Why is this forum titled "Katrina Conspiracy"
It's named a conspiracy before there is even a valid conspiracy identified anywhere. The stench of rense abounds in the title of this forum, in my
opinion the name of this forum is an all time low for ATS.
What is a conspiracy?
- a secret agreement between two or more people to perform an unlawful act
- a plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot)
- a group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose
I enjoy this website because it's all about open discussion of a wide range of topics. There are thousands of very intelligent people posting here
daily, and there is often something to learn in every sub forum. But this newly renamed forum is an insult to everyone’s intelligence before they
even start to post.
The only valid reason I can see for renaming the forum to include "Conspiracy" in the title is to improve Google hits, and increase search engine
ranking in the conspiracy world.
Why does this forum come complete with a "Subject Matter Expert"?
A subject matter "expert" who's shining example of the type of unconfirmed and unsubstantiated content desired here is the (intentional or
unintentional) twisting of facts to turn an emergency shelter camp
into a detainment camp
? A camp where there have been no confirmed
"refugees" (or as the author would lead you to believe "detainees"), a camp where the author reported a police officer stated the occupants
(if/when some arrive) were free to leave but couldn't return if they chose to do so. (Does that sound like a detainment camp? Can you leave freely
when you are "detained
This sets the tone for the entire forum. There little room here for valid debate, little room for valid observations, and little room for an honest
unbiased review of the facts. To further reinforce the fact that the forum is not about open debate or discussion, one of the website Administrators
warned people they would be banned should they challenge the validity of the original post! And if you ask for facts or confirmation of the Subject
Matter Expert's posts you are branded a "jerk" by her!
Well I'm openly challenging it right here. It is NOT a detainment camp. It is NOT the government opressing the people. It is NOT a
Is there a second "Subject Matter Expert" who is gathering the other
side of the story? Is there somebody out there gathering evidence that
does not support a government conspiracy? No, there is not. That wouldn't generate website traffic, that's not sensational and exciting, that's
just plain old boring reality.
I feel terrible for the victims of this natural disaster. I feel terrible for the tens of thousands of rescue workers, volunteers and government
employees who are trying their best to deal with this enormous task. I feel even worse because of those who wish to spit in their faces and insult
their efforts with some of the unmitigated hateful crap that ends up on this forum (much if it because the title of the forum encourages people to
find the worst in everything they view/read).
There is no government conspiracy, there are no "detainment camps" for the disaster victims, and there is no secret plan to wipe out the poor. There
was a massive disaster caused by a hurricane hitting an unprepared nation, and now that nation is learning about the mistakes that were made and will
learn through their tax dollars how to not make the same mistakes in the future.
[edit on 10-9-2005 by CatHerder]