an outlet for hate"
I have to admit, that I have never been so surprised, baffled and at the same time disgusted by some of the messages that have been conveyed in many
of the threads on the boards recently. When I first came to this website, three years ago, I was simply blown away by the in depth discussion, high
quality of threads posted, and the heated yet, challenging debates of various view points on a great range of topics.
These days Im not so impressed by the content, and while I love ATS, Im finding myself being driven away to the light hearted confines of BTS, where
there seems to be more quality in many of the threads posted there. Im not saying that there are not any good threads on ATS, but it appears they are
becoming harder to find every couple of months or so.
This is not a dig at ATS itself, its a dig at some of the content that is polluting
Since when did people think that using one of the worlds most frequented conspiracy websites, was a good tool to spew forth hatred, racism, religious
intolerance, attacks on religion and sexual preference?
Ive had enough of this crap, and I dont understand why when I log into ATS, I should see dozens of threads which include:
100% proof of why god does or doesnt exist (does NOT belong in the conspiracies in religion forum, period)
100% proof that atheists or "insert religious sect" are stupid, wrong, ignorant etc etc
Anything that condones the horrific crimes against humans or animals. For example, people believing Hitler was a saint, or claiming that animals have
no rights and/or feel pain
Anything that claims that one sex is superior to the opposite one
Anything that claims homsexuals are evil, abnormal humans or any other homophobic or religious based homophobic comment
Any complete trash talking about muslims....especially when most of us know absolutely nothing about them
Any thread that claims one country is better than another for whatever reason
Any thread that claims caucasians are more advanced than other races, and afro-american people are sub human, or any other racial remark against them.
And that goes both ways
Any thread that attacks communism, or any other political sect, which again most of you either use disinfo from unreliable, or propoganda websites or
Anything that attacks Israel and the Jews, where some comments have been down right ridiculous and disrespecftul
Anyone thats not a medical proffesional that pushes people to not take their medication, especially when it could cause harm. (Opinion is fine but
dont try and force someone of them)
The blatant attack on Law enforcement officals, and hiding behind the NWO conspiracy, to justify your hate for them, or using any possible source to
justify an attack
Free speech fine....but using it to spread hate...is not
The lack of these types of threads and comments used to seperate ATS from most other conspiracy websites, but now we seem to be heading in the
opposite way. I can name many where these comments are welcome, but they dont belong here.
Its time for us to act ATS'ers (I know many of you want to say it, but dont know how, or dont want to). Let it be known that this kind of BS is not
wanted here. We want the board of ATS to be filled with interesting, mainly conspiracy related topics, no matter how silly, or far out they are,
wether we agree or not with the OP!
This is not a rant, I wanted to convey this (what I feel) is a very important message out there for every member to read, and every member to take
into account, so that ATS moves forward, and continues to be head and shoulders above every other conspiracy website in the world!
Im not asking for anyone to reply, or flag or star this, but I hope you all take it on board, and pass it on to others. If you dont agree, then I will
be interested to see why you think my entire message is wrong.
[edit on 13/8/2010 by OzWeatherman]