Last updated on September 5, 2022
In this article, I show how leftist Wikipedia distorts public knowledge, allows slanderous descriptions about right-leaning people, and rewrites history. It’s not a good website, it’s bad for freedom, liberty, and society.
We live in some pretty unstable times, and division is one of the biggest problems that we face. As a people, as a society, we are about as divided as ever.
Is it any surprise that we’re such a divided people when we are continually inundated with conniving and agenda-driven sources of news, information, and entertainment?
We have left and right news media, left and right social media, and we even have left and right entertainment. And then we have Google and … Wikipedia. That’s just scary when you take a peek at the internal drive gears and realize who’s running the show.
Why Does It Matter?
There’s an old Russian proverb, “Doveryai, no proveryai (Доверяй, но проверяй)”, made famous here in the US by the late, great President Ronald Reagan when he said, “Trust but verify”.
The problem is there are no reliable ways to verify anything anymore. It’s all tainted. We’ve allowed viewpoints and agendas to infect every aspect of society and now truth is a mere pipe dream.
Too dramatic? Well, I am a blogger, so there’s that.
Even when we find some relevance to truth, others are likely to call it “Fake News” if it doesn’t align with their version of the truth. We’re even willing to destroy the lives of dedicated professionals if they steer off course from the directive of the day or the flavor of the powerful. We allow this.
Yes, I meant to write ‘flavor’ – Stop judging, you swine.
Even Wikipedia’s co-founder, Larry Sanger says (video),
“The days of Wikipedia’s robust commitment to neutrality are long gone”~ Larry Sanger – Wikipedia’s co-founder
Wikipedia locks page of Biden pick to lead DOJ Civil Rights Division
Dishonest Powerful Influence Is Nothing New
I don’t mean to insinuate that the dishonest and evil agenda is anything new. Now they are just bigger, smarter, richer, and more powerful. This BS has been around since the beginning of America. Don’t take my word for it, have a listen to a little unredacted George Carlin wisdom:
Leftist Wikipedia Is A Danger To Freedom And Liberty
And It’s Just Getting Worse
All over Wikipedia, we can see labels of “conspiracy theorists” in descriptions and even job titles for right-leaning public figures, and it’s getting worse.
I’m actually embarrassed to admit I’ve donated money to Wikipedia in the past. That’s a mistake that will never happen again. In fact, I’ll make it a point to encourage others to ignore and shun the website.
The best way to fix Wikipedia is to let it die. Stop donating money to a leftist propaganda machine. Even Wikipedia itself admits, “Wikipedia is not a reliable source” and “Wikipedia can be dangerous”, although they left out the most important aspect – Wikipedia has attracted and encouraged bottom-feeding left-leaning contributors that now get to decide what is true and what should be omitted.
Just like the mega-social media and tech giants, they found themselves catapulted to the top by the very people they now aim to control and manipulate.
What’s the power, and the responsibility that derives from it, of being number one on Google search for almost every topic imaginable?
Why We Tolerate Hate, Lies, And Deceit
We actually don’t tolerate it, we thrive on it. We’re soaking up the lies and giving up every ounce of privacy and dignity we have in order to access the filth. Why do you think Facebook is so big? Well, the website is pretty and they do so much for… Bull 💩
Facebook is so big because people are willing to sell their souls to quench, no – drench their taste for drama and feel like they’ve added a little to the narrative. That’s true with all social media. All news sites. Even all reality shows. Give us our consistent doses of instant gratification, and we’ll sign over our rights, liberty, and our soul to the influential.
We tolerate it because we are weak, disgusting, and unwilling to go without for a second. We’re experts at making excuses and sharing the hate.
Make us feel special, and we’ll accept your authority unquestioningly. We’ll accept that crowdsourcing is accurate and correct, be dammed qualification, knowledge, or agenda. It has to be correct or someone will object. Right?
Alternatives to Wikipedia
The problem with any alternatives to Wikipedia, no matter how good, accurate, honest they may be, Wikipedia is the top dog (Number 14th on Alexa’s Top Sites). We allowed that. Google endorsed that. They’re literally at the top of most Google search results – right or wrong. Good, bad, or indifferent (which should be the only acceptable scenario), truth matters not. When you’ve been knighted by King Google, you own the net.
Try the links below if you really need an alternative Wikipedia website. Personally, I think we’d be better off without any of them.
- Scholarpedia – Written by invited or elected scholars (Experts)
- Citizendium – Created by Wikipedia founder, Larry Sanger
- Infoplease – Content is curated from trusted sources – Over Eight Decades of Information
- Everipedia – The Blockchain Encyclopedia
There’s also a left-leaning alternative, Conservapedia, but isn’t that just as bad? Oh, and there’s even a satirical alternative, Uncyclopedia.
Further Reading And Resources:
- Wikipedia Is More One-Sided Than Ever – Larry Sanger Blog, Jun 30, 2021
- Kamala Harris’ Wikipedia page scrubbed of information amid veepstakes, igniting online fight – Fox News, July 6, 2020
- ‘Nobody should trust Wikipedia,’ its co-founder warns: Larry Sanger says site has been taken over by left-wing ‘volunteers’ who write off sources that don’t fit their agenda as fake news – Daily Mail, 16 July 2021
- Google blames Wikipedia for “Nazism” tag on California GOP – Fox Business, June 1, 2018
- Leftist roots of Wikipedia – Conservapedia, Nov 23, 2021
- Inside Wikipedia’s leftist bias: socialism pages whitewashed, communist atrocities buried – Fox News, Feb 18, 2021
- Tricky truths behind Wikipedia – The Boston Globe, Mar 12, 2007
- Examples of Bias in Wikipedia – Conservapedia, Nov 23, 2021
Wrapping Up On The Shamefully Leftist Wikipedia
This was a pretty deep dive as far as the research involved on my end, and I hope I’ve at least made it manageable for you, my reader because this leftist propaganda machine is evil and dangerous.
Thank you for taking the time to read my articles, I work hard on some of them – this one included.
Also See: Leftist Wikipedia Is Changing Definitions And History To Feed The Radical Left Agenda – And You Thought You Could Trust Them by Brian D. Hawkins August 13, 2022
Brian D. Hawkins is a late-blooming thought leader in his mind. So please don't disturb his happy thoughts. It's all he has.
Brian D. Hawkins has been a blogger for over twenty years, having written thousands of public articles on dozens of websites. He currently blogs for NextStepSurvival.com and his personal blog at TheOpinionBlog.com.