posted on Apr, 23 2013 @ 06:08 AM
I think it is fair to say that although its true that ATS gets flooded when something big comes up, it does not happen exclusively to posts with an
Look at Fukushima! That topic DOMINATED. It was so bludgeoning that at one point I couldnt find a thread on anything else, that had been commented on
for twenty four whole hours. Drove me a little bit mental (more mental... whatever). To be frank, I think it is a little unrealistic to say that the
US dominates the forums because it is the US. I think it dominates because so much utterly messed up crap happens there. The numerous shootings and
the ridiculous statements and actions being made by the politicians there on the subject, are big news globally after all! The MSM is pretty obsessed
with it all right now, and I include the UK news media as well.
All I am saying is that I think that the US has been dominant over the last little while because it has had the most extreme events, the most tragic
stories coming out of it over the past year. I think if a speight of unfortunate, terrible things started happening elsewhere, that had the same scale
and disturbing elements to the stories told about them, that focus would shift to those locations, those stories, as attention follows the drama.
No doubt, if the UK or Europe have a radiological-hydrological disaster, or several mass shootings inside a small time frame, a bombing at a mass
attendance public event, or similar, the region will recieve more attention on the boards. You have to admit that the most dominant stories of the
last few years have been those which were the most sensational, the most emotion provoking. Most of the news here in the UK, and in Europe is actually
fairly dry by comparison to massive loss of life, disasters, shootings, fires, exploding chemical plants....
edit on 23-4-2013 by TrueBrit because: grammatical errors.... damnit !