posted on Feb, 26 2009 @ 04:02 PM
Incredible hot topic. I am coming back and have no time to read another 20 pages, but I said my piece anyway.
It seems simple to me folks. ATS is a business and can do almost anything it wants. This is not a public forum funded by tax dollars. You cannot claim
free speech law violations without a constitutional lawyer in your pocket. Only your business will be a vote.
They can make the word "the" a condition for ejection if they want. Any term or usage can be disallowed. Your are free to disagree, but not to
demand policy without being an investor or staff. You have one vote. Stay with the limitations or go to another site with more allowances.
They are using a broad stroke, because the fact is that to have to state all the analog variations on drug talk that might be allowable is wholly
A few users here have caused changes for thousands. One bomb in a man's shoe can impact millions at an airport. (glad it was not in his underwear).
Here, individuals continued abuses of guidelines and skirting the subjects with subjective and personal interests in drug use and promoting actions
that are against law (whether just or not) that this business has to take responsibility for under certain laws. They are already watched so carefully
for the subject and political edginess of the discussions. A broken law or lawsuit would hurt them and us seriously at ATS
This is not an ATS issue exclusively. It is societal. Our society is breaking down. It's morality, it's waning due to cultural loss of spirit and
knowledge. When you see the big picture you see it all comes back to issues ATS is otherwise trying to help us discuss and resolve in ourselves
through mass knowledge building.
We are consumer slaves. Our children are hopelessly disenfranchised and most are under the spell of bling-itus. They are less interested in
compassionate interaction. They are interested in getting more for themselves with less effort like TV stars characters have defined as real life and
the mantra of "me". Many of the overpopulated world (our most serious problem) are escaping to feel better, to increase serotonin uptake and be
happy. Drugs foster the illusion of feeling better. Games, movies, chat all feed us a new world to wrap us up in, at the exclusion of the real world
that seems painful.
More are using drugs for escape, and not the ancient origins of spiritual initiation. Our society has abused its rights to use the drugs and
sacraments, and those who control the markets possibly causing unchecked acceleration of this process to elicit vast changes and reduction of
populations. (dark this)
ATS is not the villain here if you take responsibility truly. They are victims like the rest of us, if we believe we have no power.
Roll with this and keep the discussions relevant. ATS mods will likely know the difference between a reference for illicit recreation, and an
intellectual point related to important issues.
Don't bust their planets on this. Work with them and suggest ideas. Be vigilant for clear violations and report them, or ignore them.
Most of all, become informed and come here to learn, and not just to argue your opinion, philosophy or belief system. Listen to others, give them
benefit of your knowledge if you can. You will learn to be objective, compassionate and understand better the reason for changes that are not all
about you. It is about us. ATS, you, me and everyone else.
The world is changing. Change with it, but change for better than just you.