posted on Aug, 17 2004 @ 07:02 PM
Dr. S, I'm at about the same place as you are as far as ATS is concerned. Maybe it will get better after the election and then we won't have all
this blind hatred (yes, hatred) flying around. Until then, I've pretty much stopped posting or even reading all the crap that some people spew. Like
you, I have found certain posters to be very predictable, biased, and laughable in their attempts to demonize whoever they have decided is their
personal enemy, and if I see they have authored a post, I just don't even bother to check it out.
Some of these posts, like the ones that degenerate into talk of killing national leaders are just wrong and stupid, but look how many people are ready
to jump on that bandwagon when the usual drivers turn it their way again. Do you honestly want someone to assassinate the President of the United
States? Then you are no better than what you claim to dispise.
It's sad, but I have lost a lot of respect for the ATS membership in the last few months. I think the site itself is great and I think the Moderators
do a fine job for the most part, but so much of what gets posted now days is just such utter nonsense that I find myself unwilling to waste my time
dredging through the partisan, nationalistic, or religious garbage to find the few kernals of good information.
Like I said, after the elections, when the partisanship has cleared, maybe it will get better. We can hope it will and that ATS won't become just
another hate site populated by ill-mannered teenagers.