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Let's stop the knee-jerking!

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posted on Apr, 21 2008 @ 10:49 AM
Day after day we see threads featuring sensational “breaking news” stories, and the inevitable flood of reactionary comments. I have certainly been guilty of reactionary responses to a variety of stories, be they in the conspiracy, paranormal, UFO or “real" news threads. It’s one thing to dismiss or believe a person claiming to be an alien contactee, but quite another to react emotionally and ignorantly to a story that can be verified, often easily, with a little research or simply a little patience. (ie...Simply waiting till what actually occurred is revealed.)

It’s funny, actually it’s hilarious, yet frightening that there is a large section of the populace who will believe something if it is in any way connected to a “news” source of some kind. There is no doubt that some of the stories we see are twisted, no, mangled to the point of being a mockery of the actual event.

In closing, I’ll simply offer my fellow ATSers this advice: Get as much evidence and as many facts as possible, before forming ANY opinion.

I’ll leave you with these quotes:
"False history gets made all day, any day, the truth of the new is never on the news." Adrienne Rich

"If you don't read the newspaper, you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed." Mark Twain

"We accept too damned many things on the explanations of people who could have good reasons for lying.” Frank Herbert


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