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Quote from : Dictionary.com : Deny
tr.v. de·nied , de·ny·ing , de·nies
To declare untrue; contradict.
To refuse to believe; reject.
To refuse to recognize or acknowledge; disavow.
To decline to grant or allow; refuse: deny the student's request; denied the prisoner food or water.
To give a refusal to; turn down or away: The protesters were determined not to be denied.
To restrain (oneself) especially from indulgence in pleasures.
Quote from : Dictionary.com : Ignorance
n. The condition of being uneducated, unaware, or uninformed.
Quote from : About AboveTopSecret : The Motto : "Deny Ignorace"
The Motto: "Deny Ignorance"
More than a slogan and deeper than a mission statement, our members have embraced the motto of "Deny Ignorance" as our reson detre, demanding everyone who posts to aspire to a higher standard of participation. These simple two words have galvanized a broad membership base that spans the spectrum from highly speculative conspiracy writers to staunch skeptics. The result is a unique collaboration of diverse individuals rallying under this simple statement to learn from each other, discover new truths, and imagine new ideas that expand minds.
This motto has life. It has purpose. It demands ATS members to think.
It is a state of mind.
It is a sense of purpose.
It is a statement against the paradigm.
It is a rage against the mindless status-quo.
The idea of "deny ignorance" isn't a goal that ATS hopes to accomplish. Instead, it's a challenge. A call to all those who come here to aspire to a higher state of awareness through informed discussion and debate.
Deny ignorance is what we do.
It's how we think. It's how we talk. It's how we listen.
Ignorance is the social disease of history that has clouded our minds and dulled our brains. Is the evil that men do, the reason history repeats, and the cause of intolerance.
We deny it. it's not welcome here. Within these boundaries, it has no strength.
Here, ignorance is denied.
Originally posted by sphinx551
In other words, "Deny Ignorance" means "Deny Dis-info" to me.
Quote from : Wikipedia : Blowback (Intelligence)
Blowback is the espionage term for the violent, unintended consequences of a covert operation that are suffered by the civil population of the aggressor government.
To the civilians suffering it, the blowback typically manifests itself as “random” acts of political violence without a discernible, direct cause; because the public—in whose name the intelligence agency acted—are ignorant of the effected secret attacks that provoked revenge (counter-attack) against them.
Specifically, blowback denotes the resultant, violent consequences—reported as news fact, by domestic and international mass communications media, when the actor intelligence agency hides its responsibility via media manipulation.
Generally, blowback loosely denotes every consequence of every aspect of a secret attack operation, thus, it is synonymous with consequence—the attacked victims’ revenge against the civil populace of the aggressor country, because the responsible politico-military leaders are invulnerable.
Originally posted by andy1033
To be not ignorant means to know the truth, but what is truth?
All of us are ignorant on loads of things, you cannot deny ignorance, as most of us are ignorant on many subjects.
Amazon Review :
Vantage Point, which aspires to be a cunningly twisted thriller, comes equipped with plenty of hurtling action, handheld camerawork, what-was-that? editing, and a plot that has multiple, contradictory agendas writhing like a nest of snakes.
It's all set a-boil within a few blocks of a town square in Spain where a U.S. President is targeted for assassination.
Although the movie lasts 90 minutes, the events it depicts are mostly over with in a quarter-hour or so--but seen, rewound, and reseen from half a dozen different (you guessed it) vantage points.
The first line in the credits reads "Original Film," apparently the name of the production company.
"Gimmick Movie" would be more accurate; the opening reel, effectively jolting, affords an initial overview of the events through the eyes, lenses, monitors, and dueling sensibilities of a TV news producer (Sigourney Weaver), her activist-minded reporter (Zoe Saldana) and crew.
Everybody’s in Salamanca (actually, Mexico City) for the start of an international conference to reaffirm Arab-Western commitment to the fight against terrorism. Terrorism, of course, sees this as an ideal moment to break out.
As gunshots and explosions reduce everything to chaos, the clock is reset to zero and we proceed to revisit the scene as experienced by several Secret Service agents (namely Dennis Quaid and Matthew Fox), an American tourist with camcorder (Forest Whitaker), sundry locals--including three who may be caught up in a love triangle or a conspiracy or both--and even the President himself (William Hurt).
For a while, this is mildly diverting: that guy, or that gesture, so sinister when glimpsed across the plaza in one run-through, now appears harmless in close-up--or vice versa.
But there's no real ambiguity (so stop with the careless comparisons to Kurosawa's Rashomon)--this is a shell game in which the peas aren't worth tracking.
Despite decent actors, the characters might as well be holograms (although poor Forest Whitaker is saddled with "motivation" of surpassing sappiness), and the casting telegraphs several twists: one redoubtable good guy practically gives a wink-wink, nudge-nudge that he's really bad, etc.
The movie declines to specify which nutjob philosophy the terrorists espouse, and their numbers are multi-ethnic.
There's also a laborious suggestion that they have bloodthirsty, reactionary counterparts among the President's inner circle, which perhaps qualifies as redeeming socio-political comment and prompts a meaningless declaration of deep meaning from the Prez.
The whole megilleh finally comes down to an extended car chase through impassably claustrophobic streets that would mark a lurch into unintentional self-parody--if only that point hadn't been passed a couple of rewinds earlier.
--Richard T. Jameson
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
To me, Deny Ignorance means SO many things! As regards ATS, it means:
- to be open-minded, yet skeptical.
- to post with the utmost integrity.
- to resist being drawn into the muck.
- to stay true to myself.
- to strive to see things from other people's views, even if I disagree with them.
- to contribute to, rather than diminish, the quality of ATS.
- to maintain personal responsibility and accountability in posting.
- to challenge myself to expand.
Denying Ignorance is a goal. It's never perfectly attained, but if I'm working toward it all the time, I can only get better.
What Does ATS's Motto "Deny Ignorance" Mean To You?