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Political bickering is childish.

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posted on May, 24 2018 @ 01:53 AM
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The mods keep deleting some dude's rant about political bickering, rather than simply moving it to the appropriate forum, so I decided to chip in.

Back when I joined ATS, the big thing was that the left and right are the same. We had Bush Jr., then Obama, now Trump...right, left, right, left...The parade of mass stupidity marches on, and guess what. If you're on either side, taking cheap shots at the opposing gang, over this painfully obviously rigged system, then you're in the parade walking behind your glorified floats with your glittery little dunce hats.

Talk about political theory, philosophy, economics, ideology, whatever. Politics is a legitimate part of life. But damn people, give it a rest and talk about something else every once in a while.

I would chip in a little more often, but its like no one wants to talk about anything other than the idiots who won the election and the idiots who lost. Most of the other threads pretty much die quickly.


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posted on May, 24 2018 @ 02:04 AM
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originally posted by: BELIEVERpriest
The mods keep deleting some dude's rant about political bickering, rather than simply moving it to the appropriate forum, so I decided to chip in.

Back when I joined ATS, the big thing was that the left and right are the same. We had Bush Jr., then Obama, now Trump...right, left, right, left...The parade of mass stupidity marches on, and guess what. If you're on either side, taking cheap shots at the opposing gang, over this painfully obviously rigged system, then you're in the parade walking behind your glorified floats with your glittery little dunce hats.

Talk about political theory, philosophy, economics, ideology, whatever. Politics is a legitimate part of life. But damn people, give it a rest and talk about something else every once in a while.

I would chip in a little more often, but its like no one wants to talk about anything other than the idiots who won the election and the idiots who lost. Most of the other threads pretty much die quickly.



ATS went to Social media.
Because of that politics has become center place.
There are still plenty of threads that are not political in nature.



posted on May, 24 2018 @ 02:15 AM
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a reply to: randomtangentsrme

Those threads tend to stagnate quickly, in my experience, that is.


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posted on May, 24 2018 @ 02:29 AM
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Politics is an artificial layer used to distract from the real problems.
So ATS is distracted at large , not seeing the whole picture like it used to.



posted on May, 24 2018 @ 02:32 AM
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a reply to: frenchfries

Politics is the fat man's sport.



posted on May, 24 2018 @ 02:39 AM
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It's truly unfortunate... this world and ATS for the matter is filled with opposition, but you know what the cool part is? You don't have to be apart of it.

I just hope that some of the great minds and content creators here will take a step back, and get back to contributing great things instead of the usual political play by play. I miss the old ATS!

Cheers!
-StS
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posted on May, 24 2018 @ 02:42 AM
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a reply to: SurveyTheSurveyors

Likewise. In the spirit of contributing content, and learning to step back, this might be of use.



posted on May, 24 2018 @ 02:49 AM
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originally posted by: BELIEVERpriest
a reply to: SurveyTheSurveyors

Likewise. In the spirit of contributing content, and learning to step back, this might be of use.



I saw this, read it, and took mental notes. Although I had nothing to contribute do to not having any meditative background, I am trying to find my own applicable way to achieve this sense of self. I appreciate the thread and your personal experiences, and hope to be able to teach myself how to slow down and embrace thy inner self. Namaste my brother, and thank you.

Cheers!
-StS



posted on May, 24 2018 @ 04:29 AM
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Instead of trying to tell everyone how superior you are maybe you should create some quality content instead of ranting about what other folks are doing. This thread isn’t going to change anything other than my opinion of you.



posted on May, 24 2018 @ 04:50 AM
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I have to agree. I've loved this place for many years, but lately I'm not seeing the point of it.
Yes, there are non-political threads, but as Op said, they die quickly, or are just plain nonsense.
The true majority of threads now are just anti-left, and excuse me for saying, right wing self-pleasuring.
It's a rather boring time.

Hoping ATS can get passed this.



posted on May, 24 2018 @ 04:52 AM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
Instead of trying to tell everyone how superior you are maybe you should create some quality content instead of ranting about what other folks are doing. This thread isn’t going to change anything other than my opinion of you.

Feeling defensive?

I wonder why..



posted on May, 24 2018 @ 05:08 AM
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Talk about political theory, philosophy, economics, ideology, whatever.


Like that would work. Majority of modern political philosophy is left leaning, and if you're a right leaning person that means change = bad, staying stagnant with old faithfuls = good. Most of the political banter that goes on here is against left leaning and is over zealous Trump followers who literally post every hour about something tied to him.

I have tried to put solid arguments out there, but just get bullied out with anti socialist comments. This website doesn't have a political problem (well it sort of does), it has a biased problem. Somehow it's become a stomping ground for Trump supporters.



posted on May, 24 2018 @ 05:11 AM
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a reply to: BELIEVERpriest

I somewhat hate to be that guy, but isn't political bickering literally adultish/adult behavior? Children generally don't give a crap about politics, yet adults from all across the world and throughout every form of civilization have been the main ones bickering and acting over politics. Political bickering/bargaining/posturing are among the most adult-like behaviors anyone can have, which is why you generally have to reach adulthood before being able to run for political office, vote, serve on juries, etc.

In other words, maybe you're just holding "adults" to unrealistically high standards? In the phrase "money & power", economics is the "money" and politics is the "power". Of course adults will be interested in the various forms of creating, implementing, sustaining, and discarding different variations of that power.



posted on May, 24 2018 @ 06:18 AM
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Agreed, this has morphed into a Social Media site for the most part. And the audience has responded appropriately. Beyond political there is the Religion Faith and Theology forum running a close second.



posted on May, 24 2018 @ 06:49 AM
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a reply to: BELIEVERpriest


Ummm...scuse me...ATS has always been a social media site...since it's inception...

What your arguing for is censorship...If there weren't so many continually breaking developments in this charade that was foisted upon us by the previous administration...and kept alive by the deep state actors and turncoats...all of this political voyeurism would have long ago receded into the next soundbite...

It's only still relevant and breaking because of the ongoing power struggle between holders on in the deep state and the current administration...

You can thank Hillary Clinton...Barak Obama...Obama's henchmen...and the democrats for this charade...


Regardless of that...ATS will remain and has always been a social media site...

Deny ignorance...







YouSir



posted on May, 24 2018 @ 06:50 AM
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These threads seem to boil down to something along the lines of "I'm mad cuz someone else won't make threads I like!"


The whole forum is comprised of user generated content.



posted on May, 24 2018 @ 07:05 AM
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Good or bad...? Just an observation of the evolution seen over the time I have been here.

www.angelfire.com...

With content much was different than todays, it was much more like this.

www.angelfire.com...

ATS is nothing like this now. Above top secret...? Does that sound like the everyday mundane banter that Fox, MSN or the alphabet news would like to feed you..? Apples and oranges.
edit on 24-5-2018 by Plotus because: do you know where your kids are ?



posted on May, 24 2018 @ 08:19 AM
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I was hoping that this would be about all the stupid bickering going on in Congress. Honestly, I think that ATS members are way more mellow than a few politicians.



posted on May, 24 2018 @ 09:12 AM
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a reply to: BELIEVERpriest




Political bickering is childish.


If it wasn't for the political bickering, I wouldn't even bother to log on. And the cookies...yummmmm!!

oh yeah, the stars and flags always make my day a little brighter....



posted on May, 24 2018 @ 02:07 PM
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a reply to: YouSir

Please. ATS already censors conversation, but I'm not asking for more censorship. I'm simply asking for people to practice more moderation and diversification.







 
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