ATS is sick. This is my contention. I place this thread here, firstly because I didn't know where else to place it, and secondly, because it is an
attempt to build on another thread entitled: The following US Senators Just Committed Treason and Should Be Arrested Immediately!
Available here: www.abovetopsecret.com...
The thread details the names of senators who recently voted in favor of approving a UN small arms treaty, aimed at ensuring that the illegal
international (i.e. across state borders) sale of arms is made more difficult, and that the un-ethical sale of arms (i.e. sale of small arms to states
using them to commit human rights abuses) is also somewhat more difficult.
However, the respondents in this thread affirmatively responded to the idea that the senators should be tried, without actually researching what the
treaties text entails.
Here is the text of the treat. Note, only the numbered points are legally binding in international law, and that even so, none of these legally
bindings points or treaties have jurisdiction over domestic US law.
Taking note of the legitimate trade and use of certain conventional arms, inter alia, for recreational, cultural, historical and sporting
activities and lawful ownership where such ownership and use are permitted and protected by law, Recognizing the active role that non-governmental
organizations and civil society can play in furthering the object and purpose of this Treaty, and Acknowledging that regulation of the international
trade in conventional arms should not hamper international cooperation and legitimate trade in materiel, equipment and technology for peaceful
Principles Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, States Parties, in promoting the object and purpose of this
Treaty and implementing its provisions, shall act in accordance with the following principles: 1. The inherent right of all States to individual or
collective self-defence; 2. The settlement of international disputes by peaceful means in such a manner that international peace and security, and
justice, are not endangered; 3. To refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or
political independence of any State, or in any other manner inconsistent with the purposes of the United Nations; 4. Non-intervention in matters
which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of any State; 5. The duty to respect and ensure respect for international humanitarian law and
to respect and ensure human rights; 6. The responsibility of all States, in accordance with their respective international obligations, to
effectively regulate and control international transfers of conventional arms, as well as the primary responsibility of all States in establishing and
implementing their respective national export control systems; 7. States Parties should respect the legitimate interests of States to acquire
conventional weapons for legitimate self-defence and peacekeeping operations and to produce, export, import and transfer conventional arms; and 8.
The necessity to implement this Treaty consistently and effectively and in a universal, objective and non-discriminatory manner.
So here is why ATS sick. This is a narrative repeated over and over again. The ATS community is largely paranoid, delusional, incapable of critical
thought, gullible, incapable of independent research skills and easily brainwashed.
Whilst they claim they claim they "deny ignorance" and avoid the propaganda of the mainstream media, they in fact propagate ignorance, and accept
the utterly false propaganda of fringe sources, time and time again, simply because they are fringe, independent and unpopular. They accept this
idiocy, despite the fact that there is no factual basis for it.
The respondents to the thread that I am expanding on, were in support of the authors contention, simply because of their fear that a small arms treaty
means that their "right to bear arms" will be eroded. In fact, the treaty had no such intention or authority. Once again, the ATS community proves
they are easily swung to the whim of fear and paranoia, without backing their ideas with facts and evidence.
I post this thread also to dispel the misconception and false facts the thread I am expanding on presents. This is because falsification of facts is
very dangerous. It not only slanders an organization (i.e. the UN) without any basis in fact, but it also affects peoples opinions permanently, and
gets them to act in a way they otherwise would not, for no reason.
I hope everyone who read the previous thread reads this one to, and comments as well. It is important that people realize they were wrong, learn
something and do not repeat the same mistake again. After all, you are once again, simply being brainwashed to believe something someone else tells
you, but provides no factual basis for.