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When did the hate take over?

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posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 09:46 AM
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When did we let the hate take over?

Because I supported Trump I have been called a moron a redneck (thank you, even if it was meant to be an insult), and other horrible things.

We’ve seen Hollywood (I use them because they have a loud enough voice to be heard) call people horrible names because they don’t see eye to eye. I’m not showing their tweets because most are sooo bad. They rant and rave because America didn’t vote for Hillary.


The name calling and mud-slinging doesn’t just exist on ATS, it is everywhere. If you don’t agree with someone there is no more discussion; there is only name calling.

With the fires that have ravaged the southern states, social media is full of people praising them. What? We used to stand behind our fellow neighbors. We used to try to help those that are down. Now because they hold different views, we wish death and destruction upon them?




Is this what we have become? Is this what our future is? I am so ashamed.




posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 09:54 AM
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a reply to: Martin75

Uummm, humans have always been this way. You can look throughout history and read about people being terrible to one another. The only difference now is that you can easily read their thoughts thanks to social media.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 09:55 AM
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Being the victim has always been easier than working.

Now, we get to hear the crying at the speed of the net.

Mental health treatment needed asap



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 09:57 AM
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Good thing it's just Republican houses burning.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 09:59 AM
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It's becoming worse because of the intense programming people are under. Mass media and technology are shifting our consciousness away from being "service-to-others" and more "service-to-self."

It is an unnatural shift because human beings are communal creatures and we have an innate drive to help each other, however this is being heavily suppressed by the powers that be.

Right now it is easier to push those urges aside in order for self gratification/glorification. Social pressure/reward is a big part of this.

Even though someone should morally tweet something like "our thoughts and prayers go out to the people in TN" tweeting something like "omg i hope all the trumpists die in a fire, that's what you get for not support hrc #stillwithher" gets you praise from other outspoken voices following the same trends, making the statement more emotionally gratifying.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 10:02 AM
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originally posted by: Tman2135
It's becoming worse because of the intense programming people are under. Mass media and technology are shifting our consciousness away from being "service-to-others" and more "service-to-self."

It is an unnatural shift because human beings are communal creatures and we have an innate drive to help each other, however this is being heavily suppressed by the powers that be.

Right now it is easier to push those urges aside in order for self gratification/glorification. Social pressure/reward is a big part of this.

Even though someone should morally tweet something like "our thoughts and prayers go out to the people in TN" tweeting something like "omg i hope all the trumpists die in a fire, that's what you get for not support hrc #stillwithher" gets you praise from other outspoken voices following the same trends, making the statement more emotionally gratifying.


Great post. I agree that we are being engineered to hate each other. Both "sides" (all sides) are guilty.
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posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 10:12 AM
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a reply to: zosimov

Thank you!

I'm not a huge Harry Potter fan, but to paraphrase Dumbeldore, we need to choose between what is right and what is easy (note that he didn't say WRONG, but easy).

Forgiveness and loving others is HARD. When someone makes you angry or upset it's tough to fight through that to the other side.

I myself struggle with unconditional forgiveness. For a long time I couldn't forgive someone unless they acknowledged and understood that they were in the wrong. I've gotten better but I'm not there yet.


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posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 10:12 AM
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We are, and have been, seeing the real Left. Their real opinions and feelings toward anyone who doesn't follow their mindless agenda. We are seeing the true Deplorables.
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posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 10:13 AM
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a reply to: Martin75

Don't let it get to you.

Anyone that isn't willing to allow someone with differing opinions live in peace isn't worth your time. I have also been attacked verbally by Hillary supporters, but at least you know they are unarmed.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 10:17 AM
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real Left.


As opposed to the real right?

Who burn crosses and use racial epithets on twitter all day calling for gas chambers.


I'm sorry I thought we were misleading the people with mass generalisations.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 10:22 AM
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a reply to: Hazardous1408

Rush Limbaugh said it best:

"Social Media is such a sewer." I personally believe that it goes both ways, left and right.

I think disconnecting from social media platforms would really go a long way towards turning all of us back to more of a service-to-others mentality.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 10:26 AM
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Martin I'm from the south as well. Some days last week could smell the smoke all the way to Greensboro where I'm at. For all those folks who tweet out stupid shat about peoples homes burning down....well " Bless all of yall's little hearts" If your from the south you know what I mean.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 10:33 AM
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a reply to: Martin75

There are billions of people on social media. I don't have a recent estimate in front of me but I'm sure there's somewhere near 200 million Americans on some form of social media. You'll always find some number of assholes making callous remarks like that.

You've also got televangelists claiming that California is going to be destroyed by "the big one" any day now because the majority of Californians didn't vote for Trump and so God will smite them.

Let's be honest, you're hardly an innocent here:


They rant and rave because America didn’t vote for Hillary.


Even as you're ranting about "the hate" you're engaging in the same behavior. More Americans voted for Hillary than Trump and not because most of them were big supporters of Hillary. You can't even bring yourself to accept that simple fact. Maybe you don't consider those folks to be part of the "real America?"

How much smack have you talked?



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 10:34 AM
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a reply to: DAVID64

Oh look, another giant hypocrite.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 10:35 AM
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a reply to: Martin75
The "US Political Madness" forum has threads going back to 2008.
I would guess that the problem has been building up at least as long as that.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 10:37 AM
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a reply to: theantediluvian
Please point out a post where I have called anyone names?

Yes, you and I disagreed the other night. Because you wanted to rant instead of talk. YOU are one of the hateful ones I am speaking of. Ranting across the boards because I don't agree....

There are others on here that I have disagreed with. Sometimes we see each other's side, sometimes I don't but we can have civil converstaions.
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posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 10:44 AM
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a reply to: Martin75

I have been called commie, hippie trash, socialist, "people like you", and other filthy names and threatened in U2U as well by people leaning Right Wing.

A mod recommended I grow a thicker skin. That proved to be good advice.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 10:45 AM
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originally posted by: DAVID64
We are, and have been, seeing the real Left. Their real opinions and feelings toward anyone who doesn't follow their mindless agenda. We are seeing the true Deplorables.

I can actually back up what you say with evidence.

I'm at work, so it will have to be upon request.

Here's a sneak peak...

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 10:52 AM
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a reply to: Martin75

I don't know Jess, I think it's always been there. Things like that used to be discussed at meetings and behind closed doors, perhaps at church even. I think social media and the msm bring it out into the open and people feel strong and fearless saying shocking things with no risk of repercussions.

The first man in question's twitter feed, I believe, has been taken down so, IMO, a coward who couldn't stand by his words? Perhaps?

I know that it can sting when the insults and hate mongers (from either side) start spewing their venom.

It is sad that people can say the things they do with a clear conscious. As far as the Gatlinburg fires, there are still missing and unaccounted for so it is especially hurtful at this moment, I am sure and I know the area holds a deep place in your heart.

((hugs))



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 10:58 AM
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originally posted by: DAVID64
We are, and have been, seeing the real Left. Their real opinions and feelings toward anyone who doesn't follow their mindless agenda. We are seeing the true Deplorables.


Funny. When anyone on the left says mean things, it's horrible, terrible and unacceptable.

When anyone on the right says mean things, it's "only words - don't want to be PC - get over it snowflakes".




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