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The political mentality of ATS and its demise

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posted on Jun, 28 2020 @ 08:36 AM
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originally posted by: solve

originally posted by: Flesh699

originally posted by: solve
a reply to: ChaoticOrder

Anyone who thinks that their sorry ass can make a difference by voting for example is so far gone that they need to be taken by the river and shot in the head.

We do not need anymore mindless drones.


This is no longer true.
That's why they want you to use mail in ballots.
DO NOT DO THAT. We'll never see the importance of in person voting until it's gone.


Whatever floats your boat, broh.

Its all fake. All of it.





I once thought that, too. Find international sources for news. Stay away from fox, cnn, etc. Use DuckDuckGo. You'll be shocked once you begin to understand the spell all major news corporations chant over the viewers that watch them. Once you wake up from it there's no going back. And that's precisely the reason they have you believing your vote doesn't matter. It does, at least for now.





edit on fSundayAmerica/Chicago0308699 by Flesh699 because: DontTreadOnMe is pissing me off

edit on fSundayAmerica/Chicago4308699 by Flesh699 because: symbolism will be their downfall



posted on Jun, 28 2020 @ 08:56 AM
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a reply to: Spiramirabilis




This is another version of that same tactic. See it or don't, but all leftists are not the same, but this is part of the rightwing playbook. They both grew in response to each other


I agree with this entirely actually. I believe leftists/progressives and liberals/democrats are being purposefully conflated by the right. This is dangerous in my opinion, especially since it is the extreme left that is in the streets right now, not democrats and certainly not liberals.

The liberals are getting their window's smashed too.




What you just said is obviously true, but just as obviously untrue if you really pay attention and don't fall into the trap of treating it like an absolute

I've had my fill of the cartoon left - trust me. As much as of the cartoon right. There are non-thinkers in all categories. Followers, and people who don't trust their own minds, so they adopt a shtick and ride that to it's inevitable conclusion


You're right. It's hard not to see them as LARPers.

Right now, the left is a big problem. My real fear is the HUGE pendulum swing that is set to take place in the next 18 months. This could lead to deadly consequences because the anger that the left is producing in mainstream America might hand an extreme right-wing political bloc power to end the chaos. It goes without saying that this is a problem beyond Trump and Biden.




Change doesn't come easily, it's often brutal. Western civilization has become a kind of shorthand for too many things, I agree. The one thing I think is missing from this conversation is that the demands being made and the take it to the streets manifestation of those demands is a result of some of the finer things that came out of western civilization. It feels threatening because it is


You know, I don't even like conflating Western Civilization with American civilization. We are so different culturally that it doesn't make sense to lump the United States in with the likes of the EU superstate.

That said, Western Civilization as it is colloquially understood (to include the USA) is the seat of global prosperity, global scientific endeavor, space exploration, disease research, so forth and so on. Until that effort comes from the rest of the world then I won't be able to take criticism of Western Society too seriously, at least not from any Eastern nations.

Much of what is happening is Western streets is a result of comfortable Western communists attempting to seize power through chaos. They want to drag the dregs of the Industrial Revolution forward another century in the hope that MAYBE THIS TIME it will work.

It won't.

But here we are, in the midst of another attempt.




Which brings me to the annoying Happy Hippy portion of our program: We have more in common than any of us are willing to admit. Things will not change until that moment we're finally willing to admit it


I believe this more and more every day.
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posted on Jun, 28 2020 @ 09:35 AM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan

I get that folks are tired of politics. But the fact is, this isn't 2004 anymore. The Clementine images are rehashed to death. We've seen every rock on the surface of Mars. There isn't a viable UFO video out there that isn't the same grainy BS we've had for decades, despite the advent of quality cameras on every handheld device in the world. I mean, i can see a video of just about any rare occurance, but a UFO video is still grainy specs of light?

What would you suggest?


It actually physically pains me to say this, but...

