After a great deal of thought, (which started long BEFORE Springer and Co. decided to clean up the Forums), I decided to post these 17 Points
for Truth Suppression
for everyones "savor",(if not, salvation). Consider it, please. Doing so will enhance your ability to recognize who
and what you are dealing with up here. I did not author these. Rather, they were published by
Even so, they, in essence, come directly from a certain training Manual, dealing with the propagation of propaganda and disinformation by Agencies
charged with the same.
For what they are worth to All, here they are:
"Strong, credible allegations of high-level criminal activity can bring down a government. When the government lacks an effective, fact-based
defense, other techniques must be employed. The success of these techniques depends heavily upon a cooperative, compliant press and a mere token
1. Dummy up. If it's not reported, if it's not news, it didn't happen.
2. Wax indignant. This is also known as the “How dare you?” gambit.
There, you have them. Read and Heed--or not--it's your Choice.
Lastly, I want to thank Springer and Co. for the current efforts in cleaning things up on ATS. More than that, for taking on this great "experiment"
in international electronic communications with such diverse and controversial subject matter as is to be found in these Forums, and keeping a cap,
(tin foil?), on it for as long as they have. For myself, I don't post very much, relegating myself to podcast venue rather than the Forums. I only
do that anymore when I feel that I may have something worthwhile to contribute to the Community, whether to a particular topic or generally, hence
this topic. Otherwise, with the continued decadence in threads I have seen so often in the past, and for which reason good and contributing members
have left ATS, I tend to back off rather than state my sentiments, or leave ATS for good. Such "policing" of the Self is something we all have to
handle on our own, and doing so saves the Mods a lot of time and effort. It works for me, and I'd suggest that we all at least try it once.
I hope this helps a lot of people up here. I'll end this with the following quote, and let you guess who Authored it:
"It is truly fortunate for governments that The People don't Think."
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