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Originally posted by Blue Shift
The reason people give it the negative label of "conspiracy" and think that it's evil is that is doesn't go along with what they personally want or believe. Again, the kind of feeling pathetic losers and failures get. Blame others. Why not?
Conspiracy theorists are punks who hate authority simply for being authority, no matter how well deserved that authority may or may not be.
Why I'm No Longer A Conspiracy Theorist
Originally posted by Subterranean13
You grow up, and if you're intelligent, you learn how stupid most conspiracy theories are.
Or you don't and keep posting them.
Welcome to the adult world.edit on 10-5-2013 by Subterranean13 because: (no reason given)
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I didn't mean punk as an ad hominem, I meant it quite in the literal sense, btw. A punk to me is someone who is rebellious merely for the sake of it.
Originally posted by MuzzleBreak
From his autobiography:
“We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost 40 years......It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supernational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national autodetermination practiced in past centuries.”
― David Rockefeller
Straight from the Horse's mouth.
Conspiracies are nothing more than taking reality too serious. Sure most of them are at least partly true, but that's real life. Most people run aware not even realizing these things are happening and they seem perfectly happy in their ignorance. When you go to sleep, wipe out everything you learned and the next day will still be there.....well unless you die in your sleep of course.
as addressed from all sides, believers and sceptics alike. There are plenty of sites where one can post a picture or a theory and get nothing except pats on the back and agreement... there are sights where one can't get people to agree that the sky is blue no matter how much proof is offered. ATS strives to be the site where the actual truth of a matter might be gotten to, rather than just catering to conformation biases and predispositions. We achieve this by having a diverse membership, from all walks of life and backgrounds - who come together to offer multiple points of view so that a reader can make up their own minds about which side presents the more compelling argument.