Something I think many don't consider is that there are many who benefit from the public being ill-informed, excitable, and ignorant. So it stands to
reason there are actually people (or bots) who are paid to come here and actually dumb this forum down.
These are likely the people who attack anyone who asks for sources, who points out logical flaws in reasoning, or who brings up factual problems.
Of course, it may just be the case that there are lots of dumb people who do so of their own free will because they just dont know enough to
understand someone pointing out 2+2 does not equal five does not make them a 'shill'. I can't speak for the rest of the world, but I know in the US,
the total lack of a functional school system is a major factor.
But one can certainly see that if there was a need to pay someone to come up and create DISinformation, it would be in the form of angry, excitable
people who push entirely bull# theories and then attack anyone who is kind enough to take the time to point out the flaws in their work.
Unfortunately, this is the kind of scenario which creates a kind of circle-jerk of stupid here at ATS that make the rest of some really smart, useful
posters and threads seem silly by comparison. There is NO DOUBT in my mind that is intentional. When you have open access to so much information,
the best way to hide it is to just surround it with bull#.
Got proof of drones being used over US soil in violation of US law? Send in the people
who actually think it was an alien spaceship. Got evidence to show the war in Libya is part of a larger pro-western agenda of Imperialism? Send in the
people who think the entire war is manufactured in a sound stage in Utah. It goes on and on.
It's unfortunate to me that so much obvious ignorance is embraced here on ATS, but then again, it's entertaining to read people who think common,
easily explained phenomina is ALL someone fanciful.
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