posted on Feb, 28 2015 @ 02:43 AM
The ATS website is looking slick these days. I'm glad to know I can make a donation via paypal.
I don't go on ATS much anymore, so I don't know if anyone is familiar with the term "redpilled" or if it's used here often. Basically, it's
used on the chans and the manosphere all the time to refer to people that have seen the cracks in society and have embraced the truth, no matter
how painful and contradictory it is as to what we've been led to believe throughout our entire lives.
My "redpilling" was a gradual process. Looking back, tiny seeds were planted along life's journey at various times, but the real process began a
couple of years ago. I moved to a country that was ethnically homogeneous, I studied E.O. Wilson's work, I moved back to the U.S. (Missouri, to be
exact) just in time for the events in Ferguson and it all came crashing down for me. I used to be a far-left, Obama-loving liberal. Not anymore.
But the biggest factor, by far, was time spent lurking on the chans. The chans, specifically infinity chan, are the wild west of the web, the final
frontier. People can post anything they want as long as it doesn't violate US Law, so the only tools the elites , shills and disinfo agents have
against the spread of real information are shilling, sliding and baiting. If someone starts a thread covering a topic that is illegal to discuss or
investigate in Europe, then it's okay because infinity chan guarantees free speech. Mods won't ban you or delete your thread and you most likely
won't end up in court over the violation of some anti-free speech law in Europe. And people will post and share information that will truly open
your eyes. Additionally, this is all done anonymously, meaning that people don't need to face repercussions. This is the maximum potential of the
internet: the free exchange of information and ideas at very little cost.
And that's why ATS has failed. ATS claims to believe in denying ignorance, but ATS only believes in denying ignorance on their own terms. Yes, ATS
is a privately owned website, so the owners have no obligation to ensure that all members have free speech rights. All users sign the Terms and
Conditions agreement and must abide by those rules. But if ATS and the owners want to deny ignorance and open the eyes of the people more
effectively, then there's a model already in place that they could look to for guidance. There are topics that people are not allowed to discuss on
ATS and threads will be deleted accordingly. And there's a ton of fluff: reptillians, aliens, UFOs, cryptozoology, new agism, etc. All of these
topics can be blown completely out of the water with the application of Occam's Razor. The only purpose they serve is to distract people from The
In business terms, ATS is actually succeeding quite well. A quick duckduckgo search reveals that ATS generates close to $150,000 a year. Funny,
because ATS is putting out their tin cup asking for donations for who knows what. ATS always has some scheme going on. At one point it was the
conspiracy chicks, they had ATS radio, they had the Ring bearer contest, and currently NLBS. All in the name of generating clicks. And let's not
forget some of the insufferable threads started in Really Above Top Secret, especially the X-Files tier thread about cryptic conversations with cab
I've been lurking on this site for over 10 years. I remember what originally brought me here: questions about the Masonic symbols on the $1 bill.
Knowing what I know now about the world and about the group that's pulling the strings, I look back and realize that had I stayed on ATS and trusted
this site, I never would have gone down the rabbit hole and I never would have learned the truth.