Make no mistake, the current environment of historically pervasive political malice is the result of a complex and long-running conspiracy, overseen
by high-dollar lobbyists and corporate contributors. For years, we've attempted to point this out to our members and readers in threads such as:
"Damn The Country, Obama Must Fail"
The Quadrennial Exploitation Of The Moronic Masses
Dark Days. (The black band on ATS)
A Call To Action: Ending The Political Game on ATS
Political Blame Game Ideology : It's Your Fault
New Policies for Political Bickering on ATS ## MAKE IT STOP! ##
The End of Political Baiting and Sniping on ATS (was ALL MEMBERS READ)
What was once primarily the forte' of "news junkies," "political hacks," and politicians, the knee-jerk intense hatred of any political ideology
not yours has infected our society. The infection is so dangerously deep and harmful we can aptly compare it to stage four lymphoma.
The infection has been expertly managed for decades through a combination of media manipulation, repeated political lies, and fringe issue
sensationalization. The goal is to keep the American public fixated on hate, hollow blame, and non-issues such that the real persons of power
(corporate lobbyists) may shape public policy.
Would Goldman Sachs control the financial branches of our government if the public were not distracted?
Would we allow four healthcare industry lobbyists (during a critical period of healthcare reform) per congresspersons and senators if the public were
Would we have allowed two costly and pointless wars to be initiated by the lobbyist/money-rich military industrial complex if the public were not
It's unfortunate that the infection has polluted the topics and tonality of discussion here on ATS... a place that, in theory, should be immune from
such pedestrian diseases. In many ways it appears as though the players (viruses) perpetuating this deadly disease have infected our topics in much
the same way nearly every issue is politicized in the mainstream media.
This is why we've formed the new forum, "US Political Madness," to contain the disease (as best we can) to one area of the site ---- and
encourage focused discussion on exposing the manipulation and misinformation at the heart of this conspiracy
. Since the divisive political
atmosphere is a result of this conspiratorial pestilence, all new threads covering american politics should be initiated in the new forum. The only
exceptions will be straight-up news stories that cover events in US politics -- example: "Obama cabinet meets over North Korea."
Threads focused on divisive political rhetoric go in this new forum.
Threads examining the root causes of this conspiracy, are to be initiated in this new forum.
Threads covering partisan exaggerations in mainstream media, should being in this new forum.
The intent is not to segregate the issue, but to focus on it, what it is, what is causing it, and where we may find solutions.
However, since many members prefer not to see or discuss this particular plague, an option will soon be available on the "Recent Posts" page to
inoculate your listings (as we did with Swine Flu topics) such that the Political Madness topics are not included.
And finally, and most importantly, the new forum will operate under "close staff scrutiny," much like the 9/11 Conspiracies forum. This notice
will be shown on all topics:
This forum is dedicated to the discussion of the state of divisive politics in the US including political ideology, politicians, political figures,
politics in the media, and speculation of conspiracy theories related to the divisive state. Participants should be aware that this forum is under
close staff scrutiny. Because of the inherent distrust of government by conspiracy theorists, discussion topics and follow-up responses in this
forum will likely tend to be highly critical of the current administration.
The forum is not a license to throw caution to the wind and engage in freeform political sniping... far from it. The same rules, as always, apply --
being tagged with a "Political Trolling" offense equals two "red flag" warnings.
The peril is real. It is
one of the most, if not the most significant conspiracies of our time. If you're engaged in partisan hate, you're a
tool of the conspiracy. These discussions are now in the conspiracy forum group.
[edit on 13-10-2009 by SkepticOverlord]