posted on May, 30 2009 @ 07:50 AM
The closer ATS comes to becoming a mainstream media source the less it will be able to stay true to it's motto and deny ignorance. This is because
corporate pressures and dynamics will fully take over and tie ATS into the very power structure that it was born as a reaction against... I know you
guys at ATS say it won't be this way, I know you'll say you're loyal to the userbase, and so forth, but in the end of the day most of you, like
most everyone, will be loyal to one thing, money.
Today we can't talk about Zionism because it's hate speech (despite the fact that it's really a political movement and not even a well defined
social group) and we can't talk about drug use because it's illegal (despite the fact that marijuana and heroin are as far apart as laxatives and
tic tacs, or so I'm told). What about tomorrow? What will intelectual property(?), advertiser and syndication pressure dictate? Will 911 become
taboo? Will chemtrail reports and discussion be supressed? Will Obama become the 4th Amigo? Will any user who dares criticize the way the forums are
going have his account trashed so as to homogeneize the userbase and make them nice and pliable?
The above is how I see this going. I've seen it happen before, as what starts as a healthy reaction against a decadent civilization gets reabsorbed
into the mediocrity. TPTB can't have people doing their own thing.
Hopefully you guys will prove me wrong, but the signs, for now, are not encouraging.
I have realised nothing good will come out of the corporate model. So I'm just sitting here, twiddling my thumbs, waiting for this realization to
travel it's way up into the group mind...