Originally posted by Flighty
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
Awesome post! My kind of humor.
I've been doing my bit.
I've tried to average a minimum of 10 posts a day on threads that interest me.
I'm also trying to do the ATS twitter thing.
I'm in and out of here a lot but I have noticed the static threads.
Maybe a slow news week at ATS??
Actually what I have noticed more and more as politics turn more foreboding in the minds of many people, especially here in the United States that
anti-government, anti-establishment threads are getting tons of stars and flags but few replies by other people posting their comments to them.
When a thread has 100+ stars and scores and scores of flags but only 6 or 7 members have posted one or two posts to the original post it begs a
Do people really have nothing more to add and feel the original post said all there is to say?
Or are people afraid to post and add something fearing that their comments might one day be used against them to prove some standard of treason or
I worry that the latter is heavily weighing in to some people's reluctance to post on the most provocative and seemingly most popular topics judging
by the amounts of stars and flags.
I worry to that as more disconcerting news of Bailouts, Legislation that infringes on Civil Liberties, and events that seem to be declaring an open
decleration of the New World Order that these reluctant people will just stop visiting, and reading as well as posting in some fear that it will lead
to nothing positive and possibly something negative.
I post and post away and while I readily admitt that if people's worst fears do come true, that in that process I have branded myself as being
treasonus or seditious, and it might carry some penalty eventually and even a severe one, morally I feel compelled to take that chance.
Primarily for the reason is that the internet has become the pulse of public oppinion and various orginizations monitor it for that very reason.
I honestly feel if opposition remains high and constant to constitutional errosion, malfeseance in the government and business, that it will tend to
intimidate those entities from launching more ambitious plans.
I feel if dissent dissapears or dries up to being just a few 'tin foil hat' types that it would be viewed as an ideal time to launch more ambitious
I actually devote a certain amount of time each day with the same discipline I do towards my regular work to posting and blogging on politically
relevant events and feel it's part of my moral duty and obligation as a human being to do so, in the hope that not only will my voice be heard, but
all peoples voices will be heard by those monitoring elements that have a vested stake in monitoring public oppinion to recognize and sieze on ideal
opportunities and times.
I could be wrong about some or all of this, but it's hard to find anyone at all these days who wouldn't say we are living in crazy and changing and
Keep posting my friend, and doing your part, we might just be making more of a difference than we care or dare to think about in the process.