The Masonic Influence: Part 2 of 3
2.2 Victim Tactic:
As shown in the quote above, there are many ways to play the victim tactic. But the majority of masons here choose the forward and offensive victim
tactic, when the argumentum ad hominem fails. They claim that they have always been hunted game, and that (using ad hominem) the tinfoil loon is just
picking on these pure hearted men with good souls, that does nothing but sacrifice themselves, for the greater good of humanity.
Because we all know that charity is not done for the publicity, but more on this argument in chapter 2.3 Straw Man Tactic.
What needs to be emphasized here is the fact that no matter what argument or factual evidence is presented, they will use this excuse to ridicule the
2.3 Straw Man Tactic:
Source: Wiktionary / Wikipedia
Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1986 passim, shows first known usages for things insubstantial date to 1585-95. Universal Dictionary of
the English Language, 1897, Vol 4, p. 4485, notes "man of straw" as "The figure of a man formed of an old suit of clothes stuffed with straw;
hence, the mere resemblance of a man; one of no substance or means; an imaginary person."
A straw man argument is an informal fallacy based on misrepresentation of an opponent's position. To "set up a straw man" or "set up a straw man
argument" is to create a position that is easy to refute, then attribute that position to the opponent.
Often, the straw man is set up to deliberately overstate the opponent's position. A straw man argument can be a successful rhetorical technique (that
is, it may succeed in persuading people) but it is in fact a misleading fallacy, because the opponent's actual argument has not been refuted.
Its name is derived from the practice of using straw men in combat training. In such training, a scarecrow is made in the image of the enemy with the
single intent of attacking it. It is occasionally called a straw dog fallacy, scarecrow argument, or wooden dummy argument.
This is the masons last line of defence, when the two other tactics have failed they will use this.
They will normally resort to this in a subliminal way, either swaying the focus of the discussion or data in a irrelevant way, or just plain out hide
behind the fact that they as an organization do charity.
What we have here is a clear manoeuvre used by any guilty party, whether or not they actually are guilty, they clearly feel guilty. The ridiculing and
subliminal arrogant attacks are undisputed, over and over again we see that the masons on this site is above the rules of all other normal users. As
we see it in the capitalistic western civilization.
We clearly see a pattern here, masons defending masons, masons attacking any criticism or scepticism. Masons ganging up on others, back padding each
other and bending the system to their own favour. For example when we look at stars etc. awarded to the average user and compare them to the stars
that masons get for controversial (borderline) comments etc. Also the fact that several masons have penetrated the administration of Above Top Secret,
only further leads to the conclusion that in fact they (read: administration) are not impartial.
An observation: the new star system seems to work in an unintentional way, they are rarely used, which is a good thing, but you can clearly see that
the Masonic group on Above Top Secret, uses these to promote a false sense of confirmation to outside or new users, since a new user will
automatically assume that a post with many stars is a good post, when in fact it only shows (most of the time, in the case of the secret society
forum) that it is a post, published by a mason.
All in all there is a clear argument here, masons are indeed as they have pledged in secret, protecting each other in here, even when a mason steps
over board the “enlightened” ones just remain silent, presumably under the excuse of ignorance. They also claim ignorance of any facts presented
that does not fit with their reality or as in chapter 2 the attack the person presenting the facts.
From my long time on ATS, do not let the join date fool you; I have seen this problem escalating, from tolerable to intolerable. Masons have indeed
literally taken over control of the secret societies forum.
What I propose is a cease fire, I am sure that I am not the only person to tire about all the noise presented in here, from mason to anti-mason
I would like to discuss secret societies as a whole, from a political, social, economical and religious point of view, and be able to discuss without
all the mason noise, what other critical thinkers as myself consider valid information or evidence concerning the evolution etc. regarding freemasonry
[edit on 11-12-2007 by Tetragrammaton]