posted on May, 11 2006 @ 01:03 PM
Some of these posts are really cracking me up.
We have run the full gamut of sentimentality, sensationalism and slander here, all in just the last page of this thread.....including the invasion
your personal privacy, an alleged dictatorship, an attack on our constitution, gagging of freedom of speech, comparisons to Adolf Hitler, a government
that lies to the public as a matter of policy....and lets not forget the children. Oh, my God...think of the children!
Some of you people need to seriously wake the hell up and get a grip on reality.
Do you honestly think that these propgrams and types of activities are new, or exclusive to the current administration? Do you honestly believe
that previous democratic administration had nothing to do with this stuff? Do you really believe that this hasn't been going on, quietly and
effectively, since the time of black & white TV? These programs have been going on for many, many years and it hasn't caused a single American
to lost a single iota of "freedom" since they started. These programs have been classified for many different reasons, but one of the reasons I'm
sure was to prevent the kind of knee-jerk reaction that the politically motivated people in this country would feed on. Just tell me, would you
really feel the same way about these programs, if instead they were revealed in the wake of the original WTC bombings? When Clinton was in
You know absolutely nothing about these programs. Nothing. Other than what you see on TV, read in the newspapers, and read on the net. Do you
really believe that these sources are giving you unbiased, and more importantly, accurate and relevant information? You are consuming half-truths and
hyperbole that is being generated by politically-motivated sources that understand the power of the medium they are employing. ATS is supposed to
deny ignorance - not create and amplify it. Simply regurgitating half-baked news wire stories and then ranting and raving about loss of freedoms (you
haven't lost any, by the way) and a morally bankrupt administration (maybe true - doesn't matter - they are gone in 2 years) is not in the
spirit of ATS and Deny Ignorance.
There is a lot of shrill ranting going on in the media, in congress, and on the street. I really wish we could limit here at ATS. And I really wish
people would stop making claims and accusations about losing their freedoms and so forth...without providing any concrete proof, or at least anecdotal
evidence, to support their claims. It all just sounds like a lot of "the sky is falling!" talk to me.......