posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 04:29 PM
This is definitely an issue that comprises a relevant part of the back and forth we see in the political threads...people do
react to sources
rather than some of the intricate aspects of a thread authors analysis at times.
And certainly some of the vehemence is as if a member of their own family is being attacked.
While I can see how familial passing down of political affiliations can have this effect, it is imperative that we here at ATS take the subject
matter, whether it be provided by a personally agreeable source or not, and dissect the issues that are the point. Reacting to divisive rhetoric and
assumptive interpretations of a party line need not take control of our quest for the truth.
There may be people here who are presenting political topics to further their own agenda, whatever it may be. But the spirit of ATS should make such
a motivation moot (which I have seen plenty of times). A rational/logical dissection of a topical matter will indeed hammer out the relevance of a
topic regardless of the source.
Let's not forget that many of us are in the same boat, regardless of political/economic affiliation...they are lying to us all the same. They are
misrepresenting their campaign platforms by catering to corporate interest. The lines between individual partisanships is a distraction to the
partnership of our government and corporation.
That is where we should be...