posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 02:25 PM
Originally posted by queenofjacob
I would like to ask members of ATS that have been members for at least 5 years. I would like to know if you have seen any changes on ATS regarding
our current global condition. Or rather, I guess what I am asking is if 5 years ago was there a sense of, "something big is about to happen".
I am new(ish) to ATS, but not new to general conspiracy forums on the internet. I remember discussing such types of subjects when Clinton was in
office on BBS's and when IRC was the hot thing for chatting.
Its always been "the end is nigh" mentality in conspiracy minded people, with dates and events tied together to seem like we are in the end times
and will be lucky to live out the next 2 years.
If you do some historical research, you will find that ever since people were allowed to discuss things in groups, there have always been doomsday
cults and end of the world fears. I think the human condition requires us to feel like its all going to end. This may be a simple ego thing
though...a sort of hereditary emo personality living in us all.
A really good example is what Sarah Palin said (Gah, that left a bad taste in my mouth..but still, credit where credit is due). We see the government
officals at a peak of nastyness lately...however, if we simply open a book and read what used to happen..politicians used to literally pistol duel
each other. Crazy stuff.
We have trouble with long term memory and after a number of years, thinks that everything before was all sunshine and flowers and now things are
"speeding up" to some sort of doom ending. Meh, I think its just a sign that we are coming closer to our own deaths and are secretly hopeing the
rest of the world explodes with us so we are not alone.