The world today is a non-stop news story. Countless national events involving mundane issues, people and places occur every day. Occasionally one attains international significance.
News is big business and business is all about making money. Websites, newspapers, television and radio report news. They move information around. They determine what news comes to your attention. They keep you informed.
But emotional reporting that is clear, fluent and persuasive is always irrational and the media moguls use it to control and manipulate your thinking.
News is defined as newly received or noteworthy information, especially about recent events. It falls into 4 categories: local, state, national and international.
Local news covers events of local importance; state news covers events and issues of state importance; national news covers news stories of national importance; international news covers events of international importance.
An international news story can be a turning point in a country’s national affairs or a history making event involving two or more countries.
Your local news service keeps you informed about local events. It can involve social media and a local news story can gain state, national and international attention.
The importance of a news story is judged by the scope of its influence. State events influence a state, national events influence a nation and international events influence the world.
A state, national or international event can get media coverage.
Is that event important?
You get your daily serving of unspeakable violence, brutality, economic uncertainty, loss and misery from your favourite news provider. There’s so much going on you can’t keep up.
Yesterday’s disaster is quickly forgotten as today’s serving of shock and awe grabs your attention. But, in the age of 24/7 news streaming so much news isn’t news. You must constantly ask yourself: Is that event important?
So much news is info-entertainment. It’s there to entertain and relieve boredom. News websites constantly change their headline stories. They’re entertaining a fickle, changeable viewing audience. Gossip drives the info-entertainment industry.
Keen discrimination is needed to judge a story’s news worthiness and importance.
So many events, so little news
Chances are you’re overwhelmed by the sheer amount of news.
News can be history making, shocking, heart-breaking, joyful, sensational, trivial, temporary, speculative or unbelievable. Sensation sells news. Reports on human suffering, violence and misery are very popular. So is fake news.
With instant access to national and international news stories you’re living in a global village. You’re informed about what is happening in far off cities and countries. And don’t forget all the celebrity gossip.
Gossip is defined as casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about people’s private lives that usually involve details which are not confirmed as true. A celebrity is a famous or infamous person especially in entertainment or sport.
What you need to know
Making sense of global astrology involves seeing the big picture. You need to be able to distinguish between the inconsequential, trivial event of no importance and the important event of some consequence.
If you want to make sense of the news you have to focus on the major, more important, news stories.
You need to be able to determine if the crime, accident, disaster, act of violence, judicial verdict, business deal, financial report, peace move, cost of living price-hike, weather event, social event, political scandal or knee injury is an important news story or not.
Armed conflicts, attacks, bombings, shootings, disasters, accidents and fires define a nonstop daily cycle of Mars events. They represent the customs and social behavior of a particular people and place. In the scheme of things most are not important. The outbreak of war is a major Mars event.
The personal opinion of a commentator or explainer is not news. It can help you make sense of what’s going on but with unlimited diversity of opinion two experts can interpret the same event differently and make their diametrically opposed opinions sound so plausible.
The mills of God turn out a daily cycle of events and your favorite website, social media platform, reporter, journalist, writer or blogger brings them to your attention. Each has its astro-marker and global astrology is a forecaster/ explainer that discloses why the important and not so important ones occur when they do.
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