posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 01:26 AM
There is zero reason for any "disinfo" agents to be active on ATS at all.
Whatever the subject, there are always many people on BOTH sides of the argument. Why would the government pay for people to come on ATS posing as
regular people to make posts arguing against a specific subject, when there are ALWAYS regular, everyday kind of people who are going to be doing that
anyway? What's the point?
Take your pick of subjects, Chemtrails, UFOs, Illuminati, etc. It doesn't matter. There are tons of people, who are actual real people, who don't
believe that these things are real, and will use logic and facts to disprove them anyway. So why would the government put any effort into paying
someone to do something, that many regular folks will do for free, of their own volition? The answer is, they wouldn't.
What they would, and DO actually do, is to monitor such sites as ATS. They would use this site as a way to keep their finger on the pulse of public
opinion, to identify people that they want to keep an eye on even further.
The whole idea of paid shills/disinfo agents being on ATS arguing with people comes, generally, from those who are presenting an argument with many
holes and flawed logic. When people (regular people) point out the holes and lack of logical thinking in their idea, they are unable to come up with
any legitimate rebuttal, so they have nothing else to do but claim "your a troll/shill/disinfo/etc"
It's basically the hallmark of a weak argument and a weak poster. If you see someone seriously accusing someone else of being a shill, odds are that
person is unable to come up with any sort of logical or factual basis for their point of view. They fail to present their argument with any sort of
substance, so it's very easy for smart people to tear them apart. Their defense is an accusation of shill.
If a person's argument that they are presenting is SO WEAK that they cannot provide actual evidence, and propose a logical point of view, then they
have no other choice but to succumb to the shoddy, shameful defense of "if you disagree with me you must be a shill/troll/disinfo agent"
Such people are the bane of ATS and denying ignorance, and are far worse than an actual shill would be, assuming they were real, which I strongly feel
they are not.