reply to post by OzWeatherman
"Since when did this website become an outlet for hate?"
When I first arrived on the ATS scene, I was also a target of some of that hatred. I was not expecting to defend my country's belief system, military
soldiers, and philosophies. During the past few days, I noticed a few threads with titles that targeted the United States. So, I went inside to have a
peak, and found a massive bashing feast. Every time I stood up for my country, someone immediately stepped in and bashed my posts. Why? Maybe they saw
something threatening in 'my' posts? Maybe I was too patriotic? I don't know. After seeing another thread pop up using propaganda pieces as an
excuse to bash the United States, I was on the borderline of straight out quitting. I felt seriously heart broken by the content in those threads.
During the course of today, I saw a thread about Russia pop up. Even though they have issues at home, I would never-ever tell a Russian citizen they
are wrong. I posted a Newsweek link and a few things I learned from the media, but I didn't go into that thread and bash anyone who is Russian. Why?
I know what they are going through. I don't think anyone of 'us' is in a position to tell another person's country what to do with itself. It is
called meddling. People don't like to be meddled with.
Who am I to tell another person that their country has issues, and then to proceed in calling them blind or morons? It is illogical. It is
We have a lot of scary things happening around the world. All of those issues are caused by mankind's inability to look back upon itself. Why? 'We'
don't stop to consider the consequences of our own actions or words. When things end up going to hell, we have no problem pointing at someone else.
Well, 'we' are all wrong. 'We' are all stupid human beings bumping into walls. 'We' don't listen. 'We' don't think before we speak, and
'we' meddle in another person's affairs. 'We' tell one group of individuals what not to do, and we tell another group on how to proceed.
"Above top Secret" is a place where people should have fun talking about a diverse spectrum of 'underground' subjects. 'We' are not here to
fight verbal wars. 'We' are here to 'inspire' deeper thinking, and to consider other possibilities for solving older mysteries.
Even though I have been in the line of fire, I will not participate in a battle of hatred. We are all human. We are all adults.
Let us keep the peace.
[edit on 13-8-2010 by Section31]