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What event in your life made you think something is not right here?

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posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 01:17 AM
Ok my friends, what was it that made you think that all is not right with things, i.e. TPTB,Government, UFOs, yadda yadda.

For example, when I read Behold a Pale Horse for the first time it freaked me out and got me thinking and researching about conspiracies and opened my eyes to what was really going on.

What was your moment?

posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 01:21 AM
reply to post by daikaiju

I realized something was wrong when I watched the news as a child. I couldn't believe "adults" could f*** things up this bad.

posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 01:32 AM
reply to post by IWANT2B3LI3V3

How old were you?

If I may ask?

posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 01:40 AM
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Honestly I don't exactly remember, In elementary school. I always watched the news with my parents lol. 7 - 10 years old maybe?

posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 01:53 AM
Seriously? When the people of the United States elected Ronald Reagan, and the elected him again to serve as president.

posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 01:56 AM
I was 19 I think, about 5 years ago. Went on a vacation with my family to Ireland, stayed in a smaller town. After spending two weeks there, seeing what people were like and how they lived, I came back to America and immediately felt like everything was so f%*ked up. Kind of like a switch flipped inside me, I suppose. Like all of a sudden I just wasn't buying it. I started researching 2012, just because my first feelings were those of how something has to give soon. Humankind can not keep going in the direction we're going in. The more I looked into things, the more I started to feel like it wasn't by accident.. we hadn't just evolved into this as a race and society. That lead to discovering the truth about our controlled mainstream media and the true power structures of the world.

I started frequenting ATS pretty early on, so thanks to everyone who has helped quench my thirst for knowledge and the truth along the way

posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 01:57 AM
I have always had this strange fear of aliens since I was a child. That fear turned more into a fascination as I grew older. Also, when I was younger, my best friend and I played a video game called area 51, there is a level in that game where you go up this elevator, and it takes you up to this fake moon set, which really sparked my interest in conspiracy theories. That is also about the time I started listening to Coast to Coast AM every night, which has further opened my door.

posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 01:58 AM
Two people once convinced me that each year in late December a white-Bearded man would climb down my chimney and leave an abundance of gifts in my living room.

After finding out this was untrue I started to question everything else they told me, and everything else I had been told by anyone really

posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 01:59 AM
I've always known something is wrong with this world, being raised a Christian..

posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 02:04 AM
When I was 4, I was in the car and I saw huge forest of tree's, I asked my mom why we destroy them. She told me to make money, I asked her why we need money and I realized how bad it is.

posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 02:05 AM
I think it was when I was 16 and started working at my first job. I couldn't understand why adults who were two or three times my age insisted on abandoning reason, responsability, and competence even when all logic and evidence indicated a better sollution. I reallized that accepting reason meant accepting responsability, and that if everyone was responsible for themselves, then they would think for themselves. If they thought for themselves, then they would need no master, but as a society, they do not think for themselves, therefore they must have a master...

When you question the who and why of the master, you come to the conclusion that something is very wrong.

posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 02:11 AM
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For me; I was about 8 or 9 at the time and walking in the bush (Australia) in an area I had been in countless other times. I very suddenly came across a 'place' I had never seen before. This whole area was very familiar to me, as familiar as my own street or backyard. I 'felt' this different place before I ssw it. I was watching the ground for possible dangers and not watching far ahead of me but this sensation made me stop mid step and look in front of me.
I was standing at the edge of a perfectly circular clearing which had not been there before or since. Instinct made me run home but curiosity made me go back later and the clearing was no longer there.
Other strange things had happened prior to this incident but this one is the first of three incidents that made me want to find out what else was going on in this world.

posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 02:22 AM
I don't know, I can't remember what woke me up. I used to lurk here and on natural news for news.
Mostly because every time I turned on the tv, I knew the politicians were lying.
I live in Illinois, please we have Ed Vrdolyak still running around in Chicago.
He should have been in jail years ago. So, my news out here was depressing I'm 41 miles from Chicago.

Somebody's always getting shot or stabbed and that depressed me, so I found other outlets. We didn't watch mainstream news(Other then for weather and celebrities) for three years. I needed something to fulfill my craving.

