reply to post by silent thunder
If anything I do not see ATS turning into the issue. I see it as a place to accumulate and spread knowledge, a place to gain insight, and be alerted
to new phenomena, political,scientific, cultural, and psychological. I do not believe that we should go too far down the road of making the forum in
which this occurs, into the issue to be discussed.
To place over much emphasis on the importance of this site in terms of its effects on world events, would in my opinion be a mistake. We are
different to the politicians and the power players on the world stage because we know we are just people, trying to get some sense out of a world full
of nonsense. We are a group of people who probe and prod at oddity, who scrape and scratch at the surface of the doom and delight of the world, people
in short who are not obsessed with the self , but interested in the whole of humanity.
It is the way of the fools at the top of world affairs to think themselves or thier actions in any way important to the world, the folly of mans
biggest egos to suggest that his method or madness can truely hold a species captive in its embrace. That egocentric attitude and the dirt that comes
with it, ought to in my opinion become something that we shun as we deny ignorance, for behaviour of that sort epitomises ignorance, and stifles
Those of us who want the truth about UFO, the truth about 9/11, the real deal on JFK and all the other biggest stories discussed here, are not
interested in the weakness of mankinds Kings and Presidents. What we want, is the truth, to be allowed to judge for ourselves , and learn for
ourselves, the lessons of the past, and improve our futures by that understanding. We wish for truth to be the norm, and secrecy and villany to be the
exception. They are not. To become a facet of the world stage, this forum would have to drop its standards so damned far, that for me, it would cease
entirely to be the useful source of information that it is today, and was to a greater degree when I joined in 07.
Since my joining this site, I have watched agog while minds so sharp you could cut beef with them, have cut into the heart of matters so murky and
dire that I was once of the opinion that they could never be bought into the light. When I first joined, it seemed that every time I looked to read a
post, there would be genius on display , either in the ability of members to understand the scientific principles relavent to a question or subject,
or the sheer political insights expressed , and the meaning for the future of the words of the speakers.
Nowadays such insight is rare, some of the best informed members have ceased to comment, and the general standard of posts and threads has weakened
in my opinion. Often, when the greatest brains I have had the pleasure of conversing with do see fit to comment, thier logic and insight is passed
over by waves of sensationalism , buffeted by unconstructive criticisms and pushed so deep under the waters of foolishness and mental inadequacy that
not even the light of nuclear oblivion could shine from under its icy depths.
I tell you this. If this site was to become a key source for the world, if it were to play a role in international affairs then it should not be
allowed to do so in the state it is in at the moment. Until those great minds resurface with all thier knowledge and experience, I feel it would be a
diservice to the world to allow our debating chambers to go any further down the influential route.
We need to excise some chaff from the wheat of this place, and leave only the golden tops of information to the future, if we are to have a legacy of
the type which OP discusses in his opening post. I love this site, and I love what it can do to improve a persons world veiw, but there has to be a
point at which the freedom to speak must be tempered with an ability to think . The one without the other is useless, but I would rather know a silent
and logical man, than a loud fool.