I was looking for some perspective on today's current events.
Wondering why all the talk radio host are orgasming over Chick Fil A, going out of their way to mention the place and how good the food is. Then
stirring up more hatred for fellow humans, and drafting consumers and employees of Chik Fil A into a war they never wanted to be a part of.
A nice way to divide Americans further on this issue.
Then we have a new trial of the century approaching when James Holmes trial starts. Reports already say that victims think the death penalty for
Holmes is not enough. Not to mention talks of more gun control.
More drama for us to tune into, more fear and hate propaganda coming, more sides of fences for us to fall on.
It seems as if these events are being used to help distract and divide Americans, a way to guide our focus. Not that discussion and dissent are bad
but, Americans are easily duped into emotional arguments, and egged on by the media to be outraged. Other Significant events are too boring and get
pushed back and are not discussed.
That's one of the reasons I started checking out ATS, to find some alternative opinions and perspective.
As I pondered the event that will be the James Holmes trial, I wondered what was happening in 1995 the year that OJ Simpson went to trial, the Trial
of the Century. That fiasco produced absolutely nothing but more racial division and distrust in the US courts.(mini rant) So what events were
overshadowed by that court room circus. What did we miss what did we loose focus on.
It was only 6 years before 9/11, so maybe pieces were being put together that we would not have noticed.
So I Wiki 1995 to get a historical perspective and found some interesting things.
Oklahoma City Bombing jumped out at me right away, Nobody missed that, but maybe the imploding of the Murrah Federal Building.
Some activity in the middle east, Iraq being questioned about WMD's, and Russia wanting to help them get weapons.
For you HAARPr's, there were some significant earthquake and weather that year, including the White
Accidental missiles from Russia.
The Dow for the first time reached OVER 4,000, then over 5,000. (Woha)
The start of the WTO World Trade Organization.
We bailed out Mexico for $20 billion.
There was some world leader power shift, as Israel's prime minister was assassinated.
And of course The DVD was "announced". Ha
Theres lost more please check it out. Wiki 1995
Purpose of this thread:
That we learn from perspective and history. To recognize when we are getting distracted from reality. So this time around we can be one step ahead.
I'm not good with investigating facts and such so if someone wants to try and connect some dots or if you want to just reminisce, that's cool too. I
thought you might enjoy going back, and use a little recent history for perspective on what is before us. What would be the top stories on ATS back
So you know I was alive in 1995 just not very aware. I was too depressed and apathetic, locked in my room listening to Pearl Jam, and Alice N
And yes this is my first thread.
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