: as I was writing this, I quickly realized that if I wanted to convey my message the way that I needed to, there was no way around
triggering a bunch of people, so I've decided to not filter myself, speak from the heart and just call it how I see it because this is more
Important than my ego or your feelings. It is what it is..
So will the real slim shady please stand up?
And by slim shady, I mean a rational-thinking, clear-minded, non-bias, partisan-free individual
that's willing to stand up and seperate
themselves from the sheep-herd, mind-hive, group-think, stubborn-LEFT and show the moral character
you so often critisize others for by taking
a stand and holding yourself accountable
in some type of way. "But wait, those don't exist!" A tall order I know, so I'm either really
optimistic or a really big fool, but I'm giving everyone the benefit of the doubt because I have faith that you are out there, I know you've been
thinking about it, I know deep down you want to make a difference and do what's right. Well let me try to reassure you by letting you in on a little
secret - an ounce of humility
amounts to mountain of courage
and a mountain of courage can inspire
an entire village. In this
case, the village being.. well you know. You guys DESPERATELY need a new identity
because right now you are a bunch of headless sheep running
around deflecting EVERYTHING! And when the most prominent and Influencial
players on your "team" are also the most stubborn and partisan,
it's no wonder why it's such a big mess over there. Let's face it, you've been bamboozled and you know it, but it seems like you're willing to
walk off a cliff if it leads you there.
And you guys wonder why ATS is on the decline? I'll tell you why it is, because when all of your moderate, rational thinking, clear minded, non bias,
partisan free members have either been forced to seperate themselves, have been pushed away to the middle, are too scared to speak up, or are frankly
too embarrassed to be associated with what you've become that they have either quit or become permanent lurkers, or even secretly made new accounts
and changed sides (wild assumption, but I wouldn't be surprised). When all that is left are the trolls, extremely stubborn, the partisan bound, or
the extremely blind - willful or otherwise - it's only natural the dialogue and conversation has deteriorated to either condensation, some snarky
remark or just plain mud-slinging, because half of you can't be taken seriously and the other half there is just no getting through to no matter how
calm and civil it is. How can we ever mend the divide and find some type common ground when you're incapable of any type of compromise or
accountability? You have been forced fed this false narrative that apparently you're going to live and die by even though it's crumbling all around
you and blaming the "alt-right echo chambers" instead of looking in the mirror isn't really helping the cause.
Now let me make this part very clear
- I am NOT suggesting that you need to all of a sudden become a Trump supporter, you can still hate him
as much as you'd like for whatever reason your heart desires. I am NOT suggesting you change your ideals or beliefs and be forced to conform to the
right. You don't have to move a foot, you don't have to agree with anything, you don't even have to stand up like I suggested in my premise. What I
am suggesting is pressing the reset
button and starting over, we all need to really. How you decide to do that is entirely up to you. Do it for
yourself, do it for us, do it for ATS. What a sacred place we have here and we're tearing it to the ground.
The place does not make the people, it's the people that makes the place.
Ok, so now that I'm done foaming at the mouth, here's a gentle reminder that the above is just my opinion
, I did use a brush and some
generalizations and I do acknowledge that there are some diamonds within the dirt. So, this will either be the most important or inane post, depending
on who you ask, and whether I reach the right person or nobody at all, it doesn't matter because I needed to get this off my chest. Am I being too
dramatic or am I just too passionate?
Meh, just a pretentious mouth moving his lips.
If you've made it this far, thanks for reading.
*takes a deep breath and clicks post*