reply to post by Hefficide
Wow. Long time lurker here. Just had to register for this. I can't believe what is going on here. Reads like a Kafka story.
So OP, there were accusations against you, made in in your previous threads, and looking at them, I can see why.
You basically admit to these accusations, but you assure us the intention was benevolent. You are not an agent or something.
Part of those accusations are very much true. I have been manipulating you, good citizens of ATS. I have been doing so willfully, deliberately, and
with an agenda. I have been using decades of very specific training and research to achieve my goals in this endeavor and have been largely successful
in my labors. I am guilty as charged. I am a manipulator. Heck, even my confession to manipulating is, quite literally, a manipulation in and of
itself. I can, at will, use it to create any number of narratives and to illicit any number of predictable and controllable responses. Any expert will
tell you that sympathy is one of the most powerful tools of manipulation that exist. It can be used quite effectively and powerfully to alter
perception and opinion almost instantly. For example:
So the biggest question to me is, what parts of your previous threads and this thread are the manipulation you are so good at?
Only a few people have asked this but you refuse to answer them it seems.
So what was the exact manipulation, what were the expected replies, and how does all of this teach people anything and how is this all beneficial?
The people that criticise the OP are told by the people that "get it" that they "they don't get it".
This is hilarious.
What a deluded bunch of followers, my my.
Anyone that says they get the OP is severely deluded. The OP cannot "be gotten" because it makes no sense whatsoever.
Just well picked words that don't really mean a thing, a lot of self promotion, contradictory statements, and stating the obvious.
The followers can't really reason beyond that what OP is telling them.
"It's some sort of social experiment, but you don't get it. See how Heff manipulated you"?
Then tell me, how is it a social experiment?
Basically the OP is discrediting the accusations made earlier by saying it was all a social experiment and that he was playing you all along, and how
good he is at it. He then adds some pics that obvioulsy trigger somewhat of an emotional response in people, which is so obvious and redundant, in
order to prove a point that doesn't need to be proven.
Then people are impressed and thank him for fooling them and act like he has shown them secret information they should be thankfull for. All the while
they are completely tricked into thinking the OP has done them a favor.
The people that criticise simply "don't get it".
Well, I have to give it to you Heff, this was brilliant again. I despise what you are doing but you have succeeded again.
The majority fell for it, again. Even though you basically said you are fooling and manipulating them, they praise and thank you for it and even
think they are smarter because of it, when noone actually learned a thing.
This is truly the most pathetic thing I ever witnessed on the internet.
So, please, answer the questions that were asked before.
What was the actual manipulation? What were the responses you made people make. You are very vague.
I don't see how anything you said proved the point you say you are trying to make.
edit on 21-9-2012 by MikeDeVries because: (no reason given)