Here is what I have to say about the topic:
A person comes to ATS and post their idea/theory, etc.
Someone comes along and disagrees and tells why they disagree...all is fine.
But typically what happens is it digresses into name calling and finger pointing - "your a hoaxer", etc.
No, the dude just has an opinion.
He expressed his point, the same as those who disagree.
At a certain point, its best just to walk away from something - that is, you have given all the information you can, without attacking the poster, and
that is that.
Sure, we all want people to be saved from 'ignorance'.
Whats funny is both sides are attempting the same thing.
Dont try to save anyone...they can do it themselves. Share what you have to say - whether it be for or against what the poster (of any ATS article
said), and move on...unless there is more data to add.
Typically, data is not thrown out, but more back and forth idle talk that really is more ego centric.
I have been guilty of this as well in the past, especially in the religious forums...that is trying to prove my point as I know Im right with my
extensive experience "in the field".
But no one ever wins by 'proving they are right', despite how much evidence there is.
This is something that will be the first realization for some as they 'wake up'.
Deny ignorance is internal and can not be done by someone else.
Sure we are "all connected" and affect each other ultimately...but the road is ours to travel, so to speak.
What I would like to see is less of the 'absolutes' "I am right, you are wrong" - and stick to your opinion and data.
Its not personal...no one is against anyone whatever side your on.
This polarization, and not seeing what connects the two sides is what keeps us at 'perpetual war' and a 'division' (that doesnt truly exist), if
you know what I mean.
And this comment goes to so many different layers and aspects of life.
We are all gathering and processing information at different times and rates and processing it through the grid system that we have built up from our
education and social/cultural/religious milieu. "Everyone is wrong until we prove to them that our way is the only way."
You know what amazes me, especially here at ATS, is everyone who is ready to fight and go against the "suppressing government" -
This is using the weapon of the 'enemy', as it were...you cant win that way.
Ben hur had it right when he said, "I see know enemy here".
Sure educate yourself, protect yourself, etc. - but fear does not lead to enlightenment or help...
Its more playing the game 'their way'...
I know its hard to get, but once you realize that the people who pull the strings in this world are indeed puppet masters...and you can cut the
strings...that is to you...then they have no more power. - Its like an old dog without teeth. Or as the Bible put it, Satan like a roaring lion
seeking whom he may devour, only he doesnt have teeth for the believer...or one who know that all they need is within.
It may sound new agey, but its not.
Again I reference any audio material, especially "A New Earth" by Eckhart Tolle if you want clarification on where Im coming from.
But I bring this (post) up, as I have seen more and more of this lately in threads.
Threads that end up, as one poster basically put it, turning into what seems like a school yard brawl.
Sure you may be a meteorologist, or just play one on t.v.
But you may find that stating your point, and sticking to the data and then just letting people decide for themselves, works best.
Hard to do at first, as we are so convinced of what we know, and nothing wrong with this, that we want the whole world to know it...and know it now,
as well as believe it.
Anyway, I would hope this post helps...it would be nice to see threads that adhere to this type of thinking. It would seem to give it more context
this way. But things are as they are, and we go on from here.