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Forum Post: Help needed to counter Conservative propaganda

Posted 1 year ago on Feb. 9, 2013, 9:12 p.m. EST by nelsum (6)
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I am new here. First time posting, but long time supporter. A propaganda war in the comments sections of news outlets, yahoo, Facebook, etc. is going on. Koch Bros, and other conservative groups have paid posters and the party faithful posting pro-conservative posts, and purposely seeking out any liberal leaning, or pro union posts to attack. They give thumbs downs in mass to make the comment "not displayed due to low rating" in yahoo, as well as making generally malicious posts and personal attacks. All in an effort to make the "illusion" of support for conservative issues by the public. This is to sway the undecided. It's getting pretty bad. We can use some support especially on Yahoo comments. I'm sure most of you know this kind of thing is going on, but I figured I would bring it up anyway. I feel like I'm fighting alone sometimes. :) Thank you for your service...OWS. I hope I did not break the rules by posting this.

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[-] 7 points by shadz66 (17956) 1 year ago

"Noam Chomsky, "Public Education and The Common Good." (Video)

"Noam Chomsky addressed more than 800 students at East Stroudsburg University on February 7, 2013. Prof. Chomsky gives to us an eloquent historical, present and future perspectives as to the public educational system in the US how he believes it has been used not for the common good, but rather for the special interests of those who have power and money and want to perpetuate a docile non-critical thinking population..

"Society, or the common good, as Chomsky called it, encourages people to focus on themselves and their own success. Programs such as public education and Social Security, which are now under attack, are based on a different perception. "They are based on the perception that we should care about other people....That's a dangerous perception. It means you should be a human being and not a pathological creature,"

Please spend 3/4 of an hour watching this. Use this and other links from this and other sites and cross fertilise & then blow any right-wing b-s out of the water. Good Luck ! Persevere !! Resistance Is Fertile !!!

fiat lux ...

[-] 4 points by gsw (2727) 1 year ago

I appreciated your posting of this very informative Noam Chomsky video.

He explains so well many reasons were in a age of unenlightenment on many levels. This is one of my top ten list.

Highly recommended for all.

[-] 3 points by nelsum (6) 1 year ago

Thank you. Viewing the videos was refreshing as well as enlightening. You don't hear that anywhere in the mainstream.

[-] 2 points by ZenDog (20548) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

Resistance Is Fertile !!!

!

[-] 1 points by shadz66 (17956) 1 year ago

& Quiescence Is Servile !!!

!

[-] 3 points by Oligarchophobe (21) 1 year ago

To combat the Koch Bros ,when ever possible when posting else where direct the readers to this web site.

In fact put up another web site specifically for the common person who is a victim of the Oligarchy.

what to put in the web site is important. What alerts you may not alert the victims

[-] 3 points by Oligarchophobe (21) 1 year ago

To counter the anti occupy non sense coming out of Bill O'Reilly I would like to see occupy folks reach out to the victims of the Oligarchy with information important to the victims personal plight. I stood in a bread line and mentioned to my friend "Here we stand like paupers while the banks get a trillion $". Those that heard what I had said looked up and it started some mini conversations.

I thought " So mention the plight of the victims first, then mention who is getting the bail out. I ought to remember that. "

I also thought I should not use jargon terms like Oligarchy.

[-] 3 points by Oligarchophobe (21) 1 year ago

Rent a bill board to direct the public to this web site

or do some thing similar

[-] 1 points by redandbluestripedpill (333) 1 year ago

Yup, dynamic cognitive infiltration working to turn black into white.

[-] 1 points by gsw (2727) 1 year ago

If. You would provide a link, and I'm sure there are hundreds, as there are many right wing listeners to talk radio, Im sure I will be lost searching for conservatives on Internet. Enough come here as it is. They should come here so they can learn.

[-] 1 points by nelsum (6) 1 year ago

Thanks gsw- here's one. Just start at the highest rated comments. http://news.yahoo.com/obama-lay-economic-growth-plan-state-union-speech-022047207.html?bcmt_s=m#ugccmt-container

Anything that involves Barack Obama is an absolute Conserva-troll magnet. Now I certainly DO NOT agree with many policies of the current admin, but hey, Obama was handed 2 foreign wars, a financial system in collapse, and absolutely no co-operation from the Republicans.

[-] 1 points by Narley (-634) 1 year ago

It is a war for people’s minds to be sure. However, I think most people have already chosen a side and will not be easily persuaded to change. I also do not buy the thought that paid posters exist. I heard the idea a lot, but never seen it proven. I’m not convinced internet forums and chats change anyone’s mind. Probably more like preaching to those who already agree with you. But nothing wrong with trying to garner support for your views.

[-] 4 points by ZenDog (20548) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

I also do not buy the thought that paid posters exist.

and how much does your disbelief go for these days . . .

[+] -5 points by VQkag1 (-112) 1 year ago

I'm willing to bet you're paid for your time. You work for the democrat party after all. You're probably a spy, sent to keep an eye on how things are going with Occupy. That would explain your obsessive presence on this board... That, or you have no friends at all.

[-] 3 points by ZenDog (20548) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago
[-] 3 points by shadz66 (17956) 1 year ago

Tr@shy - still staring into the mirror darkly ? + http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TLZN92-dZo !

temet nosce ...

[+] -4 points by VQkag1 (-112) 1 year ago

I also do not buy the thought that paid posters exist.

Right, who would pay someone to post on this dying website. Ah!!!! People here will say anything to avoid an argument... Ta da! You're paid! Extremely lame and ridiculous.

[-] 1 points by peacehurricane (293) 1 year ago

Oh this site is alive and well. The taxpayers are flipping the bill to compensate people and this is through those "fed" agencies that once again prove why they need be closed down. Oh they exist (for now) though they ought to be thinking of their own future because on current path it will be a short trip to dead end. The line is long for those who attempt to fuck us. Working with us will exclude many posters here because happy kind people are just that. Simple... I am WE

[-] 0 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

The left is doing the same thing.

Divide and conquer.

If you support either of em, then Fuck You.

Sincerely,

Another World is Possible.

[-] -1 points by highlander (-163) 1 year ago

I enjoy reading the posts here. And I enjoy slipping in counterarguments. I do not agree with 80% of what OWS proposes; I believe they will irreversibly harm this nation. If OWS is promoting revolution, they need to handle anything, everything, that comes their way. Revolutions are never easy or clean. Toughen up, folks, because there are a lot of people out there who believe as I do.