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Originally posted by schrodingers dog
reply to post by verbal kint
I can't speak on behalf of ATS, but within the ideologies and doctrines of any marginal group is not to remain marginalized by definition.
Some avant-guarde communities equate the idea of the "mainstream" as a "sellout".
I do not believe this is the case here on ATS. ... closer to a mission statement.
Now I'm sure some like the idea of ATS as our little secret world where we can talk about the "mainstream" and rebel against it. But I don't believe that that would serve the greater good, nor do I think is part of the reason that ATS exists.
Originally posted by verbal kint
This is not a criticism of ATS (yet). It appears to me that there has been a shift in the population of ATS. I see more and more threads dedicated to proving "conspiracy" related theories and ideas to be false... Once And For All. But that alone didn't really solidify my suspicions of mainstream infiltration (if you will). I have never listened to ATS MIX until just last week, so I don't know it's history at all. What I do know is that I was very surprised when it began playing and I heard what seemed to me to be a standard, commercial, sound bitey, mainstream broadcast. Now this isn't necessarily a bad thing. One would think it may make it more appealing to a larger audience and thus expose more people to alternative thinking and topics. In spite of this possibility, if I'm really honest, I am forced to admit that it really made my stomach turn - to the point that I couldn't really listen to it. So, all things considered, are we under attack by the mainstream? Does anyone else see this possibility? Or am I just too unrealistic in my entertainment of ideas and too A.M. radio in my taste?
oh yeah, I also am getting a feeling of "cookie cutter conspiracy theory" from a number of threads. I don't know if I'm being clear enough but... ya know?
[edit on 8/8/2008 by verbal kint]