Why, of all the web sites and discussion boards, are you here on the largest conspiracy board on the internet?
Two reasons. One, because of the vast amount of information and discussion available here - it's a fantastic resource for anyone who loves to learn
new things, and likes reading. Two, because of the general level of civility present in the conversations. I know it may seem, sometimes, like it's
bad here, but it aint. It's bad everywhere else, and this is GREAT by comparison.
I hate Brussel Sprouts, for example, absolutely can't stand them, so I'm not likely to participate on a discussion board about Brussel Sprouts, or
spend much time trying to convince lovers of Brussel Sprouts of the errors of their ways.
I don't think your analogy is apt. Debating the merits of a particular food or music is a matter of taste. Debating conspiracies is a matter of
fact - what happened, where, how, when, and why. We're trying to come to a common understanding of history and current events, and in some cases (my
favorite), the future.
Do you come here just for the love of debate, are you looking for someone to convince you of something, do conspiracy theories anger you?
Yes, no, and no, respectively.
Are you so convinced of the righteousness of the system that you feel you need to defend it from those who would defame it?
Me personally, no. I think the system is rotten to the core. There are some people who can't let go of their assumptions, because without those,
the world is a scary and complicated place. Just like folks who can't come to grips with the beatings of a drunken husband, or the drug addiction of
a troubled child, many skeptics seem hell-bent on disproving conspiracies simply for their own peace of mind.
I think I'm a skeptic for all the right reasons. It's important to examine everything very, very carefully, in this environment, because with the
advent of the internet, the conspirators have changed tactics out of necessity. It's no longer a matter of removing the information from sight
(site), that's almost impossible in many cases. Now, it's a matter of burying the real info under a mountain of false info, that serves to both
obfuscate the truth, and render the truth-hunters jaded.
It's a balance beam, between open-mindedness and gullibility.
Is someone paying you to post here, some vested interest in ridicule perhaps?
Dude..I wish. If I could get paid for doing this, I would probably die of acute bliss poisoning.
My purpose for asking this is rooted in my profound frustrations at having to argue with you guys all the time rather than discussing the Conspiracies
with other like minded fellows, and a morbid curiosity as to why skeptics feel so compelled to come here and debate with us.
I think you're unfairly lumping all skeptics together. Well-meaning investigators are different from partisan weenies. The former have no vested
interested in spreading lies and deceptions, on the other hand, for the latter, lies and deceptions are bread and butter. Because to them, we're not
all in this together, to them, it's a team sport. They want to win.
I get the sense that you weren't talking to folks like me, who have a genuine interest in the truth, but I felt compelled to respond because I do
consider myself a skeptic. I guess the difference is in the quality of that skepticism. For some it's a defense mechanism against the painful
truth, for others, it's a necessary filter to keep from getting duped.
The way I see it, having accurate information is a necessity. It's a survival tool. Nature has spent millions of years perfecting our sensory
organs, and the brain that makes sense of the input, to help us make good decisions and stay alive. I'm just trying to use my brain as nature
intended - no sense in leaving a sports car in the garage.