posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 01:44 PM
Ok, let me open by saying why I even bothered coming to ATS in the first place. For starters, I'm interested in the paranormal. Not so much as to do
"scientific research" to "prove" hauntings or anything like that, but for the simple fact that whether you believe them or not, ghost stories have
been entertaining man-kind since time immortal. And even if they are all false (which I am on the fence on due to my own personal experiences, which
we can discuss privately or in another thread at another time), they serve as a fine example of the powers of the human imagination and exhibit some
damn fine storytelling.
Also, I came to ATS because, like it or hate it, it is a damn fine alternative news source. I find out about news on this site, and then like a week
later my wife will bring up some "breaking news story" that appeared on Facebook, and I'll have already read all about it from here. Plus, it's
news written by ordinary people from all walks of life, from all over the world, which is what MSM is supposed to be in my opinion.
Anyways, I have a weird history on ATS. My original post (intro thread), I think was written when I was drunk and annoyed after reading a reptilian
thread or something of that nature, so I openly apologize to the community for that thread. I'm truly sorry. It was utterly rude of me, and will
not happen again, even though I can be crass at times, so I apologize in advance for that.
A bit about me, I am currently an active duty military guy (Army Paratrooper) stationed in Europe at the moment. Before that, I was stationed with
the 1st Special Forces Group, 82nd Airborne Division, and 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team.
I've been an Infantryman, paper pusher, and everything in between. I have a combat tour in Iraq. Besides all of that, I am an ordinary guy with a
semi ordinary life. I love European beer, love Marlboro cigarettes, 80's rock, Harley motorcycles, and the occasional video game.
Moving onward, I am not a sheeple, or a government plant, or a reptilian for that matter (in case it comes up). I'm basically a normal guy.
Now I browse this site very often and I don't post a lot. Mainly lurk in the shadows, read some stuff I'm interested in, and sometimes read some
really crazy # on this site too, for entertainment. But, I have some problems with the conspiracies I see on this site that I want to address.
I REALLY love the huge posts with like 90 videos, and so many links that I get disinterested in the topic before I can read them all. (Perhaps the
flouride in my water? j/k lol). So I really do appreciate ATS doing my homework for me on a lot of topics I would never research on my own. Kudos to
I do, however, have some questions for the community on things I just dont understand, or see any logic behind.
1.- If there is a NWO / Illuminati, where is the proof? I know some of you will say "Use the search button", or "research this yourself", but
honestly, I have been to hundreds of sites and read hundreds of topics and seen hundred of videos on this, and I am not a believer that they exist. I
will admit, there are bad big shots out there, and some of these guys may even influence world-wide political agendas, but I dont believe there is a
"Super villain team-up", so to speak, of these guys. I believe most of these rich _____ tycoons, do have their own agenda, and may even come to
agreements with each other or politicians, but it is mostly for their own goals, not some "hidden conglomerate of evil".
2.- If these guys do exist, what is the end goal? Say everything they want DOES occur, then what? Ok, so WW3 happens, they take away our rights,
they successfully implemented "population control" through the wars etc, then what? Based on history, this conglomerate of evil would eventually
break apart, and start competing with their other NWO rulers, which would then, in turn, cause us the "sheeple" to once again choose sides and fight
for the one we thought is right. Then it would be no different then it is now, with countries / businesses competing for power, money etc....it would
be the same scenario. Unless you believe in the "anti-Christ", and then the whole scenario might make sense, except, we have had an "anti-christ"
in every time period in history, or so people thought. I do not buy into religion, so I dont believe this scenario at all. I believe religion itself
is mostly evil, and is one of those "competing evils" who has their own agenda based on the religion.
3.- Who are the Illuminati members? Correct me if I'm wrong, but weren't the Illuminati the good guys back in the day? Also, no one can ever name
who the "shadowy puppet masters" truly are. Sure we all hear the Bilderbergs, the Queen of England, the Rothchilds, etc...but I still couldn't put
my finger on who the conspiracy theorists actually believe the "bad guys" are...
4.- Moving on to chemtrails (sorry, my ADD), where is the proof for this as well? I have been all over the world and seen these things basically
everywhere I go. Where are these planes from? With how much chemicals that are dropped all over the world on a daily basis, where are the huge vats
that contain the chemicals? Where are the whistle blowers? How is the stuff basically approved to be dropped on every continent on earth, yet no one
has ever come forward (to my knowledge) to spill the beans on this? Why does EVERY government basically allow this? I know cloud seeding occurs, but
with how many "chemtrails" I have seen all over the earth the budget, personnel and aircraft to run this must be a huge amount! If you believe in
this... We have backyard astronomers that can spot Nibiru and sun spots, but no one can get a decent picture of one of these "unmarked government"
chem trail planes.
5.- If we are all so brainwashed by MSM and TPTB are in so much control of everything, then why not just keep that control and allow things to go on
as they are? The only answer I can see to this, is that there is no NWO and it is basically rogue, powerful individuals prying for more control and
wrestling with other powerful individuals.
I have many more, but I will stop for now. I am not trying to condemn or talk bad about ATS, because I do like this site, and use it as a "you heard
it here first" new resource. I just have legitimate questions to the "hard-core" conspiracy theorists. The Alex Jones types......
Anyways, hopefully this ends up being an extremely constructive post and or debate, and I really hope to keep an open mind and learn maybe a thing or
two. Thanks again ATS! Mods, please move this if I posted in a wrong or bad area...I'm still kinda new to posting.
First topic BTW!!!!!!!!!