It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
originally posted by: Taupin Desciple
a reply to: toysforadults
Be the change you want, friend. Start political discussions here and use none of those labels. When quoting or pasting text from outside sources, delete the political labels before you hit submit. Do it a lot, do it intelligently and keep doing it until you don't have to do it on purpose anymore. Until it becomes second nature to you.
*Don't just do it here either, but other social media accounts you may have.
If that way of talking about politics catches on and more and more people add to that way of discussing politics, then it won't really feel like a political discussion anymore, but rather a realistic discussion. Realistic in the sense that the people talking about an issue will come across as actually wanting to solve the issue being discussed, and not appearing to want to be seen as being on one side of a fence or another.
It's a great idea. People might be surprised at how differently they look at an issue and how that issue appears to them when politics does not play into it.