posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 05:41 AM
a reply to: StolidPanda
I think the easiest way to look at what might happen in the event of something truly ground breaking being proven, is to look at the last time this
I have been a member here since 2007, but even before that I was aware of rumours and suspicions on the part of some abroad on the internet, that
there must be some sort of system collecting any and all data sent through the internet, that it would be impossible for anyone to believe that world
governments would allow a resource as potentially powerful as the internet in place, without having the capacity to monitor a great deal of its
traffic. We were told for years that we were all kooks, nutjobs, that such a thing did not exist.
Then, all of a sudden, here is Mr Snowden, with a tranche of files and documents proving that, no, we were not silly people for believing that such a
system existed, because actually it did exist and was one of the largest communications intelligence operations ever devised, at great cost to the
taxpayers of contributing nations, and with the result of a total loss of privacy online.
This was a BIG deal when it broke. Essentially, all that happened around here, was that a whole bunch of folks merely said "I bloody told you so.".
That is a potted version, but the reaction was more one of relief and vindication, than anything else. I can only assume that any revelation on a par
with that, in terms of scale and import, would create a similar response in the membership, and I doubt very much that the owners of the site would
elect to censor any such proof or revelation, since this sort of thing is bread and butter for them, and the membership more broadly.