posted on Jan, 2 2013 @ 10:09 PM
Originally posted by VoidHawk
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Originally posted by ignorant_ape
reply to post by QUANTUMGR4V17Y
to be blunt - the online conspiracy community does a dammed good job discrediting itself
No one approves of censorship but self-control and self-discipline isn't censorship...it's just decency, eh?
Whats worse, an idiot shouting his thoughts, or censorship?
Personaly I prefer trully free speech, as for the idiots, well, I dont have to listen too them.
If we're talking purely hypothetical, it's hard to quantify anything here as it really changes from one topic to another being discussed.
For example, if we're talking about the Beslan School Massacre, it's a historical event by the time passed. It's removed from the vast majority, if
not all membership here (never say never...because that'll be the time we find one member actually lives in Beslan. I've stopped assuming..) and at
any rate, it's not an open and fresh wound to the emotions of all involved and MANY not involved. Beslan claimed the lives of 186 Children and 148
adults. It's certainly WORSE in any practical measure .... but the contextual details matter, IMO.
It still wouldn't be cool to get outrageously wild, but that is where that self control comes in not choosing to look like a total loon.
Where as topics related to CT, Aurora and whatever else may come? They are close, immediate to members here and ...as this story shows.... VERY
possible to have real world effects by ignorant and baseless speculation.
The linked article here is an outstanding example of where "dumb" meets real world action taken.... (from article)
According to the article, the name “Sandy Hook” is referenced on a map in “The Dark Knight Rises,” the same movie that was showing when
suspected gunman James Holmes killed 12 people and injured 58 others at an Aurora, Colo., theater last July.
On Dec. 14, another gunman, Adam Lanza, rushed into Newtown’s Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed 26 people and then himself.
The article says “Narrows” is another “strike zone” referenced in a map in the Batman movie.
Now I hate to point this out, but it's true to my recollection.....We've actually SEEN a thread or two making almost that same type
connections and linkage with nothing but the broadest speculation. What authorities did here may have been an over-reaction ... but the fact they did
it tells me the need for policing ourselves
until the raw open wounds at least close a bit is all the more important. Actual SCHOOLS CLOSED
over a bloggers pure speculation? Indeed... This incident would seem to carry several things that causes it to stand in a category....perhaps not
unique....but certainly with few equals. Just my 2 cents...