posted on Mar, 14 2018 @ 06:59 AM
a reply to: deadlyhope
I disagree. I think it's something different.
What's changing is not ATS, and it's not political partisanship. Political partisanship has been around since before 1776, and political rhetoric has
been on ATS as long as ATS has been around. Nothing new there. What's changing is, the amplitude of people constantly screaming..."WHAT HAPPENED
TO THE OLD ATS??? SICK OF POLITICAL THREADS!!"
And, fully 8 times out of 10 the person doing the screaming is one who has been losing debate after debate recently on just such topics. They can't
debate their points, resort to ad hominem attacks, get slammed and then resort to posting threads about ending political debate on ATS (i.e. what
happened to the "old" ATS). This is a classic symptom of poor debating skills...can't win the fight so ban any and all further debate on the
subject...I WIN. It's fantasy.
The facts is...political awareness, right or wrong, is a part of our society in the modern hyper-aware and connected World. ATS is a conspiracy site,
and there is NO single other topic more ripe for conspiracy than politics, politicians and political debate. To ban such discussion would fly in the
face of the very underpinnings of this site.
Now, you may not be advocating banning anything in your OP, but others most certainly are on this thread. The realities are, U-toob and digital
photography killed the UFO star. Conspiracies are about shadows and images of the unseen. In the physical world nothing is unseen anymore, there's
video of everything and anything. Well, with one very notable exception...government. Lot's of shadows there! And, while you may not be advocating
banning debate in your OP, you are advocating burying the proverbial hatchet and changing the paradigm of the discussion...which amounts to the same
Bottom line, times change, and people and their associated websites need to change with them. If they fail to do this then they become no longer
relevant and of little interest. Seriously, how many times can people re-hash Roswell, Area 51 or the Bermuda Triangle? Especially when we have
politicians murdering people and trying to take over the World. The discussion needs to go where the news is, and right now the spotlight is just
about 100% on politics.