posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 12:35 PM
reply to post by Algebra
Are we winning the war?
I would tend to think that there may have been a few battles that were fought to a draw... but nothing close to winning any war.
The problem is two-fold.
First, there has never been anything like the internet in all the history of humanity. Nothing has ever allowed so many a open common from which to
speak freely and openly. But this wonderful common is not just a place of openness and truth. It is also a place of misdirection and outright lies.
The second issue is that the government fears that the greater mass of the people will be enjoined to become less complacent and more active, if not
even reactionary. All governments, princes and kings and even dictators, have always feared a general uprising of their people. And rightly so because
there is nothing so utterly unstable and dangerous than a nation under the throes of a mob mentality.
The combination of these two things, combined with a history of not always being entirely truthful to their own people, makes governments cringe when
a large group of conspiracy theorists get together on a public common to share notes.
So... now Mr. Obama wants to get a handle on the situation and we should not be surprised that he does because either rightly or wrongly, we here at
ATS and other websites that offer a polyglot of alternative news links, we represent a challenge to the system of conventional belief.
Now, who is right and who is wrong? Who in the hell knows? But the fact that we are out here, in the wild as it were, without an ounce of respect for
those standard conventions of belief, we represent a potential threat to the powerful institutions of those beliefs; the 'establishment'.
That we have gotten this far is a testament to the constitutions of freedom that many of our nations outwardly espouse. In that, there is a victory.
But if we are reckless in our endeavors and begin to create a genuine fear in that establishment, the battles to come will not be so easily won.
There is nothing so dangerous than a beast that is cornered.