posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 06:16 PM
The Unfettered Mind
Originally posted by one4all
Why is Anonymous the only place we can find unfettered uncensored truth???
Isnt that what ATS is supposed to be?
ATS has never claimed to be such a thing. I don't know where these ideas originate from, but they all require ignorance of
something very important.
The Price Of Freedom
Originally posted by AusiAnarchist
Free speech is being able to speak about anything. I understand the reasons behind the censorship that goes on, but don’t remove discussion about
the specific possibilities of theoretical action against tyranny and call your selves defenders of free speech.
In the purest sense, "free speech" includes the classic example of shouting "fire!" in a crowded theater. It also includes posting porn, spamming,
conspiring to commit crimes, threatening people with violence and so on.
It can also include posting the names, addresses and phone numbers of you and all your family members on the Internet along with the words "kill
ATS has never stood for this sort of "freedom", nor has it ever claimed to.
In addition to that, ATS is a moderated discussion board. The staff may, at its sole discretion, move or remove anything deemed to be off-topic or
inappropriate from the forums.
This is not unique. Any discussion board that's worth visiting has similar restrictions.
I find it particularly ironic that so many people would choose to be a member of ATS, agree to its
terms & conditions
and then proceed to complain about it being what it is
Why not spend time on a truly "free" board that doesn't have such restrictions?
Because in the end, such "freedom" isn't as utopian as it sounds.
Your presence here speaks for itself.