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Originally posted by Umbrax
I've noticed a bit of an increase. I haven't seen anything really nasty like calling for ethnic cleansing though.
Originally posted by gallopinghordes
There does seem to be alot of it. I'm a pretty new member so I don't know if it's always been here or not. I do know I don't like it. What is the point of hating a group because they are different or accusing them of things there does seem to be any credible proof they've done?
Originally posted by intrepid
It's not just the Jews, it's also the Muslims, the West, the Gays. Society, or at least here lately, we've as a board have become less tollerant and more divided. It's a frickin shame too. I would say that those pulling this crap is less than 5% of the membership but it makes us ALL look bad to an outsider looking in. :shk:
I have had the stray thought float through my brain that perhaps there are some left-over stormfronters here that survived the previous purge. Maybe kept it in check until the time was right to bring it back into the discussion? David Irving's conviction is a perfect opportunity to bring this kind of discussion up.
Originally posted by siriuslyone
[That was my first thought also, we are NOT a skin-head, white power site and I am disturbed that any new members may get that impression.
Originally posted by YIAWETA
David Irvings recent legal issues certainly brought some concerns to light and brought more discussion to the board. I find it very disturbing that virtually any criticism of any Jewish organization all too easily falls into an anti-semetic framework. That's wrong!
Originally posted by Umbrax
The thing is that members from those kids of sites come here to recruit. They use these "anti-____" threads to find like minded or impressionable people.
There are rules in the T&C that address issues that are not wanted to appear on these boards such as offensive content, illegal activities, personal attacks, and drama. Why not have a rule that includes issues of spreading stereotypes and discrimination?
Originally posted by whaaa
Intolerance does seem to be increasing here on ATS. But not as much as on the street. I get the finger at least once a day because of my "question authority" sticker on my pickup. I know this is seen as antibush here in the conservative SW.
All thing considered, ATS is one of the most tolerant places I know of even if it is on cyber space. I find most of the debates here just nasty enough to be stimulating.
Originally posted by seagull
I am glad I'm not the only one noticing this rather disturbing trend. Not just here at ATS either, I've noticed an increase in intolerance here in the NW as well. Of course, we've always had the Hayden Lake crowd of Neo's, and Portland OR has, or had, WAR. The evil Jews are to blame for everything that is bad. Gee, what's new...over a thousand years and counting. Some people need someone(s) as a scapegoat...its easier to blame the Jews, or Muslims, or President Bush/Clinton, or little gray guys from Alpha Carinae Seven (lovely beaches, but don't drink the water). Everyones fault except my own.
Originally posted by DrBones666
This is indeed a shame that these racist trends are rising again, although in Australia I have to say it is definately more against Muslims than anyone else, except maybe our Aboriginals.
The problem is that the Government seems to encourage it, not actively, but as an example, John Howard will come on TV and say that he does not support vigilante action against Islamics, but then in the advertising break they will show an ad three times about watching out for people of suspicious character, which subliminally says to a gullible public "Watch out for Middle Eastern looking people."
I have a friend who is Indian and Catholic (and a brilliant pianist), but because of his colour he sometimes fears to go out of a night-time after the racist riots in Sydney.
I agree that the board postings here on ATS are getting more racist, but we should all be sticking together against the real terrorists, the Global Elite.