what does it take to make school/mass shooting conspiracists to rise up?

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posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 07:34 AM
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hi all, this is really a question for those that feel that the american govt/secret service (or a cabal of them) are behind school/mass shootings.

i'm not interested in a debate as to wether such events are committed by said bodies or not - other threads deal with that, and i am offering no opinion on who is responsible for such events either.

my interest is based on reading many posts in many threads stating that many us posters value their guns to resist tyrannical government.

so, if you believe that the government/secret services etc are responsible for killing your nations children for one reason or another, why are you not rising up?

in my opinion there is nothing worse you could do to an adult than kill their children, i feel that is a given, so why no armed revolt?
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posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 07:58 AM
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It takes nothing these days. People have lost their minds. Anything and everything is claimed to be a conspiracy.

Believing everything is a lie is just as ignorant as believing it is true. But people are officially brain-dead. Ats is a good indicator of this.



posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 08:03 AM
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Originally posted by Jefferton
It takes nothing these days. People have lost their minds. Anything and everything is claimed to be a conspiracy.

Believing everything is a lie is just as ignorant as believing it is true. But people are officially brain-dead. Ats is a good indicator of this.


i appreciate you taking the time to reply, but i'm not seeking a discussion on the veracity of claims that the government is involved.

why do those who are clearly utterly convinced that dark forces at the top of the US power structure are killing their children not do something about it?

i see a lot of chat on ATS about it, but i'm not aware of any protests on this specific issue, no media campaigns and so on.

so, my question stands. why no uprising?

heck, why no major protests or hoo-ha?

if i felt that way (i'm from the uk) i would have burned parliament to the ground already.
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posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 08:46 AM
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Because that would involve leaving their online "tough guy" act behind. The intetnet is all talk.

I do however see protests from the other side of the arguement.



posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 08:54 AM
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Originally posted by Jefferton
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Because that would involve leaving their online "tough guy" act behind. The intetnet is all talk.

I do however see protests from the other side of the arguement.


i saw the thread on the petition from sandy hook residents to stop the "hoax issue", and actually asked the same question there shortly before making this thread (due to my question being off topic, and my feeling that it would just get drowned by on topic chat, which is fair enough)

so far i have not recieved an answer from a poster who believed the shooting was a hoax.

i guess that a lot of the USA are only having their breakfast right now, maybe in a few more hours we'll hear some of their views?



posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 09:01 AM
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First off, let me preface this by saying, I don't believe a violent revolution is necessary to get our country back on track. It can be done through peaceful means. We've always had that power as a people, and we still do.

As to your question. What would it take for you to give up your children, wife, family, friends, home, and anything else you love. Because that's what a revolution means. Those who fought in our revolution gave everything to fight tyranny. They lost the lives of those they loved, and in the end gave their own life.

Add to that, would you be willing to be labeled a terrorist, or something worse on TV sets across your country for standing up for what is right? Would you be willing to know that few(if any) people will ever know you were an honorable man fighting tyranny? Because that's what they will do to you, and your memory. They will turn you into a scoundrel, instead of a hero.

The cost is high. Are you willing to pay it?



posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 09:10 AM
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Originally posted by Klassified
First off, let me preface this by saying, I don't believe a violent revolution is necessary to get our country back on track. It can be done through peaceful means. We've always had that power as a people, and we still do.

As to your question. What would it take for you to give up your children, wife, family, friends, home, and anything else you love. Because that's what a revolution means. Those who fought in our revolution gave everything to fight tyranny. They lost the lives of those they loved, and in the end gave their own life.

Add to that, would you be willing to be labeled a terrorist, or something worse on TV sets across your country for standing up for what is right? Would you be willing to know that few(if any) people will ever know you were an honorable man fighting tyranny? Because that's what they will do to you, and your memory. They will turn you into a scoundrel, instead of a hero.

The cost is high. Are you willing to pay it?



thank you for your reply, i'm not referring to starting a revolution to deal with "general" problems in a nation.

i'm a father and ofc that is the most important thing in my life... if i felt that my government was using the life of my child, indeed the murder of my child to achieve a political end, then i cant see any stronger provocation to an uprising - this is far stronger in my eyes than "no taxation without representation" for example.

i dont feel, as i have seen stated elsewhere for example, that just withdrawing my child from school and home educating would be an answer to such a vile crime, if that is what i believed was happening. the opinions of others on wether i was a terrorist or not simply would not come into the equation.

so if the clandestine murder of many children is not enough tyranny to provoke action, then what is?

what are your thoughts on this?



posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 09:39 AM
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I understand you weren't talking about a revolution. But the actions taken against an individual will be similar. That's why I expounded upon it.

Until the atrocities are so in everyones face, they can no longer be ignored or rationalized away. Nothing will be done. There are many variables and factors at play here, and I don't know if there is a pat answer to the question.

Each American has to answer that question for themselves. Americans are so divided, we don't trust each other, let alone our leaders. This plays right into the hands of those subversive elements in our country who would love nothing more than to see this country devastated for their own gain.

So honestly, I don't know what it will take to unite enough people to stand up and say, ENOUGH! Truthfully, I'm not so sure it will ever happen. Americans as a whole, may already be too far gone.



posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 09:51 AM
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The American government is powerful only because it's masses of society are literally drugged up and sedated, TV/media brainwashed and basically so full of propoganda that their version of what is 'truth' is the lie which condemns the actual truth itself.

