Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
There has been some speculation,
in this thread, about the nature of the black band adorning the forum logo on
AboveTopSecret.com. This, combined with a sad pose from our new super hero mascot has caused some consternation among members. Well, I'm at fault,
because I wanted your attention.
I can safely say, the most enjoyable and gratifying times in my 30 years as an on-again off-again conspiracy theorist have been here as a member and
eventually staff. While I tend not to become involved in much of the discussion lately, I take a great deal of satisfaction of having some small role
in helping to make sure discussion and hopefully discovery happen.
These days, however, I mourn.
We fortunate few here in these forums have aspired to be different. A theme has been adopted, "deny ignorance," that for many of us means we try
harder. But we we're wrong. We are not different. We are subject to the same shame as everyone else.
We have allowed the sickness of petty political bickering to find a foothold and cause a widespread infection. "Deny Balance" should be the new
motto, as right-blaming-left and left-blaming-right is pervasive throughout the board.
Make no mistake, you are being expertly controlled. Even here, in this venue that should be beyond the puppet masters' strings, we have succumbed to
the subtle manipulations of thought and reason. Instead of looking in agner toward the puppet masters, you yell at the puppets.
ATS has fallen. We're not out, but we're mortally wounded.
It is indeed, a sad day.[
Please be specific, what exactly do you mean? Are you referring to the possible presence on this board of those who are paid disinformation
specialists? Do these people work at home, or in a Dilbert cube to paraphrase Bill O'Reilley and his form of ignorance? Are you referring to the idea
that people who post here are not trying hard enough? What exactly is it?
Honestly I used to have an opinion years ago, as a Political Scientist who suddenly found his field under attack during Watergate from different
fronts. People could not distinguish Future Studies from "Marxism," or some other concept that would denigrate people who are simply academic, who
study all forms of the polity, all forms of government.
During my years at the University of Hawaii I found myself as only a student, being a mediator. One Professor, who discussed "Praxis," or the
coordination of theory and practice, objected to another Professor who was funded in World Order Models Design by the Pentagon, by what was known then
as ARPA, the Advanced Research Projects Agency. While attending both political science classes, I was able to bring both Professors to the other's
classes and make a statement upon what I viewed as a certain "conflict."
Of course at that time I felt as also an Information Sciences student, that I was contemporary with the development of the internet, as being involved
at least generally with ARPA under educational design. The topic was as I have stated "World Order Models Design." It was not "Rockefellers
design," nor was it anyone else’s, it was our design.
Perhaps there was some significance, since we know years later how ARPA now known as
DARPA was involved in the development of the internet at that time in the early 1970s.
In some way for who knows what reasons in metaphysics, maybe I have as much claim or even more than Al Gore to be an inventor of the internet. The
address of almost all internet sites begins with WWW, or World Wide Web. Get it, something of a "New World Order?"
To make a long story short, my major was Political Science, concentrating upon Future Studies, producing with others the first College Television
Course for credit. We interviewed Marshall McCluhan, and others. It is almost too interesting to review it today. My political future studies mentor
Jim Dator was also a member of the Club of Rome. I was able to question Limits to Growth author Dennis L. Meadows at the Willows Restaurant in his
"mashed potato circuit," speech. So I know that the current version of it, called "Peak Oil," is also quite questionable.
So I hope much of this conquers ignorance on some level, but please don't give up because the White House is probably hiring Dilbert cube people to
post what clear thinking people would know is simply nonsense.
[edit on 17-3-2005 by SkipShipman]