posted on Jun, 21 2008 @ 02:23 PM
Heres a challenge.
Lets make this election, and this forum colorblind.
Lets take the hate out of the politics.
The ATS message is to debate the post and NOT the poster.
How about we extend the same courtesy to both candidates in this election?
Debate the politics, and the parties, not the personal stuff.
Debate the charisma, not the colour.
Lets stop the silly nonsense, scaremongering and witch hunting and actually talk about what both the candidates actually bring to the table, in terms
of their real, substantive policies in areas like defence, foreign and domestic policies and what they mean to the people of the USA and the rest of
the world, where applicable.
People seem to have forgotten Courtesy is Mandatory
. Its expected, in fact its all but
In case you'd all forgotten, this is what ATS is about;
The Motto: "Deny Ignorance"
This motto has life. It has purpose. It demands ATS members to think.
It is a state of mind.
It is a sense of purpose.
It is a statement against the paradigm.
It is a rage against the mindless status-quo.
The idea of "deny ignorance" isn't a goal that ATS hopes to accomplish. Instead, it's a challenge. A call to all those who come here to aspire to
a higher state of awareness through informed discussion and debate.
Deny ignorance is what we do.
It's how we think. It's how we talk. It's how we listen.
Ignorance is the social disease of history that has clouded our minds and dulled our brains. Is the evil that men do, the reason history repeats, and
the cause of intolerance.
We deny it. it's not welcome here. Within these boundaries, it has no strength.
Here, ignorance is denied.