posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 08:50 PM
Hi all. I’ve been on the Net since I had dial-up on my old Apple 2ce in ’89. Mostly I used it as a tool for tutorial info relating to business.
Then, found it preferable to the biased TV and newspaper media for current news. And to download porn, of course. (jk)
Current: Armed with the understanding that even with conservative input, the Drake equation is mathematical proof enough for me to believe in
extraterrestrial life. Compelling interest in what info there is on UFO’s, aliens and other information (and disinformation) brought me to ATS.
I do not profess to be more, or less intelligent than any one else. The “mental haze” that modern media induces absolutely had me convinced that
the conspiracies I was reading about were written by nut jobs and crackpots either looking for attention or just stopped taking their prescribed meds.
Even the very word “Conspiracy” evokes a certain, media perpetuated, mental and emotional ‘conditional response’ of abhorrence and discomfort.
In other words; a trained response. Remember Pavlov’s pups? It’s just a word they want you to avoid. Good news: Just reading that last sentence,
and if needed, saying it out loud will break its spell. Do it now. See? Lost that craving for milkbones didn’t ya?
I’m not formally trained in psychology, communications or literature. Nor hold a higher degree in any particular area. Completely self-taught. What
I do have are two profound gifts of my Dad’s legacy: the ability for comprehensive reading from age 2 and what he called his ‘Reporter’s Gene’
defined as ‘the aptitude to satisfy an innate and insatiable curiosity for the truth by; checking and verifying multiple sources, trusting your own
ability to reason, understand the simple truth of Occam’s Razor, using the scientific method to try to ‘prove it wrong, not to prove it right’,
and boil it all down to its basic, and sometimes heretofore, “latent element.” (hence the nick) As Doyle penned, “When you have eliminated the
impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”
On a bet for 50 bucks I stopped watching television for 1 month. It was January of 2005 and haven’t used the “idiot’s lantern” since. Its
spell has been broken too.
Now, with the unbridled mental perspicacity my newly awaken state as allowed me, I am alarmed to discover the existence and the pervasiveness of the
NWO’s influence. I first ignored as ‘baseless hype from the lunatic fringe’ these essays of an entity whose purpose is to amass wealth beyond
measure and total control of the masses. I’m now satisfied of the validity to many revealing reports, not ones that are reprocessed from the
original, but independent accounts of an organization formed and operating with one purpose in mind: Ultimate control of everything – primarily
because they have progressed beyond the point of acquiring wealth as their stimulus to ‘feel alive’. And, coupling that with their lack of belief
in an afterlife beyond death, they’ve concluded all they have are the here and now and power over everything on earth is the only thing left to
excite them. Ridiculous in its simplicity, isn’t it? Thanks Occam.
Not to say I believe some of the more controversial, even by conspiracy’s standards ‘way out there’, proposals forwarded by some. I still think
there are ‘nut jobs’ vying for attention, and stories perpetuated to the point of mythical proportions. For instance, and even thought my ‘over
the top’ level of belief has risen dramatically, I don’t subscribe to the reptile bit.
But, Aliens? Oh yeah! NWO? (Of the human variety-albeit greedy ones) Yep. Proven as fact and known to exist.
Where do I go from this perch of edification? Always forward, never straight. (You can’t negotiate curves with a straight line, right?)