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Who stands to gain?

Wylted
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12/16/2014 8:18:21 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Cui Bono- It is a Latin adage that is used either to suggest a hidden motive or to indicate that the party responsible for something may not be who it appears at first to be.

Adeleye, Gabriel G. et al. (1999). World dictionary of foreign expressions, p. 86.

The saying was made famous by Cicero

"The famous Lucius Cassius, whom the Roman people used to regard as a very honest and wise judge, was in the habit of asking, time and again, 'To whose benefit?'"

My question is that is this an accurate question to gain truth. In a society where an elite few control the media and information in general.

The best access I have to information is the government and mainstream media which control dam near all information.

So say you see an incident like 9/11. The government has control of all the evidence and you're depending on the Jewish controlled media to report coverage.

If for example you ask the question who stands to gain as far as 9/11 went. Can you honestly answer that Muslim extremists gained anything at all. It doesn't seem they did gain.

The government gain by justifying taking away more freedom especially freedoms pertaining to privacy. Israel gained because a puppet regime is now in place in Iraq to make their homeland safer from an extremist government.

I'm not stating my opinion here. These statements are all meant to serve as a discussion point.

Is asking the question "Who stands to gain?" A good way to arrive at the truth in a time when information is controlled by a select few?

Is it a good way to arrive at the truth period?

If not, why not?
Wylted
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12/16/2014 8:27:14 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I meant to put this in the philosophy section.

I wanted a philosophical discussion of Cui bono.

Hopefully I get that here
DarthVitiosus
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12/16/2014 9:35:01 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/16/2014 8:18:21 PM, Wylted wrote:
Cui Bono- It is a Latin adage that is used either to suggest a hidden motive or to indicate that the party responsible for something may not be who it appears at first to be.

Adeleye, Gabriel G. et al. (1999). World dictionary of foreign expressions, p. 86.

The saying was made famous by Cicero

"The famous Lucius Cassius, whom the Roman people used to regard as a very honest and wise judge, was in the habit of asking, time and again, 'To whose benefit?'"

My question is that is this an accurate question to gain truth. In a society where an elite few control the media and information in general.

The best access I have to information is the government and mainstream media which control dam near all information.

So say you see an incident like 9/11. The government has control of all the evidence and you're depending on the Jewish controlled media to report coverage.

If for example you ask the question who stands to gain as far as 9/11 went. Can you honestly answer that Muslim extremists gained anything at all. It doesn't seem they did gain.

The government gain by justifying taking away more freedom especially freedoms pertaining to privacy. Israel gained because a puppet regime is now in place in Iraq to make their homeland safer from an extremist government.

I'm not stating my opinion here. These statements are all meant to serve as a discussion point.

Is asking the question "Who stands to gain?" A good way to arrive at the truth in a time when information is controlled by a select few?

Is it a good way to arrive at the truth period?

If not, why not?

Who stands to gain suggests there is something being done purposefully and has been thought out. I don't think everything is done purposefully unless you include ego gratification as a "gain." The question being asked simply is incapable of rationalizing the irrational. How can we understand the "gain" when someone kills someone else out of curiosity or fun?

As one of my million favorite quotes states plainly "Our purpose, is the total absence of purpose."
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