posted on Apr, 21 2015 @ 04:52 AM
a reply to: thesearchfortruth
It seems to shift and change, I know it has in the last few years at least once. We did go through a period on ATS where a large number were
significantly homophobic and preaching some of the most vile stuff - I know, because I left the site back then, as did about five other posters I used
to debate with.
Now we seem to have a more libertarian rather than Republican tone to a lot of the discussions here. There are still plenty of hypocrite
"libertarians" in that camp though, people who claim to be all about individual freedoms and rights, while also wanting to inflict their religious
beliefs onto others - which is obviously nothing like true libertarianism.
As others have said, I think a lot of people come here simply because they have such a deep distrust of government. You only need to look at some of
the attitudes and threads about some of the most peculiar beliefs and paranoias to see that.
And yes, I do think there is more than just a slight whiff of self-radicalization in this too. You don't generally see too many liberals claiming the
kinds of things many people here want to claim. You don't generally see them stocking up with ammo on their ranches, picking fights with local
government or agencies, or preaching about the NWO. There does seem to be a considerable lean to the right in this regard.