I have been following ATS for...I don't know how many years. Only been a member for a few, but started way back when. Well, I have noticed a very big
problem. ATS has turned into a doom porn site! I remember ghost photos and videos, JFK and D.U.M.B's, Cheyenne Mountain and of course the occasional
but more and more frequent "end of days" scenarios.
However, the world has "moved on" and become a much more complex (and dangerous) place to live. World politics and tempers have taken a crap, more
fighting due to dwindling resources caused by global climate shifts (not saying warming or cooling, just drastically changing), natural and man made
disasters on the rise and you can see it all, minute by minute, right here on ATS. There are days when I am checking the top stories, and I see
nothing but depression, and doom, and destruction, and despair, and someone pissed off at Walmart for some reason. People, individual people, are
literally self destructing right before our eyes. It's almost enough to make me not visit ATS (notice I said almost) but due to my uncontrollable
human condition which makes me want to see/read stuff JUST LIKE IT!
During the depression of the 1930's, escapism was at an all time high. People needed to get away, distract their minds from the fact that life pretty
much sucked. So for a little while, a brief moment in an otherwise bleak existence, they could get drunk or check out a *gasp* moving picture! Now we
look for the latest smartphone, big screen tv or microbrewery to forget for just one moment, that freakin' something just doesn't feel right in our
very bones and being. We as a human race, can feel that something is up, a big boogeyman is coming, and it's driving the 99% dingdong bonkers!
Literally people are going mad!
So, I wonder, could ATS and the 99% find a way to maybe split the topics in 2? Maybe ATS in regions, where you could start in your "home country"
with news and goodies and visit any other "home country" you like (UNLIKE in the real world) and get their news and goodies. Still have the ability
to comment or post anywhere, as long as it is related of course, and keep the lines open. Or maybe just create another website called
realitydoompornATS.com where we can discuss Russia, Ukraine, UK, EUR, Iraq, Iran (and the occasional ufo sighting), basically anything having to do
with war and nukes and what not related to the end of mankind. Then there will be just ATS.com with huge meteors, super volcanoes, earthquakes, mall
shootings, sink holes (and the occasional ufo and men in black), big foot and chubacabra.
What do you think folks? Am I just going nuts or should we have a place to escape to AND a place to get the real stuff you can't find gathered and
collected on MSM or anywhere else?