posted on Mar, 7 2005 @ 09:41 PM
One conspiracy subject I haven't seen on this website , is an investigation into whether this site is itself a conspiracy.
The motto of this place is 'deny ignorance', yet having read many posts and the musings of the regulators, I have the suspicion that the real motive
is in fact to "promote ignorance'.
I have especially been interested in how the focus range of subjects is kept very narrow by how the rules (ie using warns and threats of bannishment
as pavlovian instruments of behavior modification)are implemented, and how these rules keep everything dumbed down to the lowest common denominator.
The system of benevolent dictatorship also seems to be at odds with deny ignorance. I would suggest that all dictators have believed themselves to be
benevolent, knowing whats best for their subjects. But power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Another worrying aspect is how ATS came to be in the first place. The word around the water cooler is that it began life as a dis-information site
for an online game, to put the hunters of clues off the correct path. The fact that many of the same in-game conspiracies dove-tail with ATS is also
My advice to would be writers of scripts, books or whatever.....guard your intellectual property at all costs...you never know where your best ideas
might end up. Beware of he/she that takes the credit for other peoples donkey work.
Maybe it is just a reflection of every day life where usually the person with the loudest mouth or gift of the gab is believed as the repository of
truth, rather than the person that actually knows the cold hard ugly facts.
Many of the so called in-depth research pieces I have read on ATS, seem to be nothing but the paring down and rehashing of the same old same old that
has been doing the rounds for decades. Any dessention from these puff pieces invariably results with the same old jaded mantras of conditioning
directed towards the dessenters. And that makes me suspicious.
Of course I could be completly wrong and all these suspicions are just the result of the broad snapshot of society that ATS members represent.
As for myself, the quasi facsist religous close minded nationalistic overtones that permiate this site make me wanna puke, so I won't be bothering
with ATS anymore.....so any replies to this post will just be empty cries into cyberspace.
In closing, remember that there may be more to ATS than meets the eye and previous members that also quit this place have done so due to the suspicion
of privacy invasion and a shonky mission statement.
[edit on 7-3-2005 by PoopaScoopa]