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originally posted by: BlackJackal
....Originally, this site was a place where ideas could be discussed and evaluated on their own merits. Everything was given an honest shot regardless of its political bent, but not now.
I had higher hopes for ATS, but I suppose even ATS isn't immune from the rot that is destroying our great Country. If we no longer share common standards for what is acceptable and what is not then we are doomed. We cannot under any circumstances make excuses for bad actions if those actions are carried out by people on our political sides.
I truly hope that things will change but I am doubtful. It seems that people on this site and elsewhere are too far entrenched into their own silos to willingly give the other side a chance but I still hope. Hope is all I have. Hope is all we have.
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originally posted by: havok
a reply to: BlackJackal
Your membership has me by a few years....
I can't ever remember a time when topics on ATS were so political. This used to be a fun, conspiracy, aliens, some random government conspiracies mixed with historical lies kind of website.
I can tell you that defending the extreme is not something that used to happen on this site. Sure, we had heated debates but we all condemned the extremes amongst us. Another thing I have noticed that has changed is that this site used to search for truth, now the truth is undermined. All that seems to matter is one's sense of winning at all costs and the truth be damned.