posted on Aug, 7 2017 @ 11:25 AM
a reply to: Observationalist
May I give you my input on why I think it's not the best idea? It's a bit wordy so bear with me.
One of my pet peeves with my mother to this day, and my father when he was still alive was that their focus was far too narrow. They would often ONLY
see and find important what happened in "their neck of the woods" and would filter out relevant and frankly important world happenings. Now, one can
argue that ignorance is bliss, but as we can see by our current hyper-partisanship that it has consequences.
I tend to come to ATS to see whats happening in people's minds across a broader spectrum and tend to get a more unfiltered view here than I would say,
from a suite of postings at the end of an article on MSN (which they have discontinued now it seems due to the polarizing nature of the comments
With that said, I'm not ignorant to why you would find it a valuable tool, a community if you will, for those most affected to come together under the
same umbrella....BUT what I find likely to happen instead will be unwelcomed opinion by those unaffected, at which point it will turn into a defensive
stance instead of a community gethering.
edit on 7-8-2017 by alphabetaone because: (no reason given)