im quite pissed off that with all the mindless ramblings that go on here this got closed
A couple of points I'd like to make here. First - this site requires effort by the mods and admins to watch it's content. This used to mostly consist of a dozen spams a day or so that had to be deleted and their user's banned etc. Nevertheless, when material like this is posted, most of our members can choose to read or view it when and if they want to. For the mods, not so much - someone has to do that. So you're basically tossing a small pile of work on someone else's plate without asking.
In of itself that extra work is not normally objectionable, even if it takes some effort. My impression from your statement is that you have not even spent the effort to read the followups and see that by the third post or so it had degenerated into material written more then a hundred years ago supporting the position that the USA is an unconstitutional welfare state.
I will say I did not appreciate being forced to review that material and I will not respond to it. It takes only the minutest opportunity or provocation to present itself and the discussion degenerates very quickly. Bad feelings from this ensue and cross over into other threads and soon the entire web site will have an entire further layer of material that just doesn't help the needs that we are trying to address.
maybe having an off-topic forum on a car-related website isn't such a hot idea.
We have a large and diverse group of interesting people here. They are just not going to agree on every subject or issue. There are many things we can enjoy in an off-topic subject. MV8's recent comments on gardening were interesting and I still need to read up on apricot trees, because my peach tree is pest ridden. I remain hopeful that someday the "perfect hamburger" recipe will be posted because I know one of our members has it. Technically he may be required to kill himself if he posts it so it's one of those win some / lose some situations.
If someone wants to host a site called "locostusa-woodshed" where people can go out back and beat on each, that's OK with me. I don't have the time