You could replace all corrupt people in governments and dismantle all conspirators within the government, yet more would come to replace them very soon. The reason is that the American population is such a manipulable target that anyone with the right mind, and desire to manipulate, can see how easy it will be and will likely commit to doing so.

Therefor, the only real solution lay in changing the fundamental state of mind of the American population in such a way that conspiracies and propaganda no longer fill their minds so easily and they become free thinkers and act on those free thoughts.

Because of this, in answer to your thread, there is no reason to 'rise up'.. No 'enemy' to fight.

Think of it like an ecosystem with predators and prey. The prey are the American people and the predators are the corrupt sides of government ( meeting behind closed doors, coordinating and conspiring methods of control against the people ). You can't take out the predators without more predators showing up to take their place, BUT you can teach the prey how to wake up.



posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 11:38 AM
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thanks for your replies, indigothefish and klassified... from my own point of view i broadly share your opinions, and feel that much of the uk public is quite similar in outlook..
neither of you sound like the kind of posters who feel that their is an overt compaign by govt/secret services etc to directly engineer school and mass shootings.. am i right?
do you agree with the first poster that a lot of the chat is just internet posturing and tough guy talk?



posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 12:43 PM
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Originally posted by Jefferton
It takes nothing these days. People have lost their minds. Anything and everything is claimed to be a conspiracy.

Believing everything is a lie is just as ignorant as believing it is true. But people are officially brain-dead. Ats is a good indicator of this.


“The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists.” - J. Edgar Hoover"

The idea that governments meet behind closed doors and are largely connected through secret societies..
That the media is biased to the point of continueing the same agenda the corrupt government is pushing..
That religions are a psychological institution of control for the population..
That since ancient history the path of mankind has been lead by unseen forces, conspiracy against a free humanity..

Good luck keeping your sanity with those ideas in mind



posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 12:44 PM
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Your welcome dude, this is a good thread I think that numerous youtube videos and 'conspiracy website posts' tend to fit 'alternative thinking' into a stereotype that normally doesn't help the cause..



posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 01:05 PM
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Originally posted by indigothefish
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Your welcome dude, this is a good thread I think that numerous youtube videos and 'conspiracy website posts' tend to fit 'alternative thinking' into a stereotype that normally doesn't help the cause..



thaks for the feedback, this is my first thread besides my intro and the idea was kinda off the cuff as stated above..
i gotta admit the lack of a flag and slow activity made me wonder, but like i said earlier, i guess the timezone difference to here in the uk is a factor, and i suppose i'm asking a kinda controversial/personal question, but thats why i'm on ATS, eh?



posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 05:59 PM
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if it is the case that the government is responsible for mass shootings to push an agenda of gun control, then the first act of "rising up" deals with getting the information out.

too few are yet willing to consider the possibility that the government would do such a thing, so the logical place to start would be spreading the word. educating people about past government atrocities and scheming would be the best way.

if that is indeed the case, what physical action could a lone person take that wouldn't make things worse? any attempt to retaliate at this stage would give more power to the DHS and provide fuel for anti-gun rhetoric.

the media has proved that information, and how it is perceived, is powerful.



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 06:44 AM
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thanks for replying, ATS is hardly the place to do this though, would you agree? preaching to the converted on a site with little in the way of reputation amongst most folk (conspiracy crazies, they all think they have been abducted etc etc) is hardly effective.

do you think there is a lack of replies to this because a lot of the more vocal/vociferous advocates of the "hoax" theory are just full of hot air and only want to take part in a partisan back slapping exercise? do they perhaps feel that their standpoint (the more extreme proponents) is not defensible when under scrutiny?



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 09:59 AM
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it would be very hardly "preaching to the converted". if you have a look into threads dealing with the topic there is a lot of disagreement. reputation has no bearing on the validity of a claim, and i've only seen a very small minority here claim to be abducted.

there are few replies because there are already many threads on the topic. whether or not the government orchestrates attacks to further an agenda isn't a partisan issue, and you've already stated in the OP that this thread isn't about addressing evidence, but what it would take for "conspiracists to rise up?".

this thread smacks of a baiting attempt.



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 10:01 AM
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the obvious answer is they don't really believe what hey are posting, they are just killing time on the internet



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 11:51 AM
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it is



i thought some of them may come out of the woodwork i guess, but then i suppose that they cant answer the question and still look so tough, eh?

the silence has spoken volumes though, dont you think?



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 11:56 AM
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well as i stated above i asked the question in a related thread and got nowt, so made this off the cuff - questioning people on their beliefs is part of this site IMO, if people dont have the nuts to back up the strong things that they say or stand up for it when questioned then i think thats kinda weak, wether you see my thread as baiting or not.



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 12:00 PM
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First of all, I would suggest that the majority of gun owners don't believe that the shooting was a conspiracy--just that politicians are using a tragedy for political gain--so they woudn't "rise up" against a premise they don't believe.

Secondly, contrary to prejudices of the mis-informed, the average American gun owner is not a slavering madman and wants the system to work and still thinks things can be achieved through the ballot box.





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