This will be my last post on your thread.
Those who feel I have hijacked or dominated the proceedings should note that, with the exception of my first (two-line) post and one short reply each
, every one of my posts has been a reply to someone who addressed
me directly. And to repeat what was earlier said, I have neither dragged the thread off topic nor used it to present any arguments or theories of my
I propose now to break that self-imposed rule, and present here what I believe is the true origin of the perceptions and opinions you expressed in
your opening post — opinions with which so many contributors to this thread have hastened to agree.
It is to be found in the following lines from the OP:
One sub-group is the highly intelligent and creative members here who tend to see the world through a kind of supernatural eyeglass, and
understand it for what it really is. These members tend to have interests spread out over a broad spectrum, and usually have many thought-provoking
I would hazard a guess that you regard yourself as a member of this 'sub-group'. Your
— astrology, chakra healing, third eyes, the Kabbalah, remote
viewing, precognition, etc. — certainly suggests that you are. And this, I think, is the root of the problem: your 'supernatural eyeglass'.
Supernatural eyeglasses distort reality. They make you see things that aren't there. They make you believe in things that don't exist. Things,
moreover, that are usually quite easy to disprove.
When you express these false, superstitious beliefs on an internet forum like ATS, many of those who look at the world without distorting eyeglasses
and who dislike superstition for its pernicious effect upon people's minds and morals will hasten to prove you wrong. And since their arguments are
supported by solid, verifiable evidence and yours are not, you will, alas, be defeated in argument time after time.
Eventually, sick of being forever trounced and debunked, you react by accusing those who have prevailed against you in fair debate of being shills,
disinfo agents, Slaves of the Machine and what not. The classic ad hominem
Of course, the people you hit out against are not the real
propagandists and provocateurs — the ones whose modus operandi
persuasively described above by AliceBleachWhite
, entirely differs from your caricature; your quarrel is with ordinary members who are skilled
in argument and have no time for superstitious nonsense. It is they, not some putative disinfo agent, who oblige you to face, time and time again, the
uncomfortable, desolating evidence that much of what you believe is false.
You have my sympathies. No, I honestly mean it; I'd hate to be in such a desperate position as you. Although I do not care for your ATS persona, I am
willing to believe that, in the flesh, you are probably a very different (and much nicer) person.
Perhaps a change of eyeglasses is indicated? it may bring better results in real life, as well as on the internet.