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Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
reply to post by Stormdancer777
Star for the cool song, but change is what Proto is predicting, and boldly cautioning that we might end up seeing a new type of Internet Environment in the future.
Could be wrong, but, I could be right.
Thanks for joining in.
They would if they want actual enforcement powers, the power to censor, ban, question or detain or charge internet posters.
Such a system would not start out that way, just the same way the TSA didn't start out bombarding people with dangerous radiation and groping their genitals to get on a plane.
Originally posted by trekwebmaster
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
Well, from that perspective, they are already controlling the internet. Do you realize there is a high-speed internet (WW3) which is only reserved for education and research. Yes that means .EDU and .MIL and you know what? The average person cannot access it or even will unless they are a member of the above and then in very limited compartmentalized ways.
The question is how much will people take. If the TSA is any indication; a lot. But perhaps information is the the straw that will break the camels back? Lets hope so... You can take my rights and liberties but you can never take my internet!!!
Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
Fact: Cass Sunstien is the Obama Information Czar.
Fact: He has written a book, and white papers on Cognitive Infiltration of the Internet specifically conspiracy sites and would like the Government to do just that.
Fact: After prior acts of violence against high ranking government officials new laws as a direct response to those crimes were enacted such as the Brady Act.
Fact: High ranking government officials were murdered and greviously injured in this incident.
Sunstein’s theory is that people prone to believe in and investigate conspiracies become more or less ‘isolated’ on sites like ATS and end up developing opinions and views by over reliance on too few sources of information, where to be fair to the premise of the theory, the information being put forth is poorly researched, or deliberately incomplete to paint a false and misleading picture.
To be sure, in all fairness, some of the theories published here on ATS are not particularly well researched or complete. To be even fairer though this is something that many critical and skeptical minded ATS Members point out again and again in such threads.
Originally posted by DeenUS
i would just like to say that while i do dismiss many conspiracy theories, i do NOT dismiss them just because they are conspiracy theorists
i believe myself to be a true skeptic
im skeptic of the government and 'official story', sure, but that doesnt mean im ready to subscribe to the fact that half the world has been visited by aliens, are trained assassins by the government through use of MKUltra and are reptilian aliens from some off the wall planet-asteroid.
there are a lot of times i would REALLY like to violate the TOS simply because some of the ideas posted on here are COMPLETELY RIDICULOUS and nobody sane would think of those kind of things
what i dont understand is why every conspiracy has to be something invented in fantasy land, instead of a plausible, even probable(!) theory.
i noticed that in this very forum there is a topic pertaining to 10 conspiracy theories
the fact that people will now use these conspiracy theories to validate their reasoning for believing the government are all aliens using earth bound sociology to mind control people from birth is ludicrous! where in the world do ANY of those conspiracy theories go out of this world?
the conspiracy theories listed there are TRUE conspiracies, and they are not nearly as whacky as what seems to be most of the stuff posted on here
id like to note i am NOT big brother, im a long time ATS lurker who, while i did come out to post on the JLL thing, is simply trying to continue to fight the good fight, while still staying grounded.