posted on Dec, 26 2011 @ 03:18 AM
first post here, let me start by saying merry christmas to all on ATS! many hours spent educating myself on this forum, so thankyou to all! (except
the debunkers, neo-cons and bible-quoters obviously, y'all are the plague)
so anyway, i've never felt fully compelled to start a thread on here before, but seeing the iran 9/11 court ruling thing today made me sick to the
stomach. i just desperately want to know what the deal is here, i don't care about any spinny web articles or rumors or hearsay, i would just like to
communicate with some intelligent people 1 to 1 with hope of getting my head straight on this whole shebang.
so firstly... is this an issue or a non-issue?? call me spineless, but i just can't form an opinion on anything these days what with every source of
information regarding pretty much anything being so clouded and unreliable. what i do know, and have known right from the beginning, is that 9/11 was
an inside job. if you consider yourself a functioning human being you will agree. i mean really, believing otherwise is not even a valid educated
opinion these days; so if you're in that camp don't bother reading on.
anyway... i don't care about my personal safety/freedoms/liberties. i believe these are completely abstract concepts designed for weak people to
obsess over for want of something to obsess over. i am not a patriot, nor a out-and-out pacifist, nor a follower of any particular political ideology.
I am however, a human who believes that fundamentally the idea of invading and attacking another country for any reason is completely wrong. more so,
that the motives behind the afghani and iraq wars (and vietnam/korea/syria and everything else that's ever been an issue) is so glaringly obvious
that sometimes i want to punch myself in the head just to see i'm in some dream; it's really quite astonishing that people actually believed in the
presented causes/justification for these conflicts.
now iran?? seriously WTF??? could it be spelled out any clearer?? this is an absolute joke to me. i feel insulted. not so much by the powers that be
(at least i know where i stand with those guys) but by the inevitable consensus that will be created from all of this once each media outlet has
pounced and distorted as per usual.
you know, that horrible moment when you realize everyone around you is completely buying into the perpetuated lies.... when you hear somebody
repeating FOX/CNN rhetoric and it gets treated universally as an acceptable view... when the juggernaut of power that is the uneducated masses
eventually write the history by sheer numbers in opinion and you just lose faith in humanity upon realizing that intelligence and independent thought
belongs to the minority... the minority that gets ostracized and labelled as the weirdos and the radicals.... basically the whole world is F-d.
this is not a thread about the new world order, or the economic structure belonging to the elite (i don't know where to start with these things...
but i do believe i have it figured out as far as who the bad guys are). i wish to describe as best possible my current emotional state in regards to
the news that a war with iran may be imminent:
i am not angry. i am just hopelessly sad. there is a lump in my chest and a feeling of despair only comparable to being humiliated in grade school or
being dumped from an adolescent relationship, only on a bigger and more important scale. there are no words to describe how i feel right now. i do not
even feel there is any point to being outspokenly opposed to a war, any functioning and morally sane human being should be.... i just want to tell
everybody i know that this is all wrong, that they should stop watching the news networks or paying attention to anybody who does. i don't know how,
because as soon as i open my mouth i know i will be looked at as some nutjob; regardless of how well i present any information. anyone who has ever
lived in middle america and has half a brain will know what i mean by this. i don't care if your dad or grandfather is a patriot who worked hard and
honestly for 50 years so he could raise and provide for family yadayadayada... if he watches bill o'reilley he's a grade-a sh!thead. we must stop
pandering to ignorance. everyone does it, it's rampant in my extended family and i try to do the best thing in being quiet/diverting any potentially
controversial conversation topics,
so if you think in any kind of similar way to me or believe your opinion to be worth anything, and i promise i will listen, please answer these
has the US really deemed the nation of Iran responsible for 9/11?
is the US really about to go to flat-out war with the nation of Iran?
how can i actively be a worthwhile part of the opposition?
last question may seem silly, but really i mean it... i want to create, if not at least be a part of, a valid consensus for this being completely
wrong in every way. sadly, just having an opinion and talking about it is not worth anything; i as one of 6 billion individuals in the world can
accept that i truly have no voice, and i don't really even want to change anything other than the people directly around me, i just don't want to
deal with the people in my life who i love and care about being misled and conned. i equate having a family member or friend getting suckered into
mainstream news and it's sly, soulless pundits as being the same as them getting physically abused by a stranger before my eyes. it just hurts me on
a level i can't even describe.
i don't really value my own life a whole bunch and have no plans to save my own skin in the event of a worldwide catastrophe, i plan to revel in the
chaos before hopefully dying a non-painful death... but the point is, i am just sad for the state of the planet and the collective consciousness
particularly in america. this iran thing to me is the absolute final straw for me and confirms everything that's been apparent to me since i was 12
years old and 9/11 happened; the oil, the globalization, the false government, the war crimes, the futile role of democracy and the completely
oblivious stupidity of the western masses.
i don't want to be another headless chicken with a skewed opinion. i know there are others out there who think like me, and i want to know you and
share secrets on how to make this world a better place. i want to start with reaching out to some people who's information and perspective i can
hopefully eventually trust, so i don't have to read through all the BS on here before getting the real news. i have a feeling this iran thing is
about to unfold into something huge soon, possibly a full-on world war. it would appear that the powers that be are doing absolutely everything to try
and make this happen. i want to make my friends and family wake up without making myself the resident loony. lets have it!