posted on Nov, 24 2013 @ 06:15 AM
reply to post by NorEaster
A cautionary tale indeed.
Some of the Sandy Hook nuts would do well to watch this I think.
Definitely. I was thinking about that when I decided to post this. If you don't know the full context of an intriguing piece of information, you can
completely misinterpret what that information should suggest, and it can send you off on a trajectory that ultimately....well, the truth is that
we've seen way too much of that here on ATS and in the media in the last several years. I don't even need to finish that sentence with an example of
how wrong you can end up being if you're not careful and disciplined in your investigations.
Odd little details happen, but they shouldn't steer the direction of an investigation, no matter how odd they are. Only on TV crime shows and in
mystery novels is this common, but then, if an odd detail is presented within a fictional story, it's NOT a "little detail". It's already a
significant detail as a result of the fact that it exists at all within the confines of an extremely defined and exclusive gathering of details that
made it into the story itself. Real life isn't like that. In reality, the details that exist haven't been intentionally included by the author as
carefully placed clues. Some of them aren't clues at all. In fact, in larger events, most details aren't clues, and the JFK Assassination is a
perfect example of that being true.
I'm a total believer in the existence of high-level conspiracies, and I don't believe that Oswald was a lone-gunman screwball. Still, the fact that
there has been so much disorganized and undisciplined independent investigation that's been given so much media attention and blanket cultural
credibility over the years since that murder has turned that public murder into a game of Clue that will never be anything more than a game. I worry
that the same is happening to the 9/11 Attacks mass murder, and that the full cast of perpetra(i)tors in that case will never be brought to justice
Freedom of thought and expression are valuable aspects of our open society, and I don't want that to ever change. I guess I just get frustrated when
I see how easy it is to manipulate this most wonderful part of being an individual American citizen in the modern era, and turn it into a weapon that
can be used against us as a whole society. Probably, in the last year or so, the Sandy Hook disgrace is the most obvious example of this. The stink on
that one will permeate all attempts to expose real conspiracies and official cover-ups for quite a while. I guess we had to expect the Mad Men to
strike back at any and all attempts to expose the big evil of this world, and to do it through our own mismanagement of the very freedom that we have
to expose that evil. They didn't get those marketing contracts as a result of being stupid or lazy.