posted on Jul, 1 2016 @ 11:00 PM
I saw the OP and thought ok, this can be about whomever you want...
If you lean left it can be about the right. If you lean right it can be about the left. If you are a moderate it can be about extremists. If you are
an extremist it can be about moderates. And so on.
In the end, the only thing that really bothers me about the described behavior is that the people doing it know they aren't furthering the discussion
or sharing information. All they are doing is insulting people whose opinion differs from their own. If the differing opinion is cogent enough to
threaten their fragile construct these people lash out with every insult they can sling at the opposing party, then hide behind some feigned self
righteous, "they did it too". Or even worse, they pretty much come right out and say that their method of discrimination is ok and yours isn't. The
absolute worst is, "Prove it to me. If you can't then you shouldn't say it." Its called an opinion. No one owes you anything, including proof.
Although the OP indicates displeasure with the right leaning crowd here I can honestly say I believe the left leaning are by far the greater
perpetrators of this indignant behavior. Of course, the left will say the only reason I feel that way is because I lean to the right. When I see
someone going off on right wingnut teabagger koolaid drinkers, yeah, I will speak to them in their own language. And it never ceases to amaze me how
offended they get by it. Not when they do it, of course. Only when someone does it to them.
And yes, it does get old very fast. And yes, it always is the same people. And they do it for one major reason - to get threads that they don't like
closed. And unfortunately, it works. Instead of mods banning them from the thread, they just close the thread.
ATS, have you considered banning certain individuals from posting in specific threads after it becomes apparent their contribution is nothing more
than insult and inflammatory speech? It might save threads from getting closed down prematurely and serve notice to some people who are repeat
offenders they they are on the radar - so to speak.
Just a thought...
edit on 1-7-2016 by Vroomfondel because: (no reason given)