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What if ATS was a political party?

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posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 05:49 PM
I've been imagining recently what it would be like if ATS were a collection of real people who actually banded together and formed a political party. It would make for an interesting mix...there would certainly be lots of disagreements, but the same is true of any political movement. We certainly cast a wide net, too...everyone from Alien abductees and wide-eyed neo-gnostic mystics to battle-hardened realpolitic geostrategists, economic wonks, and fire-breathing fundamentalists. It would be an interesting crew.

Imagine if the "ATS party" actually got control? I could see micro-coalitions forming within the "party" and perhaps even intra-party warfare, with one faction slaughtering another(s), much like the French Revolution or the Nazi "night of long knives" when Hitler had the SS kill off the SA. Who would come out on top? What kind of planks would be in the "party platform"? How would the rest of society adjust to this motley crew barging into the halls of power? Would we drift in on a river of flower petals or a hail of bullets?

Interesting to think about, anyway...

posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 05:52 PM
I doubt it would happen as there would be a fued internally over whether the party actually existed or not.

posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 05:56 PM

Originally posted by ExPostFacto
I doubt it would happen as there would be a fued internally over whether the party actually existed or not.


"The very idea that the party exists is an intentional misdirection by TPTB's disinfo agents!!"

love it.

posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 06:02 PM
reply to post by silent thunder

I'm thinking of a hierarchy for our new party.

Centurion as the President
Schrodinger's Dog as VP

Skeptic as Sec. of the Treasury

Green Eyed Leo as Sec. of State

I would handle defense of course!

Digital Reality as the Attorney General

and you my friend with such an insightful post will be awarded the distinction of naming all the Czars you want!


posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 06:06 PM
I'd be interested in this. However, once the ATS party gets enough steam, we would see other social networks joining the ticket as well.

Sp, as much as I'd love to see an ATS party, I'd hate to see a Facebook party even more. That's where I currently stand.

Please keep in mind that any member of this forum can (and should) run for office. You can even broadcast it here! Just expect to be dismantled by the rest of the members. This is not necessarily a bad thing either. Consider it baptism by fire.

posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 06:10 PM
It might as well be one. Everyone on here has an opinion and they are all different. Some good ideas get exchanged and some topics get beat to death. There's a lot of back and forth bickering, occasional name calling...and EVERYONE thinks THEY are right. Sound familiar?

Just my 2-cents

EDIT: and the 28th Amendment to the constitution would require tin hats be worn at all times

[edit on 10-12-2009 by Aggie Man]

posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 06:17 PM
reply to post by Aggie Man

We would rarely ever get anything done, no one would trust each other, and everyone would argue!

But then again, no one would mess with us, because they would think we are weird.

posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 06:17 PM
reply to post by silent thunder

Now just hold on a damn minute....

edsinger has returned and we need him front and center to
to keep the "tulipwalkers" from taking over the movement.

If ed's not the Big Dog I'm taking my ball and going home; unless you make me the mixed metaphor Czar. or perhaps a foreign diplomat to Cabo.

[edit on 10-12-2009 by whaaa]

posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 06:36 PM
reply to post by InertiaZero

Heh we probably wouldn't get much done, sure, but we would probably talk about it more and take less days off. We would have a different view than they do in the govt. now since we aren't be bought off. (yet)

If I may, I would like to help a lil with the foreign policies! hah... I don't care if I am just a translator even.... that or NAS(T)A hehehe.... Trademark! I call it! lol

posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 06:41 PM
Are you kidding!
The damn Reptilians would muck it up for the rest of us with their shape-shifting
antics! They would get all the TV time!

posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 07:06 PM
Hey, actually it could be the best idea in a decade! Your country needs something new indeed! Think it well and start it! About 8 months ago we the Romanians actually started a new movement back in Romania, and ATS was my inspiration in a lot of things
. We are still in the beginning but we are going quite well.

Our party will be based on collaboration and it will be meant to replace the pyramidal system. We simply consider that being altruistic is not a part of human nature , so the political system where you elect someone to represent you is obsolete.

So, the system we are working at is bit like this:

1) We creeated 16 "categories" that can cover all the aspects of life. Example - Health, Education, Energy , Infrastructure and so on.
2)Every member of the party will be allowed to choose 3 categories where they can have decisional power (to vote and be voted etc)
3) In every of the 3 chosen domains, you can come with ideas , suggestions , complains and so on.This is a way to "propose a project"
4) All the members - regardless of their favourite domain - can "RATE" your proposal. Using a 5 star rating system like the one on Youtube.
5) The projects that are rated above 4 out of 5 stars , will be promoted as the project of the "party".
6)after the project is accepted , it can start - so people can propose solutions , how to solve the problem or how to implement the idea . It is nothing more than Project Management , but the people deciding the steps and so on will be the specialised ones (if you choose a certain domain you should at least be above average on that field )


The party is centred on projects - how to solve problems. Every project will have a "project leader" (volunteer, forgot to say). This will be elected by the members . The method - dynamic election. What is that ?

Well, you vote one guy. If this is not doing the job properly, you can just log-in, take the vote away from him / her and give it to someone else - or even "park it" . In this way , elections are a permanent process, so you do not have in vain promises for nothing.

I am still working on the software - i use PHP-MYSQL to create the tool for all above. Unfortunately I do not have any English translation of the material , but if you want to help out i can translate the materials, then give you the source code as it will be all Open Source .

O, forgot to say - this concept is called "Government 2.0" , and it is based on the concept that people should decide for themselves instead of a small politico-corporatist elite .

I encourage you guys to not stop here with the idea. The time of classical politics has come !



posted on Dec, 12 2009 @ 08:35 AM
i am very surprised on how little reaction I see to this post. Maybe you guys are all so happy with your Dem and Rep choices , you consider no other idea can be as good? I want to know the secret of your happiness in regards to your existing political parties then !!

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