That the site is renamed "Same old BS that you can find on any comments section, anywhere"

That, or given the fatalism of your post, that the old girl is permanently put out to pasture.



posted on Jun, 28 2020 @ 10:14 AM
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a reply to: projectvxn




Right now, the left is a big problem. My real fear is the HUGE pendulum swing that is set to take place in the next 18 months. This could lead to deadly consequences because the anger that the left is producing in mainstream America might hand an extreme right-wing political bloc power to end the chaos. It goes without saying that this is a problem beyond Trump and Biden.


Exactly this (though I would say it's not just the left. But, you knew that)

I don't think any of this is fated to happen. It's going to take cooperation to prevent the worst. I see some signs on both sides (and god how tired am I of referring to all of this as sides) that it's possible to work some things out

Let's be honest - the amount of hostility people feel for each other now is going to take decades to work out. Let's just hope that we can maintain some kind of an uneasy truce




I believe this more and more every day.

I know
ETA: If I had more time, I'd start another thread. So much of what you just said is worth it

But - not today :-)
edit on 6/28/2020 by Spiramirabilis because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 28 2020 @ 11:46 AM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: ChaoticOrder


I get that folks are tired of politics. But the fact is, this isn't 2004 anymore. The Clementine images are rehashed to death. We've seen every rock on the surface of Mars. There isn't a viable UFO video out there that isn't the same grainy BS we've had for decades, despite the advent of quality cameras on every handheld device in the world. I mean, i can see a video of just about any rare occurance, but a UFO video is still grainy specs of light?

What would you suggest?


Yes, agree. With drones now - - sightings are worthless. Gonna need actual, hard proof, of real contact - - and not just a photo.

I do like some of the science threads. Accepting the reality of the "new now" and every day living - - could be interesting.

But, there's no real discussion anymore. You basically have the same 7 or so - - right wingers defending each other - - and attacking anyone that has a different view.

It's not that I don't post because I've changed my thinking (I'm kind of an "atheist realist progressive (progressive as in the definition of the word - - not the political ideology). It's because, again - - there's no real exchange of thought.



posted on Jun, 28 2020 @ 12:13 PM
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a reply to: neformore

Its not fatalism. Its reality.

There are upcomimg wonders that ATS would be prime to discuss. As it stands now...what new Roswell imfo are we waiting for?

So you go where the conspiracy is. Yall call that politics.



posted on Jun, 28 2020 @ 12:56 PM
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I have no doubt...that the ATS forum, and the rest of social media, is infested with Russian agents who support Putin's authoritarian agenda.



posted on Jun, 28 2020 @ 12:59 PM
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originally posted by: Erno86
I have no doubt...that the ATS forum, and the rest of social media, is infested with Russian agents who support Putin's authoritarian agenda.


And there are trump supporters that think trumps partnership with Putin is a good thing. I think it's treason.



posted on Jun, 28 2020 @ 01:02 PM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

You are confusing 'conspiracy' with infantile partisanship, where arguments are created solely for the sake of having them and trying to one up the other side, while people star posts that fit their paradigm multiple times in accordance with their political view.

There is no discussion. There is very little actual thought. Its all scripted sound bytes and bull#.

Quality and interesting discussion was the key to ATS success. Not petty bickering.



posted on Jun, 28 2020 @ 01:07 PM
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a reply to: Spiramirabilis




Which brings me to the annoying Happy Hippy portion of our program: We have more in common than any of us are willing to admit. Things will not change until that moment we're finally willing to admit it





posted on Jun, 28 2020 @ 01:37 PM
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Sadly ATS died a long,long time ago.

I rarely even visit this site anymore.



posted on Jun, 28 2020 @ 02:00 PM
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The problem is that many are addicted to extreme dogma.
As a religion, only in this case its extreme right-wing dogma

Tolerance in their thinking doesn't exist.

The left is the same but it's just that there are few leftists with that negative dogmatic ideologue on ATS anymore

Years ago I use to have good conversations with conservatives here. Not anymore. It's been polarized into deep mutual contempt.

