posted on Jun, 9 2009 @ 07:37 PM
the process of darkening or obscuring so as to hinder ready analysis.
I placed this thread under current events because this is currently taking place all over ATS. ATS is suppose to be a place where open-minded people
discuss open subjects and denying ignorance from seeping into the process.
However, this happens all the time on ATS. There is nothing you can do about people disagreeing. But we can have more respect for ourselves and
others by opening up our mind to what the point is that is being asserted. Too fast do we all go into "defense mechanism" and start defending our
point of views to the point of missing another's. This is not a place for arduous debate with no outcome. It is a place to discuss alternative
ideas and consider the point of view that you are in dialogue with.
It is my belief that the moment our minds begin arguing from an emotional place, we ground out our rationale and logic. No one can force
change our opinions, so we should quit acting like it.
Example thread of not Denying Ignorance.
This above thread is a great example of obfuscation and inconsideration of another member. Not once did the guilty member show or entertain the
gravity of what is presented, only merely began picking away the credibility of the source, also adding condescending remarks and placation.
When this member in question thought he was exposing the insignificance of the thread and source, he was merely exposing his biased position, and
utter lack of respect for america soldiers that deserve real inquiries into their murders.
Furthermore, if you take notice you will see an utter defense of the insignificance even when more proof is provided to suffice his cynicism. After
which he changes his story to, "That happened over 40 years ago, what's it matter now?"
Well it is my assertion that this member represents all that is bad with obfuscation and how it hinders progression at ATS.
Thanks for your time. And I hope we all call these types out sooner in the future. Long live a compromising ATS!
[edit on 9-6-2009 by AnAbsoluteCreation]