posted on Sep, 12 2008 @ 04:49 PM
Originally posted by LostNemesis
Well, if there really is something to this, I hope we get to know. ATS just doesn't seem the same without the ability to analyze things... I mean, I
feel a bit offended, and wonder where else there are openminded people to discuss stuff... Surely not in the real world, and it hurts to think ATS is
becoming censored too.
I am amazed at how some people look at this as "censoring" this board.
It is not censorship to remove a post that says, "Obama eats white babies for breakfast," or "McCain like to smear his poop all over public
Ok, maybe the posts we have seen haven't been quite that absurd. But even these would be OK, if one had CCTV of a public restroom and McCain
smearing his poop about, or a snap of Obama with a baby on a plate in front of him as he is digging in.
Point is, that wild and/or derisive claims, regardless of Party or whatever, should not be tolerated - unless there is something to back these claims
And I, for one, appreciate that claims about ANY candidate (Dennis Kucinich tickles frogs with his member!) that have nothing to back them up are
being removed. All they serve is as fodder to incite. And it becomes a Monte Python routine without the humor - which is quite pathetic - when both
sides are doing the "That's not true!" "Yes it is!" "No it isn't!" routine.
A good and honest discussion will go more like this, "Hey, this candidate says (s)he supports this approach. I think that's a good idea." "I
don't think it's a good idea because (insert rational reason), so I'm not voting for that candidate." "I see your point, but have you
considered..." And so on.
And frankly, if we keep all claims about the candidates, even those who eat babies and smear poop, to things we can show evidence of...we will NOT be