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It seems ever since 2016 this forum has gotten more and more right wing!

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posted on Sep, 8 2019 @ 07:04 AM
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I am a libertarian and non conformist and I welcome all beliefs but I couldn’t help but notice that right wing ideology has become more prevalent on here in the recent years.

As a matter of fact I was a long time lurker on here since 2010.

It seems like ATS was way more chill in the earlier parts of this decade.

Where are all the hippies and libertarians?




posted on Sep, 8 2019 @ 07:06 AM
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Maybe out drinking beer on a summer evening.



posted on Sep, 8 2019 @ 07:08 AM
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Right and left mean nothing these days.
Look at, say, brexit, all the remain media portray it as right wing, yet every,actual socialist group in the UK is vehemently anti EU.

Most of those described as the left are actually bourgeois, middle class in policy, a lot of what is portrayed as right wing, like increases in domestic industrial capacity are left wing, almost to the point of being Keynesian


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posted on Sep, 8 2019 @ 07:10 AM
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Could it perhaps be that the left wing have become so irrational and ignorant of reality that there are simply more people people seeing it and speaking against it?

Is what you see as right wing on here, not just the result of overt left wing arrogance? Thinking they can lie, cheat, steal and glamour the masses with such tricks? And those of us who are not falling for it, and speaking up - labelled all manner of worthless things in the process - now considered right wing, these days? Seems to me to be the case...

Nah, orange man bad....


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posted on Sep, 8 2019 @ 07:12 AM
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It seems ever since 2016 this forum has gotten more and more right wing!

So has the population .


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posted on Sep, 8 2019 @ 07:14 AM
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a reply to: Gothmog

This former democrat agrees!


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posted on Sep, 8 2019 @ 07:18 AM
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People are seeing what a mess Obama made of American policy, they want change, change that benefits them, not policies that weaken them.
People are waking up.



posted on Sep, 8 2019 @ 07:19 AM
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originally posted by: CmdrShep2154
I am a libertarian and non conformist


That sounds like exactly what a conformist would say. A lot of old libertarians switched to the right because of Trump. It was nice to have some of Obama’s authoritarian policies reversed (e.g. Obamacare and globe lightbulbs).



posted on Sep, 8 2019 @ 07:26 AM
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too many "members" want western democracies to fail and never have a good thing to say about our government...politically, it's just another 'bash any liberal idea" website.



posted on Sep, 8 2019 @ 07:31 AM
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a reply to: CmdrShep2154

My guess is it was accidental, but it doesn’t change the fact this is now a rightwing shill factory..


All but 2 of the “biggest conservative shills” are nods..


And I don’t mean “lean right”...



posted on Sep, 8 2019 @ 07:33 AM
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It's called 'Deny Ignorance'



posted on Sep, 8 2019 @ 07:36 AM
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originally posted by: SoEpic
People are seeing what a mess Obama made of American policy, they want change, change that benefits them, not policies that weaken them.
People are waking up.


you do know that republicans controlled the ENTIRE congress for 6 of those 8 years that Obama was in office. trump and republicans can't stand the fact our first black president did so well.... one good thing trump has done for Obama, he made Obama look even better than the petulant child we now have in the white house.....



posted on Sep, 8 2019 @ 07:37 AM
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a reply to: CmdrShep2154


Can you give an example?


Or are you just making a statement without any evidence to back it up.



posted on Sep, 8 2019 @ 08:02 AM
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It’s a conspiracy site and people who are wary of the government, see things alternately to msm propaganda, believe there are hidden agendas and generally live in an alternative sub culture come here to learn, report or voice their concern

Pretty obvious to me


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posted on Sep, 8 2019 @ 08:06 AM
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As a fairly long term member...the biggest exodus' of Leftists from ATS happened in two phases.


Exodus #1-- Hillary LOST after being guaranteed, by the MSM, a 90% chance of winning.

Exodus #2-- Mueller's YUGE failure to get Trump...after being told multiple times...daily...by the MSM...that Trump was about to be arrested for treason.

