posted on May, 30 2009 @ 02:31 AM
Somewhere in some posting of mine recently I summed up how certain opinions are reinforced on ATS.
Example: if you come here questioning whether 9/11 was an attack by Muslim terrorists *or* a planned event by some combination of the US admin, it's
intelligence agencies, the Israeli government - you will see the latter view argued by more members to far greater length and volume.
From random samplings in many threads I see a pecking order of guilt and innocence among various nation, cultural, ethnic groupings.
GUILTY: Tier 1) Americans, Israelis, corporations, Jews
Tier 2) the British, progressive affluent Europeans, the Vatican
Tier 3) the Chinese, Russians
INNOCENT Tier 1) Muslims, poorer nations, black Americans
Tier 2) the UN, Hispanics, black Africans
Tier 3) third world Asians, people in former European colonies
I'm sure most ATS members reading this will find my breakdown outrageously biased and agenda driven.
It is not.
I read thousands of threads every month. Yesterday a Shiite mosque was bombed in Iran. True to form the majority of accusations were immediately
pointed at the US and Israel.
The majority opinion on UFOs is that they exist and the US military is hiding their existence.
The majority opinion on the Palestinian conflict is that Israel is completely guilty.
The majority opinion on the Global Meltdown is that the prime cause was the US, Jewish bankers, and secondarily the British and Europeans
Eloquent and compelling arguments are presented for many sides of arguments that involve politics, religion, economic and social issues
But the weighting on most threads ends up pretty much in the groupings I outlined
Is there a bias involved? Could there be a concerted effort from some source to convince the young and impressionable that the people in Group A are
responsible for world problems? Is this just a normal function of conspiracy sites which tend to gravitate to rebellion against authority thinking?
(Authority being the relatively successful, governmental corporate, militarily empowered)
Am I some disinformation agent of the NWO? A neo-conservative?
Or am I just someone neutral observing how the more vocal members of ATS seem to be somewhat hostile disenfranchised males searching for new
information that reinforces the views of a world in which they are the perpetual victims of powerful people, institutions, ethnic groups, who wish to
exploit them and rob them of their freedom?