Interestingly, there are a number of people on this board who are, I perceive, in the same boat I am. There are a number of "conspiracies" that I
would love to believe that are posted on regularly on this board. Take UFOs, for instance, I have seen things I could easily be convinced are UFOs...
Indeed they are exactly that. However, to automaticaly, or perhaps magically, give myself over to the idea that they are aliens from Sirius, Lizard
people from the bowels of South America, or whatever, with no hard evidence, is silly. There are no rocks in the sky, therefore, rocks can not fall
from the sky.
I even enjoy the idea of believing in new strange ideas, on a daily basis... Once again with the"howevers", to do so just because some one posts
something under the title of 'Bush is an alien shape shifter: FACT", doesn't make it fact. Placing evidence from highly questionable or
controversial sources, such as David Icke, doesn't help much. You buy what he says completely, and totally, but others do not. Therefore, there
must be evidence found from elsewhere. And if what your source is saying is valid, there will be other sources that can validate or invalidate,
simply because "truth is truth". Icke, Lazar, and some of the others do not have a corner on intell and truth... It's out there... Ya just have to
put them in perspective. That perspective is, "OK... That rings true for me! Now I gotta find some validation, some evidence ... some proof".
I believe that if evidence and proof for things like aliens from where ever, the reality of the abominable snowman, the secret Nazi redoubt in the
South Pole, etc, etc. is going to be found or brought forth, it will eventually be in a place much like ATS, if not ATS. I believe that ATS is the
best available site on the www for someone like me to hang out on, and occasionally argue with someone on. But putting up statements, wanting
acceptance is going to require proof, and that requires work, investigation and sweat.
I think that if I, and others like me here, are an affront to you for questioning what you say and not buying it as gospel or jumping on board in an
unquestioning manner, then maybe it is YOU who is on the wrong board. There are a number of lesser places where you will be glad handed and butt
patted (like in American Football), but that in nowise makes what you say, think or feel, valid, true, or proof of anything other than your ability to
think to a certain degree.
I'm still waiting for that big flash of insight or enlightenment to hit me. I would love to come out and say something like, "Bush is a
shapeshifting salamander from under the oil fields in Texas" ... Or "UFOs do indeed come from the Planet Munimula", but I am going to be sure I
have thoroughly investigated my options before I do so... Cause people out here like RiverGoddess, Off the Street, and the Bollywood Babe, will spank
me like a red headed step child otherwise... Hmm... The Conspiratorial origin of red headed step child beating ............