The Left lost faith and trust in their longtime propaganda outlets...Lucy pulled the football away from them one too many times.

Essentially, as a result of unflinching trust in FAKE NEWS for so long...the Left lost their access to any reliable ammunition...and those that stayed on ATS, instead of slinking away, are now only bringing knives to gunfights.



posted on Sep, 8 2019 @ 08:07 AM
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a reply to: CmdrShep2154
Is it really right wing tho?

I'd say George W's approval rating here would be well under 50%.



posted on Sep, 8 2019 @ 08:08 AM
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I lean left and vote Democratic most of the time.

It's hard to debate policy with Republicans.

When Obama golfed, they didn't like it. Trump golfs, no problem.
When Obama spent money, they cried about debt and deficits. Trump is runnin up more than a TRILLION deficit this year. Not a word.
Obama misspeaks about 57 states, it's the end of the world. Trump misspeaks all the time. No biggie.

Trump alters an official government map because of his ego, and all the Republicans do is defend. If Obama put up a map with those seven states drawn in with a sharpie, well, you get it.

It's hard to debate anything with people who don't care if they are hypocrites and tribal.

We, those of us who don't follow Trump like sheep, are still here, but commenting has just become useless. So occasionally I wait for a good science topic or alien thread to keep me here.

And yes, this site is a Trump Echo Chamber now. Fear not, it will not always be this way, if this site survives.


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posted on Sep, 8 2019 @ 08:16 AM
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originally posted by: MiddleInsite
I lean left and vote Democratic most of the time.

It's hard to debate policy with Republicans.

When Obama golfed, they didn't like it. Trump golfs, no problem.


When Obama golfed the left defended it, but attacked Trump for doing the same thing.


When Obama spent money, they cried about debt and deficits. Trump is runnin up more than a TRILLION deficit this year. Not a word.



When Obama spent money, the left defended it but attacked Trump for doing the same thing.


Obama misspeaks about 57 states, it's the end of the world. Trump misspeaks all the time. No biggie.



When Obama misspoke, the left defended it but attacked Trump for doing the same thing.





posted on Sep, 8 2019 @ 08:18 AM
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Yea....


“Right and left don’t matter, so I am going to go on a conservative rant..”


Lol


That propaganda is the dumbest, laziest and most ridiculous thing ever..

YOUR POLITICAL OPPONENTS DO NOT HATE YOUR COUNTRY...


Basically zero percent of America hates the troops...

No politician in American history has proposed banning all the guns..


They cannot come up with an argument against the actual policy positions proposed. So they slippery slope it to something everyone already agrees is a bad idea, and pretend that is their opponents position..


And there is no issue that doesn’t apply to And it isn’t new..


Conservatism 101 is use a slippery slope argument and shift the conversation to something no one ever wanted..


Democrats want to sift through all the illegals caught and keep the good ones..

Republican rebuttal: they want totally open boarders and rapists and murderers!!

Lol

Democrats want to ban the new sale of assault rifles and grandfather in the bajillion already in circulation..


Republican rebuttals: they are gonna man all the guns and confiscate them!!!


There is literally no topic that doesn’t apply to and we have known that slippery slope arguments only “sound good, but mean nothing” literally for thousands of years..



posted on Sep, 8 2019 @ 08:24 AM
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a reply to: CmdrShep2154

Well duh.

It's conformation bias now more than ever, you hate Trump, you are pigeon holed as a "leftard" and vice versa, but it leans more to the Trump cheerleaders it seems.

I don't care who anyone votes for, just don't try to validate your vote by dissing the competition, I want the cowboys to win the bowl but I won't dive so low as to accuse the other team or the refs if they lost by their own efforts or lack of effort.

When it comes to the election, Trump won, end of story.
Being a poor loser and taking cheap shots, not flattering and embarrassing. However being a poor winner and taking cheap shots, thats pathetic.

At full time, you say good game, you don't brag about banging your opponents mom after you won the game, that's how some Trump fanatics operate.

Sitting on the fence is fun.







 
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