Originally posted by Frankidealist35
I am worried about the sanity of some of the members here. There are plenty of members here that are completely sane. We don't fit the "insane
conspiracy nutjob" stereotype that many people have. I do see a few members that I would think would be insane as they go and create elaborate
hoaxes. I believe that their mind might be too weak for such a website like ATS.
Here we go again.... yet another " I need to save the world from nut jobs" post...
Just WHO are YOU to decide who is insane or not? How can you pass judgment on ANYONE posting here...???
First of all many posters have the anoniminity here of an avatar and can act and say things they might not 'normally' do so using what is written as
proof of insanity is ridiculous...
"We don't fit the "insane conspiracy nutjob" Who is "we"? What makes you think you speak for any majority here? Personaly I have a problem
with those 'types' that feel their version of reality is the only 'correct' one and everyone else is bonkers and needs help
I imagine the staff members here care about the sanity of certain members. I just can imagine that there might come a time when some members might
lose their grip on reality, and, might go out of control... and then... hoax stories... and then they would go onto think that they should have never
come to this website after they were banned.
How is a hoaxer insane? Kids have been pulling pranks on people long before the internet was around... that doesn't qualify them for the looney
bin... What do you consider a 'hoax story'? I am willing to bet you would include any one who says they have been abducted by aliens and other such
topics... I could be wrong but I doubt it
It's just a worry that I have. Perhaps it's an issue that ATS should look more closely at? My question is whether the staff feel obligated to
protect the sanity of some of the weaker minded members here.
You know I would be more worried about someone who makes it there mission to defend 'the truth' as they see it... These people are the ones that are
the scary ones... we need to watch out for them... In my line of research people have often asked me if I am concerned about the MIB's... No I find
the real danger to be those that are so sure they are right about everything to take it upon themselves to 'correct' my thinking
I have seen many here at ATS ... even their Avatars shopw this... that go from thread to thread with an obvious mission to defend their version of
truth... they scream "Deny Ignorance" yet they mean "Deny Freedom of Thought"
I think with the OP statement you need to define what YOU consider "insane behavior" on ATS... and then show us some statistics where anyone making
'insane statements' on ATS has gone out and commited insane acts...
When the day comes that people cannot speak their mind just because YOU or others like you don't like what they say or how they say it... that day
America is doomed...
ATS is an outlet for many... and the 'way out there' topics tend to be self controlled by member participation... even the 'craziest' person out
there can find someone to relate to and as long as it doesn't go beyond the already stringent T&C where is the harm?
If you do not like what someone is saying WHY OH WHY do people like you INSIST on going into the thread in the first place... and if you came in
thinking it was something else... why do you STAy? If you think the poster is insane... why would you try to debate or argue with an insane person?
Just leave the room.. If everyone thought the person was nuts... the room would soon empty. I se hundreds of threads here that an OP makes a comment
then doesn't even come back after a few posts yet the thread goes on forever.... because the 'defenders' are still there attacking the OP and the
'believers' are rallying to his support
Now THAT is insane
ATS is a conspiracy site
ATS deals with Alien and UFO stories, theories about what's on other planets
ATS deals with what is your government doing to you behind your back
Very few of the topics here are stuff you will see on CNN the 'normal' news... so one would expect to find people drawn here that have alternate
views and a different thought process..
To call someone insane based on your perception? Look in the mirror and see the insanity looking back