facts about a situation, person, event, etc. Information should always be accurate and free from bias.
Propaganda\” is defined as the \”systematic propagation of information or ideas by an interested party, esp. in a tendentious way in order to encourage or instill a particular attitude or response. Also, the ideas, doctrines, etc., disseminated thus; the vehicle of such propagation.\” (Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989)
\”Misinformation\” is defined as the action of misinforming or the condition of being misinformed; or erroneous or incorrect information. Misinformation differs from propaganda in that it always refers to something which is not true. It differs from disinformation in that it is \”intention neutral\”; that is, misinformation is not deliberate, just wrong or mistaken.
a view, judgment, or appraisal formed in the mind about a particular matter belief stronger than impression and less strong than positive knowledge.
FREEDOM OF SPEECH
Protecting free speech means protecting a free press, the democratic process, diversity of thought, and so much more. (BLOGS INCLUDED) The ACLU has worked since 1920 to ensure that freedom of speech is protected for everyone. AND THAT INCLUDES ME AND MY BLOG.
I started thinking about what the commenter said. I\’m a sensitive soul and don\’t like to piss people off if I can help it – so I went back to re-read what got her all worked up. From the above definitions, I never gave out FALSE INFORMATION. I didn\’t promote PROPAGANDA and I wasn\’t spreading any MISINFORMATION. I never once said what I believe or felt on my rant was FACT. It was purely my opinion – my belief from where I am at.
I suspect the comment was mad about other things that were my OPINION.
Now why that bugs so many people is beyond me. I will never back down from my opinions or my thoughts. This is my blog and when I get a bug up my butt to rant and it is not to your liking, you can unfollow me or just pass it by for that day. I have a few blogs I follow that I don\’t agree with their politics or opinions and I let it go. It must have something to do with CONTROL. People want to control how others think and feel even down to managing their opinions.
I also never ever said I was against the vaccine. I had a few deleted comments that accused me of being an anti-vaxxer. Oh come on now – they must not be regular followers of my blog. I blogged about my shot, 1st, and 2nd dose and was happy to do it. I always wore my mask – didn\’t like it but I did it to protect the small business in my area who has been hit hard and continues to struggle to feed their families.
Don\’t try and snuff out my RIGHT to voice my opinion on my own blog. If you don\’t like it or disagree, fine – move on. I\’m just as stubborn with my opinion as you are about trying to change mine. It just ain\’t gonna happen.
Lastly, you don\’t know me. You don\’t know from where I am coming from. I am a Christian for over 40 years – my husband is Messianic. We look at the world through those eyes. I refuse to live in FEAR; no matter how true something is. When I start to feel the fearful emotions I pray and I make a conscious decision NOT TO live in FEAR but to enjoy this life. I keep my eye on the ultimate prize. Those who are believers KNOW what that prize is.