posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 03:33 PM
a reply to: karmicecstasy
Either way have a great day RisingTerra.
First off, thanks dude! That's an excellent way of introducing yourself. I've already answered your question a couple of times on this thread.
Briefly, I just signed up again after I lost my password and this was the second thread I commented on. I have not defended RT as much as I've
defended it's right to be a source of information no better or worse than any other outlet. I've also encouraged people to look deeper into who owns
which networks in our country and how those tie into people in Washington. For the past day or so I've spent most of my time on this forum
correcting the misrepresentations of my words from fellow members who have over exaggerated the language or completely misrepresented it.
My interest in this topic has very little to do with RT and more to do with Americans lack of objectionable information sources. If Western media is
all that a person consumes than they are not allowing themselves a multi-point perspective in which to ingest information. Since Western media has a
distinct slant, which I've noted RT does as well, it's within everyone's best interest to educate themselves on the role their government plays
around the world and at home. To me RT just takes advantage of the US governments missteps, which are many recently, and presents it to people who
already doubt the US narrative. To simply pass judgement on RT because it is state sponsored, regardless of what their information may continue, is
ignorant in my opinion since every media outlet on planet Earth showcases propaganda at some level.
I travel extensively and the more my government continues to poison the world, the harder it becomes to connect with people of different cultures.
The more ignorant I am to my own government, the less empathy I will have for the people I work with or are actually affected by the decisions the US
government makes. Isn't it crazy to think that a kid in a Middle Eastern country may be more directly affected by the US government than me, an
American citizen? My perspective isn't one of just reading news articles or watching RT but actually exploring, visiting and interacting with
people from every walk of life.
So why were you not in that thread? Why are you only ever in this thread defending RT? It seems you have no desire to be part of the community. Just a
desire to defend RT.
I am participating in a forum, answering questions and defending my points. Could you explain to me how that isn't being a part of the community?
Defending RT was one piece of this but it has certainly expanded into multiple topics. What the community means to you is great but please don't
project that same expectation on me. A community is a vibrant collection of individuals that are free to make the decisions they want and travel on
the path they wish. Since I'm certainly not disrupting anything with my typed words I feel as much a part of the community as the ATS owner who uses
his alternative news site forum to bash other alternative news sites.
I guess that is your right. You can believe what you want and only discuss what you want. I was just wondering thats all. As I am sure lots of other
people are wondering.
You don't have to guess or remind me that I can believe and discuss what I want. I'm free and am fully aware of that fact. If A LOT of people are
wondering than I guess I participated in a discussion that garnered attention and I hope that people will take away from it what they wish. I
certainly do not want anyone to agree with me or think I am right. My hope is that people will follow up with their own research and form their own
opinions. To scare people away from sources of information because of what YOU believe, is wrong and disrespectful to the human experience. I'm an
adult that's lived an exceptional life, I don't need to be told what to read and what not to read.
I've also been using this forum in a number of discussions and face to face meetings with various groups of people who are interested in these sorts
of discussions over the past few days. We've been sharing all of the different points being made, debating them back and forth, which allows us to
develop different projects and approaches for the things we are involved with. Like I've continued to repeat, it's not really ever been about RT