Originally posted by stereologist
reply to post by redreemer
Sorry. Not sure where this confusion on your part comes from.
What can people that so vocally defended these issues learn? It is possible to come out of this with a means of not falling for similar hoaxes in the
I understand where you are coming from, and I have the utmost respect for your opinion.
My previous reply came across as flippant and accusational. I apologise.
What I was basically trying to say:
The people who blindly accepted all the notions surrounding the date were very few and far between. And you're right, some people believed x, some y,
etc.. and maybe picked up more variables to attribute to the '2012' theme. But that doesn't
mean that the whole thing was a mistake now does
Saying that people placed their faith in a 2012 hoax is nonsense, because even the die-hard sceptics placed their faith in a need to dispel their
perception of the fallacy. See what I'm getting at?
Personally, I really can't see where the logic ended and the illusion began, because it was never a theory set in stone, but more of one which
flowered according to each person's outlook/field of expertise.
The discussion of x, discussion of y, was all flagged under 2012. Very rarely was a topic made on any one of these issues before someone came in with
a huge blanket, saying "2012 is a hoax, enough of this already".
I feel that the amount of people disbelieving the constituent topics because of the over-arching 2012 theme vastly outnumbered the people
who blindly accepted it. You gotta agree with me there?
All in all I'm pretty sure everyone here learned a ton of stuff in the last year, no matter which side of the fence they were on. Would you take back
everything you gained personally throughout the past few months? I wouldn't.
So if I had to say what we learned from this? If you ever want to disprove, or turn people away from the discussion of many alternative viewpoints,
maybe group them all under one hat. Make sure it's a very eclectic hat which clashes with any outfit. When people see how strange it is, they might
refuse the material, the paint, the sewing needle, the yarn, the colour arrangement, etc.. You see what I'm trying to say? The 'step-back' in
knowledge wasn't the group acceptance, but the group negation.
I hope I'm making sense of what I'm trying to say, and it's just an observation I wanted to share.
You and I are in the very same boat now. ATS is free to discuss single topics again, in the hope that truth can be found, and more knowledge gained,
without the stigma of getting labelled a 'believer' or a 'realist'.
edit on 22-12-2012 by redreemer because: bolded the short version of my