posted on Jul, 8 2011 @ 12:34 PM
Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
reply to post by THE_PROFESSIONAL
Thanks for the heads-up.
Go ahead and click any link to ATS on that site... and see what happens now.
Man, that was like magic! You guys need to give the Wizard you keep chained in the basement an extra helping of raisin pie this evening, and don't
forget to throw in an extra virgin for his pet dragon!
In all seriousness, I try to stay away from the threads that discuss Israel in any way, but like a moth to a flame I often get drawn in. Given my
upringings, if anyone here is a good ol' boy anti-semite racist, that ought to be me, and yet I usually find myself on the opposite side of those
debates. What the heck is up with that?
I HAVE seen comments here I'd classify as "anti-semitic", but they usually don't last as long as lightning on a limb before one of the mods
applies the ban-dozer to them. Truly antisemitic stuff - or anti-whatever the race demon if the day is stuff, never lasts long. I can't for the life
of me, see anti-Israeli GOVERNMENT comments as "anti semitic" - they appear to be more anti-government to me, and there's no shortage of that at
ATS, whichever government is under discussion.
The "racist" card, as played against anti government comments, is a mis-placed attempt at an emotional appeal, rather than any sort of appeal to
logic. I see it played in Israeli threads, where race isn't a factor at all, and I see it played in US threads where race is again not a factor. All
they're doing is trying to skirt the real issues and gather sympathy for the poor "downtrodden" who aren't really downtrodden at all.
Whenever a truly racist comment enters the mix, the poor mods you guys keep chained in the dungeon work their magic and POOF it turns into a "manners
and decorum" or "extreme T+C violation" frog.
This latest "re-direct" had me rolling, though. I think I might set that one as my desktop wallpaper!