Avatar is Morpheus, God of Dreams.
@replacemenwithalphas00 "Bad journalism that happens to support our opinion is still bad journalism."
If not guarded against, it gets people to VOLUNTARILY build their worldview upon false information. After hundreds and thousands of iterations it leaves people in a state of fractal wrongness. This is the underlying workings of "Fox news viewers LESS informed than general public about current events and major issues."
@destraht I looked into this issue when it came up on another site as a "Noble farmers revolt against clueless oppressive government" story.
The literally underlying issue is the Tragedy of the Commons regarding Netherlands freshwater supplies. Most of the country is built on silt, sand, and reclaimed land. They have very shallow fresh groundwater, divided into 3 geographic systems, that are a challenge to keep clean and usable in the face of ever increasing population and farming.
10 years ago a very aggressive system of limiting manure and precision balancing the ratio of phosphorus to nitrogen was put into place. For several years it succeeded in reducing groundwater contamination by a large factor. During the last few years, the numbers have been climbing again.
A hardcore Libertarian "the market will maintain proper stewardship of common resources despite immediate and huge financial incentives to do otherwise" would have allowed the groundwater to become undrinkable in the entire country by now, and then what?
Always, always, ALWAYS check primary sources before uncritically accepting (much less passing on) the slanted reporting of tertiary and known-biased sources like Infowars.Read More