Greetings ATS, it's been a while.
Since hanging up my keyboard warrior armor in the closet and assuming a less-mentally-stressful life, I've not been online in a while. Life calls,
and there isn't always time to delve into the conspiracies that hold our interest and provoke our inner activist. But, once awake, always awake - and
once you're looking for all those key little things that don't match up in society, politics, and the social constructs around you, you can never
really turn that inner eye off. So, here I am once again to indulge my overactive paranoia.
For the past couple of years, I haven't had my ear to the ground very much. I know very little about anything, but one thing I am good at is bloating
my own paranoia and drumming up lots of speculative scenarios. So, here it is.
I don't know much about ISIS. I know that the refugee situation had a lot of conservatives and libertarians unwilling to take in survivors because of
the threat of ISIS terrorism, and we've seen in Europe - especially France - that ISIS has kept to their promise of exploiting the refugee crisis in
order to invade other countries. Whether or not these attacks were provoked by a higher power or fit the bill of a false flag is up for speculation. I
don't know enough about the attacks to say one way or another.
I also know to be skeptical of anything that the mainstream media screams at you - and we all know how good they are at overhyping terrorism, gun
violence, and racism. We always look for instigations in the media that might be designed to orchestrate a desired response from the public. So,
naturally, I've been wary of everything I've been hearing. I've been avoiding alternative media as well, namely because of their obsessions with
Donald Trump (seriously, doesn't anyone have anything better to talk about than Trump?).
Still, one can't ignore something suspicious when it pops up in front of them, can they? Not if they are proud of their absurd "conspiracy
Recently, my mother told me about a man on a dating site messaging her and asking if he could 'be her friend.' Usually I don't pay her speculations
much mind, because they often include religious propaganda and demons and such. But this was something else. She said that the man who messaged her
spoke in slightly broken English, but his profile wasn't empty and blank, which led her to believe it was legitimate. The man's profile picture was
of an American in a military uniform. He also asked strangely invasive questions, "where do you work?" "Do you have children?" "Tell me
everything about you." This was after almost no conversation between the two. She suggested that it was an ISIS member in disguise.
ISIS is using Social Media to
Any other time, I might blow off this speculation. I'm quite used to people grabbing at straws and looking for any reason to holler "conspiracy!"
It's one of the reasons I'm rarely on this site anymore.
But this was hard to ignore, considering the same thing happened to me around the same time.
Same thing my mom experienced. Pictures of a white guy in military gear.
His weird English and strange requests are enough to raise a red flag, but looking at his profile raised even more questions. At first, I thought it
was just some regular guy, so I added him as a friend. This person is on my friend's list but access to his account is very limited, and his facebook
page shows no activity whatsoever apart from changing his profile pic and cover photo.
It screams suspicious, but maybe it's just someone looking to steal my identity online. That happens all the time.
Thing is, every time someone's tried to get information out of me online, it was always in broken English. This was years back, but still. It leads
me to believe that ISIS could be involved. How likely is that? Who knows. But I wouldn't be a conspiracy theorist if I didn't consider the wildest
possibilities. Truth is most assuredly stranger than fiction.
Me thinks ISIS might have perfected their social media skills. They used it to promote their ideals in the middle east, after all. If Liberals can get
away with making facebook pages calling for the slow removal of the caucasian race from the planet, then ISIS can definitely get away with segregating
individuals online and prodding them for information. I don't know what the purpose of this would be other than stealing an American's identity.
Making friends so they appear less suspicious to society? Creating alibies? Looking for useful information about America? Hell if I know.
Has anything like this happened to you? What do you think this means?
I'd love to hear all your speculations. God, I've missed this.