posted on Dec, 25 2009 @ 12:46 PM
Age is not relevant to understanding the world and conspiracies, intelligence and a reasoned analytical mind is.
Who knows more about a conspiracy a 14 year old who has been researching it for 3 years or a 50 year old who has been researching it for 3 months?
Probably the 14 year old, where conspiracies are concerned it’s about the length of time one has been on their trail not the length of time one has
been on the planet.
I started my interest in conspiracies when I first learned to read. Of course this made my teenage years a bit difficult. My Junior High School
Teachers weren’t really interested in hearing my recitations on the Powers that Be, the Military Industrial Complex, the Corporate Government and
the Banking Cartels. They especially did not like my accusations of them being involved in institutionalized brainwashing and propaganda efforts.
I might not have been very worldly but I was fast on my way to becoming very worldly as my beliefs led me to either get expelled from every box, or do
my level best to escape every box.
Banished from Government learning institutions at the age of 14 you would think I was headed no where fast when it comes to intellect, learning,
wisdom and experience.
The reality was I was on the fast track to all those things by confronting the dogmas of the systems and entrenched interests at such an early age and
fighting and railing against them.
I didn’t quite have it all right, there are an extraordinary number of things in the heavens and the earth that nothing but first hand experience
could ever prepare us for or even give us any reason to think such things exist.
Yet at the age of 26 the most amazing thing occurred when by happenstance I gained entry into the world of the Powers that Be. Middle aged men with
law degrees from Harvard, and business degrees from Yale with memberships in all the right clubs and organizations, perched on top the corporate and
pedigree food chain all had one question. How the heck did you get so smart and so wise and know so much.
The truth is some of the most mature members of ATS are way off the mark when it comes to a great deal of what really goes on in the world and who the
players are and what the game they are playing is and why.
They make great cases for faulty and incomplete theories based on a lot of seemingly credible research but it always lacks one thing, and that’s the
very thing you are complaining about and that is the real world experience and first hand interaction that would make their theories more than just
Most people will never get close to the heart of the darkest and deepest conspiracies for one simple reason. Though they might have open minds, though
they might be highly intelligent, they are perennially in the wrong place at the wrong time to ever interact with the big dogs that very much exist
and make these conspiracies their life’s ambition and often the culmination of several life times of ambition.
Most of ATS fails the worldly test, and while many are worldly in important and insightful ways few are worldly to the point that they have actually
interacted with the people and in those geographical places where these conspiracies are born and played out.
For the most part it’s a lot of theory and conjecture that just becomes more credible because of how popular the theories and conjecture is with
other people who are also looking for answers and questioning.
The good news is that is how the journey of a thousand miles begins is with those questions and that curiosity and the younger people are when they
start displaying that the better off we all are.
To that extent the young especially should be encouraged and even patronized when it comes to those who display that rare quality of rejecting the
myths and dogmas and propaganda to look deeper and for more.
There was a time when I was young I was prepared to go up against reality, to fight impossible odds, to dare simply because life held out that promise
of being able to win.
It is the youth that will and can change the world, because it is the youth who are the least convinced it can’t be changed and doesn’t need
Sadly our job as adults is trying to convince them it is the way it is for a reason and can’t be changed.
Try not to do such a good job at that Original Poster. After all the bulk of the future belongs to them not us, our time is mostly gone and passing,
where they are just coming into their own. They can make all the difference we never did and will if we but support the best and the brightest and
most energetic amongst them in making that difference.
[edit on 25/12/09 by ProtoplasmicTraveler]