In Defense Of Filthy Lucre
As far as I'm concerned, if the Three Amigos became multi-billionaires off ATS, I would be ecstatic
Good on them and more power to them for making this place exist in the first place.
Who the bloody hell has such a problem with people making money? Why is that considered some sort of crime?
The only people I have ever seen make an issue of it are people who are envious because they
aren't the ones making the money.
Or, to paraphrase Ambrose Bierce, “Selfishness consists of the failure to yield to the selfishness of others.” Not his exact words, but I prefer
Most of this “evil rich” nonsense is surplus prolefeed from the Cold War. But that's the problem with Information Warfare: once ordnance is
released on the battlefield, it persists virtually forever.
Heck, we still have people in my country who think Spaniards blew up the Maine. :shk:
What's The Dillio?
Here's the bottom line for me.
I come to ATS to learn, have fun and maybe help others do the same. It costs me exactly nothing
more to cruise the ATS forums than it does to
cruise any other free
forum on the Internet.
In exchange for the zero
dollars I pay, I am lavished with more information, education and entertainment than I could ever afford to pay
Indeed, ATS offers more than most fee-based
subscription services I know of.
It's an incredible value all-around, and still
people are complaining about it.
I feel like I'm a player in some sort of online “reality show” dramatization of Atlas Shrugged.
Yes, even irony is free on ATS.
The Conspiracy Conspiracy
And yeah, why the sudden surge in “ATS is run for sinister motives” posts?
Some sort of metaphysical backlash from rousting the political trolls? NSA/ISD upset because one of their moles got banned? Zeta Reticuloids trying to
restore disorder to soften us up for the imminent invasion? John Titor sending negative waves back through time because no one's talking about him
There are no coincidences.
Want to know what's behind all this?
Follow those who follow the money.