I have been interested in alternative history, metaphysics, aliens and UFOs, conspiracies, and... basically everything on this site for about half a
decaue now. I just started to read this site maybe a year ago and only became a member a few months ago.
I have been lucky enough to have most of my friends interested in the same subjects, thus it has not alienated me from those I got love for, and we
are able to engage in heated discussions and debates about issues that we feel are pertinent and necessary.
I feel blessed to have found this community. Though researching on your own and discovering new mysteries while unraveling others hold great value, we
are all truly lucky for the internet and sites like this to keep us all connected. I cannot even imagine how subjects such as these were even
discussed, say, 30 years ago.
We have the means, the minds, and information at our fingertips. We have direct access to the real world and not the one fabricated by the people who
initially controlled our schooling, history, information, etc. I have been able to relay information to my friends who are not fortunate enough to
have internet, or even a computer, to keep them up to date on the fascinations of our world.
I have even been able to speak to my parents about things I learn that are surely grating against their traditional upbringing of a world prior to the
internet, and though they are very religious and from the "old school" world, I am fortunate that they listen to me, albeit skeptically, but they
are willing to entertain my current musings.
I ask you, out there in the internet world, how you all are doing, as we all know the subjects discussed here are not... palettable to the more
"ordinary" folks. When a strong subject is discussed here, are you able to relay it to people in the "real" world? It being 2008, and with such an
amazing tool of communication and information, do you feel/see a change in the mentality of people?
I was actually amazed at how many of my friends, both old and new, were interested in these fascinating subjects and who have abandoned their trust in
the media and are learning to uncondition themselves from all the untruths they had imbedded in them. The willingness... the ability to be wrong and
to thirst for the truth has been prevalent, and I feel more confident that a dramatic change is at hand.
I feel some subjects are so important that I simply cannot let my loved ones go on without at least entertaining the notion of a differing
perspective. It is hard to balance engaging in a neutral discussion without pushing subjects onto people, seemingly from a pedastool. But they humor
me and listen. And for this I am greatful.
Perhaps it is not all doom and gloom. Perhaps we underestimate the power of connectivity and communication that was not possible a few decades back. I
just hope that we are able to fully utilize this tool and combat all the things that were impossible before we could all speak to each other freely. I
thank you all for your minds and insight and research and brilliance. I even thank the ridiculous threads, because I have found much humor in them
This would have been a lot harder to do communicating via pagers and "pager code"
93863 ya'll and have a good one!
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