Originally posted by Astyanax
Originally posted by ugie1028
Was this Really offensive?
Slandering people you don't know, blaming others for your troubles, insulting the intelligence of the people you're talking to - yes, I'd say it
was really offensive.
Is this how people see the truth? Is this how people feel when someone states the truth?
You didn't state the truth. Your stated your opinion, insisting that it was the truth.
You stated exactly what I was trying to put into words, Astyanax.
OP, not everyone sees your "truth" as "the
truth". I do not. In my world, in the socialogical sense of who and what I have a direct
contact with and an influence over, I read, use the internet, shop, bank, drive, worship, live, and behave as a citizen, freely. I kowtow to no one,
but obey the law.
I don't buy into anything "fed" me, whatever the source; I research everything, to learn about whatever the topic happens to be.
I have seen much here at ATS, without proof, provenance, or factual basis accepted as "fact" because it comes from something other that the vague
"MSM". I've seen obvious errors, provable
errors in science-related topics. I've seen "anonymous sources" accepted without question.
I've been told I have a closed mind and called a "sheeple" because I require real empirical facts. I've seen predictions made, many times so
vague as to be unusable to a critical mind, that do not and have not ever come to pass. Yet people will still believe.....and call it "truth".
I know history has always had a "them", that there has always be an "us". George Washington spoke for a "new world order".....do you think the
MSM back then was hiding the facts for a worldwide cabal of elitists that haven't accomplished their goal since?
Being open-minded doesn't mean those who disagree with your world view are "sheeple". "Sheeple" is name-calling, juvenille, and offensive.
Saying you have the"truth"about things which have no verifiable proof is only your opinion. It does not make those who question your truth, dumb,
ignorant, blind, living in denial, or any of the other labels used frequently here. It means they have a critical mind and do not accept everything
fed to them, whatever the source.