posted on Sep, 13 2006 @ 10:53 AM
I've given this some considerable thought over the years, and I think it's a good topic. And I've come to the conclusion it's a "white noise"
effect due to the fact that there are "too many subjects" and unanswered questions. Even the things that are dragged into the light and
concluded, like Enron or Worldcom or Watergate or.... the reaction is "Yeah, business and/or the government is corrupt. >yawn< what else is new?"
Most of the corruption/conspiracy stuff takes a great deal of background knowledge to even comprehend, and as much as I love ATS, it only scratches
the surface and in some morbidly ironic ways, even adds to the "white noise". Where does the focus belong? Realpolitik? The FED? Medical
conspiracy? The list is overwhelming. Joe Stalin once said, "One death is a tragedy. A million is a statistic." Horrors (like conspiracies) in
general eventually become so pervasive people just shut down to them. And at the end of the day, the awareness and overall realization of
helplessness can serve only to increase your misery, because not much gets accomplished.
There once was a notion that the media served as a "Fourth Estate" to hold business and government in check. I'm not so sure it was ever as noble
as it's been romanticised to be, but I do think with the media being consolidated and controlled by an ever smaller group conglomerates, it's worse
than it's ever been.
The Internet may yet prove to be the fulcrum, but at this point, who do you trust on the Internet? It's just more white noise.
And on that cheery note...