posted on May, 8 2008 @ 08:34 PM
In my opinion, it isn't ignorance as much as it is fear!
None of us wants to upset the "status quo." Since the end of the 1960s, Americans have been taught not to protest and make waves, otherwise prison
awaits us. We have become fearful of what lies beyond our individual environment. I realize that I shouldn't be speaking as if I am speaking for all
Americans, but I wanted to make a point about the difference between ignorance vs fear.
Bill, CEO of ATS, has a thread in General Conspiracy titled "FBI fears Chinese Hackers have a backdoor,.,..,.,internet (can't remember full title).
I have copied one of his posts and I am pasting it below:
I've been watching the traffic to this thread, and so far:
Just about every mainstream media television/cable news company has visited this thread several times, most of which within the first five days of
Over two-dozen, large mainstream newspapers have also visited this thread, with a spike in the first few days, and regular visits ever since.
There are links to this thread from over 200 different websites.
Since it was first posted, it remains in our top-10 most visited pages (including the site home page)... and has achieved over 600,000 views in a
relatively short time.
I have the opportunity to discuss this topic, live-on-air with a mainstream media source (radio), and point out that despite the obvious popularity,
this important story is not being covered in the mainstream news.
With that in mind, are there any specific points you (our members) would like me to bring up.
Or - is there anything new our members have uncovered in relation to this story?
I have noted the CEO's posting as a reminder that these sites do get visited and not just by average Americans. No doubt friends of the FBI, CIA,
and whomever could come on and relay info......so that the behind the scene groups cannot be monitored. It won't stop me from posting, because where
is the safe haven most of us seek!!!
The gist is that what can we do as individuals to make a difference! I think average Americans have very little to say on the way our country
conducts its business. I have felt that we have been sold out a long time ago. There is another thread entitled: America....a Third World Country.
Unfortunately, I see that as our future. Americans struggling through the day, working for chump-change, hoping they have a place to live. It
hasn't been quite 100 years since Americans achieved better work environments, more pay, unions to help workers and their families, health benefits
and medical insurance. Now, the cost of living is beyond words, people are paying a good percentage of their health insurance where 30 years ago that
was a perk that came with your job. Gone is the American dream because very few can afford it.
Also, Americans do not want to do without certain things they find pleasurable......very few people will boycott gas prices by not using their cars as
much, for instance. Right now, I will not buy from Wal-Mart because they are one of the biggest companies that are putting RFID chips on products.
Another tag being used as a tracking device, etc. The govt. wants to put it on our driver's license. There is talk about a chip being implanted
near your wrist so it can be scanned to show your medical info.......what happened to bringing it up on the computer?
None of this happens overnight.....but we only see glimses of it here and there so it can seem that in the blink of an eye we have lost everything.
It is out of fear because we keep hoping that our govt has our best interest foremost in their behaviors and business transactions. After all, they
have to live here too!
Oh yeah, they will continue to enjoy filet mignon while we can all eat canned tuna!!!