posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 02:45 PM
By now, we have all seen videos of 'protesters', 'anarchists,' and 'military and LEO goons' in relation to the G20 'summit' in PA.
There is some speculation, and rightfully so, about the personnel and tactics employed by the alleged 'military' that abducted a guy from the street
and whisked him away in a gold Crown Victoria.
The 'reality' of that event itself is difficult, if not impossible to argue. It happened. A more valid line of investigation would probably be
'why' it happened and by whom it was sanctioned and perpetrated.
The importance of these questions should be evident to any involved in the discussion, yet such an emotional event , understandably, has a terribly
galvanizing effect on those that would seek to understand it in their own way. Many call for immediate action and rightfully so.
There is indeed a time for action and a time to counter oppressive tactics instituted by an unconstitutional regime and just as importantly, there is
a time for careful consideration and the prevention of emotional manipulation. When a man is overcome with emotion, his ability to act rationally, and
strategically, is all but lost.
ATS is a rare place indeed. We discuss things here like 'false flags', 'propaganda', and 'psyops' and on the same day can explore topics like
'enlightenment.' We also get very emotional and revert to less than mature, discerning behavior when we allow ourselves to be manipulated into
ignoring clues, history and hidden motivations. Sometimes, as in my case, it is through a lack of understanding, or an unwillingness to be free from
rigid thought that bias is formed.
Sometimes, when we forget our decorum and our credo, we shout obscenities and various insults at each other, ranging from 'shill' to 'dis-info',
'ignorant', 'idiot' or 'fool.' I would ask that you remember a few points that we have seen in past months used as a means to further the
division amongst our people.
1. Vets are potential Terrorists
2. Protesters are low level terrorists
3. Militia - Terrorists
We have all come to realize, I would hope, that there are always at least two hands involved in any magician's trick. While we focus on one, the
other is doing something completely different to further the goals of those that would manipulate us. The hand we see is often used to perpetrate an
act that will enrage us and capture our attention so that we are ill-focused on the real strategy. We have all also become aware that the propaganda
machine of our current regime is highly effective.
When I attempt to stifle your discussion or invalidate your inquiries with claims of 'dis-info', it also effectively furthers our division.
If we are to make educated, informed and soundly tactical decisions, every scrap of evidence that can be produced and analyzed, MUST be, and we cannot
remove from the table points of view that differ from ours simply because we are unwilling to believe them. As a people, a community, or a
semi-cohesive body of exploring thinkers, we MUST be willing to examine every shred, every visual, audible or sensual bit of information before we run
off convinced of a motive, a perpetrator or our course of retaliatory action.
Indeed, there IS a time when no amount of thinking, postulating or examination will be of benefit; a time when instinct and decisive action must rule.
However, preparation through understanding our situation, whenever we are blessed enough to have the time and resources to devote to it, is something
that we should certainly strive for.
I would remind those that would shout 'dis-info' in the face of a highly implausible scenario, that perception is a fickle wench and one man's
'dis-info' is another's 'gospel.' Several buildings collapsing from fires generated by jet fuel seems highly implausible, as it was not in our
record of consciousness. Many trillions of dollars needed to 'stimulate' an economy at the expenses of those that the economy is SUPPOSED to
benefit seems an unlikely, illogical course of action. Hundreds of thousands of troops and hundreds of billions of dollars to chase down and kill a
couple thousand 'terrorists' seems very strange to some. What we see is, more times than we would like to believe, EXACTLY what they would HAVE us
Ask yourself WHY a group of men would dress up as military, if they were not. Ask yourself who would be to gain by the brazen 'abduction' of a
'dissenter' by goons made to LOOK military, when more covert or even overt actions could have been employed. Ask yourself why so many with valid
viewpoints would point out inconsistencies and then be called 'dis-info agents' or 'fools.' Ask yourself what it is you are SUPPOSED to believe;
what it is THEY would HAVE you believe and then ask yourself why. Remember that a huge number of troops are understood to be deployed on American soil
in support of NORTHCOM and ask yourself how you feel about American troops. If you are like me, you respect and appreciate them. Ask yourself who
would benefit if that were not the case, and how.
This thread is not about an event that took place, or didn't take place. It's not about if the men that perpetrated the act were military, or not
military, cops, or not cops. It's about WHY we are so eager to believe what we believe and so quick to label anyone that would offer an alternate
viewpoint. It's about REFUSING to accept something at face value or buckling under the pressure of those that would label you or insult you to
silence the expression of your point of view. It's about calling something 'fake' when it cannot be proven, or 'REAL' when we have merely
witnessed a brief moment in time, packaged for our viewing pleasure, or the emotional response it will elicit.
'Dis-info', my friends, comes in many, many flavors. The intent is always the same - to mislead, to misdirect or to manipulate. So often, I fear, we
think that this manipulation can flow in only one direction. When we throw this label around at each other, and close our ears and eyes to other
possibilities, we are playing right into the hands of those, whomever they may be, that would manipulate us so that we are blind to the strategy being
executed by their other hand.
Peace, and the continued quest for discernment, my friends.
[edit on 25-9-2009 by KSPigpen]