Posted 5 years ago on Dec. 17, 2012, 11:59 a.m. EST by john32
from Pittsburgh, PA
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Not sure if i can even post from my old account so here is the post from this one:
I just read over Auditors post:
"Don't dare go against the talking points from the left. Tolerance on this forum means pretending to be anything other than a white male on this forum. Staying withing the rules means allowing VQ, shooz, and whatever other sock they're using, can call you a shill or right wing wacko an you are not allowed to retaliate against this barrage of soft defamation they throw at you. Because if you do, you'll be banned. You will tow the Democratic party line or we will accuse you of being a republican and if that doesn't work, we'll ban you. Gee, I wonder why Occupy no longer Occupies this forum?"
While i can't say i agree with all of it - i agree with a majority of it. There are about 5-10 individuals on this forum that flood it - and if you have any difference of opinion from theirs, you'll get booted from the forum. Anyone can easily see who these individuals are by looking at the recent comment section at any time of the day and see the flood of posts from them.
Case and point - i was debating with a forum moderator the other day and going back and forth. His argument was constant attacks about me being a republican shill - even though I'm not a republican. Then it turned into attacks against me saying that someone with a negative rating should be booted from the forums. While i realize there are obvious trolls on the forums - i am not one and it is pretty obvious with the posts I contribute to this site that I am not one. I'm not on here to constantly bash obama like i see from these other blatantly obvious trolls. The problem with booting people off here because of their rating is the fact that there are about 5-10 individuals on this forum that travel in a pack and post on here hundreds of times a day - if they decide they don't like you, you're down voted to oblivion.
Not only that - as i was debating with this mod the other day my account suddenly dropped by 100 points instantaneously. It wasn't from down votes - it was someone tampering with my account. I'm not claiming to know who did it - but it was blatantly obvious it was someone who had access to my account as my rating dropped in seconds by 100 points.
This is the type of thing that this forum should stand firmly against - trying to force particular information on people and not let them see other information. This is what North Korea does to their people - what China does to their people. This is forcing your will on the people by minimizing the information they're allowed to look at. It is a dictatorial notion. This is not what Occupy is supposed to be about. There is nothing wrong with open debate - even if the two parties disagree. And just because you may not agree with me DOESN"T make me a republican shill.
So because this account has been tampered with - I made a new account John32, and will continue to post from that topics that are not designed to attack democrats or republicans - but to inform people of information they don't get on the MSM.