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Politics is the reconciliation of effects; and as most of us are concerned with effects, the external has assumed dominant significance. By manipulating effects we hope to bring about order and peace; but, unfortunately, it is not as simple as all that. Life is a total process, the inner as well as the outer; the outer definitely affects the inner, but the inner invariably overcomes the outer. What you are, you bring about outwardly. The outer and the inner cannot be separated and kept in watertight compartments, for they are constantly interacting upon each other; but the inner craving, the hidden pursuits and motives, are always more powerful.
There is hope only in the integration of the several processes of which we are made up. This integration does not come into being through any ideology, or through following any particular authority, religious or political; it comes into being only through extensive and deep awareness.
Originally posted by David9176
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
At another members suggestion not to long ago I performed a Google Search on ProtoplasmicTraveler and was amazed to find my posts on ATS quote and cited to me and ATS on nearly one hundred websites around the world.
I just tried doing that...5810 hits...most of them are nothing but ats webpages...some of them things that have nothing to do with me.
How did u narrow down your search to find websites that quoted you? i guess it's easier with the unique name you have.
Just curious...sorry for being offtopic?
[edit on 1-3-2010 by David9176]
By the way you might not want to in fact be quoted as the leading source on the Internet for Barack Obama is a CIA Agent like I am but hey...controversial stances are bound to get you noticed!
Do you own a website with so many hits? I'm guessing on and therefore you have no clue what the costs of such a site are. If you don't like it here then leave, some of us want to improve the site.
I have no issue with ATS trying to crank out a little more money for themselves because this website is a full time project. Anyone who has ever run web servers knows that (yeah i've run them and set them up so i know). I am sure ATS now makes a good deal of money and i can't blame the owners for trying to increase revenue. Let's be fair, they do try and put more into the website to make it better and it is a good place for discussion.
My only issues with this website are:-
1. The fact that a post by SO recently talked about stopping trolls and the personal insults flying around. This is great but i have seen so many personal attacks that have not been addressed, even after being reported!
2. The continuing refusal to discuss drug issues. As soon as someone mentions personal use they are shut down. Now ATS is a private club and can do whatever it likes, but you would think free speech would extend to drugs. At least when someone mentions personal experience they should delete that post and not just shut a thread.
3. The mods seem biased, when discussing some very sensitive topics only one or two mods acn keep their heads and keep the topic on course. Otherwise it gets ignored and screw the OP.
Originally posted by zazzafrazz
Being political is being part of a belief system.
Originally posted by EMPIRE
The problem is, the workers will do all the work while those at the top will benefit.