posted on Sep, 9 2009 @ 02:05 PM
reply to post by Freenrgy2
For me it has nothing to do with AJ. I'm not a fan of his to begin with. I personally did read the article before the disclaimer came up. I
guess I didn't feel duped when I found out it was fiction because I never put much into it in the first place.
I did go to his site and read the article, so I guess in a way he got more traffic. I usually don't even visit his site at all, even if someone
It's the response to it from ATS that I found disturbing. And that has nothing at all to do with AJ. It became an all out personal attack. If
people had stuck with the actual issue of things, then I'd probably not be posting this right now. But it went well beyond that, and it was
promoted to going beyond that by ATS.
But just look at some of the responses in this thread. I can't even point these things out without people equating and assuming that I must be some
kind of AJ fan who is blind and listens to him religiously.
It's the same kind of crap I found myself dealing with when I was against the Iraq war back before it started. Even though I'm a strict
constitutionalists, the same exact thing was done to me then. I was a liberal, pinko commie and many worse names than that - all because I was
against the war and thought the actions were wrong - pre-emptive strikes I am 100% against, it means you are the aggressor.
But in that time, could I really get any intelligent debate, any intelligent responses? Did anyone really think critically about it? No. Instead
of that, it was always reduced into this extremely stupid way of associating me with the "other side" by default. Meanwhile, they all focus on
the wrongs of the "other side" as justification for any actions they take.
It didn't matter how much I pointed out how screwed up our response to things was. If I was against the war, then I was on the "their side".
I saw a flashback of that kind of thinking yesterday. And from people who are supposedly and claim to be "awake". Add on ATS supporting and
promoting it, and the entire thing is just disturbing.