posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 12:13 AM
*This thread is not intended to instigate any political bickering, Please keep all political BS to the proper threads**
I have been monitoring the forums and the constant back and forth that has been going on about the upcoming U.S. elections for a little while now and
have noticed a disturbing trend:
For people who claim to "Deny Ignorance", everyone seems to be falling hook line and sinker for all the propaganda that is being spewed out in
obscene quantities from both the Democrats and the Republicans.
You see both candidates making claims about the other candidate that in most times would seem trivial at most. And I see fellow ATSers on here
repeating back the same spin. I can't help it, but this is getting under my skin.
Look how easily the political machines were able to get into your head, and harden you against the truth. The first clue that they've been
successful at this, is the fact that supporters often times, have a deep hatred of the other candidate.
This is an irrational hatred, brought to you by the political machine, in an effort to manipulate your train of thought to buy a vote. It is most
likely not your fault, and you have not realized you've been brainwashed, but you have.
Identifying how they do it is the first step to keeping your own thoughts!
1) They will flat out lie to the people when millions of people are watching. When this is proven to be a lie, they will quietly retract the
statement. However, 99% of the people will not bother to fact check, and will go on believing what they saw/heard.
2) They will repeat the same "buzzwords" and half truths to the point your subconsious accepts them as law, without you realizing it.
3) They will use every attempt that they can to misdirect your attention from matters of real importance. They will do this using gimmicks, stunts,
or will blame the other party for attacking instead of looking at the real issues (even if the issue they are misdirecting from is the real issue.
4) They will find ways to discredit the organizations who fact check, or discredit their lies...
Wake up guys, instead of bickering, why don't you do yourself a favor and check out these two sites...
www.factcheck.org - fact checks the claims made by both candidates.
www.votesmart.org - will give you the voting records and everything you can imagine about every candidate on any ballot in the united states.
Both of these are (i believe) impartial. CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX are all slanted in one way or another.
Wake up guys, this is really disturbing. I look to many of you as a voice of reason... it is unnerving to see these propaganda techniques work so
well with so many of you.
Again, please no political candidate bickering in this forum... we see enough of that.
Remember: DENY IGNORANCE!