reply to post by boymonkey74
I guess it depends on the particular conspiracy involved. It was not a suprise to me that something like PRISM existed, indeed, it is the logical
conclusion when you take into account the rise of technology and the geopolitical situation in which we find ourselves at this time (although it is no
less draconian and unacceptable for all that).
I happen to think that the War on Terror is at least 80% an excuse to bugger about with the world on several levels at once, as evidenced by the
total lie that took us to war in Iraq, and that things have been done and said in the name of my people which thoroughly disgust me, things for which
there must, at some point, be a reckoning.
My veiw on aliens and so forth has not really changed, in that although there is a significant amount of eye witness testimony, there has never been
conclusive and iron clad evidence, bought before the public, which proves thier existence. However, it has also to be said, that with every new
exoplanet discovery, and every discovery of a new extremophile lifeform (that is lifeforms which exist in habitats so harsh as to previously be
considered anathemic to life itself) , the percentage likelihood that alien life WILL be discovered, goes up. Until it is though, I will remain
squarely undecided, which until proofs of quality are produced, is, I feel, the only legitimate position to take.
ATS has offered me a place to discuss my interests with other interested parties, and for that I could not be more grateful. Also, as a place to view
content from leading researchers, in the form of news articles, it is unparalleled by any other website or news feed I have ever encountered. However,
I do not believe that ATS has changed my mind, confirmed suspicions, or denied them for me. What it has done, is allowed me to refine my critical
thinking skills, understand the context of the stories I read and the thoughts I think, and allows me to read between the lines, by superimposing one
set of reportage on a given topic, onto another, and seeing where the gaps and differences are. For me, it is a place of learning, rather than
confirmation or denial.