posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 04:58 PM
The thing I love about ATS, is that most of the time when someone makes a claim (even as outrageous as it may be), the majority of the members on here
don't automatically dismiss it and usually do a bit of digging to just find out the truth (or as close to the truth as we can get). It's a feeling
of comfort in a way, knowing you can bounce ideas off of other people and most of the time they will be respectful and incredibly courteous despite
where their stance may be on a certain topic. Now, I typically don't start posts, I typically don't post, I prefer to read. Most of you folks are
older than me, I'm 18, so yeah I use Facebook pretty regularly. But the main things I post on Facebook are news from credible sources and not
mainstream media propaganda garbage. It started out as just me at first, but I found the more and more I posted the more people began to read and
start to see things. Now I've reached the point where I regularly have people messaging me asking me about something I posted, where I found it, some
references or websites to read up on some information, and just generally people asking questions that (in a way) I have brought to the table for
I've been debating on whether or not I should post some of the things I post on Facebook on here, and every time I come to the conclusion of
different crowd, different reactions, I don't think I would necessarily connect with you folks as well as the other teenagers around my age. But I'm
growing increasingly tired of inaction nation wide, I feel as if now it is our duty to educate those and open their eyes to the real evil in this
world and how infiltrated our most prestigious institutes have become, and how insane the current state of world events are in. In summation, we'll
refer to this "current state" as the post 9/11 world, in which the rabbit hole takes a 90 degree angle turn and goes deep, and then goes deeper.
So I'm in philosophy class (first semester of college), and just from lurking around here and my genuine interest in the subject, I tend to do fairly
well in there and it's very easy for me to understand. We typically get into debates and I usually don't say anything because I know I would be
ridiculed. Well, my professor very often says things along the lines of sheeple, brainwashing, ignorance, a just government, and he VERY often alludes
to Ron Paul (I think I'm the only one in the class who knows who Ron Paul so it's my professor and I's little "bond" if you will lol) and shortly
thereafter mentions peace, justice, love, equality, and you get the picture. Today in class, we got on the topic of brainwashing. Not to sound
pretentious, but the "debates" that were happening were flat-out ridiculous, it was actually irritating me at how much these people could talk about
certain ideals when they don't fully understand the concept, so they resort to insults and "witty" humour and yadda yadda, immature kids being just
that really. I had to say something, so I told my professor this: "If everyone in this room, were brainwashed, nobody would be aware of it. They
would laugh at the gesture of this and not be able to really "break through" if you will to see what's really going on. If everyone in this room
were brainwashed, we would be completely oblivious to it, and we certainly wouldn't accept it. The entire premise behind being brainwashed, is that
you're not aware of it - at all. And the same goes for immaturity, which kids in my generation seem to really strive for or something. I don't
Anyway, my class was offended because I basically told them they are all sheep, molded by what the TV says, enthralled by what new TV shows are
starting, the new iPhone 5 and other useless gadgets, by their unparalleled love for professional sports, by the music they listen to, and by the
things that politicians say on the television. They all teamed up on me really and attempted to discredit me by just using blatant insults, and I
don't know how they got this out of my context, but evidently I'm a closet-Atheist who cannot stand the idea of life so I hide behind the shadow of
other people. For about five minutes, this is all I heard until things get settled down and back to normal. But when lecture was over, and I was about
to leave, my professor asked me to stay behind and I had already known why and I happily accepted. I'm sure most of you that are reading this are
bored with my life, so I won't elaborate, but I had a real conversation with him and he really set a lot of things into perspective for me in just a
short ten to fifteen minute conversation. In essence, his entire point was that the ability to question and think are radically important, and that
those who have not yet reached that step can't connect with those who have, and it leaves a discrepancy that's very hard to fill. But we can't
condemn those who aren't awake, sure it can be so easy to blame the sheeple for their non-action, but they cannot help that they are ignorant on
these subjects that to us, especially here on ATS, would be considered almost common sense. It's just a matter of these people being exposed to
certain elements and ideas, and having people like us put that into terms that they can understand and begin to follow.
I posted something on Facebook earlier and I'd like to post it on here. As if this post isn't long enough, the post on Facebook was a decent length
as well. I apologize but I seem to not be able to control myself from elaborating once I get started talking on these subjects.
My entire point in posting this, is that if we do not all start making small waves, nothing will change. Without action, this process will continue at
full-speed and all we will be doing is getting increasingly more frustrated and angry with the way things have begun to pan out. Without unity,
divided we fall, and that is the future that I will do everything in my power to stop. And so I have, and yeah, it's not like a have a massive
gathering but I have begun to open peoples' minds, and I've watched them continue down this path with a massive amount of passion and integrity, and
in turn these people also send out a wave or a ripple.
I guess all I'm really trying to say here is that it's up to us to bring the giants down, but first we must turn others towards the truth and plant
a seed in their minds that one day will begin to grow. The powers that be are aware of this, and in turn are labeling people like you and I as
terrorists and anarchists and *enter any scapegoat scary-boogeyman evil name here.* But you know what, actions speak louder than words, and our
actions should speak volumes compared to the actions that our politicians do. Unfortunately, the people are not quite ready to accept these ideals and
are a slave to the system, but they are not hopeless. They can break free, and many people have begun on this journey.
It's up to us in order to build a better world, to dismantle the structure that for far too long has been in place, and it is in our hands to
re-build our nation into what it once was. I just wish we had more time, because time is all we have, and time is running out. If we are too late,
then I guess we are too late. But I don't ever think I will ever lose hope in humanity, it's all I really have.
Underneath this post you'll find the post I mentioned earlier up there, and if you've taken the time to read this and if you take the time to read
my next post, thank you.