posted on Apr, 24 2013 @ 09:22 AM
reply to post by woodwardjnr
Ummm...perhaps you just need to stray away from the home page once in a while...In the center top banner there is a rollover button with the
title "Forums"...From there you can access all kinds of topics that have nothing to do with the "breaking news" nature of the home page.
If ATS gives you your own "Eurocentric" forum that means that We'll need "Asia only" and "Strictly Latino", as well as "Aussie exclusive"
etc., ad nauseum forums, as well. Also...does this mean that you'll all keep your opinions on American constitutional matters to yourselves?
Frankly...it does get a tad tiring when "you all" feel the urge to wade into a discussion that is purely "Americentric", ie., 2nd ammendment
rights etc. Also....can we expect to hear a resounding silence from...over there...on every other thing remotely American?
OR.............Can we all just agree that there are issues and ties that bind all of us into one "humanocentric" tapestry that quite honestly is all
the more wonderful...for it's varied threads? I think that it would be the better part of ignorance denial, if in fact you kept your opinions
squarely where they are...front and center...in our face. I certainly take no umbrage or offence at anything you "across the ponders" has ever
said.........(not for more than a minute or so). If you wish to discuss purely European ideals or impressions...then by all means...start a thread,
and if we can get past all the puffery and down to the brass tacks I fully recognize that you have every right to such discussions...as I have every
right to my observations after the fact.
There is certainly enough naivete to go around....but I must agree that the home page can appear "tabloidesque" at times..but then again, this
melting pot of opinion can be quite fun to wade through and at other times...tedious.
If ATS is in fact a community...then perhaps we should be adult enough to not want to take our toys and resort to overt ethnicity and
exclusivity...perhaps we can suffer one another and ultimately reach for "hands across the water"...