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In 1990s Ireland, a poster campaign was launched to encourage more enlightened attitudes to homosexuality. Alongside various pictures of happy, smiling, safe-looking women ran the caption: "Lesbians are Everywhere". It's clear what they were getting at, but you couldn't escape the notion that it sounded vaguely like a threat. Or possibly a warning: "Watch out! They're behind you, plotting in their dark way.
We are living in a world controlled by forces incapable of giving freedom and dignity to the world's population. A world where we are told "there is no alternative" to the loss of rights gained through the long, hard struggles of our ancestors, and where success is defined in opposition to the most fundamental values of humanity, such as solidarity and mutual support. Moreover, anything that does not promote competitiveness, selfishness and greed is seen as dysfunctional.
An example of misuse would be appealing to Albert Einstein, a noted authority on physics, to support one's political or religious beliefs. While Einstein undoubtedly had political beliefs, he was certainly no politician or experienced in politics to the point where he could make a more informed judgement than most people. He, along with the likes of Stephen Hawking are often quote-mined as being either for or against the existence of God; and the fact that such "authorities" believed in it one way or another is cited as proof of one position being right and the other wrong. The fact that the same individuals can be selectively quoted to back up either position should give a good indication of how useful they are as genuine points in an argument. Thus, a more accurate phrase would be "Argument or appeal to misleading authority".
Also in the 1950s to ’70s, the C.I.A. paid a number of well-known domestic and foreign journalists (from big-name media outlets such as Time, The Washington Post, The New York Times, CBS, and others) to publish C.I.A. propaganda. The C.I.A. also reportedly funded at least one movie, the animated Animal Farm, based on the novel by George Orwell. The Church Committee finally exposed these activities in 1975.
The United States Public Health Service carried out this clinical study on 400 poor African-American men with syphilis from 1932 to 1972.
A 15-year-old girl named Nayirah testified before the U.S. Congress that she had seen Iraqi soldiers pulling Kuwaiti babies from incubators, causing them to die. The testimony helped gain major public support for the 1991 Gulf War, but—despite protests that the dispute of this story was itself a conspiracy theory—the testimony was was later proven false.
Originally posted by syrinx high priest
real conspiracies get 4 pages and are ignored because they are generally accepted. the crazier the idea, the better chance it goes 20 pages
how many pages did the flat earth thread get ? 30 ?
flat earth !!!!!!!!
Originally posted by jacygirl
Hello....I have a question.
Where can we go, or who can we talk to.....to get the 'real' truth about....anything?
I believe that a lot of people are here (on ATS) because they know that they aren't being told the truth about MANY things....and they are (like me)....looking for others' perspectives.
Some people ridicule any video from Youtube.....others jeer if it's from CNN....or Fox News....but it's gospel if it was on Coast to Coast.....or .......(you get what I mean).
In a world where sometimes you can't even believe your own eyes.....how does a person learn the truth(s)? (I DO believe that there is a group of people here on earth who DO know the truth(s)......and many here who would like to.)
Many religious and ignorant persons denounce homosexual people. This is just another tragedy we see today. Truly spiritual people will never abuse, denounce any human being. All human being are precious Such actions just prove that one has not really understood the basis of all spiritual practice, which is understanding and love. One should always care for people, but one has take a stand against fraudulent human ideas and behavior.