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what event opened your eyes?

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posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 07:45 AM
I have never trusted authority. But what got me really seeing through the propaganda matrix was 911. I remember loose change was the first truther doc I watched. What struck me is how obvious it was the whole time, so much so that a couple kids could completely shatter the deception.

The doc Century of the Self and many more got me thinking how sophisticated the propaganda conspiracy was. Money as debt is a great little film that exposes the fradulent federal reserve in easy to understand terms. I want to credit alex jones for his great work that helped me see the scam as well.

It is interesting how 911 seems to be the huge event that made a lightbulb go off above so many heads. I think the elite were quite arrogant to think we wouldn't see through such an obvious fraud, and now it is backfiring by waking people up and getting people thinking about what really goes on in the outside world.

posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 07:46 AM
Initially wayching 911 live on CNBC... as a brit, my first thought was 'the paddies have been doing this # for 200 years and they have never even got close to pulling something like this off and you're telling me a bunch of pakistani/afghan nutters managed to organise all this?"... then the David Kelly 'suicide'... and the whole Hutton Equiry sham that led to the BBC getting taken over... that did it for me... no way a man like that committed suicide in his position... the fact that the UK prss just rolled over like a wet dog on lino just broke me; i knew then that we're fooked unless we prepare for the worst.

posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 07:51 AM
3 years ago I downloaded some movie from DC++, found out it was a fake, I mean the title was changed, and it was in fact "Loose Change". I watched it, laughed at it and forgot about it

At that time I was totally brainwashed, I was saying "what a good thing Bush does in Iraq, USA should invade and remove all dictators, no matter if they were involved in 9/11 or not", "bomb all Arabs" and so on. Stuff like that.

After some months I watched that video again, got quite curious and started to search for myself.

[edit on 6-8-2009 by pai mei]

posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 08:00 AM

Originally posted by rubbertramp
was it something you read, something you witnessed?

For me, it was the day I was watching the news on CBC...generally a pretty trustworthy source...about Afghanistan. This was just as the USSR had collapsed, and in return, we got all buddy-buddy - for a bit.

But on that report...overnight...the language had stopped referring to "Afghani Freedom Fighters" and dubbed them "Muslim Rebels".

That is what opened my eyes. So now my worldview is fed by the daily paper mixed with internet conspiracy and I try to tread a path somewhere in between. That does me pretty well, but regulars here will note that I rarely bet the farm on news/politics unless I can cite from personal experience.

posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 08:11 AM
My eyes were opened @ age 6 and on believe it or not. I always questioned my area were I lived and realized I was on the poor side of life. All the bull I noticed as a child helped me to seek deeper into why is it that some seem set up in life why others seem to be just set up. Then I realized as I got older that the countries around the world are like this on a much larger scale, which mad me look even deeper and I realized the thing called power and how it influences 1z life like NUCLEAR WEAPONS .

Then I began to think like what good will these do in the future KEEPING MY EYES OPEN FOR THE USE OF THESE WEAPONS.

[edit on 8/6/09 by Ophiuchus 13]

posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 08:42 AM
The very first thing that opened my eyes was the Fox report, "Did We Go to the Moon?" I was born a year after the event, and like the rest of us, it was the biggest thing in school growing up. Now, i didn't watch the program, hell to this day I still haven't. But started doing my own research, which is for a different thread...lets just say I have my doubts.
I was always fascinated with the JFK Assassination, and watched the movie then went to think that was my first jump into web-based ideas). Those events started to cast doubt about the country I loved and eventually served in the US Navy to help defend.
But boy oh boy!!! Being born and raised in New Jersey, I saw the Twin Towers everyday of my life, almost. We were almost the same age, they were dedicated in '72 I believe. The skyline of NYC, the disdain I have when someone calls me a New Yorker because of my accent, combined with the love of my little but vastly overpopulated state
man there is nowhere else I call home!! But one fall day, I was on my way to work in suburban Detroit at 8:48 and I felt weird. Turned on the news station in the car...nothing different, just traffic. Go inside to punch in and the next thing I know, I start getting emails to turn on the tv. Well we know what happened the rest of that day. But what struck me as odd was this: NPR reported a 'car bomb' went off at the Pentagon. With everything that happened that day I just added it and moved on with sorrow and disbelief. Fast forward about a year and I start looking at the inside job theories and low and behold, no mention of the car bomb. How does a correspondent make that sort of claim but its shown as a plane that leaves no signs that it was a plane??? WTF??? So now I'm really starting to look at things like, whoa!! This isn't right!! Here I am taking weeks off of work to see a psychologist, damn near lost my job over it. And just a little digging tells me YOU DID THIS TO US,YOUR OWN PEOPLE?!?!
Well, we know how that goes into today. Which brought me back full circle. Started looking at the moon landing, and JFK in another light. Hell, I've figured out most of our history taught in school to me, you, and our children is a lie.
My eyes are opened now. No fog. No rain. Better than eagle eyes(good conspiracy movie, btw, eagle eye). I wont be blinded again. hard part is waking everyone else up. Keep getting called paranoid, stupid. We gotta keep trying, the less of us asleep-the more they have to do to get us all!!

posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 09:03 AM
i am currently 27 years old and pretty much 2 years ago when i stumbled onto ATS on accident this place have really opened my eyes. But even before ATS ever since i was in middle school i always thought that the USA is like a free roaming jail. Me being 12 years old realizing that we are still enslavement to this day. But i always knew something isn't right in this world but once i came here. It was a RAP.

posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 09:22 AM

Originally posted by ahnggk
What made me to lose my mind?

I lost my dreams, my friends, and my girl.

"Insane" that's what this society calls people who had opened their eyes.

Very true.

The deeper you go, the deeper you find it all goes.

It's enough to drive one mad.

Try to back away from the search if you start to feel overwhelmed. Spend time with something else, however fleeting it may be.

posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 09:23 AM
When I matured and realized that money is the most fake thing. It's worthless, freakin piece of paper no better than my notebook paper.

posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 09:24 AM
I realized myself that everything only does something to benefit themselves.

That alone explains everyones motives, and makes it that much easier to read people.

posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 09:44 AM
people may think me mad but what woke me up was when i found out that santa was'nt real. after that i never believed in any thing whole heartedly it filled my head with a questions like why the f**k have me mum and dad been lieing to me all these years after that i questioned everything else.its in human nature to lie.the thing that bothers me is if our goverments are lieing to us then is to protect control or because they car'nt explaine these things.all i can say keep a open mind and if our parents raise us on a lie then why would'nt our so called leaders.p.s theres a good chance i'm crazy

posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 09:54 AM
My eyes are constantly being opened. I would say on a grander scale it was 9-11.
In my personal life; it was 2 things.
Being charged with distrubing the peace for speaking my mind over the telephone. I realized we no longer have true freedom of speech.
The second event in my life was losing my driver's license for no good reason. I realized that things are not considered rights in this country but privilages. Things are considered privelages so that they can be taken away from us.
I learned this year that not only is driving a privelage, but electricity is even when you pay your bill, having any type of services that you pay money for is not a guarntee of service. Freedom of speech is also now considered a privelage. That is what the judge told me 3 years a go. He said it is a privelage to be able to speak freely?
It is also a privelage to have a roof over your head and food. I was told that food was not a right when I went to a grocery store and they refused to allow me to buy food there because I had food stamps. It said they take food stamps. I have learned over the past 3 years just how crappy people can be.
I have also seen a few incidences where people are good yet it is so few and far between. It is usually the ones in charge who are just rude and malicous.
By the way I got a temp order on my driver's license until this whole mess is straightened out. My lawyer went to 2 judges and one signed off on it. The Department of Revunue can do nothing about it unless they want to take me to court. They have been trying to aviod court.

posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 09:57 AM
There were several awakenings for me, depending upon the area of interest. This thread is in general conspiracy forum, so I assume that pretty much includes everything....

I remember the day President Kennedy was assasinated. I was either 5 or 6....... I remember my Mom crying, and later her explaining why she was so sad, and what had happened. Neither of my parents believed the official story, and tried to explain as the years went by. I didn't really understand why they -- my omnipotent parents -- didn't know for certain what had happened, or why they didn't accept the story on the news.

UFOs -- I was a child when my parents and I saw something none of us could explain, that moved somewhat contrary to what we thought conventional aircraft could do........ that began a lifelong interest in that subject, although I had a fascination with astronomy long before that.

NWO-type stuff......... I think it was the Iran-Contra controversy, and finding it being perceived (at least where I lived) as anti-American to even question what was going on.

