a reply to: Misterlondon
This site has been taken over by garbage because, just like with the corrupt government running the election, we have allowed
it to come to
this. It would stop if everyone who wants it to stop simply made a concerted stand and refused to entertain it anymore. No more flags for the tabloid
junkies, no more stars, no more trying to reason with ignorance or stubborn denial.
The prevailing atmosphere here is a direct reflection of everything that is wrong with the world right now, and we are all directly responsible for
it. The mods can't fix it...all they can do is continue to try and babysit a bunch of grown adults who have made it their mission in life to behave
like out-of-control, spoiled children. They don't get paid to do this; they've got lives outside of this place just like some of the rest of us do.
No...if we want things to change, then we
have to make it happen. Period. Take a stand against it, and follow through, no matter what.
People can quit smoking, drinking, overeating...yet they can't quit bickering and sniping at their fellow human beings every five minutes? They are OK
with just allowing strangers on the internet to control their behavior and dictate what they can and cannot discuss?
Have you ever witnessed a bratty child having a tantrum in a public place...the type of epic kicking, screaming, psychotic tantrum that is so
astonishing that it actually draws a crowd? Most people have, at least once. And when folks start going over to check it out, does the behavior
subside? No. It does not. It only serves to cause the attention seeking child to double down on the drama...because now he or she has an audience. And
the very best
way to handle a situation like that is not to threaten or cajole or forcibly attempt to remove the little tyrant from the area.
No...what a smart parent will do is remain calm and firm, and simply walk away from their misbehaving offspring; to do anything else is to entertain
the behavior, and to encourage more of it in the future. That is a fact.
My suggestion here would be something similar. The Threefold Law dictates that what we put out into the world will only net us more of the same. If we
want a dynamic shift, we have to lead by example. It is really that simple. Stop giving these people an audience here, and they will go look for
another place to hang out where more people are willing to allow their nonsense. It won't happen overnight, but then nothing worth fighting for every
So what it comes down to is, how many people here would commit to a boycott of the tabloid drama on ATS and the relentless onslaught of its obnoxious
purveyors? All we need is a solid group of dedicated people to turn things around. Hahahaaaa...dare I say: let's make ATS great again?