posted on May, 2 2011 @ 01:52 PM
ATS has obviously grown quite a bit since both slayer and myself joined up. As a long time member I'm surprised slayer would stoop to the
infiltration schtick, which comes up every week when someone decides agents are afoot. I think what has happened is this. A few years ago ATS members
were largely young, largely liberal, largely anti-everything, and, of course, largely conspiracy minded. It was kind of a group-think mentality as
most members had a world view much the same.
Today with a larger membership we have a much broader spectrum of beliefs and points of view. We actually have people who consider themselves
conservatives here. We actually have people who will defend Israel, who are ardent Christians, who think 9/11 was a conspiracy of 19 Muslim
terrorists, who consider lights in the sky to be not particulalry meaningful, and who think "Light Workers" is a laughable concept.
Most of the time when we see the "infiltration/agent schtick" brought up, it is because someone is lamenting that people aren't just accepting the
normal group think and are actually challenging the basic conspiracy world view that has heretofore been prevalent. If someone does not agree that the
NWO/Illuminati conspiracy is afoot, why, then, he must be an agent here to spread disinformation! He must work for the government! This must be a
false flag! In one sense this should not be surprising, but in another it shows a basic flaw in the idea of ATS being a place of repose and
intelligence in a sea of of ineptitude.
ATS likes to put on the mantle of "Deny Ignorance" like a corwn of superiority. But like the Emperor with no clothes, the truth is rather more he
opposite. Too often the site promtes ignorance by allowing people to check logic at the door and spout abject opinions as facts. We even check the
Laws of Physics at the door here, as if we are capable of rescinding them by legislative fiat, or at least group consensus.
I believe there is quite a lot of disinformation being spread by this site, but it's not being inserted here by agents; it's being spread by