Originally posted by RRconservative
reply to post by dodadoom
To suggest that ATS has a bias towards Obama has nothing to do with hate.
I'm not sure it is a polical bias though. During the election you could not log onto ATS without Obama's smiling face asking for a donation. It
was unavoidable, and the crackdown on political speech here on ATS coincided with his nomination by the Democrat party.
The OP makes a great point, but the point is concealed within a bias.
I really don't think any bias exists on the part of ATS itself.
At some point you do have to put the breaks on the politically charged rhetoric.
If cooler heads don't prevail, the next thing people will be openly calling for violence or attempting to organize violence and that really is the
last thing an excellent source of information like ATS needs to sully itself with.
The site in my humble opinion is really about proving or disproving conspiracies.
A lot of these political discussions especially the left/right arguments rarely if ever speak to the conspiracy angles but rather just the party
It then starts to boil down to Howard Dean said this; Rush Limbaugh said that...yawn.
Part of what the OP might be saying in a round about way, is people falling into this left/right trap and simply parroting party lines are kind of
missing the whole conspiracy angle of ATS and in the process possibly falling prey to the main conspiracy a lot of us on ATS are trying to expose that
the left and right both have the same Masters and the left and right only exist to create and foster arguments to shield and hide the real
conspiracies possibly being carried out by Government and those involved with Government.
Personally I feel people who want to just engage in the left/right argument which is their right to do so, should be engaging in it on Bellow Top
Secret, because there is no conspiracy related angle to the left/right argument, save the left is up to no good according to the right, and the right
is up to no good according to the left, while both those in the left and right camps imagine that nothing untoward or conspiracy oriented could be
going on in their affiliated party.
It's true that a lot of the conspiracy theories are far fetched and hard to prove and based often on pure conjecture and assumption but that's what
makes ATS fun!
The left/right party lines are actually kind of boring in my humble opinion and if you want to see a debate between the left and right solely based on
party line I think getting two TV's and keeping one on CNN and one on FOX would cover all those angles.
Ultimately anyone seriously into conspiracy theories is never going to fall for or accept any party line or party argument.
People who subscribe to the left really aren't going to hop on over to the right no matter what you say or how you say it.
People who subscribe to the right aren't really going to hop on over to the left no matter what you say or how you say it.
The left and right basically just exist to argue with each other about the left and right on half the issue, because the government never really ever
discloses the whole issue or the agenda for you to argue about.
They work on that, while the left and right argue with each other.
It's great if you have conservative values and you enjoy them.
It's great if you have liberal values and you enjoy them.
Being uncivil about one's values and ramming them down other peoples throats rudely...not so great!
It's still a conspiracy site though that encompasses a lot more than partisan politics and the fact that there are some presumably conspiracy related
partisan politics discussed shouldn't turn the site into a counter productive slug fest between left and right talking points and propaganda.