That's funny. I highly doubt such a subliminal
image was intended, however; ATS is in the business to make money just like any Hollywood
organization. ATS, like any other organization, is in bed with a variety of other organizations, not in a bid to control your opinions, but in a bid
to make money.
Much of the content you'll find on ATS is sensationalized, exaggerated or outright made up in order to obtain viewers in the same manner a television
show would. Unlike a sit-com ATS finds additional content from the viewers who also contribute their own opinions for free, essentially helping ATS
to create viewable content.
Some members contribute content to ATS and in many cases are contributing what they believe to be honest and true to the best of their knowledge,
their contributions are not always tainted with the goal of obtaining money which makes their stories more believable except for the fact that much of
what they base their opinions off of come from sources that are tainted with the goal of obtaining money and as such are laced with lies and
However; not all un-paid members of ATS are contributing without the taint of hidden agendas, there are those that work for external organizations
that use forums to bring in customers. You might find a weapons manufacturer stoking the flames of paranoia in a bid to increase gun sales. You may
also find a surplus dealer claiming imminent doom in a bid to bring in customers wishing to stock up in preparation for self sustainability in times
In general you'll find several types of posters, most of whom pose as if they're just an average joe posting their honest opinions. You have those
who work for ATS writing creative stories and presenting them as fact, these are the actors in the television show trying to create an entertaining
environment to attract viewer-ship. You'll have those working for external organizations hired by Microsoft, Smith & Wesson, Colgate, retailers,
etcetera advertising their products, again posing as though they're just another shmoe posting their honest opinion. Believe it or not you will
actually have those hired by governments from various countries trying to attack the citizens of other countries, trying to stoke the flames of
rebellion or trying to quell the flames of rebellion, trying to find easily manipulated minds to trick into unknowingly working for them and such.
On the bottom end of the totem pole you have the actual average joe posting their honest opinion. Much of the time you'll find that these people are
often ignored. Posts that don't have a likely hood of creating or maintaining viewer-ship will generally receive very little attention. ATS is in
the business of making money and conspiracy theorists, big foot fans, alien wishers, etcetera are a demographic.
Edit: Funny though, most of those different 'entities' don't know who the others are. A dude working for an organic food retailer might be here
trying to get people to 'believe' in organic food, but has no idea if he's replying to someone that works for ATS, a real viewer or someone trying to
get people to buy non-organic food.
A person working for some government or military somewhere on Earth doesn't know if he's speaking with a viewer, an employee or even another military
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Edit: It is entirely possible that there's more than meets the eye when it comes to the motives of the ATS backers.
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