Perception vs. Reality

If you only get your news from the mainstream media, you would be tempted to believe that global conditions are relatively stable right now.  Yes, there is a war between Russia and Ukraine, but the mainstream media is assuring us that Ukraine is winning that war.  Other than that, the mainstream media seems to think that everything is just fine.  Of course the truth is that our planet is facing a whole host of extremely challenging problems at the moment.  The UN has warned that we are entering the worst global food crisis since World War II, inflation has started to spiral out of control all over the world, the war in Ukraine is making our supply chain nightmares even worse and an absolutely horrifying bird flu plague is killing millions upon millions of chickens and turkeys.

But if you flip on one of the corporate news channels tonight, they will be focusing on other things.

And you probably won’t even hear them talk about the food riots that have suddenly begun erupting around the world at all.

For example, a “curfew” has just been imposed on the capital of Peru after a series of extremely passionate protests that were sparked by rapidly rising fuel and food prices…

Peruvian President Pedro Castillo announced a curfew for Tuesday in the capital Lima and neighboring port city Callao, after demonstrations across the country over fuel prices caused roadblocks and “acts of violence”.

Protests had erupted across Peru in recent days due to a hike in fuel prices and tolls, during a time of rising food prices.

Is this the first time that you have heard about this?

For many of you it will be, and that is because the mainstream media in the U.S. is largely ignoring this.

In Sri Lanka, severe shortages of “food, medicine and fuel” have caused a full-blown economic collapse and tremendous chaos in the streets…

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No Sri Lankan, rich or poor, spared as economic crisis worsens

Savings evaporate, businesses face closure and the Sri Lankan poor struggle to eat as economic crisis sends value of rupee plummeting.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/4/8/no-sri-lankan-rich-or-poor-spared-as-economic-crisis-worsens

Sri Lanka: Police Clash with Army Soldiers During Protests in Capital

https://www.breitbart.com/asia/2022/04/06/sri-lanka-police-clash-army-soldiers-protests-capital/

Peru: Attempted Curfew Ends with Mob Looting, Urinating on Lima Superior Court

https://www.breitbart.com/latin-america/2022/04/06/peru-attempted-curfew-ends-mob-looting-urinating-lima-superior-court/

 

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