It's not a question of Liberal versus conservative

Its a question of dogmatic ideologues versus dogmatic ideologues who permeate the site with a very negative spirit
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posted on Jun, 28 2020 @ 05:07 PM
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a reply to: ChaoticOrder

So what is going on. Drudge has seemed to have completely sold out and gone Deep State. They are openly anti Trump. The idea that conservatives and libertarians support authoritarian big government is beyond the pale insanely false but every day we keep hearing lie upon lie upon lie all across the MSM and there's a huge push on social media as well. I can believe ATS is in the crosshairs to be silenced as its a free thinkers refuge and one of the not too many sites where people can discuss the issues without an agenda dominating. Even talk radio is being stripped away. Local stations are being bought up and talk is being silenced. We're hearing non stop propaganda about Covid 19 which is as speculative an doctored as everything we heard about global warming and racist cops and gun violence. The world has gone mad but its an engineered and manipulated insanity, a psy op which is going to mean dark times for humanity.



posted on Jun, 28 2020 @ 05:46 PM
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So ATS is dying because people have opinions you don’t agree with expressed here? You used a lot of words to express that.

a reply to: ChaoticOrder



posted on Jun, 28 2020 @ 05:50 PM
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Getting close, but that’s false and actually quite dangerous thinking still. Viewing the world as duality always will force for a good side and bad side, meaning the cycle won’t change just the scripts.

a reply to: mtnshredder



posted on Jun, 28 2020 @ 05:51 PM
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I can see Republicans here being for smaller government. I don’t like the negative and judgemental part of Republicans where they try and punish people for having different views than them. For example, gays, trans, blacks, immigrants... Freedom doesn’t give one the right to suppress others.

Not only that, Republicans are a bit incompetent as leaders because they are out of touch with science and reality and thus make decisions based on false data.

Don’t worry, I see problems with liberals, too.
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posted on Jun, 28 2020 @ 06:13 PM
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When Democrats can't win enough arguments...

They just throw hissy fits and temper tantrums 😁






posted on Jun, 28 2020 @ 06:17 PM
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originally posted by: ChaoticOrder
It's my opinion that ATS would still be a highly popular website if tech companies such as Google treated us fairly,


I would suggest everyone do a few web searches on Google censorship to see exactly how sweeping this really is, absolutely disgusting what they are getting away with.

SelfHacked has a page up showing the effects it has had on numerous sites along with comparative data from an alternative search, duckduckgo.com, that shows their hits increasing there.
Websites Crushed by Googles Censorship

From some Twitter discussion


The health #censorship problem is serious, but the larger problem is: Why do #Google & #Facebook have the power to decide what content 2.5 billion people - soon to be 4+ billion - can or can NOT see? See "The New Censorship"


The comical thing is all the time spent on Trump/Russian conspiracies when Google has been in bed with them the entire time. Im sure China is jealous they cant pull off this kind of global brainwashing.

If you want to hit Google where it hurts, support alternative search engines like duckduckgo or yippy.com, there is actually quite a few to CHOOSE from



posted on Jun, 28 2020 @ 06:30 PM
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ATS would make money if they had adds that targeted the people that actually visited the site.
The adds that appear are clearly targeted at morons, which it why users of ATS use add blockers.



posted on Jun, 28 2020 @ 09:40 PM
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originally posted by: FingerMan
a reply to: ChaoticOrder

"Just remember who your leader will be if you abandon Trump now."

Well, it won't be Joe Biden.

But worry not. Trump is going to win reelection in a landslide.


You have no idea how much I wish this will come true. But here is the thing. Democrats/the establishment have proven that they will use every dirty tactic to stop Trump being re-elected. From the constant "Fake News" from the left whom make up false claims because they despise him for not being a globalists. (heck we have seen several left-wing members make up threads about Trump which are false. one of the last ones being "Trump wants to take away all rights to the LGBT." When in fact one of the Obama laws he vetoed was that health care officials had to treat trans people as the sex they THINK they are.)

Anyway. What is happening now with Antifa and BLM is not by chance. We know they have very rich liberal/pro- globalist aholes whom don't care for the U.S. or it's people, and whom want the dissolution of the U.S., and for us to be controlled by the UN or some other world group.

