a reply to: Pearj
First of all, thank you for presenting such a clear and concise OP. I think your approach is great, and I applaud you for your brevity at revisiting
the subject, despite the aforementioned anger and aggression that typically results on ATS from such discussions.
I am an "Effected", to use your terminology. Not by every "ME", but I think I can say most of them. Some of them, such as the human anatomy thing, are
in my opinion complete hysterical bull#...not intentional fabrications on the part of the "Effected" either...but rather some kind of
experiment/psyop/sadistic manipulation which is made possible by the fact that there are actually true, real "ME" events already happening. In short,
someone in a position to do so has taken advantage of a real phenomenon to # with the minds of the American people, as much and as often as possible.
I think this was done as just one of many things during the election to confuse, frighten and cow the people so that they'd become more malleable,
I think it's possible that some of the hostility toward people experiencing these changes stems from simple fear, and the human propensity for
attacking things that don't seem to fit in or "belong"...and that applies to other people as well. The idea that this entire thing is just human
manipulation of our environment appealed most to me for that reason.
I read about an experiment years ago...I think it was with chimpanzees...where the researchers were doing things like changing the appearance of just
one chimp in a group. I think they put clothing on it. Anyway, as soon as the "different" chimp was re-introduced into the group with all the others,
who accepted it just fine before the change in appearance, it was brutally attacked and then completely ostracized by the rest of the group. They
wouldn't groom it or let it eat or drink, they wouldn't let it sit anywhere near the others or anything. Total hate and rejection for the crime of
simply looking different.
People aren't chimps, but we share a lot of their behavioral traits. This is the same thing. It's important to realize that the chimp did not think it
was any different. It couldn't help the fact that it had clothes on. It didn't act differently or treat the others differently. But that didn't stop
the rest of the group from deciding that it was undesirable.
I have never seen anyone on these forums claiming to be "special" in any way. That ridiculous, hateful designation came straight from the people who
claimed not to be affected by the changes...and it is nothing more than a fear response. It doesn't excuse the reprehensible way that anyone who tries
to talk about this here is treated, but it is most definitely the primary underlying reason for it.
What I have seen, however, is a rather sizeable group of people who are experiencing something that they can't explain and trying to reach out to
others for answers...and comfort. Can you imagine being the only one on the planet experiencing these things? What a frightening situation that would
be to find oneself in? Imagine the treatment a person like that might receive...it would be a miracle if they weren't locked up in a psych facility
and branded a loony.
I personally refuted the idea of any of this being the result of quantum shifts or alternate realities for a long time with regard to this phenomenon.
You can see that by my post history on the subject. I firmly believed that it was nothing but deliberate mind games being perpetrated somehow by
people in power...and I still think quite a bit of it was, particularly in cases where corrections have been made, like Tidy Cats.
But, like so many lessons I've learned in all my trips around the sun, it took a generous slice of humble pie to teach me. Let's just say I ended up
having seconds, and thirds of that particular dish. I experienced...and continue to...what I can only describe as reality shifting...right in front of
my eyes. I wasn't alone either, save for one occasion.
I'm not going to bother describing these events, because I have no patience left for the mockery and sarcasm from people whose minds remain firmly
closed. It's not worth my energy, frankly. Suffice it to say, my world view is quite different now.
I don't personally have the effect related to Nelson Mandela, because I know nothing about him really...I despise television and have watched it a
handful of times in the past 25 years, so I had no exposure to him at all. I can tell you that I vaguely recall my parents talking about his death
years and years ago, but I never saw any news stories on it myself. So I dislike the 'ME' label. I just call them Shifts, because that's exactly what
it looks like when they happen right in front of you...like the entire "frame" you're standing in shifts sideways.
I think it probably happens all the time, but it's so quick that most people either dismiss it or don't notice it at all. Some people are simply
magnets for high strangeness, and I'm one of them, but I always wonder how many times there's a Shift that I don't notice; if I'm asleep or really
busy. I'm guessing a lot. I'd imagine there's rather a significant uptick in the frequency with which people can't find an object that they know good
and well was in a certain place before, or having things go inexplicably...and permanently...missing, stuff like that.
I'm pretty sure I know what is causing it...from research, a whole lot of reading and asking questions...and have accepted that, no matter how
unbelievable it may seem to be, these Shifts are really happening. No human is going house to house, moving things around or anything like that. But
for a long while, that was the silly explanation I clung to...and I did so out of fear. Pretty sad for someone who generally considers herself
enlightened and open to new possibilities, but it's the truth.
It is worse, however, that rather than coming together and trying to understand these things and how they affect our reality as a whole, and
investigate the larger implications of what is happening, people choose to turn it into a vicious argument...or full on attack anyone who dares to
speak up and share their experiences. Nothing is ever learned that way...and instead of moving, we are standing still.
People fear the unknown and scepticism is a choice that's often made when the unknown gets too close for comfort. So they lash out; mock, insult,
degrade and harangue those who show signs of being the bearers of the unknown. Fear turns to sneer, the shutters come down...and the chance to learn
something is gone. It is such an effective mechanism to shut folks up in fact that the same people go from one discussion to the next with the sole
intention of killing the conversation...and sadly, they often succeed.
They make derisive claims that anyone sharing their stories about this fancy themselves to be "special" in some way because deep down they're afraid
that conversely, they're not special all. I don't say that to mock them. I say it because it's human psychology, and it's true.
Sorry for the extensive post. I haven't talked about this in a long while.