Originally posted by gps777
I`d like to comment on this part of your post.
No Gools isn`t trying to be a moderator he is being a member,a member who is a moderator one with an opinion,though he as a member of ATS is supposed
to adhere to the same rules as us all.Yet he has mod status and other mods to support him and his opinions.
Yes, and Moderators can have skewed opinions as well. Moderators can act skeptical, or incredulous just as anyone else can. Their job, as
moderators, is to try and keep the discussion civil, and make sure nobody breaks the TOS.
Now, admittedly, Gools was acting a bit heated. From my vantage point, I would guess because he is frustrated with the circular, cardboard theories
that get enthusiasm and support despite their transparency. He is likely frustrated because he feels this is one of those. He is welcome to feel
that way... though he does need to be a bit less heated about it in a couple places.
Absolute power corrupts absolutely comes to mind.If they are not held to the same rules as us all.
Of course they're not. They are likely held to similar rules, with more rules on top of that as moderators. You're going to see things on any
privately owned website that will make you scream "Unfair! Double Standard!" and whatnot. I've been around long enough to realize that... yes, it
is unfair. Yes, there are double standards. But you buy them when you join the community. Sometimes it's a rotten thing, but ultimately, if Gools
steps out of the line of his duties, it'll be dealt with by the other moderators or owners.
DK said this is a witch hunt,there`s some truth for you.
So whats the difference (as rightfully just pointed out by another member above) between this thread and countless other threads with no supporting
proof? I`ll tell ya a Mods opinion.
Well, I don't know about that. Other unsubstantiated threads have often involved a lot more back and forth, a lot more speculation, and a lot more
skeptical thought playing into things and acting as the sound of reason.
Most of the responses I have read have been ultimately very positive, and for little reason. One might think that people wanted to believe what DK is
saying, and that is all well and good. I suppose my own skepticism arises from the apparent stonewalling of information.
As I stated in my previous post, the image that DK linked to looks exactly like standard issue military flares. There is just enough vague
information leaked out by DK to be interesting, but not compelling. In a way, it is general enough to play into many people's ideas.
You see, I think something significant will occur in the coming years. I'm a staunch believer of such. I just find DK's account to be ephemerally
vague in the details, to such an extent that I can't put much credence to it myself.
What, in specific, is going to happen? Mass Induced Hallucinations? People killing each-other because their non-existent Jesus/Mohammad/Buddha
hologram told them to?
Holograms of flesh eating reptilian giants come to sate their thirst upon the ugly bags of mostly water?
I expect, though, that specifics cannot be given. Will not be given. Vague hand-waving about project blue-beam, twenty foot tall projections of holy
figures, and other such things might seem to some to be specific... But it is no more or less plausible than having the entire earth shift into
another dimension, or aliens suddenly decide to break protocol and enslave the human species.