posted on Mar, 31 2006 @ 05:00 PM
And more importantly... what if that truth was that really nothing was going on?
I pose this question because I see the ATS community, vast and intelligent though it may be, all too often fall for some person's groundless bablings
that are based only on superstition and hearsay. Many times we here are looking for conspiracies, and sometimes flat out create our own in our effort
to explain something simple in terms that make the least sense to us.
No better example is there than the time "11:11".
Many people would swear on the man walking over their graves that this mystical number means something. To many of those people, it is something
sinister. I'm not intending to bash the people that believe in this phenomenon in particular, I'm just using it as an example.
In truth, the number 11:11 comes around once or twice per day, depending if you're using the american or europian (also known as military) time
system. It's a number that's BOUND to come up. It HAS to come up. There's no way, with our current way that clocks work, that it CAN'T come up.
People then mysticize it because it has a special pattern - namely a bunch of 1's. Now, since most places don't use military time systems, and since
the number "2" isn't so stoic and solitary, it's not really a wonder why the time "22:22" hasn't worked its way into a similar stance of
Why do people say they always see 11:11? Because they see it one day and their brain goes "oh, there's something you don't always see... and it
looks cool". It then remembers that around a specific biological time, that number will come up again. In the end, once you start looking for it and
thinking about it, chances are you will sub-consciously induce your body and your brain to percieve it and recognize it every time you look at it. You
force your psyche to WANT to see it, and so you set your scheduel around seeing it.
This is all subconscious.
This is why it seems to come up so much.
But onto the real reason of this post, what if the TRUTH on EVERYTHING got out - and what if the truth was that there wasn't any aliens in control of
the earth? No secret societies? No New World Order or Illuminati. No Indigo children, alien abductions, faked moon landings, government superweapons,
or psychic escapees?
Often we ask if people would accept the truth that there WERE these things going on, but would we accept the truth that there WEREN'T these things
How much of our perception is based on us trying to find order in a system that has none?
Another example would be telemarketers. When you get calls from them, you get them all the time, almost non-stop, from a bunch of different agencies
and banks and whatnot. It almost seems organized. It seems like some unseen mega-corporation is working as diligently as possible to get you accept
some kind - any kind - of credit card from any one or more banks.
The truth is, though, that your information was given/bought by the banks from the national credit agency at probably about the same time. So it all
makes it through their systems about equally as fast, and they all send you their stuff at the same time.
The force at work here is the "invisible hand" of economics. It's that companies strive to make as much money as possible, and so when a bunch of
them are competing against each other, things begin to happen that look like the market is moving under the force of an unseen operator. In truth,
it's just the market naturally gravitating towards peak efficiency and profit.
So perhaps there are political, social, and psychological "invisible hands" that work in a similar fashion. Many people before have made the
connection of how a culture can, in many ways, be represented by an economic model of a market. Perhaps we're looking for an unseen operator, when
really none exists. We look for a New World Order, because we see certain events occur and we feel the need to put some kind of figurehead or
organization that could orchestrate such a precise dance. In reality, it may just be that the governments in control have certain political and
economic positions that guide them into a certain course of action that, due to geo-social, geo-political, economic, environmental, and other factors
sets in place for them as beind "the best route to take".
So... before the bashing commences on how the New World Order "really is going to take over just next year and you'll be sorry you thought
otherwise", or how "11:11 is in place to take over our minds", answer first to my question of would you accept the truth if it was all laid out in
front of you, and there really wasn't anything? If you feel the need to, also say what you'd accept if it instead turned out that every conspiracy
we have is correct.
Thanks for the future replies, applauses, boo-urns, hisses, scoffs, ridicule, and everything else that goes into making a great thread I'll try to
respond to things given I have time whilst I'm not working on this stupid rubix cube I got going...