Here on ATS, supermoderators, lurkers, and posters alike have all taken pride in the unique mindset of our members. We're different, and we revel in
it. But exactly how different are
The commentary on Glenn Beck's recent ATS-like reporting provided a look into how we collectively think... and it's nothing really special at
Look at it this way, recently Glenn Beck and CNN, as well as other MSM portals (I mean, FOX NEWS
, for heaven's sake) reported topics that us
ATSers have been reporting for quite a while. So New World Order and FEMA camps have finally received some attention from the "sheeple". Isn't this
what we've been saying all along? Shouldn't we be happy that these debates are getting national airtime?
First of all, I personally do not believe that FEMA is going to round us all up in pseudo-concentration camps. America doesn't take that *snip*, no
matter how long the HAARP waves have interfered with our brain functions and no matter how suspicious advertising is getting.
And on a side note, anyone who's watched the YouTube video (Glenn Beck interviewing Ron Paul) must have noticed the bottom thirds graphic read
"Health Care Expansion $318 Bil over 10 yrs by taxing wealthy", and then "Top tax bracket will see 7% drop in tax breaks for charity". Anyone
quickly flipping through channels would not be as enticed to listen as, say, it read something sensational like "CONCENTRATION CAMPS IN AMERICA". So
maybe the FOX producers didn't want Beck to mention it at all in the interview? It's a possibility......
But this post isn't really about that, and these subjects been debated time and time again on this site.
Is is possible that members on ATS are so deeply into it that they believe the media's dissemination of their favorite conspiracy theories is just
another conspiracy against the American people?
Or is it just an I-was-here-first mentality that came out of the evolutionary wash somehow? Hey, maybe we are human after all...
For example, ever feel possessive over your favorite music? Think about it. Ever find yourself cursing those bandwagon-ers and teenie boppers who
liked Green Day's American Idiot
, while you've been a fan since Nimrod
? Our music characterizes us, and we all consider ourselves
better than the guy next door, at least in musical taste. He's just too stupid to get it.....
Like it or not there is a parallel with conspiracy theories. We are intelligent and love to declare it, with such forum titles as "Those who are
Awake have no obligations to those who are asleep," we obviously feel superior to our baaaahing counterparts.
And if there really is some labyrinthine secret, some twisted plot, it's our advantage over the next guy if we know it and he doesn't. Fox News
reaches 3.5 million viewers. That's 3.5 million more people who may have hit off the snooze button. So, why are we so bitter?
If everyone knows the secret, then it's not really a secret anymore. And then what makes us so special?
All I'm saying is that we've succeeded, we've penetrated the mainstream. The revolution has begun.