These rules are disclosed to clarify the various responsibilities of all community members here on Altered Minds. They shall be adhered to by everyone to ensure that our board runs smoothly and provides a fun and productive experience for all of our community members and visitors.
Purpose of this site, roughly stated, is shared investigation and exploration of hidden and anomalous aspects of human experience. The focus is generally on “controversial” subjects such as parapolitics, organized child abuse, the “paranormal,” UFOs, occultism, conspiracy theory, and social, cultural & religious engineering in its many forms.
The spirit of the board is cooperative and not competitive, to share information and perspectives and work together towards a deeper understanding of the subjects being discussed. The board has no ideological affiliations and overtly ideology-based arguments are discouraged (i.e., partisan or anti-partisan posts).
At the risk of pointing out the obvious, a certain style of posting not only puts others off from participating, but also sets the tone for those who do. With this in mind, certain behaviors are also strongly discouraged:
Personal attacks and criticisms based solely on sex, race, creed, mental health, intelligence, religion or ideology; ad hominen arguments in general.
“Spam-posting” (copy-pasting articles without providing context and personal input).
Extreme or repeat form of these behaviors may result in suspension or deactivation of a user's account.
Some guidelines and suggestions:
When making counter-arguments use the quote function rather than paraphrasing; this helps to avoid 'straw man' argumentation and the resulting escalation/polarization.
Regarding sharing of "difficult" material from "dodgy" sites (that may be seen as propaganda, "fake news," or "hate" sites by some), this is obviously a tricky thing to regulate. Sometimes relevant material is found via sources that may be less than trustworthy (eg, Jew World Order, Rense.com, or the Washington Post!). A word to acknowledge this can help to prevent “source-scorning.”
This board categorically acknowledges the historical facts pertaining to high-level organized child abuse (Franklin Scandal, Dutroux affair, UK care-homes), government mind control (MKULTRA etc), and ritual abuse that is linked to occult systems and philosophies. As such, it will not tolerate derision, dismissal or unfounded debunking of these facts (eg. by advocating “False Memory Syndrome” or the “Satanic panic”/Witch-Hunt narratives).
This is not to shut down or limit discussion around these subjects, but to provide a relatively safe, compassionate, and respectful space for the many survivors of these programs. #