I've always been attributed with having crazy ideas, believing in alternate theories for well-known events, going "against the grain" etc. I live
in a very conservative state, where even those who are not part of the main-stream are hesitant to truly express their individuality by claiming their
right to administer their own thoughts.
I've alienated friends and family because no one likes having their beliefs questioned, be they religious, political, or whatever. I've been called,
crazy, insane, unpatriotic - and anything else they try to pin on you for questioning authority, questioning religion, questioning the official story,
I've brought some people over to the side of truth too - some of them are absolutely the last people you would expect to question the official lie.
Now don't get me wrong, I'm not saying those of us on this side know the truth - I'm saying we look for it. We look for holes in the official
story. We are aware of the fact that knowledge is power, and filtering what knowledge the masses receive only consolidates and concentrates that
power; makes it a weapon easier to wield. Those of us that objectively seek truth without bias try to see the bigger pictures - and for those of you
who think that your government doesn't house elements that wish to weaken and control you and others like you are naive.
That being said - I'm glad I found ATS. Now when someone calls me insane for saying the US Government was complicit in 9/11, or worse - or that LBJ
had a hand in JFK's assassination, or that the invisible hand that manipulates the puppets that are our elected "representatives" does in fact
exist and does in fact wish to control the way you think, how you act, what you buy.. Now when people say I'm crazy I'll tell them to read about
some of the more far fetched theories I've read and enjoyed here on ATS and maybe I'll look like the very picture of rationality... Thanks ATS for
making us "normal" conspiracy theorists look like well-respected scientists.
I kid, of course.. I appreciate anyone who is willing to put their ideas/beliefs/thoughts on record, offer them for peer review, face the inevitable
criticism that occurs when you claim something that goes against "common knowledge" could be true. I might not ultimately believe it, but I'll do
my best to consider the idea, weigh it against other possibilities and proofs, and try not to outright dismiss anything.
I have some crazy ideas too, hope to share them with you all soon. =]