posted on Jun, 29 2014 @ 06:30 AM
I see this word thrown around a lot here on ATS, both by new users and old.
But we may ask, “What is the definition of shill?”
Or “Am I a shill?”
I am sure there are people here who have thought that about themselves, and there are probably many more who have probably thought that about me or
you…I just think we are sensible though. Anyway, when I do a Google search this is what I find:
noun: shill; plural noun: shills
an accomplice of a hawker, gambler, or swindler who acts as an enthusiastic customer to entice or encourage others.
o a person who pretends to give an impartial endorsement of something in which they themselves have an interest.
"a megamillionaire who makes more money as a shill for corporate products than he does for playing basketball"
verb: shill; 3rd person present: shills; past tense: shilled; past participle: shilled; gerund or present participle: shilling
act or work as a shill.
Ok so now we have a definition. So, I ask myself, am I a shill? Am I an accomplice of a hawker? Do I pretend to be impartial on a subject because I
have some sort of an interest? Do I make money being paid this way?
I think I can answer of that with an unequivocal NO. I am no one's accomplice. I do not pretend to have an opinion of feign impartiality on any
subjects for any reason. I
I look at this definition and how it is used here on these boards, and it seems like being sensible is being a shill. Someone posts a video of a moth
by a candle claiming its Nibiru, or the mothership coming to reclaim her children from inside the hollow earth. But if I sawit and said, “Hey yo,
that’s just a moth by a candle…” then I am all of a sudden a shill… Seeing something for what it is, and being sensible and rational....
So for all of my fellow brethren here on AboveTopSecret, who have sense, who look at things rationally, who accept the truth for the truth and
aren’t afraid to say it.
To me, you are not a shill.
There, I’ve said it.
Until next time ATS,
continue to deny ignorance,
(p.s. I only wish I made money for my “shill-iness” )