posted on Sep, 5 2008 @ 05:05 PM
The Motto: "Deny Ignorance"
More than a slogan and deeper than a mission statement, our members have embraced the motto of "Deny Ignorance" as our reson detre, demanding
everyone who posts to aspire to a higher standard of participation. These simple two words have galvanized a broad membership base that spans the
spectrum from highly speculative conspiracy writers to staunch skeptics. The result is a unique collaboration of diverse individuals rallying under
this simple statement to learn from each other, discover new truths, and imagine new ideas that expand minds.
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.
It should do, because its on the front page of this site.
Sadly, very little of this is being portrayed in this forum.
For some reason, this is the year of the smear. The smears are born out of ignorance. They are born out of a desire to take the easy, cheap shot for
the sake of it. They are born out of peoples desperation to say something - anything - in order to try and make a point.
The smears are shallow, and crass. They are not what ATS is about.
I don't care if you are Republican, or Democrat, the simple fact of the matter is that, at the present time, so called supporters of both
sides are degrading the standards that people expect on ATS by posting absolute utter trivial rubbish.
This isn't the comments section of Youtube. Its a forum for rational debate of quality topics. This is ATS. Everyone posting here should know better.
Everyone posting here should expect more. Everyone who has found their way to ATS, and become a member, has done so because they EXPECT more.
So how about everyone steps back for a few minutes and actually looks at whats going on here, and then discusses the poilitics and the policies. ATS
Only you, the members, can make it better.
[edit on 5/0908/08 by neformore]