posted on Apr, 20 2009 @ 03:18 AM
I love this site, for what it represents, what it could become, what it should be. For the survivalists here who have helped me, for those departed
who I remember, for all seeking knowledge in the survival world, thank you so kindly for your posts, your insight, your wisdom.
Because of you, I have a new hope for survivalists everywhere. The US, the UK, Spain, even Russia and places like AU and Finland. I found a kelly
kettle and a blast match thanks to this site, decided to "bug in" for 10 days to see if I could do it, but in the end, the lunatics who have
hijacked this site have killed it for me.
In survival, my favorite forum, its gun nuts, US haters, and politics, no ideas, no debates, just useless drivel that may garner some points.
In breaking news, its anti US, Pro VS Anti Obama, one line BS, and posters backing others like them. No debate on ideas or facts, just a quick sound
bite. I can get that from network news and not burn up my online time. I dont even go into the politics or religion forum, and I pray for the mods
ATS could be something so great, ideas world wide, intelligent debate, great alternative topics such as aliens and ufos whom the MSM ignores, yet it
all boils down to someone under a screen name blasting or flaming an idea without thinking about the OP's point of view.
When I found ATS, I was excited. A new world of ideas, of debate, of working together to find a solution, as I expect was intended. But, it has
turned into a wasteland of one liners, wanna be politicos, Christian haters, and even people who hate ATS for its very limited restrictions on freedom
As a survivalist, I hope against hope, that the admins can fix this site and bring it to its full potential as it has so much. Its a great thing that
SO created and a shame to see it be torn down. For those I know and work with, I hope to see you again somewhere else. For those who do not agree
with me, I hope to engage with you on another field. For those I dont know, please please work to keep this site honorable and give ideas and people
the respect they deserve, even if you dont agree with them. Be open to new ideas, new thought no matter what.
I dont know if this is in the wrong forum, but I am a survivalist before anything else, and ATS needs to be also. So I bid you goodbye my favorite
web forum, I will check back from time to time to see if sanity now reigns, and I will hope for the best. Either that, or I have grabbed my INCH bag
and I am in the woods where I belong.