posted on Dec, 22 2012 @ 09:31 AM
Ahhh the most ridiculous question you could have asked
“why are you here”
In other words if you don’t believe in this stuff why bother posting, we see comments like this time and time again they always come after something
has been “debunked” in my experience. I see this mostly on the 9/11 forum, you know the “well if you don’t believe in conspiracies why bother
I have a big problem with attitudes like this, because they also say “if you don’t agree with me why you are here” in other words you only want
people who agree with you or at the very least agree with some of what you are saying. If there was no one about before 2012 to say to you all
“nothing will happen” ATS would have been full of people who all believed something was going to happen. You don’t like it when somebody says
“no that’s just wrong”, most of what is posted on ATS is usually incorrect in some way. If we didn’t have members who would say “errr
nope” and a forum full of yes-men then ignorance would run repent, the motto “Deny ignorance” would mean nothing.
If we take your argument to the extreme, let’s say you post a thread claiming that an orange is actually a blue fruit.
So the inevitable happens I post a picture of a whole basket of oranges and point out to you that none of them are blue and that Oranges are really
orange and not blue followed by the infamous words “told you so”.
If we take you logic then apparently it is reasonable for you to then say “why are you even here then on this thread if you don’t believe me”
that is just utterly stupid, if all the sane people did not post to correct you then we would have a thread full of people who believe oranges are
blue and ignorance would prevail.
The same philosophy applies to all threads, you need somebody who will say to you “no”, someone who will critique your conspiracies and bull them
to bits, someone to debunk them. If your conspiracy can survive that then it might actually be true, something that I believe to be incredibly rare.
ATS needs people who will look at the other side of the coin, it’s the whole reason behind my name. without people like me this place would suck,
there would be no debate and you would learn nothing.
I think ATS should change, no longer should it say that it sides with the conspiracy but rather it should say it sides with the truth.
edit on 22-12-2012 by OtherSideOfTheCoin because: (no reason given)