reply to post by DeadSnow
The problem with a conspiracy site becoming big is that it's average readers/members become more and more dis-informed because they have bought into
the propaganda they receive from all the mainstream channels/sites/newspapers. Because they only report this disinformation, it is also only
acceptable in society to talk about those things.
IF you mention any conspiracy almost no matter how good an argument you present you will be met with frustration and only negative consequences.
Additionally once people have heard one story and not initially questioned it they believe it, once this happens they will defend that position to
almost extreme lengths, almost like they don't want to be wrong or admit they were wrong even to themselves or just don't want to know because
ignorance is bliss.
Take crop circles as an example. First people were amazed and in wonder, then the propaganda machine reacted and told us it was two farmers doing
pranks at night with wooden planks.. It sounds plausible so everyone takes that as an explanation and looks no further, never minding all the people
pointing out the complex geometric forms and mathematical formulas used in a perfect manner in the crop circles (and several other interesting things
but lets not derail). Of course many are fake though.
Thus most informed people shut up about things like this in society and wear a different mask depending who they talk to, this mask contributes to
people being ignorant.
ATS is also a good site getting you quickly connected to the most current events, acting as a news site. Even the totally clueless have to realize
that the presidential debates are a charade and they are being lied to, or not told the whole truth in almost every case. So they come here for
political analysis. As you may know, the TV won't tell them anything real.. Only chance to get informed yourself is watching the news of your
governments "enemies" news as well as your own and then comparing with several independent objective sources.
The only other option is depending someone does this for you, which might be just as bad as watching mainstream news. Not many go through this time
consuming process because the it almost takes all the free time you have left after a full days workday, so most people are indoctrinated towards one
governments propaganda or anothers. This site has users mostly from the US so the ignorant opinions are bound to be that of US disinformation.
Besides, all those "theories" you mentioned are true, one more obvious than the other (but let's not start debating that)... So have you ever noticed
that the "clueless" or debunkers most of the time are the ones that first reply to such topics, it's because they are paid dis-informants who are
doing their job. Because, this is if not the biggest then one of the biggest open conspiracy sites on the internet.. it is obvious they have extended
their propaganda to here by now. Last time a read a leaked(?) list of sites though ATS wasn't on it, but I don't believe it was the full
edit on 19-7-2012 by anno141 because: cleanup