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what event opened your eyes?

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posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 09:47 PM
I began to wake up when I was just 12 years old. It was the year 2000, Y2K had been the biggest hoax ever, and I was rearing to go. In April of that year I was informed that my brother was in a serious motorcycle accident. He was killed. Declared dead twice and revived twice. He had serious brain damage and the months that followed were long an arduous. I remember praying nightly for his safety and finally he did, although it took him quite awhile to even remember us, his family.

The one night I overheard my mother talking to her friend about how my brother was speaking about how God didn't exist. He had died, and there was no light. There was only darkness. At that point, having been a devout Christian my entire life, I questioned it for the first time. A few months later I finally questioned my brother about the experience and he confirmed to me, but he said it may be that he just didn't remember it.

It was enough to set me off though. The internet was a new thing to me and I embraced it, scanning for ever trace of evidence that Christianity had and the more I looked, the less I found. I soon started delving into other faiths and adopted the creed that with so many different religions in the world, what makes people believe THEIRS is the right one.

It was all so much for me to take in but it took my time up. The next year of course was September 11th, 2001. Immediately when it happened I was just as shocked as everyone else and I believed everything the media and the government said. My awakening came in a very odd form later that year come November.

The release of Metal Gear Solid 2: Guns of the Patriots video game opened my mind to this obsurd idea that... what if there were those in power? A single entity that pulled the strings of everyone? And once again, all it took was a little tug at my strings to get me going again. Weeks and weeks, months and months, I slaved over my research. More religion, more politics. By the time I reached high school I was an outspoken atheist and a firm spreader of 9/11 truth.

It was only a year ago, having completed college, having met with a new maturity and finally living life on my own, that I was able to see the entire corrupt picture as a whole. Since then I have traced every single piece of evidence in history that pointed towards conspiricy and corruption, and have been at the forefront of movement to try to prevent a feeling which has started in me that the end, be it the physical end or a spiritual rebirth of human culture, is approaching.

It gets harder as time goes on and the feeling grows stronger. From the small, uninformed child I was, I have grown into a man willing to fight and die for a cause that I feel needs to be done.

It's amazing to look back on it now.

posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 09:48 PM
I woke up and turned on the TV on 9/11. A "small cesna" was rumored to have hit one of the WTC buildings. Turns out the plane was a full size passenger plane. Crazy things happen, and I thought this was one of them. Then, I watched the second plane hit on live TV. My eyes widened, and I repeated, "That wasn't an accident! That was not an accident!" The rest of the day was chaos. Hijacked airliners, crumbling buildings, lots of dead people, people jumping from buildings, etc. Things have never been the same and never will be again. After many years of research on the topic and other type conspiracy topics, It is my belief that the event was engineered by the US Government and possibly with foreign governments as well. The reporting of WTC building 7 falling before it had even fallen and as it WAS STANDING IN THE BACKGROUND of the live feed as they were reporting it, was a HUGE red flag to me. BBC, CNN, and others reported the same thing in the same exact scenarios as if the word had come down from an official "too early." Government controlled media. One in the same. All of them. The event was a psychological experiment to see if the masses could be controlled by an event, and subsequently go along with an agenda that they normally would be unhappy about. The agenda was war and the erosion of our rights as American citizens. The event (9/11) and the mishandling of many situations by the administration at the time led to the ultimate point of the whole attack. The point being the eventual election of Americas first black President. America's first non-citizen president. America's first Muslim President. America's Trojan Horse. The man who will turn us into a Socialist country when we have been spreading "Democracy." The man who will kill the middle class after Bush injured it. I could go further, but T & C would be violated. Basically, it took 3000+ citizens dying, 3000+ American soldiers dying, countless innocents in various other middle eastern countries, the erosion of our rights under the guise of protection, and put a big ole target on the head of any American who travels to foreign countries that have been wronged by America's Leaders. What happened to this fine country? What on earth happened to the whole world? Is this the end of the world as we have all understood it for so long?

posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 09:53 PM
reply to post by kaspermartyrphantom

Friendly hint - paragraphs help the reader a lot!

posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 09:56 PM
sorry! haven't posted in a great while!

posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 11:02 PM
911....... When I saw those building fall I was in shock... they WERE NOT SUPPOSED TO FALL... When i realized who REALLY perpetrated this crime... thats when I opened my eyes to how the world really works....... sad

posted on Aug, 7 2009 @ 02:21 AM
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posted on Aug, 7 2009 @ 02:32 AM
I woke up after I read an article on the internet when I was 14 or so.. it uplifted me so much like I've never even felt in my entire life. I can't put into words how incredible I felt for that whole night after reading that article. The next day, as soon as I woke up I was reading more and more about that particular thing and it was like that for a few weeks before I simmered down and I felt my life's goals were met. Before I read that first article, I was a really depressed kid. I even contemplated suicide. . I mean, I didn't go looking for a razor to cut myself with, but if I had a loaded gun, I'd use it on myself without second thoughts, but now I would never even think of something like that, because I know there is a purpose to life.

posted on Aug, 7 2009 @ 02:57 AM
Driving through some back roads at night time, some of my family and I witnessed very large floating vessels with very strange lights on them. That 45 minute event changed my life and the others around me, made me realize what all my other memories are.

posted on Aug, 7 2009 @ 04:09 AM
My eyes were opened by the following and in the order below:

* The murder of Princess Diana because of the secret she was about to
share. I was born into an area not far from where she came from, and
can honestly say I saw her amany of times walking her dogs on a
beach in Norfolk all alone. It is a vision that was forced to my mind
when I heard about the 'accident' what a fantastic woman!

* 9-11 was a fantastic day I was working nights and spent the whole
day getting ready for my girlfriend to finish work. I had organised her
a nice meal, flowers and a book. I was just fitting in her new sofabed
I looked at the TV the sound was off and I felt the ice running over me.
I knew then that the end was coming if a country can do that to their

* 7-7 London at work in Holborn a few hundred meters from the bomb.
I knew something was not right and to this day remain deeply effected.
Had just taken my first break and a nice cup of tea, just as I raised it to
my lips....

Evil opened my eyes because for years in vain I blocked it out of my life, then you face it head on and it changes everything.

A side note for all those who have been effected by those events listed please take strength in your faith. Yes the dark side is strong but we will not be beaten, those who are resposible will get what they deserve one way or another.

posted on Aug, 7 2009 @ 04:16 AM
You mean when i was tens years old and my whole faimly seen a large ufo fly over our house and down at the docks they had big search lights up in the sky proberly looking for the ufo.The ufo flew around the hills behind the docks to avoid the search lights.My step farther was so scared he rush everyone in side and locked all the doors.

posted on Aug, 7 2009 @ 08:25 AM
Just WOW.

I wish ATS let me give negative flags and negative stars.

Good luck.

posted on Aug, 7 2009 @ 08:54 AM

Originally posted by THX-1138
Just WOW.

I wish ATS let me give negative flags and negative stars.

Good luck.

what does this mean? sometimes i wish people would explain themselves so others would understand them.

posted on Aug, 7 2009 @ 08:59 AM
reply to post by Haunebu

not sure why your reply was scratched, i thought it was quite an interesting conversation we had going. almost proof opposite sides of the spectrum could discuss things without fighting. anyhow, my only thought is that you turned it to drug related for the mods and their rules. sorry, mods, just my opinion, don't mean to rattle any cages.

posted on Aug, 7 2009 @ 09:03 AM
What opened my eyes?

