My original desire was to fill my 6500 character limit with "haha" repeated over and over again. But that would be childish and would fail to miss
the major point at hand. Instead, to all of you 6/23 Charlatans speaking of "Blackjack" let me tell you this one thing,
SHAME ON YOU!!!
Now, this next part is directed at those who were duped by these people into thinking a major tragedy would strike and made you spend the past 24
hours to a week worrying about you and your loved ones safety. My message for you is,
It's okay, most of us have been there before.
Sadly, I think most everyone on ATS has been duped at some point or another into thinking that on of these End of Days prophecies would be coming
true. When I first came to ATS I bought into so, so much of it. I bought into the writings of Ronald Wieland and 2008 being a time when great tragedy
would strike, marking the beginning of the end of days.
I bought into the threads talking about the FEMA death camps and train cars that were going to haul all of us 'trouble makers' away because we
viewed the "truth" on sites like ATS
I bought into all of the hype regarding Swine Flu and even got to the point where I believed the stuff enough myself that I began posting my own
thoughts about it (some of my threads below)
Now, I consider myself a fairly educated person, having graduated from College with honorary remarks and have accomplished enough so far in my life to
make me proud of what I have done. The fact is, anyone is susceptible to believing this gunk that comes out. If you bought into it, do not feel stupid
or like you missed what should have been the obvious. Instead, learn from this.
I quit this website for a long while because it finally clicked to me that many of these people spewing this garbage such as Operation Blackjack
aren't doing it because they are trying to make money. Or trying to scare people for fun. Many of them are people who have gotten so wrapped up in it
that they begin to believe their own garbage coming out.
Because we came to ATS to find out more about topics that intrigue us, we tend to be naive when 'experts' come along and predict things that seem
too massive to be true.
I wanted to write this thread to scold those who spread these lies. Instead, I want to close by giving hope to all those who feel duped or feel that
they were deceived in any way whatsoever.
Don't give up guys, the truth you are seeking is out there somewhere and you will someday find it even if it is not the answer you seek.