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originally posted by: lucifershiningone
Hatred And Bigotry Run Amok On Facebook
Conservatives and religious extremists are displaying mind-numbing hatred and bigotry on social media in response to the Paris tragedy last week.
Why do scared ignorant people always react before using critical thought process. Why does fear always bring out the stupid.
Also what is bombing going to do, except make more extremists? I mean you cannot kill an ideal so how exactly is killing innocents with the bad guys gonna resolve anything?
Made an edit..it is not just conservatives, my other liberal friends support not allowing refugees in due to fear and ignorance.
originally posted by: hammanderr
Maybe they don't want refugees to come in due to rational fear and educated opinions about Islamic culture. Which is the opposite of baseless fear and ignorance.
What is bombing going to do? If that's a serious question, here's a serious answer. Bombs could wipe everyone out in the region. That would be a solution of sorts, right? Maybe not a solution you like, but a solution nonetheless.
Just ask Grizzly man. He refused to use bear mace over his guilty conscience.
Trump's probably not hurting himself too much with his negativity toward Muslims either- only 49% of Republicans think the religion of Islam should even be legal in the United States with 30% saying it shouldn't be and 21% not sure. Among Trump voters there is almost even division with 38% thinking Islam should be allowed and 36% that it should not.
You think that does not describe a fair percentage, if not a majority, of OPs on ATS?
The thing is, people that post ignorant memes and things in that vein don't want to discuss -- they want to argue, their minds are made up and no amount of reason or logic will do anything.
originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: lucifershiningone
The real question is why does anyone use Facebook or care what people say on it in the first place. I am perfectly content to let the world of social media go on without me or my input. At least ATS and our forums here have intelligent, thoughtful people on it to share ideas and discussion with...Facebook is the Wal-mart of the internet.
Maybe. But in an awful lot of cases it seems you can only lead a horse so far.
If there's one thing ATS does well -- it shows people a much larger world-view, compared to the narrow window of Facebook