posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 11:44 AM
I don't think 9/11 was staged. I've commented a couple dozen times on that. I normally hold a very skeptical outlook on conspiracies. My main reason
for being on this site is because it's a great method to locate recent news and I also like to explore philosophy and science.
My take on this is I wouldn't want to remove the right for people to believe that 9/11 was a conspiracy and to comment about it on forums. While I
disagree wiht them, I think it's a human right.
Similarly, it's a human right to hold opposing opinions about Sandy Hook. It doesn't matter whether they're rational opinions or whether they're based
on thorough fact checking. If people could only have opinions that're based on facts and do not cherry pick then we wouldn't have religions and all of
the national(ist) propoganda would have to be eliminated and politics would have to be prevented from spinning the facts and so on and so forth.
Opinions often are not fair and/or factual.
Until these conspiracy theorists actually commit a crime just live and let live. Now if we can prove that conspiracy theorists routinely hurt others
then we have a case against them. Perhaps conspiracies are a freedom that's too great for the average person. So maybe in order for people to voice a
conspiracy theory they would have to get a "Conspiracy Theorist" license by registering for one. This would allow government to prevent the wrong
people from spreading conspiracies.
This is principally a information war for the minds of our youth and others. What we have is a world filled with "groups" that're trying to win the
war, so it's in their favor. Hillary Clinton has commented about how they're losing ground on educating people and keeping them up to date. I believe
ATS is a small actor in this war, so I really see no sizable threat. I doubt she does either. Remember, it's the information that you absorb that's
going to have a big influence on your opinions. If you're getting most of your information from ATS, you'll be given an impression about the world
that's paranoid. Contrastingly, if you only get it from CNN or FOX news, it'll be very nationalist in character. Some people believe that US news is
the most accurate, but I don't think so. I think that all news channels that're national in origin will be prejudiced. The key is to have a broad
information pool. More specifically, the goal is not to be a member of any single "group" that's fighting in this war.
edit on 12-1-2013 by
jonnywhite because: (no reason given)