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ATS In Decline?

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posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 12:36 PM
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originally posted by: Reverbs

originally posted by: jimmyx
the one argument of the right I can't figure out is....if the MSM is in bed with the left, why does control of our entire federal government and state governments consist of right-wingers?.....it would seem the MSM is in bed with the right......or.......the MSM has no control over voting decisions.....you can't have it both ways


I find most media is left leaning, wellon tv anyway.. not so much anymore overall.

I couldnt notice it for the longest time because im so left leaning.. but i learned to get really good at pretending to be the other side so i could be my own devils advocate..

I see what it looks like.. very biased.. again on tv mostly.

I just want you guys to all get along lol.



I agree with you....but the word "bias" is all in the belief system of the person that is receiving it.....is it "biased" to want some type of sustainable healthcare for all American citizens or to have sickness and death determined by the size of your personal bank account?...is it "biased" to NOT WANT corporations to have the same human rights as actual humans beings?....is it "biased" to think that the wealthy should pay the majority of taxes, since they make the majority of income?....is it "biased" to want an EPA that actually enforces clean drinking water and clean air laws?....is it "biased" to keep federal tax money from going to religious schools?




posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 12:39 PM
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originally posted by: JohnnyCanuck
Just adding my voice to the complaints about the path that this site has been following. This past March marked a solid decade for my official presence on ATS. There had been a few years of lurking, but true to my tinfoil hat, initially I didn't go for an account because I thought it was more important to retain my anonymity. Those were the days of real-time postings by John Lear, and about Project Serpo. Lotta weirdness going on, but a lot of discourse as well. Respect for one's fellows, even in disagreement.

That's changed. Simply stated, there is far too much trolling and hate-mongering going on, especially from the self-styled Right Wing where discussion would seem to have been replaced by the hurling of the feces. In addition, I am truly disappointed to see some of the Mods joining in with truly intemperate postings. As the current American leadership is being called out for lowering the standards of civil behavior on the global and national stages, it's being mirrored here at ATS. Now, that might be deliberate, but I should think that there are enough conservative echo chambers out there that the Three Amigos don't feel the need to compromise the integrity of the site to entertain a new business plan.

But somebody IS asleep at the switch.


You took your shot and completely missed the mark.

You may not feel it, but trust me, we are embarrassed FOR you!



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 12:46 PM
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I think that Above Top Secret is a really amazing place to get information. I dont know what the author of this thread is talking about.



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 12:46 PM
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You know what Op, you are right and ATS will not change

I have had fun here with john Lear and Slayers threads but the magic has gone and I'm heading in that direction to be more creative with my free time

Thank you mod for showing me the virtual door, I'm leaving through it for the real world that's far more civilised than here

Take care everyone



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 12:49 PM
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originally posted by: Nikola014
You've got it all wrong.

ATS is one of the few forums online, refusing to accept the mainstream narrative that's being pushed so freaking hard. We're the only ones capable of calling out the BS when we see it. And, it is quite obvious to me that, the minority of members here, are offended, or better say angry, that they are not the majority here, as they are in literally any other online discussion board.

ATS is, and has always been a conspiracy site. We're here to question everything. We're here to question all the lies that we're being fed with. And if some of you have got a problem with that, you're more than welcome to just get the hell away from ATS. I assure you, ATS will not disappear without you.

We're the only place not dominated by the radical left. We should continue our efforts to remain objective and to debunk false narratives coming from the mainstream media. We must treasure ATS


"only place not dominated by the radical left"....are you kidding?....ok, here's how google works...type in "right-wing websites"......TADA!!.....all your fellow right-wingers on literally thousands of websites.....I know it is complicated to do that, but, you just seemed to need the help.



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 12:50 PM
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a reply to: Artemis12

You missed out on some incredible times from '99 to '03. ATS is nothing like its former self.



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 12:52 PM
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a reply to: Nikola014

I think your post highlights one of the biggest problems we face when you mix conspiracy and political discussion. You and others think you are being brave soldiers in a fight against the MSM and Leftist narrative, but your conspiratorial mindset blinds you to the fact there is no MSM boogeman and there is no narrative.

It's not real. You guys made it up. In fact, you and others are pushing your own false narratives and it's comedy at it's finest.

ATS has become a place where conspiracy-minded Right Wingers can come hear the sharp reverberations off the walls of the echo chamber.



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 12:53 PM
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Is ATS in decline or is your view of what it should be not changing with the times? Perhaps your idea of what it should be is too rigid?



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 12:54 PM
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a reply to: jimmyx

I'm bloody serious.
ATS is one of the few bastions of the truth left.

I know the left has a pathological desire to control every thing someone says, but not here. You will not manage to successfully push a false, mainstream media narrative among people who are not brainwashed.

Let me help you as well buddy. There's this picture of a door on the top of ATS, you press it, and you're back in your reality world of evil Russians. And TADA! You're "free"



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 12:54 PM
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originally posted by: NightSkyeB4Dawn
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.
THIS is exactly how I see it as well. JohnnyCanuck I've been here just as long as you have. I see what you are saying, but I can see the moderator side as well. There's no doubt the boards are different and civility and decorum have gone out the window, but not just here...EVERYWHERE. Right wing,left wing,all the same bird,and all the same way of just pulling out a socially acceptable way of name calling anyone who challenges your beliefs instead of just agreeing to disagree. We used to do that here. Agree to disagree and move on. Be offended by a post and not resort to name calling,just move on. Recent posts about ignore buttons and warnings in the old days,post bans and such perhaps kept us in line and it worked. Nobody knows how to talk to anyone anymore without being offensive or sensitive it seems. Political correctness gone awry. However, change is the only constant. For ATS, we all could adapt, or complain about how great the good old days were, though they'll never be again.



