Originally posted by The_Alarmist2012
Example: A person who in their real life will deny the existance of extraterrestrials and UFOs, yet here they can openly state that they believe in
them. Perhaps someone who in their real life would never speak of potential government conspiracies surrounding the events of September 11, 2001, yet
here at ATS they openly discuss these theories, and accept some as truth because the majority of fellow users do the same. A different kind of social
online group mentality if you will.
Could a person be 'controlled' by participating here in digital form?
Many good points made here. I agree with KoldAcadian:
Originally posted by KoldAcadian
people are a lot more open minded then they get credit for, just a lot of topics still seem taboo in real life so their not so quick to open up
without an invitation, prob not to seem like nut jobs themselves lol
: Look at politician approval ratings, regardless of political party. People don't trust their 'representatives'.
: Look at how much people trust the mainstream media. Less than 20% of Americans think the media is even mostly
: Look at the number of disaffected non-voters. Do all those people simply not care about politics? People don't trust the political
: Look at polls measuring doubt about about 9/11, UFO disclosure, etc. Incredibly, the majority
of Americans don't trust that
they're being told the entire truth.
Yet, 'fringe' is still considered fringe. People are, as mentioned, afraid of being classified as different and ostracized for their expressed
doubts and beliefs. The more rabid media makes this process quite apparent when it happens to public figures.
Why this pseudo-isolation? Well, any speculating about motives is just that -- speculation. But the effects can be analyzed. The result is a false
division of agreement among the citizenry, and where that is not possible, a dissolution of expression
, in forms that might lead to
uncontrollable coordination amongst average citizens.
Shut up, hide your face, and only speak though the 'tubes'.