posted on Mar, 12 2009 @ 06:48 PM
In the time I have spent here both lurking and registered I have come to the conclusion that people thrive off gossip, hearsay, and sensationalized
stories. I know that this is no new thought for many of you. Forget Aliens, the NWO, chemtrails and the like. Some people here at ATS and many similar
sites could care less about facts or information from legitimate web sites regarding their posts and the posts of others and only care as long as the
information they reference fit their paranoid delusional beliefs. Many people out there in cyberspace can put a well authored website together in a
very short time and have content or "facts" supporting some far fetched extravagant story that would surely get starred and flagged without most of
the people reading the post or looking elsewhere for supporting information.
Is it a race to get the post up so you will be important.....before you check your facts? Is it that they are so gullible that they don't know any
better? Maybe it is some social phenomenon where they feel that there lives are uneventful and boring so they need something to encite emotion and
excitement in their otherwise meaningless world?
Some are even so bad that when others post FACTS they are called dis-info agents......WOW!......more excitement, feed it and it grows.
To clarify, I am not saying that there are not some good posts on a great number of topics here because there is. I personally have seen a UFO, what I
believed at the time to be a ghost and some other strange events that I cannot explain......but then again I have seen some things here I cannot
[edit on 12-3-2009 by nonnez]