What if there were a secret society so secret that even's it's own members didn't know it existed?
If this site is a lab and we are the rats, I am ok with that. For one, who is to say that the lab coats with their clip-boards are not themselves
unaware of a greater intelligence, which is studying the experimenters studying their experiment?
For another thing, words have power. In fact, some words can almost own a person, if a person so lets them. The bible is a good case in point. So is
that time as a child when a parent called you worthless, and that impression has stuck and may have to a certain extent unfortunately defined you in
some way. But maybe it is as much the energy as it is the words associated with it. So having said all of that, this place offers us the opportunity
to use our words, for whatever purpose we may desire, if we have any in mind, consciously or otherwise. Even if just to express ourselves and free of
ulterior motives or hidden agenda, words will have their influence. Who is to say these alleged anonymous and mysterious shadowy hidden figures are
not themselves affected in some way by exposing themselves to our words. Maybe the power and control game is more symbiotic than it may initially
I guess it comes down to the fact that, in a certain sense, at least is my belief, control is an illusion. Their may be spirits or intelligences or
energy of one sort or another that, unbeknownst to us, help determine what it is we decide to write at ATS in the first place.
So really i see this as ultimately concerned with the question of free will vs. destiny. How much control do we have? And how much is of the whatever
will be will be variety? I'm not really claiming to know one way or another, just wondering philosophically out loud here.
Anyways, interesting thread. I might actually be less inclined to come here if i thought it wasn't enshrouded in murky conspiracy. I'm sure as
paranoid as i might be that people are watching, studying and trying to manipulate me in some way and unsettling as it may be to entertain that
possibility; at least in that case i can tell myself that i'm important enough to be the focus of so much attention right?
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