posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 02:03 PM
The story that I am about to tell you may be inconsequential to most of you, but it has had a profound effect on me over the last few weeks.
It all began with my wife's best friend. She has got to be the biggest skeptic of "alternative views" I have ever met. She completely trusts the
msm and the government, and does not believe that tptb could ever have nefarious intentions. Needless to say, she is a sheep if there ever was one.
Over the past few years I had refused to discuss current events with her as she would turn any issue into a tin-foil hat, alien invasion mockery of
what we were talking about. So I would not talk about certain things when she was around.
Well a few weeks ago my wife and I invited her over for dinner, as we do quite often, and by chance my brother happened to be in the neighborhood so
he had stopped by as well. My brother and I were talking about the economy, politics, and we were also finalizing our plans we had been working on for
a SHTF scenario. When she came in the door we had stopped talking about it until she left the room. But she was listening to our conversation from
around the corner and decided to pop in the kitchen to mock both of us in an arrogant and condescending fashion. We both blew it off and continued our
Not two days later she makes an unexpected stop by the house....to talk to me! She had a conversation with her boss earlier that day and apparently
their talk scared the Jebus out of her. She is a government employee and her boss had told her that they may have to start shutting down certain parts
of their department because of the economic issues surrounding the budget. She told me that she finally realized that if this happened on a larger
scale, we could all be in some serious trouble. I agreed and tried to comfort her, as the shake-up at work had her flustered. Then she asked if she
could get in on the plans that my brother and I had made for our families! Of course I agreed, but this was a shock to me. My worst critic and
adversary had changed her tune over troubles at work. Take what you can get, I guess.
The next incident happened just this last weekend. My wife, her best friend and I had to go to a party to celebrate a birthday for one of her cousins.
I decided not to drink, as I like to have my senses with me at all times, but everyone else had drank pretty heavily. Towards the end of the night, I
had situated myself in the living room, and my wife’s friend had sat next to me. We had begun to discuss current events when the rest of the party
decided to play some "rap star" game where we were talking. One of the unknown partiers had heard a bit of our conversation and made it a point to
let the entire house know what we were talking about. Whilst he was mocking us, other people began to ask questions concerning current events and
conspiracy theories. At first I was reluctant, as I did not know most of these people, but after I realized that almost all of them were drunk......I
I began to talk about 9/11, economic issues, the fake office of the president, CIA, NASA, blah blah. I would have made ATS proud as I released a fury
of information onto these people. By the time I was done, the house had become very quiet and they were all listening to me. Their faces looked sober
and curious. Question after question came at me and I was overwhelmed by the response I received. Not one derogatory remark came my way, not even from
the guy who mocked me earlier.
It was almost as if I had told them things that they already knew, forgot about and I just reminded them. The very people I expected to ridicule me
for such different views were hanging on every word I said. As I said before, this may not be very important to you, but I can see the people are
waking from their slumber. One by one, they face their reality with clear vision, not muddled by propaganda and fear. Or maybe it's that people are
finally beginning to understand their own mortality.
So thanks to ATS and its members for being a source of debate and information. After the last few weeks, I am sure that we are fighting the good
fight. We may not win every battle, but we are showing the people that there is a war going on. The world is changing, as is it’s people. If we can
continue what we do on ATS, I am sure that it will be for the better. Thanks for reading about my latest experiences, and I hope that many of you have
similar stories. Please share.............