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 12:55 PM
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a reply to: jimmyx

This is hard to accept, but.....

Right wing kids go into business and get jobs in finance, services and other money minded jobs once they are done with school.

Left wing kids go into journalism and social work. They take jobs centered on public opinion and in media. All those voices getting heard....

Smart people on both sides do what comes natural.

The premise is that strong traits are served in their life choices. Most journalists are left minded since that is their strongest skill set.


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posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 12:58 PM
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a reply to: Whereismypassword

ATS has become a defunct alternate news outlet where inspiring writers come for ideas and bird parts come to hash out their differences. It is no longer the unique knowledge depository it once was.



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 12:59 PM
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a reply to: introvert

You might be correct; but, this is a conspiracy site for us "lunatics". And since we know for a fact, that the American agencies have been conducting a psychological warfare on it's people, spreading propaganda, intentionally misleading people, and the world for that matter, and since we know that they have people in every single major mainstream media house, it's pretty easy to think they have a hidden agenda behind the false narrative that you, and the likes of you are trying to infect the ATS with.

It's an echo chamber of truth. We always ask for proof, which NONE of you can provide. So, please, go engage in your intellectual discussion with people of reddit, where you belong



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 01:04 PM
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posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 01:08 PM
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a reply to: Nikola014



You might be correct; but, this is a conspiracy site for us "lunatics". And since we know for a fact, that the American agencies have been conducting a psychological warfare on it's people, spreading propaganda, intentionally misleading people, and the world for that matter, and since we know that they have people in every single major mainstream media house, it's pretty easy to think they have a hidden agenda behind the false narrative that you, and the likes of you are trying to infect the ATS with.


Ya, that's pretty loony. You think people such as myself are here to "infect" the site with some grand narrative brought to us by the evil agencies and nefarious MSM...



Get a grip man. You're so concerned about the fake monsters underneath you bed that you fail to notice how you are doing the very thing you are afraid of. You are creating false narratives about the "radical Left" and this place being the only bastion of safety from a world dominated by Leftists.

Victim mentality.

Conspiracy.

Bull#.



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 01:11 PM
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I am pretty sure the "Mud Pit" area is what has led to the decline of recent. I understand the reasoning behind it's creation though, so I can't really argue it being here. Trouble is that it is by default a part of the main page and recent posts, likely because it garners the most activity and is constantly in the top posts.

I actually believe if the site owners wanted to quell the angst, they could simply prioritize it like the "general chit chat" forum so it would not be at the forefront. This would keep the knee jerk reactions to hit piece headlines down quite a bit, and force members to seek it out versus having it constantly in their faces. I have fallen "victim" to this many times.

Anywho.....I too have been here a long time and would say that the political theater in general is the main issue. Nobody can separate their feelings from their posts to truly discuss political conspiracy.



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 01:11 PM
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originally posted by: Nikola014


We're the only place not dominated by the radical left. We should continue our efforts to remain objective and to debunk false narratives coming from the mainstream media. We must treasure ATS




Yeah, but what this website now calls 'the radical left' is literally anybody even fractionally to the left of the hardline far-right.

Moderate centrists are now denounced by the alt-right as 'radical libtard Marxists!'

I mean, the Democratic party in America is not a party of the Left, it's a party of the center-right. And yet you read stuff here on ATS lately and you'd think they were a bunch of Communists. That's how far the Overton Window has shifted here on ATS.


And read through the responses on this thread. How many people are just saying to those of us who disagree 'Go away then, if you don't like it, bye bye.' There's no constructive engagement, there's just 'Our way or the highway!'

And as I type this you've got Alt-right trolls posting a thread about how people on the left are ugly deformed weaklings. Is that what ATS has come to? Really? And you wonder why a whole bunch of people feel uncomfortable about this website and are thinking about leaving?



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 01:14 PM
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a reply to: introvert

There's this term used to describe those who refuse to accept the truth, I forgot what it is. It goes something like deny .... jeez, I cant remember

But, you're willingly choosing to ignore that there has been, and still going, a psychological warfare by the American agencies. And not just American I assume. I am creating a false narrative about the radical left? They've been pushing a single narrative for the past year, and we still have got absolutely ZERO proof. 0. Nothing. So, all of that leads me to believe there's a hidden agenda behind it all. I am sorry you cannot see it. You should probably seek safe space on reddit...

Plus, there's nothing victimly about it. I don't blame anyone for the way my life is. I am extremely happy about my life. Want to know why? Because I took control of it. I did not blame my president for intentionally colluding with sinister forces to destroy my life, and my country. I had better things to do.
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posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 01:21 PM
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originally posted by: Nikola014
a reply to: jimmyx

I'm bloody serious.
ATS is one of the few bastions of the truth left.

I know the left has a pathological desire to control every thing someone says, but not here. You will not manage to successfully push a false, mainstream media narrative among people who are not brainwashed.

Let me help you as well buddy. There's this picture of a door on the top of ATS, you press it, and you're back in your reality world of evil Russians. And TADA! You're "free"


so....if you replaced "the left" with "the putin government"....would you freely write what you just said above and address it to the Kremlin?......



posted on Jun, 26 2017 @ 01:21 PM
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a reply to: Nikola014


So look at that 'Left in Decline' thread.

You're telling me that's acceptable? It's a prime example of exactly what we're talking about here.







 
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