posted on Sep, 14 2006 @ 10:23 AM
I have to say something from a personal level about this thread.
While I really oppose a lot of the theories Alex Jones promotes, I find these accusations against him to be mean-spirited, unfounded and detrimental
to the spirit of ATS. As some of you may know there's a little group of people out there who think they've been given some divinely-inspired (or
maybe alienly-inspired) gift of detecting who is and isn't, "evil", "pathological", and/or "COINTELPRO" and among the groups that have been
cast under one or ALL of these classifications is everybody from Rense, to Alex Jones, the 9/11 Truth Movement, to AboveTopSecret.com. Being part of
the target on the ATS allegations, I can say first-hand that it is hurtful and scary to have these mean, defaming, and unfounded allegations cast
against you when, IN REALITY, the only reason the accusations are being made in the first place is that the persons or group being accused has an
opinion that is in opposition to the "theories" or "teachings" of the accusing group.
That's it - they deem you crazy, evil and/or COINTELPRO - and then spread that lie all over the internet - simply because you don't agree with them.
And they hide this kindergarten behavior behind such words as "ponerology" (the study or discernment of evil).
I have come to the conclusion that the root of all evil may very well be mankind's tendency toward thinking he can actually decide what is evil.
Curiously, the story of the original sin and the fall of mankind in Genesis seems to hint at this as well - eating the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge
of Good and Evil. Maybe all that happened at that point is man placed himself in a position for which he truly hasn't the spirit to handle
correctly, and then started calling all that he didn't like, or didn't agree with, evil. Just think about it - it is this intolerance of opposing
views, ideaologies, beliefs and lifestyles that have driven wars and genocides through-out mankind's history.
Why don't you try attacking the faults of the THEORIES Mr. Jones promotes from a logical standpoint? If you see there are gaps in logic, lack of
critical thinking, false statements within those theories, or misleading information being presented - address those issues and try to bring reason to
the discussion by centering on the theories and FACTS. But don't start this sophomoric behavior of attacking a man and trying to ruin his life with
broad-sweeping allegations for which you really haven't got a peg to hang your hat on.
It's just all so unseemly.
[edit on 9-14-2006 by Valhall]