posted on Dec, 30 2012 @ 04:48 PM
reply to post by Tecumte
You're assuming that the government has some kind of nefarious scheme in place to disarm everyone, as if this is some big end game they're playing at.
That is quite an extraordinary assumption to make and extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Having this basis of thought makes it
understandable why a lot of CT yell that the sky is falling when large media events like this occur. I don't see any extraordinary evidence to support
this claim. Only weak allegory and anecdotal evidence which I do not consider extraordinary. Furthermore, if your suspicions are in fact accurate,
what exactly would you do about it? Take your answer to that question and apply it to those who are not as reserved about the information (as you may
be) and might get a bit too overzealous with the information coming out of the CT area when the CT turns out to be nothing but fluff.
Besides, what is so bad about a more stringent control policy on weapons? I've experienced countries where there is a high level of gun control
(moderation and enforcement in place for gun licenses, strict punishment for illegal ownership and trade) and it makes for a relatively more peaceful
society (no shooting up of schools at the very least) than places with overly liberal views on gun control. Times have moved on from the days of the
2nd Amendment and this is not the Wild West anymore. If we hope to move to a more civilised society with less barbarism and violence, do you not think
that guns would be less needed? But I digress, to each their own when it comes to the whole gun control debate.
My point is, what I have inferred from reading a lot of these conspiracy theory posts and comments is that people are terrified the government (or
insert nefarious secret society name here) is constantly out to get them. Furthermore, I infer that this phenomenon might be caused from watching a
few too many Hollywood movies. Conspiracy theorists love to flock together because it feeds their confirmation bias when someone else can say, "Yes,
this does seem weird, therefore it must be conspiracy".
This is why in an earlier post, I suggested that people rather approach conspiracy theories by emulating what scientists do. Sure, go ahead and posit
your hypothesis, but then try to disprove it yourself and get your peers to try and disprove it. You win points for disproving your own theory and
gain integrity and a happy feeling of getting to the truth by blowing away all the fog. Reserve your judgement on the result until all the facts are
in. "First, do no harm" as is a common mantra. That is the best way I know of to get to any kind of truth. Admittedly, what I've witnessed on this
thread is, fortunately, a lot closer to that ideal than what I have read on many other forums.
As for the official reports not being released on your time, understand that is not how the system works. In order to avoid dilution and further
disinformation, the case should be dealt with on a need to know basis until they have all the facts. This takes time.
edit on 30-12-2012 by
CosmicBob because: Removed my notice about addressing Tecumte. This whole post is a reply to both of the respective posts he made regarding immediate
threat as well as timely release of information.