posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 10:25 AM
Over the course of the past year, the intensely hateful political environment of the U.S. has been a breeding ground for a rise in subtly phrased
racism as well as fiercely overt bigotry. We all know why and we all know the cause, there's no reason to spend time reviewing such.
The motto of ATS:
This motto has life. It has purpose. It demands ATS members to think.
It is a state of mind.
It is a sense of purpose.
It is a statement agaisnt the paradigm.
It is a rage against the mindless status-quo.
The idea of "deny ignorance" isn't a goal that ATS hopes to accomplish. Instead, it's a challenge. A call to all those who come here to aspire to
a higher state of awareness through informed discussion and debate.
Deny ignorance is what we do.
It's how we think. It's how we talk. It's how we listen.
Ignorance is the creeping crud of history that has clouded our minds and dulled our brains. Is the evil that men do, the reason history repeats, and
the cause of intolerance.
We deny it. it's not welcome here. Within these boundaries, it has no strength.
Here, ignorance is denied.
There is no equivocation, to be racist is to be an ignorant fool not worthy of participation in society,
much less contributing to
discussions on ATS. We have very few editorial restraints, racism is one, and it's not wanted on AboveTopSecret.com.
Unfortunately, the issues of racism, bigotry, and intolerance are critically important, but are difficult to discuss without interruption from the
ignorant fools. We will not be limiting such topics, but we will be more vigilant in removing those fools from our midst.
And please, no phony "confusion" over what is or is not a racist remark... only the ignorant fools feign such uncertainty.
Also, before we hear the inevitable grousing, our staff is intelligent enough to discern the difference between harsh criticism of a government's
policies and an attack on the racial makeup of a government.