Originally posted by JohnPhoenix
Sorry if this is posted in the wrong forum.
I wanna know.. in the many years of ATS's existence what (if anything) have the ATS Staff noticed about the trends in the types of conspiracies on
Seven years on the board and still going...here are my personal opinions
Politically, my observations pretty much back up what has been said already;
When there is a Republican in office they are the root of all evil.
When there is a Democrat in office they are the root of all evil.
Both sides think they have all the answers, and both are ultimately disappointed in what follows when their guy gets in to power.
In terms of other subjects, 9/11 truth shot itself in the foot so badly with all the bickering, general nastiness and - in some cases - stupidity of
the people in the movement, so much so that I'm not sure if it will ever recover in the mainstream.
UFOlogy has suffered at the hands of charlatans, frauds flooding Youtube, but also at the hands of ignorant people that probably would call a large
bird the mothership because they simply have no idea about natural or man made aerial vehicles and natural phenomena. However, a decrease in sightings
may be down to a couple of things such as the end of the cold war (so there are fewer experimental new man made airframes about, and also less of
anything for a species who may be observing/passing by to be interested in)
The other "fringe" subjects like Cryptozoology, Ghosts, Telepathy etc seem to have gone out of fashion a little - and I don't know why as such stuff
doesn't go away - its just not being talked about.
The most disturbing trend I've witnessed recently is the "everything is a false flag" nonsense that's been around this past 6 months or so which -
like the 9/11 nastiness - has polluted the whole conspiracy genre and I can't help but think that such stuff has been deliberately manipulated along
the way in the same manner that government used UFO's as a cover for testing secret aircraft back in the 50's and 60's. Someone decided to pollute the
pool with vitriol and drown us in BS, while real stuff went on.
I do think that the recent PRISM admissions would have got MORE outrage had they broken recently without the net being subjected to the kind of stuff
like "Obama picked his teeth, its a false flag to get Obamacare pushed out through dental hygiene " (I made that up) since Sandy Hook happened.
I will say this, there is a whole new level of Stupid out there on the net, born out of the mainstream media driven idea that self promotion is
everything, meaning that there are a larger number of D-Ego's around than ever before - and with that comes massive ignorance. People don't want to
learn or discuss. They want to dictate their stupidity and ram it down peoples throats. Thats scary.
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