Whether you like Trump or not should not be a reason to not vote for him. The choices that we have now are either Trump: pro free speech, pro- freedom to assembly PEACEFULLY, pro U.S. Constitution, pro-U.S.
Or
Biden: anti-free speech, anti-freedom to assembly if you lean to the right in politics, but pro-freedom to assembly if you riot, beat up people, destroy small businesses and set the U.S. on fire to implement the One World Government. A vote for Biden, or no vote whatsoever will give the vote to Biden, and then the democrats can completely dismantle the U.S. just so the UN or some other world power takes complete control of the U.S.

The next few months thing will get much worse unless Antifa, BLM etc are stopped in their tracks. But to do that we would need democrats in government to get off their fat arses and stop the destruction, the looting, the beatings by the thugs whom want socialism/communism in the U.S.

I have said this in the past. For several years I have had visions of the future of the U.S., and that future is unfolding now. If democrats win, either legally or by illegal tactics, a vote for democrats will mean a vote in favor of a global dictatorship. If you are one of the "left-wingers" whom claim not to be political but you believe every lie the left-wing media has been telling you about Trump, and you decide not to vote at all it will be the same as voting for Biden.

If Trump wins the re-election I don't think democrats/socialists/communists will take it with their arms crossed. If Trump wins the re-election the Antifa, BLM and other violent left-wing groups will do everything they can to burn the U.S. If Biden wins the left will still burn the U.S. down by dissecting and abolishing every right we have enjoyed so far, and Biden will finish Obama's legacy by giving up our sovereignty to some "global dictatorship." If this happens people who lean to the right will rise up to fight the dictatorship that will come with Biden being POTUS.

Either choice seems to be bad, but at least with the re-election of Trump we might have a chance to stop the liberals/socialists/communists from eroding and abolishing our rights because "those rights offend certain people."

If you vote Biden, or don't vote for Trump because you don't like something he wrote or said you are giving your vote to Biden, it will mean you are embracing a One World Socialist dictatorship.

Biden's mental health has been deteriorating for quite a while now. He still lies his arse off a lot, but most of the time he can barely utter a coherent phrase, and this is the man the left want to re-elect. A puppet for radicals to implement all the policies they have wanted to impose in the U.S. for decades. A vote for Biden will mean you no longer have a right to self defense, or to own and bears.

Biden has said if he is elected for POTUS he will put O'Rourke in charge of the disarmament of all Americans, and O'Rourke has stated he will send the police house by house to take away everyone's rights. If you think he can't do that you are ignoring the fact that this has been done quite successfully in the past in countries like for example Cuba. A vote for Biden will mean implementing the "New Green Deal", which by itself will bankrupt the U.S. A vote for Biden will mean violent left-wing groups like BLM, Antifa, etc, will "literally" get away with murder. A vote for Biden will mean open borders and in essence the complete surrender of the U.S. not just to the globalists, but it will leave the U.S. at the mercy of South American gangs and groups whom have always been taught to hate the U.S. for the freedoms and prosperity we enjoy. A vote for Biden is an anti-law enforcement vote, and Biden will leave regular law abiding Americans at the mercy of violent groups like BLM and Antifa.

A vote for Trump will mean a vote in favor for our alienable rights. A vote in favor of our second amendment and every right enumerated in the Bill of Rights in the U.S. Constitution. A vote in favor of our law enforcement agencies and to stop violent groups from burning our towns and cities. Businesses will attempt to fix our economy, even when globalists will attempt to destroy our economy. A vote for Trump is a vote to attempt to save the U.S. back for the law abiding citizens.

Those whom decide "not to vote" will give the vote to Biden. Those who claim "there are no sides" are as blind as a bat because it is clear we are at a junction in U.S. history in which we either attempt to save our Republic, or simply allow our Republic to be destroyed altogether by the left.



edit on 28-6-2020 by ElectricUniverse because: correct comment.




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