Finn dAbuzz wrote:
but A2K, from a political standpoint, is becoming less and less a forum for debate and more and more an echo chamber of left-wing thought.
I'm disappointed in the progression of the site, but not complaining.
With out reading any of the responses on here, do you think the above statement is more of a reflection of society
then just this website?
I think about it this way...
Most of the 'important ( I use that term pretty loosely.. all elections are important.. but bear with me) elections have always been followed by chirping.
People who just follow the popular opinion, absorb and repeat only what they hear and you see a lot of so called " converted" voters.
Obama election was huge and had all kinds of hot points to it.
People LOVE and need to feel a part of something bigger than themselves. So instead of standing strong to their previous convictions, or .. looking at the possibility ( Mccain was not everyone's cup of tea no matter what side of the fence you were on! ) , people just accept and become part of the popular stance.
I do not think this is limited to A2K . But I do agree that it is showing up here. I remember when you could get a debate from both sides. Now, it does seem like.... if you are anti obama , you are shot down. Or anti liberal.. how ever you want to hand out that title.
I am willing to bet though, next election, people will begin to sway yet again.