posted on Oct, 6 2012 @ 06:39 PM
Originally posted by Wonderer2012
Something I've noticed more and more on ATS, is the increasing number of posters who jump on the bandwagon and instantly label other posters as
racist, or haters etc.
For example, if you post criticism of the Afghan war, then they say you hate the troops and America etc. Personally, I respect our troops. I have
friends in the military who I know joined the forces to make a difference and defend their country. The criticism of the war is aimed at the policy
makers, the politicians and media that lie to us to sell us wars. The public has no idea why we really went to war with Afghanistan and the
same goes for the majority of the soldiers who sign up thinking they are doing the right thing.
But, at an increasing rate, posters jump in calling you a traitor for not supporting the troops or being against America etc, it makes me wonder if
there are government agents posting on the site.
It's very much like those who call 'anti semitism' to any criticism of Israeli policy, this mentality is spreading across the forum and being
applied in all areas. If you discuss Iran policy, you get labelled a supporter of 'Islamic Extremism' and against your country- what the hell is
going on ATS? The irony is, those who question the Iran policy are the true patriots, they don't want war yet if they criticise cruel sanctions that
harm the fellow human beings living in Iran is to be labelled a 'sympathiser of the enemy'.
Let me tell you a little story. I am a Veteran of the US Armed Forces.
I work with a 30 something that is an ex-military. There have been times when this 30 something and I have gotten into very heated arguments about
people in the Middle East and the US and being Christian.
Just so you know, I'm a Christian Spiritualist. Meaning, I believe in the Bible and I'm a Native American Shaman.
The 30 something is Anti-Christian, Anti-American, loves to speak with his Muslim friends, and is Anti-US Military. Oh, he believes in his right to
bear arms (2nd Amendment) and if you ask who gave them that right, that 30 something always comes back with some kind of technobable nonsense. Its too
much for them to say, why my Creator (GOD) gave me that right. I consider that 30 something an enemy because of their Anti- stances.
I've never met anyone I really didn't like. This 30 something has certainly put themselves in a rather ugly position.
As you mentioned a nasty trend, there has been hatred and prejudice in every society on the face of the planet for a very long time. This is nothing
new. Muslims hate Christians because of the differences between Mohammed (Alah) and Yahshua (Christ) and yet it is the Muslims that are out MURDERING
Christians and their own people. The ugly truth there is that 93% of Muslims are peaceful people, but the 7% that are Extremists are running the
Religion. That 93% are either (1) afraid of the Extremists or (2) supporting them.
In regard to Marriage, it is the long (historical) standing belief and tradition that Men marry Women. It is biblical that Yahweh (GOD) punished those
who flaunted their decadence before him (Gays, Lesbians) and he called them an ABOMINATION. I'm not going to be judgmental about that subject. My
personal feeling is that you can do whatever you want as long as you do it in the privacy of your own home. No one should "purposely" flaunt their
sexuality in public. To do so only brings on condemnation and prejudice upon them.
No matter what we believe, there are always going to be haters and people of prejudice in the world. When we finally shed those ideals, the world will
indeed change and we will be changed.