Hi there, I registered with the username ShaneG several months ago, however, I didn't realise at the time that I had to be approved via this procedure and so I ended up leaving it until now.
Anyway, i'm 25 years old and originally come from Ireland (I was born and lived there for around 10 years) but i've lived in the North West of England since I started high school as my family moved us over here.
For the past ~5 years i've been a 'truther', but of those five years i'd say that I've only been fully awake for the past 8 months, and that's mainly due to reading cluesforum posts.
It was a couple of friends at uni that introduced me to the conspiracy industry when they made me watch Zeitgeist the movie. Needless to say, I was more than intrigued with what I saw, as previously, I, like everyone else, simply thought it was Bin Laden and co that brought the towers down. There was something about Zeitgeist that didn't sit well with me, even though I was fascinated by it all, it just didn't ring true, so I sought further knowledge and bought a David Icke book from Amazon after seeing it had good reviews. His material blew my mind for quite some time and I frequented his forum a bit, but I've since learned that there is so much disinfo/misinfo out there and it's difficult to know who's to be trusted.
I remember when I first visited this forum some time over a year ago, someone on the DI forum linked the cluesforum thread regarding the Anders Brehivik psyop. I was very impressed form the get go, as it was clear that the posters on this forum were much more rational and professional with their image analysis and logical thought process'. Perhaps back then I wasn't ready to come here and post, as i've had a tough time coming to terms with all of this, and still, I have no friends(of which most are no longer friends) or family that will agree with me on anything. So, for a period of time towards the end of last year and the start of this year, I tried to forget about everything conspiracy related so as to have some kind of normal life where I could socialise and not be judged as a crank. For that period, I didn't post on forums or read any alternative books, that was until I was in the living room of my parents house and as they had the tv on, like they always do, the Boston Marathon story comes on. My step father was giving me a briefing on what happened(allegedly), and alarm bells start ringing in my head. I even considered the possibility that a bomb had gone off, as alleged, and thought of all kinds of unlikely possibilities, such as contracted agents carrying out the bombing and the Tsarnaev brothers being set up. It was at that point, that I decided it was a good idea to snap out of my lull and see what cluesforum were saying.
So, for the past 8 months i've familiarised myself with most of the cluesforum material, and in some ways, it's good to know that all these staged events are fake and that noone's actually dying as they say they are. My concerns nowadays are more to do with the masses of people who are heavily brainwashed and fail to recognise what's right in front of their eyes. It seems the divide between people who know what's going on with regards media fakery, and everyone else, is so big, I would estimate for every 1000 people out there, maybe 1 person knows about all the fake news stories. I've tried to make a difference and wake people up, but most are too content with their fakeness and don't want to hear about the truth. I will try to contribute to the forum when I can, and hopefully make some friends in the process.