I used to love coming to ATS. I first found this website in 2004 while searching for information about 9-11 cause something didn't feel right about
it. It started out as a reference point. Kind of like "I found some interesting information on that one sight, maybe it will have information on
this too". I'd visit maybe a handful of times over the next couple years.
As I grew older, my knowledge grew wiser. I realized more and more that there was far more to life then what I thought I knew, or what the news told
me. By 2007 I was a fairly regular lurker here. I never created an account because the main contributors here provided some massively detailed
information. I couldn't contribute like that. I didn't have the means to become that involved.
By 2010, ATS was a daily stop in my browsing history. I was into UFO's, false flags, government corruption, the invasion of the MSM, mind control,
all of it...I loved it! I debated with myself to create an account and just go with it. Maybe I'd find my niche in the conspiracy world if I just
got started with an account.
Without looking I believe it was either 2011, or 2012 when I finally did. But still, I never had the means to be a real contributor. I'm talking
posts that would compare to a TED talk, or a professional presentation to a room full of peers. I remember point by point, organized, educated posts
by people that clearly outlined their thoughts and backed it up with evidence. I couldn't contribute to this site like that. I didn't know any
aliens, I didn't monitor earthquakes around the globe, I didn't have inside access to any company or government.
So I mostly just lurked in the shadows. I made a few posts over time, but nothing ground breaking. I've commented on others posts enough that maybe
some of you recognize me.
Unfortunately, over the past year or so, it's become too much of the same. Everything in here is political. Great discussion can't be found. For the
past couple months I have completely bypassed the home page and gone straight to the "new" posts. But even that is flooded with the same political
I get it, it's a reflection of the times. The MSM walls are collapsing. Social media spreads lies and opinions faster than the people who write them
can think about what their saying. Everyone is opinionated and offended at the same time. Our society has to figure out who we're going to be in the
future and both sides are digging in for a long fight.
The same seems to be true here. It's hard to find original content of something other than politics or trump. It's no longer a conspiracy site, it's
a place where people go to press their political opinion, or be offended by the opposite. And all I'm trying to do is continue to learn new things,
live my life, and be at peace.
I can't do that here anymore. The country is finally waking up. But there's a lot of catching up to do for those who've been asleep. I suppose once
the dust settles and the mess is picked up, I'll come back regularly again, and maybe there will be one of those vintage Slayer Posts. Or maybe some
good AMA's. Who knows...but until then, I'm moving away from social media and anywhere that this political carnage exists.
I wish you well ATS. I hope you find your way back to being what it used to be.
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