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posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 11:24 AM
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originally posted by: underwerks
a reply to: JohnnyCanuck


And before everyone jumps on me screaming how I'm just feeding into the two party BS, just know I realize the folly of the two party system. But when a person is forced to constantly defend themselves against an onslaught of posters every day on almost every topic, don't be surprised when they fight back..


Fighting breeds fighters looking to fight. The feeling of "the other side hit last i have to pay them back." Grows stronger..

You were taught as a kid 2 wrongs dont make a right but the feeling of wrongness is too strong to let go of. So get even but it never feels even to the last one punched does it?

So look..

It stretches from your persnal life up to communities websites governments countries up to war.. honestly people are doomed to anihilate the human species.

I thought id try and interject but maybe its best to be selfishly happy all the time haha.

Ra ra go get emm boys
Your sides the best
All these religions
You picked the right one!
Millions of ways to mentally view
And you found only two

You could take off the gang colors
And put down the guns
But who am i kidding!
Its the capulets and montagues

I found juliet. We dont have to agree on anything really. Its the love that counts.

I want to regain the respect i have lost for you guys but you have to earn it. In the meantime love you anyways for you know not what you do.




posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 11:25 AM
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originally posted by: FauxMulder
I mean just look at how offensive this superhero that is dressed in stars and stripes is.

What a nazi.......

Golly, you sure know your superhero uniforms. Can't fault you on that!



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 11:25 AM
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originally posted by: angeldoll
I find it distressing that there seems to be a gradual turn against higher education and universities. I can only think it's because demographics show the more educated people tend to vote leftist. Not to say there are no educated people on the right, surely there are. But I've noticed the more vehement Trump supporters going after those with both graduate and post graduated degrees. This trend is disturbing.

(Should they consider watering their tomato plants and gardens with Mountain Dew this year, just a word. Don't do it. They won't thrive or produce healthy fruit.)


If you're trying to compete for todays "Most Intellectually Dishonest Post of the Day Award" you'll have to do much better than that. There's some serious competition going on already in this thread.

But not a bad entry.

As if the liberal masses dont completely understand that the universities being criticized are totally liberal / Critical Race Theory / PC indoctrination camps.

Could you imagine if instead the universities were the likes of "Jesus Camp"? Well surprise surprise it's as if the Cultural Marxist types entrenched in the university scene saw that documentary and set about transforming the campuses into just that:


You might imagine people of every other walk starting to stand up against such a trend, right? Well guess what: it isn't just Trump supporters, Trump drones, 'Trumpologists', conservatives, etc right wing etc whom are starting to speak out about all this stuff. And guess what all this stuff I'm alluding to (which is now driving leftists en masse to openly committing mass scale acts of political terrorism including murder and otherwise), those universities campuses are the primary breeding grounds of all this stuff.
edit on 26-6-2017 by IgnoranceIsntBlisss because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 11:25 AM
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OHH..

And looking BACK...

It would seem that these "types" of threads POP up now and THEN. . .

But use the "ARCHIVE" icon at the TOP ^^^

Go back a few years...

The board today is a FAR CRY from what it once was...



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 11:26 AM
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off-topic post removed to prevent thread-drift


 



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 11:27 AM
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a reply to: JohnnyCanuck

That's from the mods avatar that one of you were complaining about.



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 11:29 AM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

Great points. My main concern too is, they have no cause besides "against everyone thinking slightly different".



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 11:31 AM
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a reply to: JohnnyCanuck

The premise of your OP is the very toxic ideology that does one thing and one thing only... Subvert the common discourse of debate by blanketing the defense of an opposing rational as offensive. Resulting in the stifling of free speech.

It's a sad brain fart, that I'm not sure folks like yourself are even aware that the mechanics of your ideology are tried, tested and historically rooted in tyranny.

Case in point... shouldn't you be off studying your new 70+ gender pronouns that you're now required to use by Canadian law?



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 11:31 AM
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a reply to: angeldoll

Actually graduates are the most likely to turn right wing conservative in later life, the reason is that if they have achieved the middle and lower upper class lifestyle they went to Uni for in the first place they tend to then see the world more from a self centered point of view and realize there own vested interest in keeping to themselves what they have earned.
Politics is as you know though a game of shell's and lies, the poor are often persuaded to vote right especially in this day and age where the media is used so very effectively as a propaganda tool but the rich seldom vote left with the exception of some obscenely rich whom inherited there fortune's and they tend not to be left but middle ground, in the UK they would be the OLD liberal party, aka the Wig's.
But at Uni level most NOT ALL student's do tend to be left wing, once again it is often down to vested interest, the left often offers and truly intends to make education more accessible and cheaper for them for example so not voting for the left for them would seem illogical.

