posted on Sep, 21 2003 @ 01:34 AM
Given the state of the world over the past few months (e.g. rise in terrorist acts, 'official' warnings of impending attacks, North Korean nuclear
standoff, the careful moving of world leaders, etc.) I think it is important to make this thread about the prediction of these events.
There are several civilian members of ATS (including myself) who have made predictions about impending disasters. I am fully aware of the definition
of the term used on our site, "scare/fear mongering", and I want to make clear that I have never intended to employ the same mechanism of control
(i.e. FEAR) that the leaders of the world have utilized for literally centuries.
I SERIOUSLY doubt that anyone who has made a prediction of an attack was disappointed when the attack did not occur.
Speaking for myself, I've made a few predictions, all of which did not come about as predicted. Quite frankly the only reason I have made predictions
is to allow interested individuals the opportunity to prepare themselves and their families. The hope is that a prediction will minimize casualties in
the event that something dreadful did happen as predicted. I see no need to "cover my arse" when an event does not occur.
I'd rather make a prediction, generate thoughts of self-survival in the reader, and have NOTHING happen, than to have 1 single event occur as
predicted. Lets not forget that while a "death instinct" is inherent in human beings, the "life instinct" is just as strong.
I am comfortable in knowing that there are many threats to national security that are not disclosed to media sources. I believe that prediction is an
important (and exhausting) practice. However, it is important to keep in mind that ALL predictions (unless coming from a direct, knowledgable source)
The true test of a time-based hypothesis is allowing the alotted time to pass and then measuring the results.
I will say that I shall continue to make predictions (and I hope others on ATS will as well), because I believe that in the event that the
Cabal/illuminati are monitoring this site (through the guise of a federal agency), evidence of a civilian prediction would completely ruin any
cover-ups they may attempt to employ post-event. A key example of this is the information now being unveiled about prior knowledge of the Bush regime
of the 9/11 attacks.
Incidentally I also believe that intelligent, logical debate AGAINST a prediction is also crucial. Taking such debate personally is an emotional
fallacy, and I invite any and all debate for any predictions which I make in the future.
Such is the power of an online community-- some of us have more time than others, and we should appreciate those that take the time to labor over
their keyboards to analyze a particular scenario. It is well-known that all governments of the world run hypothetical scenarios based on available
intelligence. As part of the world community, why should we be any different? Our very lives may depend upon our critical thinking skills.
I think the old Boy Scout motto, "Be Prepared" is important for myself and others who don't have the time to examine the evidence for themselves,
24/7/365. How should one prepare? I have a completely non-violent family emergency plan and have drilled on it until it has become automatic. I
also pray that it will never have to be engaged. The bottom line is that predictions that come from civilivan sources alert us to a potential threat,
and prompt provoking thoughts about the state of the world and the safety of its inhabitants.
Of course, given that this is *mostly* a public internet site, I keep in mind that much of what is posted in publically-accessible forums is likely
being read by terrorist organizations (regardless of a member's country of residence). However, the search for the truth continues, the predictions
will continue (at least by myself), and I hope that I continue to be wrong at every single step of the way, despite my conformity to the scientific
What are your thoughts on the issue of prediction? When you read a post where a member exposes a potential incoming threat to the world/your country,
do you automatically shrug it off or do you research the topic yourself? I'm very interested in reading your response!
[Edited on 21-9-2003 by MKULTRA]