I am aware that this Rant may not even see the light of day...fine.
I am not ranting about A member I am ranting about MOST members. Heck, I'm ranting about most people on the internet period!
When did we suck the intelligence out of having a debate? When did it become ok to completely ignore facts and sources when replying in a debate?
Having nothing but snide, emotional, negative #### to sling at one another? Literally twisting the opposite parties words and changing facts and
quotes to suit themselves?
I have seen so many great posts on ATS and elsewhere, where people have done the research and put together great logic, that if others would open
their teeny minds for one second and realize it wasn't NOT a slam meant to trigger you, or troll you, attack you directly, or what ever the trendy
word is these days for such things, you would see the logic and likely change your tune. Often it does but some are so pigheaded and just have to be
right that they will continue arguing!
More often than not if logic and reasoning cannot be contributed to the conversation, it's personal, emotional, or grammatical. If that is all you
can add to the conversation...DONT!
There are infinitely more posts lately of one having to defend themselves rather then the facts, ideals, or opinions they have presented. Thread drift
is insane! Out of 700+ replies on a very thought provoking thread, with sources and quotes to back it up, there were less than 100 replies on topic...
6 out of 7 replies never should have been posted.
This is by no means a Rant against mods, mods are great! It shouldn't be their job to censor you, you need to censor yourself!
Fine, I'm relatively new here and don't hold a candle to half of our members. Just because I finally joined a year ago and haven't added much
content doesn't mean I have not seen the pattern. ATS has been a part of my life for the better part of 7 years, I may not have contributed but I
read, and learned so much here thanks to some really awesome members. It's a great place to have logical conversations!
Maybe this is for people in general, on and offline. Just because you think so doesn't mean it has to be. Just because you think you are a better
person doesn't mean you are. Just because you don't agree doesn't mean it's wrong. Just because I disagree doesn't make me the enemy. The p***ing
contest HAS to stop.
There is so much negativity there is no room for positivity. You can't even slip a joke in to lighten the mood because you'll most likely offend
someone. There his no room for humour here. When asked for an opinion, your opinion only matters if it is fitting the"right" narrative. JUST STOP!
Am I allowed to rant?
Ok, let me have it... bring it on!