posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 03:17 PM
Throughout the past 4 years I have been a reader of daily updates at this website, and more recently I began posting replys and the occasional thread.
I started reading ATS around the second inauguration of George Bush JR. The world was ripe with questions. Terrorism was on the mind of everybody
fearing another 9-11 or far worse. Iraq had been raging for a year, and Bush had recently been praised for capturing Saddam, yet soldiers were still
dying everyday and weapons of mass destruction were never found. I was very ignorant at that point in my life. Though I had always been against the
war, my knowledge at the time was very basic due to my inability to dig deeper into the current events. I would take things at face value and base
my opinion upon my own morality. A lot of times this left me in a confused manner because things were never as they seem at face value. I was told
one thing, such as "We are liberating the Iraqi people," or "...removing an evil dictator," and at face value these seem great, but as we all know
this was never the original basis for war. We were told of warning signs being mushroom clouds and nuclear attack being imminent if we did not act
now. This was probably the main reason I began to read progressive websites such Above Top Secret, but I always shadowed these sites with sources
from mainstream media and Wikipedia articles (who has physical encyclopedias anymore?). I wanted to make sure that if I'm going to take a stand
against something and educate myself I should at least balance my sources across all outputs to equate the situation in an elaborate and unbiased
means. Of course bias is built into human nature, one cannot physically be 100% unbiased. I attempted to break this by reading just as much
conservative news and liberal news. I began reading most of the same stories originally developed by the AP, so this is where Above Top Secret comes
into play. I thought it was great! I was learning more and more by people who spent countless hours researching and finding historical contexts
which this Iraq war seemed to emulate. They showed new breakthroughs in scientific development and technology, and old technology I have never heard
of before such as Tesla and the conspiricys surrounding competition to big oil companys by the electric and water ran automobile. This was everything
I wanted at the time... the ability to communicate with one another without the fear of somebody overhearing and screaming their head off about being
unpatriotic, a communist, a fascist, etc. As I'm sure the majority of you had to deal with this on a daily basis around this time, and it was great
to have a place to come together with like minded individuals who strive for only one thing, denying ignorance.
I read and read, but of course I always maintained my composure and always attempted to find secondary proof of theorys and historical events I've
never heard of before. Very rarely would I find information that was completely falsified or plagiarized (I never ventured into the UFO threads that
much). Of course people would add their bias in inconspicuous manners such as having edgy titles to their threads or using peoples words out of
context. This I've grown accustomed to over the years, it happens on the news every day and when people would like to get their point across
quickly. I never had a problem with this, like I said earlier, we all have our own little biases. Bias is just another word for opinion, an opinion
that you hold very close to your heart so its completely natural for somebody to show their favorable interest by means of impartial writings. This
was a minor inconvenience to me, but like I said, I understand where it comes from and I'm guilty of it myself.
Their have always been 2 conspiricys that dominate a lot of this site that never made any sense to me. They were the 2012 theory and the NWO theory.
Both are very broad theorys and I've read many different interpretations from people who believe they are real. I will skip on my idea of 2012, I
could go on and on but that's not what this post is mainly about. The culprit is NWO. The New World order, a one government to rule them all. A
typical post would include the following keywords "shadow, curtain, veil, sheeple, people, sheep, sheep people, Big Brother, deception, money, greed,
corporation...." and so on. Now, if somebody proposes something to me I will research it and use multiple sources and try to pinpoint my opinion of
the theory. The NWO theory has a very broad spectrum that it covers. I've read of theorys of top governments collaborating to create one
government, a shadow government overseas who decides everything for everyone, Zionist control over the world, top businesses completely controlling
everything including legislation. This is definitely a big theory on the site, and to be honest it seems to be the most scary, especially when you
are reading about how you are being watched. Scary, but true? That's the big question. It depends on who you ask. If you ask me, I will say flat
out no. Their is no New World Order about to take over in which all governments are collapsed and we live under the tyrannical rule of a dictator.
But their are people who believe it, and that is cool with me. We have different opinions and probably will for a while until indisputable proof
rears it's face.
The problem that arises from this comes back to the issue of everyone being bias. If people believe in this NWO theory, then they are set in their
ways about it. But now, they have a way to tie shady legislation into the equation as well. Not just legislation, but anything that they don't
agree with can be considered works of NWO. If a politician enters a bill to ban weapons or issues reports to watch out for domestic terrorism it is
immediately the works of a NWO that is trying to paralyze our citizens into a state of apathy and muted ethics. If police illegally taze and detain a
protester in an abuse of power, then it is the works of the NWO trying to ban freedom of speech.If a bunch of angry Muslims fly a plane into the WTC
then it is the NWO trying to entice the population into nationalism and war. (I do acknowledge the extensive research done in the 9-11 conspiracy) If
a plane hits a certain altitude where it's emissions form a cloud, then it must be the NWO dropping chemicals on people.