On 8/12/2008, SkepticOverlord, after weeks of persistent coordinated viral attacks that were infecting ATS with politically charged hate filled
threads, with no end in sight, and with the quality of our discourse suffering, made the following plea to all ATS members:
Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
Who would have thought, in this bastion of enablement that brings unimaginably diverse people together in an environment of civil and open debate with
a mandate of fierce focus on issues and not each other, that we'd encounter the choreographed flotsam of manipulation. Here, right here on our
beloved AboveTopSecret.com, we see...
-*- mindless repetition of divisive spoon-fed political talking points
-*- patently false information about candidates presented as truth
-*- exaggerated disaster scenarios if one or the other is elected
-*- shameful racism
-*- shameful bastardization of candidate names
-*- shameful focus on personalities instead of issues
-*- pathetic fear mongering
-*- embarrassingly little focus on real, important, vital issues
With this type of activity here on AboveTopSecret.com, the only thing it's proving is that, nearly four years after I first wrote about it,
"they" are winning.
Make no mistake, "they" want you to be focusing on bickering over pointless and utterly meaningless personality disputes.
"They" have a vested stake in an absolute 50/50 split of "conservative" and "liberal" mindsets across the nation.
"They" want to ensure your presidential choices are down to the lesser of two evils.
"They" are pulling your strings, guiding your thoughts, and directing your words.
If you/we/us don't snap out of this mental fog brought on by The Quadrennial Exploitation Of The Moronic Masses, there can be no hope.
As expected, the people behind this movement continued unfazed. And why shouldn't they? What do they care what happens on ATS? In a couple of
months, with the election over, they will pack up and leave, leaving nothing but scorched earth where they once stood. We could just wait them out I
suppose. Maybe I am selfish and presumptuous, but I couldn't sit there and take it any more. Thread after thread popping up on the "recent posts"
page was wearing me down. Login in became an exercise in overcoming my apprehension, knowing what was awaiting me.
So I and my two month membership decided that I needed to do something. Not as an act of altruism, but for my own sanity, and as an anger management
tool. I also realized, that by letting this pass unchallenged through ATS, there wold be nothing to discourage to come back at will.
Rest assured, that if nothing is done, they will all show back up in three years, and the whole process will start anew. Once again sitting by
getting hijacked, with a look of moral superiority in hand and false pride in our heads as we keep repeating "we're better than that."
The only way to win this battle, and believe that it is a battle, a battle literally between those who strive to deny ignorance and those who wish to
spread it, is to expose the people behind these attacks and their real agendas. Stripped of their cover and with their intentions for all to see,
they will still be free to express themselves, but only as the hate filled humans that they are. And no one will give them the time of day. They
will be out of here in minutes. Or they can stay, either way it really won't matter a bit.
Some of you may think that I am exaggerating.
Just two days ago, I made it a mission to find out who the true architects of this Conspiracy were and what they stood for.
The first shoe dropped here: www.abovetopsecret.com...
Jerome Corsi, the author of the recently released book "The Obama Nation" was exposed as part of a White-Power circle of hate peddlers.
Corsi on Islam: "a worthless, dangerous Satanic religion"
Corsi on Catholicism: "Boy buggering in both Islam and Catholicism is okay with the Pope as long as it isn't reported by the liberal press"
Corsi on Muslims: "RAGHEADS are Boy-Bumpers as clearly as they are Women-Haters -- it all goes together"
Corsi on "John F*ing Commie Kerry": "After he married TerRAHsa, didn't John Kerry begin practicing Judiasm? He also has paternal grandparents that
were Jewish. What religion is John Kerry?"
Corsi on Senator "FAT HOG" Clinton: "Anybody ask why HELLary couldn't keep BJ Bill satisfied? Not lesbo or anything, is she?"
In the thread, you will find examples where ATS thread topics were seeded verbatim, or practically verbatim directly from Mr. Corsi's book and/or
But something didn't feel right. And a day after the thread started and we were on page 3 or 4, an anonymous post was back posted to the first page.
I have to thank whomever wrote it because it got me thinking. There was just too much seeded content to just come from Corsi. The structures of
these coordinated attacks were too complicated and precise. So I started to dig deeper.
The sound you are now about to hear comes from the dropping of the second shoe.
If you go back to SkepticOverlord's plea at the top of the OP, it culminates with the descriptions of all that THEY
will do to derail the
The Obama File:
The Obama File
Are you really gonna let this happen?
The Obama File Link
I know it's a lot of material to take in, and some of it at least for me was difficult for me to look at.
Hundreds of pages, some hidden, filled with disinformation and propaganda, links everywhere and list over list of talking points and attack
But it's all there. All the disinformation that we see on our threads.
By the way, if you're wondering why I only used links, it seems that peddlers of hatred are very possessive of their work and content, leaving it to
their minions to spread the word of hate across the web via rumor, double talk and innuendo. Thus I'm afraid we are the ones that have to go to them
to expose them. Wear a clothespin on you nose and dig away.
I'm actually just starting to get my head around it. I don't even know how we can discuss all the information in one thread. We may need forum for
the whole thing and a thread for every link.
However, I'm now going to take a deep breath, and grab a drink.
Then, I will go back to the task at hand. There may be more of these hateful people that we/I need to identify. Maybe this is all that is needed,
the blinding light of the truth pointing in their direction. But somehow I suspect they're already working on plan B.
[edit on 8/18/2008 by schrodingers dog]