posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 05:29 AM
Preamble: I posted this in "above politics" as it is not a rant, and it sure does not belong in "political mud pit" either. But some may read a
rant into it, others may suspect I'm throwing political mud - I can assure you, that's not my intent.
Can we have ATS back, please?
I am a fortean. Forteans, as you probably know, thrive on the unexpected, the weird, the strange, the stuff that happens still - though scientific
models say it shouldn't. We are a curious bunch, always looking out for a ghoul, ghost, leprechaun, the occasional UFO. We are hardly surprised if
visited by an alien (not to be confused with folks from Mexico), accept that some folks communicate with inner earth lifeforms or bump into
Venusians, We don't believe, nor deny, we simply observe and enjoy. It gives us intense pleasure, it is an activity like breathing: constant,
life-supporting, mostly unnoticed.
We toe no party line. Politics in themselves are fascinating in their absurdity, so many a fortean spends at least some time observing what happens in
the political landscape. To be honest - it's not half as exciting as most other fortean topics. Sure, many forteans support a political ideology -
I, for example, consider myself to be an Anarchist (not to be confused with folks from Mexico either). My personal beliefs about how people should
live together will colour my utterings, of course. But as a fortean it is of no interest: people from all walks of life, and all colours of the
political spectrum enjoy the weirdness that can be found on this planet. In pubs they pour beer to all kinds.
I joined ATS because I am a fortean. ATS, when I joined, provided both recaps of interesting fortean topics already known to me, sometimes brought me
new joy by providing an new gem. A lot of people that posted in here clearly were intelligent people, many seemed to have that awesome mix of
intelligence and emotional stability that is necessary to have a proper, constructive discussion. Especially when the topic is about seemingly absurd
Alas, something went totally awry some time ago, and the result is a handicapped forum. At least, that's how it is for me.
Can we have ATS back, please? The ATS that had inspiring, respectful discussions, in which nobody felt the need to raise himself by killing another
and step on his corpse? The one bubbling with theories, the one that often had fortean news before any other source had? The one that had threads
about UFO's, ghosts, leprechauns, levitations and remote viewing on the front page, instead of item after item about American politics? And, may I
add: I've never seen such disrespect for manners and decorum before in my life as here, on ATS, lately.
Can we please have ATS back, folks?