Originally posted by Conspiracy Theorist06
He was just asking.
And as well he might ask. There is no harm in that.
There is a danger that we might lose our objectivity in all this. He is quite entitled to ask and the powers that be at ATS are quite entitled to be
as coy or as honest as they choose. We agreed to the T&A when we signed up, we agreed to abide by the rules of their house. This issue surfaced before
as regards "Free Speech" in ATS. It may chafe a little, but ask yourself, who pays the bills? Are the bandwidth server bills coming to your
No, they are not.
However, ATS is content wise, an entity created by us
, the membership. By rights, we should have a say in our collective contributions and
should never be afraid to question the administration. I feel that the administration here does look after our best interests and for what we invest,
the dividends we reap as individuals can not be valued.
Having said that, I do have to address the concerns raised by outside parties to the nature of ATS. These concerns have obviously tripped something
among the ATS membership, and considering the inquistive and questioning nature of the membership, this should be no surprise.
We have been accussed of being brainwashed
, of being part of some sort of cult
that will spring to the defense of the community and
blindly follow the party line if needed.
Threads like this one:www.belowtopsecret.com...
started by AgentSmith, make me uncomfortable. I already show my thanks to ATS by returning each day and posting my opinions, I don't feel the need
to reaffirm some sort of loyalty in a sycophantic way. I noted the discomfort felt by other posters in replying to this thread also. I appreciate the
effort by all the staff, but I do not blindly follow everything the powers that be here say or do.
Nor do I think they would wish me to.
But as long as I post here I will respect their rules and I will do my best to live up to the ATS motto: Deny Ignorance! Even when it comes to ATS
itself, I will continue to question and continue to deny ignorance. So if you feel the need to attack theShroudof Memphis, STOP.
In the tradition of our community and the spirit of Deny Ignorance, he is well within his rights to question anything
he sees fit to question.
And in the spirit of our community, those being questioned have answered and allowed to this thread to live on.
We are not BRAINWASHED and we are not a CULT. We are individuals with different opinions who come together to share knowledge in the pursuit of
knowledge. We are warriors on the path of enlightenment, we are the whole which is more than the sum of our parts. We deny ignorance and we are
We are ATS. Freedom. You are going to be offended, so MYOB!!