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We already know...Trump is ignoring Puerto Rico...And tomorrow it will be the tax reduction plan by Trump...The rich will get richer while the rest of us get poorer...
originally posted by: CriticalStinker
So the start and finish of this election has empowered a new type of media sensationalism.
One so powerful, it sucks in those who used to hide from politics like the plague.
Even here on ATS, we've seen people play along, some expected, some not. Sometimes I even get sucked in.
But when I take a step back, I see how silly the vitriol was once the embers have cooled, and the next topic is decided.
Please, this is not the mud pit, keep it civil. I also didn't do general conspiracy as this is wide out in the open. Mods move if you please. And if you do get the sudden urge to get hasty, go to the mud pit.
So what's the next big topic? Any ideas?
The people who constantly give Trump the benefit of the doubt seem to take offense when people like me point out the very real and obvious ways he's leading everyone around by the nose..
If you consider me a part of a "mob" of people who think for themselves and don't accept the government narrative then sure, I'll gladly accept that. I'm happy most of the media are finally holding the president over a fire. Which brings me back to the whole "Mob" thing...
Your views about politics have been shaped through propaganda and confirmation bias to believe that the media is the enemy now, so you stop questioning the government narrative..
And that's the whole point of the "mob" you're in, and you can see it in the comments about the NFL controversy as well. Unabashed allegiance or you're a traitor. That doesn't taste too American to me..
originally posted by: SolAquarius
originally posted by: Groot
The next thing will be pet discrimination.
Cat people will be fighting tooth and claw against dog people, fish people will go head to head against fish people.
Whew. Thankfully I am rabid possum person so I got nothing to worry about.
I have enough controversy to deal with as it is.
originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: underwerks
I get a general idea of where you're coming from. It is possible and given more credence every day that the same force that manipulates the media also manipulates the government.
Think about this. Would Trump be where he is without them and would they be where they are without him?
You may be a deeper thinker than your words on a screen portray, but when you announce, "it's all Trumps fault." You sound like part of the herd. To then apply it to his base (as if that is all that is triggered) is furthering the contempt.
Just pointing it out.
When have I announced "it's all Trumps fault"?
Whatever outrageous new thing Trump decides to say to rile up his base and point the camera away from whatever he's failing at. Extra points if it has a racial or patriotic component that makes his base emotional and therefore forfit any critical thinking. Repeat ad nauseum. Until he feels like he's in complete control or we're a smoking hole in the ground.
I even made a thread about Trump and the media colluding to advance his agenda and drive up their profits at the same time through manufactured media outrage.
But I'm the sheep in the herd. It makes it hard to take anything you say serious when you broadly paint me as a sheep for daring to think differently.