posted on Jul, 16 2012 @ 12:30 PM
Fallen so far short, and so changed you are, that old-timers barely recognize you... and that this descent was accomplished in record time proves yet
again that nobody can elbow Americans aside in their rush to mediocrity of the lowest common denominator.
In years past, and not so long ago, many members eagerly netted up ATS to devote all too many hours mining various threads for hidden trends, breaking
news, and thought provoking insight... and these efforts often bore the fruit of increased consciousness.
That was then, but unfortunately in the now, the most prominent trend is to showcase the self-inflicted wounds which have largely accomplished what
TPTB could only dream of doing: to discount ATS as a premier source of cutting-edge thought.
Over the past 18 months ATS appears to have morphed into a 'microcosm of the macrocosm' for the weaknesses that signpost tears in US social fabric
and culture as announced by the rising crescendo of opinion heard from unwashed, uneducated, mindless zombies.
Where previously hours were devoted to search and research ideas posted on ATS, now only requires mere minutes of half-hearted glance at an
increasingly lame crop of threads, secure in the knowledge that reading the comments is a pointless waste of time.
Because it’ll be page after page of unlearned and untraveled opinions mostly from immature children and the women that raised them; eaters and
breeders going nowhere and doing nothing except consume and occupy the lowest lowest levels of society... and make noise.
At first my inner-social scientist was interested to watch the culture war between young and old and male and female and to marvel at how this divide
has come about in the last 30 years, coinciding with declines in values that older Americans still hold dear.
But it’s boring to read through so many posts that demonstrate the real problem with America is Americans; and that the newly emerging servant Class
has yet to learn their place in the scheme of events, and this is particularly true for the Dead-End kids.
It’s demoralizing to see so many socially and politically “correct” philosophies but it’s easy to distinguish between the generations that
were “socialized” instead of "educated," and programed to be little more than dull servants and cannon fodder.
It’s the new Zombie Class. Not savvy enough, or motivated enough, to ask “what happened to me?” but somewhere they got the idea that the
opinions of losers matter to anyone, and unfortunately, ATS has recently become a Premier Place to mouth them.
It’s not worth the effort to struggle through page after page of tacky social networking style comments from women and children just to find a rare
drop of insight, and many members whose opinions I formerly sought and valued, are not longer participating in this madness either.
Often I find myself longing for the old ATS with much to offer, and wonder where all the thinkers have gone... they must be on other sites, and I wish
I knew where they went because social networking lemmings add nothing to the quality of my life and I think it’s best for the living to stay as far
away from them as possible.
This is posted as a Social Comment but could just as easily be a Rant ... in any case, I'm just the messenger.