posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 05:36 AM
I can't tell you how many times since I joined ATS in 2008 that I've woken up in the morning and thought, "Well we're still here, there goes another
bogus theory". I have to be honest, sometimes there is a tinge of relief that the planet hasn't exploded, the West coast of the US hasn't fallen into
the sea or Poles haven't "shifted".
Mostly I get a feeling of despair that the reputation of CT (conspiracy theory) has taken another hit.
We are all familiar with The Boy Who Cried Wolf:
A shepherd-boy, who watched a flock of sheep near a village, brought out the villagers three or four times by crying out, "Wolf! Wolf!" and when his
neighbours came to help him, laughed at them for their pains.
The Wolf, however, did truly come at last. The Shepherd-boy, now really alarmed, shouted in an agony of terror: "Pray, do come and help me; the
Wolf is killing the sheep"; but no one paid any heed to his cries, nor rendered any assistance. The Wolf, having no cause of fear, at his leisure
lacerated or destroyed the whole flock.
There is no believing a liar, even when he speaks the truth.
Now I'm not saying that some of those who really peddle these theories are lying, but they are seriously doing CT a disservice by not rationally
weighing up all the facts and coming to sensible conclusions.
How will we ever be believed when a serious, real, credible and actual issue arises, when all the public remembers is us predicting the end of the
world six time a year???
As a community, we need to pause, take a breath, research and disseminate (something that has been seriously lacking on ATS of late....), then and
only then will be taken more seriously.
How horrible will we feel that when we really do have something serious to say, nobody will listen because we've spent to long spouting BS!?
Just some thoughts ATS, I expect to be ignored and flamed!
But some of us do try:
Comet Elenin: Two Excellent Articles That Talk Sense!
All the best ATS, kiwi
edit on 2-10-2011 by kiwifoot because: title fix