Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
"This place" as many of us like to consider the community it represents, is a place to discuss ALL sides....that is *ALL* sides of an issue.
Not to be called Shill's, Disinformation agents, officers or agents of a Government or Security Service or outright morons if we don't "get it" or tow
the company line of speculation in just the right way.
I thought you knew by now that I love to read all sides of an argument.
What I don't like is the specific targeting of a specific side for a certain agenda.
I can agree with government, and I can agree with terrorists. It doesn't make me a sympathizer with either.
And likewise, I don't jump to extreme conclusions about everyone here like they seem to be doing to each other lately.
I think it's this impression people seem to have that ATS is dedicated to ANY one side or one position of ANYTHING that is part of the whole
I'd hope it's dedicated to finding out what's correct, and not just so the people finding it out can be too.
I don't try
to cling to any one idea. I may still do it though, unaware.
But what i'm seeing is the close minded out to close everyone's mind the same.
Everyone has their right to throw out their ideas, theories and best guesses ....when it isn't presented as fact so certain that they have a
right to stomp other people who don't 100% agree with it.
Like my reply to this thread, was deserving in your mind, to warrant a reply with your idea.
I read it, and now feel compelled to react.
As far as leaving? Wow.... Yeah... I guess it is about that these days.
I said why. It's because it feels like some people are specifically targeting others.
I'm not going to leave, it wasn't a threat either, but I stated I will if I feel it continues longer then it needs to.
Continually making it personal is what i'm talking about.
I really want ALL opinions and facts, but when the opinions and facts start to turn to people instead of the topics, I mean, that's not what this is
about at all.
If an idea is THAT stupid, the person shouldn't instantly be made out to be as well,
I thought that was the whole point of this?
Different reasons for different people ...but the very side you're presenting has driven off more leading contributors here I know by name than
any "restriction" on the most wild, outlandish and pure seat of the pants speculating one can imagine.
Different strokes for different folks ....as long as all respect the fact differences can exist and SHOULD exist, IMO.
Respect the people, hate the idea all you like.
I get the impression that because I talk about something in particular that I am instantly liable for scrutiny because of it.
What if I didn't hold the particular beliefs I stated in this thread but only said them as part of devil's advocate?
Look at OP's reply to me.
edit on 21-4-2013 by yourmaker because: (no reason given)