posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 01:31 AM
That's right. I said it, and I believe it.
I've been a long time lurker of this forum, back from close to a decade ago.
I've seen a change. A drastic, total change.
I should say i'm slightly biased. I found interest in this forum through cryptozoology, ghosts, the strange, the unexplained. These topics were my
main points. Government conspiracies of course are interesting too. This modern ATS has jumped the shark, and i'll explain why, or at least attempt
With the advent of this new awakening, this movement of people who have realized things in his world may not be what they seem in masses, these people
flock to the largest forum of that kind, ATS.
You know what the real issue here is? I'll tell you, in my eyes;
*The avocation of fear mongering, and to a lesser extent, ego boosting. *
This, in relation to stars and flags, is ruining this forum.
You have *x* number of posters, lets call them the "5%", constantly refreshing media sources and then posting these news stories/links to gain stars
We, the so called enlightened, flock to these threads and throw down the stars and flags to benefit....what exactly?
These threads, these topics with a hundred stars and flags always amount to nothing in the grand scheme of things. Every time a new news story hits,
true, false, regardless, it's ego boosting and argument with little validity. It aids nobody, it adds nothing.
I don't get it. We should all know MSM is falsehood. We should all know that we have to take even independent media with a grain or two of salt. But
no, we flock to these threads because we flock to argumentation. Not independent thinking, not logic, but argument for argument's sake.
We, the enlightened, take sides and argue moot points/stances/trained thoughts simply because we can, and we do.
USA this, Israel that, Iran this, Russia that, China this, Japan that. You do, of course, understand that this is all BS, right? You do understand,
that we are playing into their hands, right? You do understand, that we are, in a sense, no different that them, right?
When the educated and enlightened turn to enlisting and arguing over the same issues, and might I add, very possibly false issues and arguments that
"they", the powers we are so brazenly fighting against, it begs the question why exactly we are doing this, doesn't it?
You know, this forum was about thinking outside the realm, about thinking for ourselves.
It has become, in the majority, a forum for fighting against each other the same topics and sides that the rest of the "sheeple" partake in. The
distinction is that we press a bit more into the issues and topics, but really, we seem to be the fringe attempting to, by our own or outside
influences, the fringe becoming the mainstream we claim so valiantly to fight against.
So, in closing, at this point in time, ask youself why you frequent this board, why you might star and flag, why you might agree or disagree with a
post. Ask yourself if you are not being led to a point you never intended to be led to. Ask yourself if you are the same person at heart as when you
started visiting, and ask yourself if you've been fooled.