By Jason A. Kofoed
24 December 2013
One thing that we sometimes take for granted here at Silly Sheeple is that our readers are familiar with our story that we have posted on our home page. However, this is not always the case. Our journey that eventually led us to creating this website has been a very interesting one to say the least, just as all of your personal journeys in search of truth have been for you, I'm sure. One thing I've found in my past several years of truth-seeking is that one cannot simply rely on just one or two sources of information as those sources change and evolve just like the rest of us do. You see, what we may consider a reliable source of information at one stage of our lives may soon end up becoming obsolete or irrelevant to us as we progress on our journey. While that source may offer truth, we may soon outgrow it or even find out that our source(s) has become corrupted. I have had both of these happen on more than one occasion and live by the wisdom of always being watchful while praying for the gift of discernment.
I have learned many things from many different people in years past in all aspects of my life whether it be family, friends, coworkers or current events. As we pay attention to these people, we learn of their strengths and weaknesses and, sometimes, we feel it is time to move on. Sometimes we find particular weaknesses to be dangerous even and learn to not only avoid certain individuals but, also, to warn others of them. I hope that each of our readers understands that while we do our best to post what we feel is the most relevent and accurate information we can find, we hope that nobody simply takes our word for it. It is critical that you think for yourselves and even put it to prayer if you feel it is of such high importance. There have been many times that I have posted disclaimers within posts that I choose to make that are written by others, stating that I do not necessarily agree with everything they say. One thing we promote and encourage here is developing and strengthening our critical thinking skills, each person deciding for themselves what is relevent and what is not.
There are numerous "conglomerate" sites out there that are packed full of what I consider silly and irrelevent information (not to mention DIS-information) and we aim to pick through the garbage and bring to light what we feel is accurate and valuable. Do I expect every one of our readers to agree that it's good and useful information? No, of course not. However, I would hope that our readers would at least credit us with the belief that we are doing the best that we can and that our intentions are good.
We recently had some concerns raised to us about some of our articles authored by Dave Hodges of The Common Sense Show, which is completely understandable. I have followed Dave's articles for the past 3 years or so and have found much value in many of them. Do I agree with everything he writes? Absolutely not. In fact, as the days go by I've found less and less value in some of his writings but I still grant him some credibility because of some of his past accuracies. There are two things that concern me about any sources of information: the first one is when they claim to have "insider sources who cannot be named" and the second is when they post dates to their predictions. If someone does this enough times with negative results, I step away and move on. In my honest opinion, Dave Hodges is getting really close to falling into both of those categories. Believe me when I say that of all of Dave's articles that I've read, only a small percentage of them get posted here.
While we are very careful and cautious of what we post, we sometimes miss things. If a video or article is inappropriate in nature (excessively bad language, sexual content, etc.) we will not post it regardless of how much truth may be mixed in with the garbage. On the same hand, if an article or video with a whole lot of good information has a little bit of garbage mixed in with it, we will either edit the garbage to the best of our abilites or post a disclaimer at the beginning so the viewer doesn't stumble in unawares. I despise obsceneties and always assume my readers feel the same way. We want Silly Sheeple to be a clean, reliable source for alternative news and information and would appreciate any and all feedback that our readers have to offer us.
Thank you for following us and allowing us to share with you some of the things we have found to be of value. However, if you feel you have outgrown us to the point that it is time to move on, we completely understand. If you have found more reliable sources of information, please share it with us!