posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 06:34 PM
As we all know on ATS there are people out to convince us we are wrong.
Logic dictates that the majority of the posts attempting to unfairly defeat your well thought out argument, especially if you supplied highly credible
documentation; are made merely by highly-emotional and misled people who have been programmed knee-jerk reactions.
However, logic also dictates that the trillions of dollars spent by governments to fight cyber-warfare, that there will occasionally be a agent
working for a nation's, corporation's, or other political organization's agenda. As a job in real life too at that. They will be using some very
basic unfair tactics to derail your nice and wonderful thread and will also try to distract people from thinking straight about what you are
presenting to them.
They actually have lists that they follow and use various tactics in order of effectiveness and will just go to another tactic if the first few fail.
Using multiple dummy accounts is highly possible and would be quite effective as well.
TACTIC # 1)
"You are Trolling!"
This almost always works at making people think the OP is just "trolling".
It destroys the "credibility" of the "messenger" and is a Ad Hominem attack on the person and not a legitimate debate against the subject being
It's super ultra effective. Like the best method ever devised of destroying the credibility of the messenger. GENIUS!
This is the new KING of disinformation tactics.
Most people claim it only from emotions and ignorance, but SOME people in the midsts are doing it as a paid job, and it's working wonders!
TACTIC # 2)
"There isn't a Conspiracy in Everything"
This bad boy's a classic and is always used in any good conspiracy thread.
It's pure double-think irrational logic.
Here is why.
If there isn't a conspiracy in everything, that means there are no conspiracies at all.
The truth is, there is a conspiracy hidden somewhere in the middle of everything, and they are using poor logic and vague over-generalized
statements to misdirect you into thinking "this guy thinks that every single thing he sees is a conspiracy".
This is quite untrue. A person who thinks there is a conspiracy in everything would believe in infinite conspiracies, and I have never met anyone who
claimed such nonsense, thankfully.
TRUTH IS : To win a debate you must attack the subject with rational points that prove your case.
By making little 1 line ignorant statements like this you defeat nothing except your own potential to think.
Many people among us are using it completely unintentionally due to habit and social norms, but once they realize the error of their ways this
practice may hopefully come to a cease. And then such poor attempts at derailing great threads may decrease in their frequency.
This will make it hard for the "agents" whomever they may work for, to use these super easy tactics to attack the real deal when it finally lands on
our doorsteps. I hope we sure don't overlook it because of these 2 classics!