I tried to not reply any more.... I really did... but...
It would seem that most of the nay-sayers are missing the point. Springer put it very well... the purpose is to reach as many listeners as possible.
No message is worth giving if it is not going to reach as far as possible.
I constantly see members complaining and bemoaning about not being able to make a difference. Every day, post after post about how terrible things are
and how powerless we are to change them. Hour upon hour of concerns about how TPTB are in control of our lives and there is nothing that we can do
Now, someone tries to get the message out. Your
message. The real
message. And you complain?
It does no good to preach about the evils of society to a devout group of the religious. It does no good to expound on the benefits of exercise to a
gym full of athletes. It does no good to tell Republicans how evil Democrats are (or vice-versa). Those are all called "preaching to the choir" and
are the ultimate in futility.
To project one's message one must reach out to those who are not already in the know. And to reach these people, often one must tailor their message
to fit their audience. That is what this does: it presents our message in a way that will garner the attention of a wide group of people, not just
conspiracists sitting in their basement wearing a tin-foil hat. We need to reach the guy walking down the street thinking about that hot date tonight,
the girl wondering why her paycheck is so small and her bills are so high, the old man spending his free afternoon checking out the Internet...
because by reaching them with the message, we can tell them what is real and what is false.
They will not seek out conspiracies because they do not yet know about them. We have to bring the conspiracies to them, where they are.
If you want to call that selling out, so be it. I'm a sell-out, then, because I understand the importance of getting the message out. Please, feel
free to sit and complain about what's wrong and never make a difference. This 'sell-out' can remain true to his beliefs and moral center while
reaching out to others.
In my time as a member of ATS, I have seen many changes. The majority of those I disagreed with, some vehemently. But this one I can stand behind
wholeheartedly. Springer, SO, Ashley, and Asala have created something here that has awesome potential to knock the MSM right off the map. It is
timely, informative, fast-paced, eye-catching, and 'hip'... and that last descriptor is made even more impressive by the fact that while being
'hip' it is also inclusive. Asala and Ashley are exceptional in their delivery, their expressionalism, and their timing.
Now, as to the 'hottie' and 'cutie' labels.... apparently they have no problem with it, so why should anyone else? After all, these are two young
and beautiful women, with the screen presence needed to attract viewers. What is so terrible about using those natural gifts to further something they
believe in? After all, this world runs on beauty (and take that from someone ugly enough to make a buzzard puke on a manure wagon at 200 paces)... How
many cosmetics stores are there in your neighborhood? How many other stores have a cosmetics section? Cosmetics exist for one reason and one reason
only: to make people look good!
Every actor, every performer, applies makeup before going before a camera or audience. They do this to make sure they look good
. Movies are
written around actors and actresses, chosen based in large part on how they look
. Clothing is designed and sold to enhance one's beauty, not
just to cover up. Even ordinary people spend sometimes hours getting ready to go out into the world every day. There is no difference between those
actions and what you see here. Beauty sells, beauty attracts, beauty is the marketers best friend.
I see jealousy in many posts here, and I can sympathize... I would love to be attractive enough for a show like this! But I can accept the reality
that my talents lie elsewhere.