A good way of predicting the future is to study the past. After all, "history repeats itself," right?
Due to some recent changes here on ATS, and I am specifically referring to the new ban on ALL ILLEGAL DRUG RELATED TOPICS, I think we should ponder
for a minute where this site is heading, by looking at the past.
* This thread is in no way referencing drugs, or their use, only the new ban on such talk. As such the ONLY topic of discussion should be
where this ban is leading the future of ATS.
With this new ban, NONE of the following topics can be discussed. Since a hefty number of these topics can be found on ATS already, there's no harm
in mentioning a few:
American Govt. Involved in Drug Trafficking.
'___' and the CIA
CIA plane crashes with 4 tons of coc aine on board.
CIA: Worlds Largest Illegal Drug Distributers.
CIA: Drug Money Laundering
Corrupt Police Department: 52 Indicted officers
NYPD Officer Caught in Drug Scandal,
Sells Out Fellow Officers
Police Officer Charged With Selling Drugs
Mexico Dismisses 400 Corrupt Police Officers
and my favorite:
'___' is the Root Cause of All Religion.
So my friends, lets just sit back and remember all of the scandals and reasons why our Govt. acts the way it does. Lets reminisce (in our heads of
course as we can't talk about it) why police officers have become so corrupt. And let ponder on how religion got started in the first place.
[a moment of silence please]
Lets look towards the bright future of this site. Lets think about all the subjects and conspiracies we may uncover.
Uh oh! I hope none of those conspiracies are found to have anything to do with illegal drugs, we'll have to stop the discussion!
Now, lets think "what if" for a moment.
What if we find out that the root cause behind the 9/11 attacks had something to do with drugs? No more 9/11 talk.
What if a current event topic unfolds involving smoking gun evidence against the CIA drug smuggling claims and an official investigation is launched?
Can't talk about it here.
What if the Pope admits to smoking Marijuana, which would lead to questioning the entire Christian faith? Better yet, what if the Dead Sea Scrolls are
released and we find out Jesus did? Sorry folks. gonna have to post that somewhere else.
These are all "what ifs," but those who frequent this site know that anything is possible. Its time to take a cold hard look at the future of this
site. Lets study the past. What govt. has ever lasted? What empire has never fallen? They rise to great success and popularity, and before you know it
they start attacking their own citizens by taking away rights one by one. Look at what the Patriot act did to our patriotism.
Once again, this thread has NOTHING to do with drugs whatsoever. If you post anything about drug use, get banned for all I care, you're an idiot.
Lets just discuss the matter at hand, that this site, if it continues to suppress its users with backwards legislation, will go down the toilet.
PS- If you have any feelings on this matter, Flag this thread. Lets get this some attention. Lets have our voices be heard.
[edit on 26-2-2009 by Odessy]