Like I say I am centre left and have always been so, So not communist or crazy left but I do believe in limited state intervention, social housing, free education and health and government intervention to keep essential industry's and utility's in the control of the country or at least subsidized so that they can survive economic hardship and remain viable with the government's help during the bad time's and in some cases such as essential transport, Mail, Water and some energy supply I do believe that those sector's should have government retained control if not total monopoly, that of course make's me extreme left to some view point's.



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 11:31 AM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

Im what you would consider "on the left" in most ways and these new trends on both sides disturb me.

One facet of which is the problem of indoctrination on college campus..

Of course then again i felt that all through school.

Everyone is in the business of mind control these days. Needing to convince others that theur way of thinking is right. So most of ATS is in the mind control game .

Psy ops all around.
But if the humans ever united.
There would be hell to pay.



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 11:32 AM
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The problem is that in a groupthink mind-hive, there is only black and white..

Us vs them.



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 11:33 AM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: JohnnyCanuck

Funny how you say respect, then point to the right wing.
Rose colored glasses Maybe?
Pot meet kettle?


check the titles of "recent".....you'll see the vast majority of them bashing ANYTHING liberal or democrat.....it's there every day



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 11:34 AM
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a reply to: JohnnyCanuck
I had returned to Lurker status because of many of the things you address in your post.

I was hoping for a better response, but your post is proving much of what you stated to be true.

It seems that many on ATS have divided themselves up into "tribes". How is that for a new control tool? It is not about the sharing of ideas, or even the disagreement of ideas around here anymore. It is all hands on deck and to your battle stations, the moment a new thread is introduced. Memes have become the new mascot. Meme=Massively Effective by Minimalizing Everything.

I don't know if it is about pushing an agenda, or venting all the hate and meanness that would bring serious repercussions in their personal life, or are we seeing the buds of their successful campaign in bringing us into their complete control.

I don't know how this is going to play out but ATS is becoming something different. ATS is a reflection of what we are becoming. For those of us that don't like what we see, we have to be better. If that doesn't work then we will have to let it go to seed.



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 11:35 AM
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originally posted by: FauxMulder
a reply to: JohnnyCanuck
That's from the mods avatar that one of you were complaining about.

"One of you"? That's kinda rich.
And I don't get your point, as that is not the Captain America uniform, it's one that's been modified to bear the confederate flag. I agree with that 'one of me' that its use by a mod is questionable, but perhaps that just kinda proves my main thesis.

And to those remarking that this is just another one of 'those' threads...perhaps that fact might be of more interest to the accountant.



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 11:40 AM
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originally posted by: DanteGaland
OHH..

And looking BACK...

It would seem that these "types" of threads POP up now and THEN. . .

But use the "ARCHIVE" icon at the TOP ^^^

Go back a few years...

The board today is a FAR CRY from what it once was...


maybe that's because most of the liberals have left. due to the fact that right-wingers don't believe in consensus, and thus, do not care what any other political side says



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 11:40 AM
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originally posted by: Reverbs

originally posted by: underwerks
a reply to: JohnnyCanuck


And before everyone jumps on me screaming how I'm just feeding into the two party BS, just know I realize the folly of the two party system. But when a person is forced to constantly defend themselves against an onslaught of posters every day on almost every topic, don't be surprised when they fight back..


Fighting breeds fighters looking to fight. The feeling of "the other side hit last i have to pay them back." Grows stronger..

You were taught as a kid 2 wrongs dont make a right but the feeling of wrongness is too strong to let go of. So get even but it never feels even to the last one punched does it?

So look..

It stretches from your persnal life up to communities websites governments countries up to war.. honestly people are doomed to anihilate the human species.

I thought id try and interject but maybe its best to be selfishly happy all the time haha.

Ra ra go get emm boys
Your sides the best
All these religions
You picked the right one!
Millions of ways to mentally view
And you found only two

You could take off the gang colors
And put down the guns
But who am i kidding!
Its the capulets and montagues

I found juliet. We dont have to agree on anything really. Its the love that counts.

I want to regain the respect i have lost for you guys but you have to earn it. In the meantime love you anyways for you know not what you do.

The other side has to stop shooting before you can put your guns down.



And seeing how they won the last election, I figured by this point we'd be back to some semblance of ATS normalcy. But the rhetoric to paint anyone who disagrees as an enemy seems to be increasing.

Now, why would a political party who won the presidency and most of the seats in government still be as vitriolic and partisan as before the election?

