This is not an attack or rant against ATS as an entity, only a rant against some of its inhabitants.
The premise of ATS, as i perceive it, is to act as a bastion for intellectual discussion. I see ATS being a sort of "future" grandfather to the
intellectual change that will eventually sweep through main stream society. (could also just be wishful thinking)
And what makes ATS this way?
The "deny ignorance" mission statement.
ATS should be the launching point for first contact, it should be the first place that REAL photo's of ET's pop up, just as a vague example.
But as with everything, there are some of take a good thing and go TOO FAR!!!!
now, in order to participate in some of my favorite forums, i have to take part in discussions with people who claim to be :
- From Mars
- Reptilians from the planet Szzzikitzzsss trinebular 3 alpha quadrant 42.1
- "inside men" for the 9/11 attacks that have the "smoking gun" to prove that Bush concocted it
- Racist and/or Elitist political talking heads that can't pull their head out of their own hind quarters to draw a breath to save their life.
- "illegal aliens" who offer their point of view on why they choose to break the laws of the united states to be here, post on ATS, etc
I mean, the list goes on.
Don't get me wrong. I dont mind these thread, in fact, it can be quite entertaining to talk to someone who literally wears the tin foil hat
when you enter these threads, typically a hundred or so replies into them, you soon find yourself the victim of the OP's possee.
You provide the "captain obvious" logic to the OP's story, and you're met with aggressive retaliation, seemingly around every corner.
And now their defense has become
"way to deny ignorance, moron"
...so questioning a questionable story is not denying ignorance, because the story in its origins was designed to ... deny ignorance?
The logic simply makes no sense, and it makes me pipping hot mad.
Normally - you could follow the "ignore it" and move on ideology
But with the ever increasing population of the reptialian race hellbent on destroying WTC's all over the universe, popping up in the ATS forums, how
is it possible to truly avoid them
says it all