Religion -- when we moved from Idaho to Utah, it was eye-opening to me to see how different people interpreted the same document -- The Holy Bible -- and that was when I first realized how powerful and influential churches and their officials could be.

many other things, I suppose, that don't readily come to mind right now.

posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 09:59 AM
i guess just my contact with the Greys.

posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 10:00 AM
reply to post by die_another_day

This is what I have been saying for years. I think it is sad that people pursue this to the exculsion of almost anything else. I hate the fact that our society is built around that peice of paper.
If I had $100 bill and burned it; it would be worth nothing. I could not buy anything or even claim I had it. A society built on something so material is bound to fall eventually.

posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 10:03 AM
All the time i knew, was feeling something. My dad was born a month before my country was taken over by the communist and I 4 months before the communist hold on my country crumbled 40 years later. With this type of goverment you simply, from seeing it, cannot trust to any kind of an ELITE.
The first thing that awoke more, mainly to the Super-Elite of the WEST, were the oddities surrounding the JFK and RK assasinations than ,,problems,, with Free-energy and Tesla, ancient paintigs full of UFOs and to the last the X-files ... I and dad are great fans of SCi-Fi and conspiracies simply.
But the aweking started when I was told by a friend about ZEITGEIST(mainly the last two parts ... on google video) ... it shocked me ... now absolutely everything from Secret Alien history,Free energy,911 , JFK to UFOs and Aurora´s made sense and was working in my mind like a good-oiled clockwork. Two month later I wanted to rewatch ZEITGEIST and searched it throw Google and saw an interesting link with a commentary (it was a name of the article as I later saw) that Zeitgeist is crap. I wanted from beggining to discuss this matter with somebody and I clicked there ... and in front of me the main page of ATS popped up ... and the rest is history.

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posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 10:07 AM
wow, i love it, i posted this right before i crashed last night, wondering if it was headed for the dump, i'll need to read through all this, but thanx to all for telling their stories. this has always been one topic that fascinated me.
by the way, i've been given bonuses by the mods a few times now, and i'm clueless to what this means.

posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 10:23 AM
I can remember 2 events that showed me the alternative path of information.

#1 Back in the day, when I was in about 7th grade during a study hall my english teacher gave me and a friend who were bored at the time something to look up on the internet... Area 51... We found lots of info, pics of the signs at the gates and the "camo dudes". I was fascinated by it. Then I veered away from that the next year and spent most of my time researching cars

#2 9/11 (8th grade) When the event happened I wasn't scared at all. Although my brother was living in Manhattan at the time. The weeks after many were worried, grieving, angry. I was not. Something didn't feel right. I kept on thinking to myself, lets get over this, lets move on. It didn't feel genuine at the time. It's not that I knew it was a false flag, I just had a gut feeling that it wasn't what it was made out to be. Now up until about 2005-06 I really didn't give a closer look. Hell I even wanted Bush to defeat Kerry in 04'. Then I started watching some of the many documentaries out there and started putting the pieces together.

Those events have led me down a long path. It has changed my views and outlook in a good way. I always had this fire in me, a little rebellion. I never took to school in a huge way. From an early age I knew how little it mattered in the big picture and never feared it. I knew I would do fine in life as long as I worked hard at what I loved and had passion for. I also would ask questions, why don't we learn about this, why are we learning about that. I thought to myself this is how they're preparing me for life? This is a joke right? Then I caught many of my teachers in a lie and lost a lot of respect for the whole idea. I caught them lying about my grades, giving me 60's and 70's if they lost my paper/test, sometimes I wouldn't turn it in and ask for my grade the next day and they would look at me with the most serious face and give me a D... I felt betrayed. I never ever lashed out, complained, or anything. I remained quiet and started educating myself on what I want to learn about. I have followed my gut, intuition, whatever you want to call it and I will never ever turn my back on it....

[edit on 6-8-2009 by DarkStar86]

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posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 10:35 AM

It really disturbed me to realize people were so bad at science.

People will look back on 9/11 and they won't know whether to laugh or cry...

It is just so obvious...right in our face...

But people are too apathetic...

posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 10:37 AM
reply to post by rubbertramp

I gotta admit that i was like a robot for a very long time..... only read books my mother told me to which was religious books & pamphlets and also had my head stuck into all those books at school..... didn't really have a mind of my own back then....... after school came work.... straight into work as it was drummed into my head that this was the only way to live.......... in dead-end jobs!!!! Just to gain some cash so i could give my Mother some to pay bills & shi*...... anyway i guess that mentality is passed down the family chain until you get out of it......

So i quit work around 4 years ago due to stress & depression & suicidal thoughts...... that's when my eyes finally opened to who were my friends!!!!

Now i'm doing what makes me happy or trying to anyway......

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