posted on Jun, 4 2012 @ 01:43 PM
Let me first start by making something very clear, I love ATS. When I first joined earlier this year I thought that my biggest problem would be
moderation staff, the owners and the terms and conditions yet if I am truly honest I love the fact that I am a member of a community that endeavours
to ensure that debates between member remain cordial and do not descend into juvenile slagging matches where he who can curse best wins. This is by
far the best thing about ATS my only wish is that the T&C’s were more strictly and consistently enforced but for a site as large as ATS I know that
is not always possible……
I have come to realise recently that the problem that I have just now, the frustration that I feel is not so much as a result of the mods, owners or
T&C’s but my fellow members. Who it would seem would rather discuss the merits of Vitamin C, Zombies, Chuck Norris getting into politics and the
album covers of the late Michael Jackson than say, the current strain in relations between America and China.
I always tell me self that “there is always somebody more intelligent than me in the room” I bring that same attitude to ATS. I will even admit
to being wrong, same that for the most part the rest of ATS does not appear to have this ability.
I am getting so fed up with this attitude that some members on ATS seem to have towards other members and other people in general. It seems to me that
there is a particularly egotistical group of members on ATS who I have had the misfortune of crossing who hold this odd delusion that they are
infallible and all knowing. It is almost as if they truly believe that they have some kind of intellectual superiority over the rest of the human
race for no other reason than they have “done their research”.
This research is inevitably a link usually to paranoid schizophrenics blog site in which he claims to have once worked for the CIA and is exposing the
massive 9/11 conspiracy. For such a group of supposedly super intellectuals the absence of critical thinking and proper sourcing on ATS is rather
terrifying. There is dire inability from members to think before they post, I don’t know how many times recently I have had to mention that there
has been a total absence of critical thinking. Why is that people on ATS seem to assume that because it’s on the internet and speaks against the
government that it must be true. I would find it funny if I didn’t find it so ironic that people on ATS rant on and on about how the “MSN are in
on it so lets not believe what they have to say” yet will quite happily quote the MSN when it suits their own agendas and willingly subject the rest
of us to the most idiotic sources. When was the last time someone referenced a few books in this place.
By far one of the most annoying things about ATS recently that is comes directly from this super intellectual attitude from members is the line….
“go and do your own research”. I interpret this usually to mean that the person I am debating with doesn’t actually know why he/she believes
what he/she believes. That line implies that I haven’t done my research, now yes sometimes I may be guilty of that but in general I tend to avoid
topics I know nothing about such as say “fragile earth or survival”. Why do people on ATS assume that the reason somebody does not believe that
the NWO controls all is because of ignorance.
Ignorance is in abundance on ATS, but that is for another time.
Whilst I am on a roll, could somebody please explain to me why it is that if someone wrights a thread with two lines in it followed by a question that
it gets 40+ flags and 400 replies to match, yet if I or anyone else writes a more fuller more factual thread it might not get even a quarter of that.
Sorry, rant over…… for now.