My mother told me. She was an amazingly wise woman. I would come home from school and talk about new great ideas I learned there and she showed me how those ideas were the pathway to the NWO. She never used the words new world order, but analyzed and questioned everything. She loved, ghost stories, egyptology and history. She was always encouraging me to make connections and not be gullible.

posted on Aug, 7 2009 @ 10:31 AM

Originally posted by kaspermartyrphantom
It is my belief that the event was engineered by the US Government and possibly with foreign governments as well. The reporting of WTC building 7 falling before it had even fallen and as it WAS STANDING IN THE BACKGROUND of the live feed as they were reporting it, was a HUGE red flag to me. BBC, CNN, and others reported the same thing in the same exact scenarios as if the word had come down from an official "too early."

I'm sure that kind of thing happens all the time...

posted on Aug, 7 2009 @ 10:49 AM
Im kinda new to all this and i read alot of articles and seen alot of documentaries with more than enough proof for me to belive but i have not yet expirience an event that would really open my eye's cause i still have alot of doubts.

posted on Aug, 7 2009 @ 11:16 AM
reply to post by Egoodie

just follow your heart, and when something clicks that just doesn't seem right research the topic, making sure to study both sides of the issue.

posted on Aug, 7 2009 @ 01:05 PM
reply to post by Missing Blue Sky



I want to do that to my kid/s.

posted on Aug, 7 2009 @ 01:38 PM
I remember it, clear as day. It involves a concept as far as I read not commented upon by someone else in this thread; a threshold of sorts.

What do I mean by that?

I recall being nine or ten, sitting in the school library (somewhere in Scandinavia), commenting to a classmate on the topic of the universe, that there is "no way we are alone", and him agreeing totally. Although already from that time becoming more and more interested in the notion of extraterrestrial intelligences - it was perhaps rather a question of psychology; the reactions I noted amongst my peers, authority figures and basically everyone else when commenting upon the topic (and by all means to "conspiracy" in general): the scoffing, the ridicule - not of a topic they had written papers on or even read articles or books about - but of a topic to which they were entirely ignorant - and which could, litterally, "save us all" (i.e./e.g. ZPE and alike) if confronted with the proper attitude. I found it impossible to subscribe to this attitude myself, and more and more began to wonder what more humanity out of fear and so on refused to encounter.

My research into my interests continued, and with the advent of Internet and access to international bookshops further up in my age, I came to find that not only did the rabbit hole go deeper than previously imagined (I still recall many times not being able to at first take in topics such as "Montauk" and Cathy O'Brien), the topics were indeed oftenly intertwined, with e.g. former Nazi criminals being hired by US officials to commit crimes on kidnapped minors, before taking off in their home-made flying saucers.

However to answer my above posed question - there indeed was a threshold of easily determinable magnitude. It was in june, 2006. I watched a very short documentary on US (a country mentioned much too often in the contexts) governmental connections to organized drug smuggling. A US professor sat behind his desk, looked straight into the camera and as earnestly as reluctantly noted that his own country constituted one of the biggest kingpins in this business in the entire world.

I don't know why this precise moment served as the trigger, the trigger to me embracing these topics as not fiction, not even maybes and perhapses, but reality, but it certainly did. Although the entire process as described by me in this post has been indeed continual over many years (see The Boiling Frog theory), I do believe that I have payed a hefty price for "The Truth".

I will not attempt to be able to differantiate today between who I have become having chosen this path of paying that price, and who I would have been, had I taken "the blue pill". It would sound good to say (type) "it was worth it".

However - as unsure as I am of who I/we couldhave been had I/we chosen the latter, broader path - as sure I am of the unimaginably prosperous future lying ahead for any society which thrives on truth and honesty.

posted on Aug, 7 2009 @ 02:19 PM
for me, the beginning was a creeping awareness that we were taking too long to return Iraqi's their sovereignty after the election. then came the first bailout early last year, but finally the October passing of the $700 billion bailout fund despite the huge "H*** No!" demands from voters, followed by the let down of nearly all of the compromised legislators getting reelected. It didn't help that my state ballot didn't allow any third party candidates to be elected outside the president

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