reply to post by ZiggyMojo
The OP was stroking all the egos of the people who accused him of being a dis-information agent or of having an agenda
Really, he set up this thread to stroke the ego of a mere handfull of people who ever did so? Weird.
So it was a succes because a few did respond with criticism? It makes no sense at all.
In my eyes, anyone that doesn't have a problem with the OP is not capable of independant thought, seriously.
he is guilty of the exact thing that every single one of us is guilty of. We are all just people, with our own agendas.. Whether we intentionally push
that agenda or not, our words reflect our feelings. We all manipulate, willingly and unwillingly and we are all manipulated.
Lol, and to think that you think that you "got it". You walked right into the trap. There are two forms of manipulation.
The manipulation that occurs when people interact, this is normal, we all manipulate the things we interact with. This is completely obvious and
logical and doesn't warrant a thread or explanation.
Then there is the manipulation that is really meant to fool people, that is not sincere, and truly malevolent.
OP admits to the latter but includes the first type and makes you think it is really about that. But it isn't.
You failed. Epically.
He is no different than us.
I am sure not like him,
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:
Do you do stuff like this? I don't.
He admits he has been doing this manipulation in his previous threads. It is obviously malevolent. It is not sincere. It's about achieving goals, not
about honest well meant information sharing. He freaking admits it.
So if people have accused him they were right.
And now you say this thread was meant to stroke the egos of those few people and make them post here.
Get out of here.
I know what it was for and will tell you later on. First, let the OP answer the questions he has refused to answer up till now.
It worked because you responded to this thread.. Or even if you didn't respond, he has manipulated you into reading it simply from a Title. In
essence, he has manipulated a response from you or he has manipulated you into giving your attention. You read this thread, and upon reading it you
responded. Therefore, you were manipulated into a response because you FELT something that made you want to respond. It is that easy to manipulate
Laughable. Borderline idiotic.
So completely obvious. If this was the point it is redundant. Could've said it in one sentence. Everybody knows this.
If this is the point, then everybody is a master manipulator. I pity you if this is what you think it is all about.
Does this warrant praise and 100 flags? Sad.
Maybe I'm not getting it.. Or maybe I'm making Heff out to be a lot more intelligent than he is. From what I am getting.. He made this thread to show
how easily we can all be manipulated, and to admit that he has manipulated all of us.. Just like we all manipulate one another whether we do it
intentionally or not.
You are definately not getting it. If anything, you are making yourself look less than intelligent, together with the rest of them.
Heff is definately intelligent. You are all like putty in his hands.
As said before, I never ever witnessed such a pathetic scene on the internet before.
edit on 21-9-2012 by MikeDeVries because: (no reason