posted on Apr, 23 2012 @ 11:13 AM
I personally find it very difficult to believe that intelligence agencies have large numbers of paid shills on forums. They might have a few, but
they are not going to have many, and those they do have, are generally only going to be targetting people who they've identified as a real cause for
concern. The government simply doesn't have that much manpower, relative to the number of what they consider to be potential threats.
The real problem, as I wrote in a previous thread, is arbitrary skeptics. These are people who basically do the government's job for it, without
needing to be paid or given orders. They do it because they tell themselves that they are more "rational," than other people who are "crackpots,"
or "tinfoil hat wearing paranoids," etc. A lot of the time with their attempted debunking, they believe that they are performing a genuine public
To me the real threat to meaningful discourse on these forums, isn't paid agents from the Central Intelligence Agency or FBI. It's devotees of the
church of Richard Dawkins, who are arrogant, hostile, and have an extremely misguided view of both logic, and real science.