Very recently found ATS, read a bit on some topics. Left the site open for a day, read more, poked around and knew I had to join. It would seem that
I, along with mostly all of you, have found a place where truth and critical thinking are valued and acknowledged.
I've been using the net and computers since the days of DOS and BBS, but have not found a site quite like this one.
In my early twenties, I read a book called, "inventing reality", by a Michael Parenti, which opened my eyes to the media and how it is used to sway
public opinion and beliefs. It was all uphill from there. . .
My belief system was changed forever, but my naivety prevented me from properly ferreting out more truths and sharing this new information with those
who I associated with. As time passed, I mellowed and became more 'enlightened' of other topics/conspiracies which seemed to mesh well with the
knowledge of the MSM and their agenda of control.
Yet, it seemed that no matter where I looked, what medium I decided to pursue to gain more real truth and knowledge, I was simply spinning my wheels
on a never ending goose chase. Sure I would find a piece of information here, a breadcrumb there, but nothing seemed to lead me to the answers I
sought. I've joined and left several other sites, read on many more, but ATS seems 'for real'.
Now I am not saying that after a few measly days reading the forum 'stickys' and a few posts and their responses makes me able to say this is the be
all end all website for information, but I do say it is as complete as I require for my 'news' on topics from the everyday, to the esoteric.
It would seem that finally I have located a place I can really enjoy, learn, share and attempt to unravel the conspiracies which haunt my psyche.
There are several members which already stand out as having a 'good head in their shoulders' and from what I have seen in the Admin area, they take no
crap and for lack of a better term, police the site rather well.
It is great to have found a place, where I can remain informed and share my beliefs and information, knowing that other like-minded individuals will
contribute and/or provide proof to the contrary without the standard rubbish which is prevalent across this web of lies, we call the internet.
I look forward to many a good discussions, reads and debates. And while many of my posts will be opinions about everyday news and topics, I hope to
become a valued contributor to some of the more 'touchy' subjects we all enjoy learning about.
ATS's new student,
BTW would anyone here be willing to direct me to the page which deciphers the letters and numbers above the 'members' drop down? I know p is for
number of posts.
edit on 16-12-2012 by prysmatyk because: asking a question...