posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 02:05 AM
Just a thought but perhaps this invasion of ATS by the political right and the political left is a good thing if…
Those of us who know better and aren’t trapped by the left/right paradigm and propaganda brainwashing machine keep on keeping on by trying to wake
these people up and lift them out of the trap.
They came here for a reason to argue politics in one of the most carefully watched elections with one of the largest turnouts in a long time.
They came here because they are scared, the came here because they wanted to fight for something, but most of all they came here wanting to be heard
thinking that what they have to say should be heard, because it could make a difference and the world a better place.
Yet it’s clear most of them have no idea what really goes on in the world, or who is responsible for much of what goes in the world, and why and
what for, and how.
We have been blessed with an abundance of what are essentially lost souls, slaves to a system, sometimes systems that they have little recollection
they are slaves too, or how detrimental their enslaving belief systems are to them and the rest of the world.
It presents a challenge and it presents an opportunity.
Some of us are here on the quest for more knowledge and sources of information (ideally all of us). Some of us are here for sheer entertainment. Some
of us are here to confuse other people. Some of us are here to cull information, trends, temperatures and pulses, and some of us are here to not just
learn but to teach what we are learning and have learned by sharing it with others.
Sure we are sometimes ridiculed by skeptics and those who are just looking for entertainment. Sure some of us are drowned out in the endless political
and partisan and sometimes national and religious debates and wrongly cast into parties we don’t belong to, religions we don’t belong to,
movements we don’t belong to, and racial groups we don’t belong to, and it can be frustrating and tedious.
Yet some of us are making an impact, I have seen some right wing republicans really open their eyes from things they have been exposed to on this site
and change, and still are changing, I have seen some left wing liberals really open their eyes in the same manner and also change.
Yes there are going to be some lost causes, but we all have an opportunity to share with these people, and help these people learn, and help their
perspectives change, and their attitudes along with them.
Remember some of these people are bound to this right/left illusion as deeply as any of us might be to a spouse, or a child, or a deity or a pet. It
frames their reality it comforts them in life and there really are 7 steps of grieving and loss they have to go through as they are separated from
that illusion and exposed to a deeper and broader and more accurate version of reality.
I think it’s safe to say we are all concerned about the direction the world is heading in. No single one of us can save it or change it, but each
one of us can help save it by saving one person at a time and changing their false perception of reality one person at a time.
Eventually we will hit critical mass, but only if we all put in a full and honest effort.
No one who is serious about helping the world should leave the site.
It’s a battle royal, the future of our world is at stake, and it all boils down to which leaders and wish ideologies can win the most hearts and
minds to their nefarious ends.
We have an opportunity to deny the despots, tyrants and warmongers and criminal cabals of the world hearts and minds, by helping to open people’s
hearts and minds.
I honestly feel we should all be engaged in that endeavor, it’s our best chance, and it’s our last chance.
Do a check up from the neck up, try to keep your personal problems and frustrations from seeping into your posts and realize that persistence can wear
We can win this fight!