People used to believe anything that was printed. It must be true. Otherwise it would not have been able to get printed: the sources were ‘learned’ and ‘professional’, i.e. trustworthy, and the publishers were ‘experienced’, i.e. ‘commercial’.

Since the internet has made it possible for private investigators, researchers and writers to express their knowledge and understanding, people have the chance to make up their own minds, whether to ‘believe’ or to ‘know’, if something is or rings ‘true’.

As a system analyst and philosopher of science, I have complemented Einstein’s general and special relativity by absolute relativity.  Similarly, I don’t think there is ‘absolute truth’. There is only ‘personal truth’ and ‘current understanding’ of any situation.

In that context, I am fortunate to know a lady who is very sharp in analysing websites and can spot mis- and dis-information sites from a any distance. In fact, she has analysed

I seriously hope that readers of Victims Unite are also learning to tell the difference between mis- and dis-information as techniques for covering up, worse than ‘spin’, and truthful blogging.