posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 09:48 PM
I have seen an attempt to reach out to the Conservative brethren on this site. I applaud these efforts, truly they are kind and undoubtedly helpful on
a subjective level; however, it is that subjective level that seems to muddle the situation even more. Our political discourse has been at record
highs over the past two days. Liberals have been giving suggestions on how to allow the GOP to recover from this victory and remain relevant in the
years to come...but the suggestions come off as condescending and preachy due to ideological gaps and subjective analysis of fact. Therefore, the
situation becomes that much more strained between ATS members.
Liberals of ATS, you, like everyone else, are able to see what is occurring within a specific party. Even elements of that party are stoking civil war
within their own ranks. Liberals of ATS, do not mock or aid in this situation. Do not give suggestions or advice. Allow whatever happens to that
specific ideology to run its course. Fox news has said it, Msnbc has said it, and CNN has said it...the liberals of ATS don't need to say it again.
There are obvious changes that are necessary for the GOP to remain relevant, but we need not repeat them or coax members to take that ideological
path. Liberals of ATS, you must simply stand back. Allow the fire to burn. Do not provide pails, water, or a torrential flood of advice. You will get
Instead, stand back, and allow the flames to simply be. The Conservatives will make their bed as they please, successful or not.
This is the best option for civility on ATS to continue. We must, by all means, allow civility to have a chance on ATS.
It's a suggestion...but if you like it, follow it.
Good luck to you all, Liberal, Conservative, Reptilian, and Rothschild.