Hmmmm...



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 11:43 AM
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a reply to: underwerks

Why? We're interested in, but not actually mind-readers...



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 11:46 AM
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originally posted by: JohnnyCanuck

originally posted by: FauxMulder
a reply to: JohnnyCanuck
That's from the mods avatar that one of you were complaining about.

"One of you"? That's kinda rich.


Yes the ones that think because there are people on the internet (of all places) that disagree with you, that ATS is going down. Because if someone doesn't think like you they must be racist or homophobic. You complain about an echo chamber.

Meanwhile you have "one of you" saying that people who don't vote like her are uneducated and you wonder why people post negatively against these type of post? This place is far from an echo chamber.

Just stay out of the forums you don't like. It really is that simple. There are over 100 forums here to post in.



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 11:46 AM
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a reply to: FauxMulder


No, I don't think America is rotten.

And that superhero image you posted is of Captain America who has been photoshopped to change his uniform into a Confederate Flag. Do you really not get what my point was there? Given the context? Or would you rather just join in with the 'shut up snowflake' insulting which proves OPs point?



This isn't about snowflakes wanting safe spaces. This is about a large number of users being concerned at how ATS has become an alt-right echo chamber, filled with racism and sexism and islamophobia and endless bashing of liberals and frankly anybody who isn't also on the far-right.

And the second, the SECOND, anybody is challenged on any of this, in charges a brigade of alt-righters to shout down the protests and throw insults around.



Look, I'm seeing a ton of personal attacks by alt-right members here, 4-channers enjoying the trolling, while a few people are trying to say look, ATS is going downhill. A lot of users are being driven away by the increasingly toxic environment here. So what can we do about that?


Maybe it's time to think about getting rid of the Political Mudpit category. I get why it was created, but it's fostered a poisonous atmosphere on ATS which has spilled over onto every other board. Maybe getting rid of it might help things get back to being a little more polite?

Or just get rid of the political stuff entirely. Do we really need a conspiracy theory forum that has been taken over by Trump Is Great and to a lesser extent Trump Sucks postings?



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 11:46 AM
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It really is becoming emotionally incontinent, and almost gossipy.

My guess is cellular communication has had an effect.

Let's see, when were collars distributed.
I should look through my receipts. Right after I saw a carphone for the first time
I wound up in jail.

I remember I yelled at a fat bastard, in a rich neighborhood, who was
sitting in a cowboy red drop top cadillac and was yakking away on a brick,
too busy to see that he wasted an entire green light at the height of rush hour.
I was behind him, and I yelled 'move your ass' and he did.
I sat through the next red light and was pulled over a few minutes later.

It was as though he were showing off his toy. He was sitting almost sideways, as on a sofa,
and preening like a bird to show his face and that he was on a car phone, which devices were rare, at the time. That must have been around '89 as I was still driving my first car.

Years later, when I purchased my phone, the sales guy was pitching that I could pay a little extra and get upgraded to SIXTY MINUTES PER MONTH, and allow internet access, which was a new concept. Most everyone had their second or third collar already. The second call I made was abruptly ended as soon as I revealed I still had 29 minutes left to talk and just wanted to say hi, and he demanded to know why I needed a phone, so yeah, the damage from the sowing in cerebral scribed furrows was already proudly being brought to market. I noticed a lot of weirdness, including a round of vertigo that lasted until I deactivated it, shortly after The White Owl called on November 10, 2003, for good.

Now I watch drivers everywhere blazing through controlled intersections, looking at their hands. As an experiment, I might start rolling soccer balls at their approach. When we could monitor the cops, there were a lot of hit and runs but someone made it illegal to have police bands near Chicago, because there were 'too many people using radios, monitoring police activity', according to the mayor of Elk Grove Village, so now I'd have to guess whether incessant texting is leading to a rise in brain damaged behavior. The internet does give a good wide glimpse into things, and I would guess there's a fresh rise in coke, boozing, and subsequently, cocaethylene synthesis, also going on, as evidenced by the manic suggestions and bestest ideas ever sreaming forth somewhat regularly. Paranoia too, clinical and acute. I don't know how, or why, this is possible, but once I was looking at a public profile and somehow the person found out and accused me of spying, snooping, right on the boards! I didn't know (and still don't) that there's a feature that enables knowing who is looking at your profile. Prolly a lot of smack too. Some persons seem uninhibited to the point of not realizing what they're writing. Landlines are doomed if we let them do it to us, and they want to do this real bad. Long live ATS.

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edit on 26-6-2017 by TheWhiteKnight because: (no reason given)



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