Thread where we trash talk former conservative posters till they get mad enough to post again

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Sear, Oct 13, 2020.

  1. Sear

    Sear TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    I'm still trying to wrap my brain around any % of people genuinely believing in something that gained traction as a joke on 4chan.

    Like... how?

    And if it's that easy, what won't people believe? If we start our own bullshit fake theory here and push it hard on one of the chan boards, does it actually catch on and start influencing American politics?
     
  2. Utumno

    Utumno Administrator Staff Member

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    Again, I feel like ur really out of touch w/the last several years. I would have agreed with you say, a decade ago. Asti's only happened to be "left" in that he has always been for whatever was least mainstream and whatever qualified as politically edgy. His stances are now pretty much all about how Trump may be bad but Democrats/Hillary would have been 10x worse, and Putin is a poor misunderstood guy.

    The 9/11 inside job people are pretty much like the anti-vaxxer crowd, entirely coopted by fringe right (or if you want to be generous, libertarian whacko sect which is about as far from "left" as you can get in the present day.)
     
  3. Havlen

    Havlen TZT Abuser

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    I'm sure we could argue the validity of the poll and I have no doubt it was probably skewed one way or another, but here's an example:

    https://www.politico.com/blogs/ben-...n-half-of-democrats-believed-bush-knew-035224

    Democrats were 7 times more likely than Republicans to think it was very or somewhat likely Bush knew.
     
  4. OrigZeatanas

    OrigZeatanas TZT Addict

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    ok brainstorming session: high level republicans have been selling off federal land out west slowly to Canada till they own so much they claim it as a province
     
  5. Agrul

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    I don't think this is evidence that these polls/surveys are "skewed", whatever that means. I think they're evidence that most Americans are imbeciles.

    And that I was right to restrict attention to crazy bullshit that forms substantive policy proposals, earlier in the thread. That's where the difference between the two parties is clear and large.
     
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  6. Vlaara

    Vlaara Maaruk the Mighty

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    ugh my cuz just posted this, too lazy to move to the boomer thread:

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  7. AgelessDrifter

    AgelessDrifter TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    @ me you coward
     
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  8. Agrul

    Agrul TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    if i do that where's your incentive to read every single post
     
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  9. BanedenHR

    BanedenHR TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    im losing incentive to read any single post right now
     
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  10. AgelessDrifter

    AgelessDrifter TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    Not me—I predicted this in ~2006 or whenever the guy fawkes mask trend was taking off
     
  11. Sear

    Sear TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/16/tech/qanon-believer-how-he-got-out/index.html

    It's weird how this is being portrayed as a cult that you have to "get out" from.

    It was a 4chan joke. Our society is so fucked if a significant number of people are gullible enough to believe something so absurd.

    You can make a conspiracy out of literally anything and then rationalize it by finding intentionally-vague "clues" & details that are actually just coincidental. Then shut-in losers gobble this up because it gives them some Eureka moment satisfaction to PUT ALL THE PIECES TOGETHER so they can feel like they're part of something important instead of accepting the reality of being a nobody with a boring life.

    I'll cook one up for us right now: Donald Trump is actually part of a globalist Stonemason conspiracy to colonize Mars with only white people. He's in cahoots with Elon Musk and they're using cryptocurrency to fund this. Both of them use SECRET CODE WORDS in their public speeches. CAN U SPOT THE CLUES & DISCOVER THE REAL TRUTH???

    -QAsti
     
  12. Sear

    Sear TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    pls herd some neckbeards down this rabbit hole I've created

    The first big clue is identifying which crypto shitcoin they're using. That should keep them busy for at least a full work week or so.
     
  13. Utumno

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  14. AgelessDrifter

    AgelessDrifter TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    Schrödinger’s bin Laden
     
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