I checked the "About the ADL" section of the ADL website. They list just what they are about, for anyone who is curious, and this is the first
scrutinizes and exposes extremists and hate groups
What is more extreme, than picking and choosing out of context posts from random members of just one forum on the internet, which has millions of
forums. And, ATS does not even allow hate speech...just discussion of mostly fringe topics.
That is extreme, to me.
defends the security of Israel and Jews worldwide
Why do human beings continue to have such a myopic view of the world. We are all human beings, ADL, and your limited view of the world is no longer
needed. Why not defend the security of Earth, and all human beings? Why do we fracture ourselves, and judge others based on what religion they are,
or are not?
This is one of the things that organized religion brings to the table, and it is a reason I no longer believe in supporting ANY organized religion.
It honestly sounds to me, that you (ADL) hate anyone who is not like you. You do not say that you will defend all people anywhere in that listing,
and I think that is something that is no longer needed if we are to advance as human beings.
We are all the same, and we should all allow free speech. We have to advance to where we do not bristle when someone says something we do not like.
We should accept and love our brothers and sisters of this world, even if they hate what we stand for...it is only in this way that we can foster a
true civilization that will gather all people together. Hatred will die, when all see that they can be loved for who they are.
And, of course violence has no place in modern society. Violence of any kind should be strictly prohibited. However, it is only in a society where
all feel that they are one with each other, and working toward a common goal, that allows violence to not be allowed. It is in the fractured notions
of religion, race, etc., that breeds hatred.
Yes, culture, and history do have a place in such a society. But, the main goal should be the preservation of human society, and that is peace. Each
living soul should have some sense of fulfillment, and be able to contribute to society.
The ADL does not allow this, and I would say promotes hatred by highlighting just one sector of modern civilization. We are not Jewish, Christian,
Muslim, Black, White, Native-American, Old, Young, or any label. We are human, and until that is the only label people are willing to see, then goups
like the ADL will continue to exist.
And, they will continue to foster their own brand of hate, and limit the speech of those they deem unworthy...like random posters on this forum, who
have posts taken out of context. Anyone who expresses themselves passionately, can be viewed as hate speech if you twist their words enough.
There is no hate speech on this forum, that I have ever seen. EVER. To suggest so, is simply ridiculous.
I think this is a really horrible turn of events, and it really does shock me that a group like the ADL would do this. Are we moving forward, or