posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 03:03 PM
I've been thinking about this for a long time. SkepticOverlord, the owner of this website has continuously over and over said that our website shall
be in the ideology opposed to the Whitehouse. I'm neither left nor am I right, I am not complaining about the site being taken over by
"conservatives", what I am saying is that it shouldn't be aligned with any one political ideology and that it should be independent of it.
I think that for the website to remain true to its purpose we shouldn't ally ourselves with one particular ideology, nor, should we ally ourselves
with a particular establishment. One of the reasons that I am bringing this up is because I think that this idea that we should be for some reason be
a right-leaning website just because the leftists are in power has created trouble among various leftists who might have good ideas- who are
criticized by these conservatives, and too much of the debate becomes about "right or left" and "what are you" rather than debating the idea at
hand- which is what the government is doing. I just thought I'd post my observation and post my thought because I think that I for one don't like
the idea that we have to be a part of the establishment that isn't in power, just, because Obama is in office, and, somehow we must be aligned with
the right, or, any particular ideology... I understand that the natural tendencies of the threads made here on ATS will be against leftism because we
have leftists in power... but I think that it should remain politically neutral.
Those are my thoughts and I thought that it would be most appropriate if I share them on THIS forum... I've been thinking about this for a really
long time and would like to get some responses to this. I think it is important for ATS to remain independent to ideologies so threads can remain
neutral and the fun environment of ATS can still go on and not get too cluttered by false left and right dichotomies.