You know something?
In my personal opinion... which is to say this is just my sentiment....
I hate to see this kinds of thread titles at the top of the board; I know it's up to you all (me included) to decide what we want to talk about, and
how we feel. That's cool. I get it.
But I see these kinds of threads as fodder for those who wish to make statements like "ATS is all XXXX"....
.. and that observation has relevance here. But only because of the illusion in which we allow ourselves to indulge.
You see, as we make statements about Israel, Jews, Muslims, Christian, Iran,.. heck any group that can be held in the ethereal status of "others
unlike us" we simply take for granted that the generalization should hold water. But it doesn't.
In the case of the OP it doesn't hold water - not because of platitudes like "loyalty" or "allies" or "evil" or "parasites" but because the logic is
If there is one thing any member of ATS learns first; it's that we don't all agree. So calling ATS anti-semitic or Zionist is equally in error.
Saying the "Jews" control everything (or many things) is just as obtusely irrational.
In a conspiratorial sense. such generalizations only serve to conceal those who truly bear responsibility for the evil being discussed, and they
likely enforce the mis-direction in the first place.
Responsibility for such things as are allowed to happen unimpeded can not be simply attributed to one party. There are those who are complicit and
would stand apart and be untouched by the thing they failed to deter, and in many cases, they swore to deter such things from happening.
This extends to ATS as well. While there is criticism of actions and policies of many countries' policies; it is not singular nor especially focused
on Israel. In fact, we have problems that transcend the Israel topic.
Remember, since the dawn of man there have always been people who engender cabals of power, compartmentalized duplicity, and an overarching need to
dominate. This is not a failing of any particular people. It's a human failing. We try to govern ourselves to resist the abuses that accompany this
America was founded on the most advanced set of self-governance principles ever attempted at the time ... we have yet to succeed. While we take the
time to admonish others for their predatory style of conduct, we must also wonder, why we allow it to happen... and why are some allowed to benefit
This is an excellent topic for political theater. Any guesses why?
edit on 31-5-2011 by Maxmars because: (no reason given)