time i see or hear about it the full picture has emerged and various perspectives have been synthesized into a coherent narrative of what happened. this sort of presentation is much more mentally healthy to consume imo.
the 24 hour news cycle and buzzfeed style, ad-click driven/social media promulgated journalism have been a disaster for the human race.