posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 04:13 PM
There is a fine line between insanity and genius. They thought Einstein was nuts when he proposed the concept that time had to be flexible rather
than universal and static, as was previously believed, to solve the problems scientists were having with the inconsistencies of relativity in his
day. When he came up with Special Relativity he suffered much ridicule by the scientific community. He was considered nuts and a wack job for many
years afterward. Eventually he was proven correct… just ask the people in Hiroshima or the fact that they have to account for temporal effects of
special relativity on the space shuttle.
There are many instances of people espousing wild theories throughout history, only later to be proven correct. Granted 99.99% of those crazy
theories are just that, crazy. I read ATS shaking my head 99.99% of the time, waiting for that 0.01% where someone is really on to something. They
are out there or none of us would keep coming back. It’s painful, yes, but we wait for the payoff, when it occasionally comes along.
The two paragraphs above summarize the only point I was trying to make but while I’m at it, I want to air a grievance that I have on this topic of
who is “crazy” and who isn’t. Read on at your discretion.
My biggest problem with people’s crazy claims is that anytime someone like me, who actually IS a scientist and engineer working in a key position in
defense, sheds some light on a relevant topic that I happen to be an expert on, the “morons and crazies” out there call me a liar or nuts. It’s
very frustrating. I don’t dare mention security clearances or inside information I gain from high-ranking military or politicians, because people
will instantly run me down the river. Why? I mean, here I am, one of the actual non-crazies, who IS in the know on certain things but if I dare open
my mouth I’m immediately attacked.
In addition to my scientific background I have actually spent a significant amount of time in my life pounding the pavement doing research on UFOs and
other paranormal topics, but dare I open my mouth, I am smacked down by 100 people who have NOTHING to offer but regurgitated crap from other
websites. This atmosphere does NOT invite intelligent or well-read people to participate. These days I usually just sit and read and keep my mouth
shut. So if one looks for the 0.01% posts that are well thought out and intelligent, they may be even harder to find due to the fact that real data
gets attacked harshly. Why? Because people can’t verify one’s claims by searching for them in Google? Well duh! It’s good information
because it HASN’T been brought to the table before and won’t necessarily be verifiable.
The few times I have jumped into conversations regarding science, I’m told to shut up by people who admit they have no more than a high school
knowledge of physics. As far as I can tell, that’s why there are almost no “experts” to be found commenting on ATS. People like Stanton
Friedman or Steven Hawkings will never be found commenting on ATS, although they are sited in sources all the time. There have actually been
instances where topics have been raised regarding military technology that I designed. I tried to shed a little light on the topic and people said,
“yeah sure…. like we believe you worked on that…shut up…go away…etc” Well that’s just great, you just turned away the one person who
actually knew what they were talking about (on a particular topic). Then the forum went right back to babbling on with empty conjecture and nonsense
while I sit here at my desk looking at the actual design blueprints. Really moronic huh?
I have invited people who doubted me to come down here to my work. I’d be glad to greet you in the lobby and show you my credentials. That’s as
far as I can bring you of course, but then maybe then you won’t crap all over a clearly qualified opinion.
Once I got so ticked off because I was called a liar about something I had discussed with a US senator that I finally actually posted a picture of her
and I sitting in the actual meeting talking together where we discussed it, much to the risk of revealing my identity, I wanted to prove that I
wasn’t full of crap. After proving that I actually was for real, my opponent came back with a remark along the lines that I must not be trusted
because I was PART of the thing. You really can’t win with these jerks. I mean, here I am, trying to help further a discussion with really good
information, and I’m not believed, then when I am believed I’m told I can’t be trusted because I’m too close to it. It’s pure insanity.
How does anyone ever expect to get any intelligent people posting with that sort of attitude? Anyway, this is my first post in a long time and I’ll
be going back to keeping my mouth shut and just reading.
That’s my two cents. (Second line. lol)
[edit on 14-10-2009 by JonInMichigan]