There was always something wrong with life, something missing.
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posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 02:42 AM
When I noticed that every promise of change toward a better world were just words in the air.

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posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 02:43 AM
Ever since I was a kid, I noticed that there are some serious issues in the adult world. I had thought that adults were these smart people with all the answers, because my parents are clever, resourceful and did have all the answers as I was a kid.

Then I was taken to school and church. That's when it all started. I always had issues with teachers and the school, as well as adults behaving like school children in church while an old man tied current topics with stories and verses from the bible. I don't mean I was a bad student or that I didn't participate, but my logic just seemed to contradict theirs (at least the logic they try to teach young children). I could see through their shenanigans at a young age, same as the churches. Never the less, a distinct distrust towards authority emerged which resulted me questioning more and more the world we live in.

I'm 20 now, and have been searching and discovering the flaws of the system we live in and how it systematically #s the little guy and how the big guy always gets a way. The odds are stacked against us, and seem to tilt more and more so to the favor of the elite. It disgusts me. All the useless wars, the hate they spew in the news, the dumbing down of the masses, the inequality of living that is directly a result of us pillaging the resources of 'third world countries'..

One can just say, thanks to the internet, people are starting to wake up ever more and the group of aware people is growing. I feel that the worst times are still ahead. I see what happens in the US with the loss of personal freedoms, increased security and violations of rights seems to be spreading to Europe now. The whole 'action, reaction, solution' thing is becoming so obvious, yet it still works on the masses to take those rights away..

All this has been an upwards journey for me since a child that rapidly gained momentum in the last few years, that we all must learn to become more self-sufficient, more critical in thinking, defend our rights and take care of our bodies and even find a type of spiritualism outside of any human constructed religion. Thanks to resources like this, I can feel that I am not alone in this even if the people sometimes surrounding you aren't as awake.

One thing tends to stand true. Once you are aware of how #ed up the system is, it causes you to expand your thinking. And those friends I have made who know the real situation of the world have quickly become close and reliable friends.
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posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 02:59 AM
There have always been problems, but since watching the short youtube video 'This is an Orange' it was quite devastating to see just how big and deep some of these problems are.

posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 03:01 AM
the first bit of conspiracy theory i was introduced to was way back when I saw loose change.. I didn't buy it at first but one thing led to another and I don't buy anything I hear anymore, I practically don't even know what to believe anymore

posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 03:41 AM
When I was three to about seven years old and my stepfather would in a drunken rage have 'nam flashbacks and run around the house pretending he was on a raid of a village and if he spotted any of us moving he would beat us senseless thinking we were "Charlie" then stop and cry "Why did they send us here this isn't our war."

After that happened a few times I came to the realization that something isn't right in the world if people (the govt, who my parents explained to me were kinda like family ie. protectors and people that we were fortunate and lucky enough to choose) were willingly sending off others to such a "great cause" only to have some of them come back obviously damaged and chock full of guilt over what they had done/witnessed/experienced and even more so the fact that this horrible thing that was happening to me, my sisters, grandmother and mom was obviously happening to other people and viola my distrust radar has been on since.


P.S Lets not forget that good old step dad was a cop (yet another supposed group of protectors and even more so another branch of the mans army.) and suffice to say this also helped to expedite my figuring that things were rotten in Denmark.
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posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 05:40 AM
The 11th September, 2001............I was sitting in my bedsit in the UK and watching planes being flown into buildings in New York, live on TV, and then watched as the buildings collapsed to the ground like a deck of cards.....

Then I realised that things had gone too far and something was not quite right with the world, and seems to have got worse ever since.........

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posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 06:23 AM
As some others i also always had trouble with teachers and whole school system. I was a good student (awarded for good behavior and i was even elected as class president because other student saw me as a fair guy) but i could not understand the system so i often got in a fight with teachers. I could say that i always looked at things from different angle.

But what made me to start looking at politicians and banksters different? As child i was always wondering how did people in past get so easily tricked into wars and supposed revolutions but as i got older i realized the same thing is happening today. So i started looking at things more carefully. I always looked for a reason why things are happening and i didn't listen to official stories from MSM. Also 9/11 was one of the events that helped me to wake up.

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