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Why abovetopsecret.com sucks - yeti - 04-25-2011
Ever wonder why abovetopsecret.com is mostly ads?
Take a look at the management of the company that owns the site.
These people don't give a shit about the truth. To them, you're merely a source of revenue.
Ever wonder why abovetopsecret.com seems to be full of gate keepers?
Here's a quote from their About page:
AboveTopSecret Wrote:The simple yet effective motto of our membership is "deny ignorance", which signifies an effort to apply the principals of critical thought and peer review to the provocative topics covered within. More than a slogan, our members have embraced the motto as our collective cultural standard, demanding all to aspire to a higher standard. These simple two words have galvanized a broad membership that spans the spectrum from highly speculative conspiracy writers to staunch doubters. The result is a unique collaboration of diverse individuals rallying under this simple statement to learn from each other, discover new truths, and imagine new ideas that expand our minds.
Is there a better way to gate keep than to smear people as ignorant if they don't agree with your agenda?
Ignorance is merely a lack of knowledge. Everybody is ignorant of something. Therefore it is impossible to deny ignorance! You must acknowledge ignorance and the fact that people will sometimes prefer not to know certain things because it might break a paradigm they're clinging to.
I like to think that we at ConCen don't deny the undeniable.
RE: Why abovetopsecret.com sucks - springhawk - 04-25-2011
That's not the worse of it.
The Terms and Conditions grant the owners
copyright to what you post.
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