posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 01:30 PM
I'm surprised this subject in general is still going on, the OP does makes several points which I agree with.
I hope no one gets too worked up over some of this stuff though -
I do not have time right now to read all the responses, I did want to point out one thing which I was going to attach to the similar thread going on
this - but it will fit here as well.
The last thread on this was straight up Propaganda. I believe this was titled 'Feminism ruins relationships' or something like that.
An almost identical thread, referencing the same social commentator was posted close to the same time on another forum which caters to the farthest of
the far right wing. This organization also has in its stated goals the spread of "their message".
They frequently use *this* site to try to push their agenda. They are *against* anything remotely "liberal" and they have a revolving bag of topics
including anti immigration, women, gays, liberals, etc. It's getting rather predictable.
Because I have no interest in fostering any sort of 'board war' I will leave it at that and most here - if they can see through this group's rather
lame attempts at Propaganda - they know who they are. I should hope the mods know who they are and I do believe they do.
For others who might not have yet realized that this is nothing but a simplistic attempt at Propaganda, which they love very much because their
Fascist idols were keen on the use of it - I just wanted to point it out and in my opinion anyway - the best tactic is to not take the bait.
Debate is one thing - these people are really not looking for that. Most of the garbage they post is not worth making an effort on anyway. A lot
contains flat out erroneous information, and is often gleaned from chain emails and questionable blogs.
After you see this stuff pop up enough - and the exact same topics popping up on "their" favored websites and boards - at nearly exactly the same
time they are posted here - it's pretty obvious what their agenda is. They sate that in fact, on their forums.
Too bad they're just not very good at what they're attempting to do. Not only are their ideas in general idiotic - they are very poorly presented
and on the level of a middle school child's writing and argument capability.
Some is so flat out ridiculous its almost entertaining.
Don't waste your time with this crap. I should follow my own advice here - but I did want to run these thoughts by people who might not be aware. I
am not the only person who has pointed this out either.
I think it bears mention again also because ATS is a pretty good site and it would be disappointing to see it drift into some morass of back and forth
spam. Other forums have already succumbed to such garbage and I'm sure many of us can think of a few examples of those as well.
I almost want to throw up my hands and leave for greener pastures, and I'm sure other people here think that as well - tired of some of the crap that
keeps revolving on here over and over and over.
On the other hand, I thought it would probably be best to simply stick to the topics that are "legit" and attract other sorts of posters.
Just some thoughts. Please be sure to notice that I did not call out any specific person or group here. So don't get unduly bent out of shape.