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The OP was stroking all the egos of the people who accused him of being a dis-information agent or of having an agenda
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.
He is no different than us.
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:
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 someone.
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.
Originally posted by Hefficide
reply to post by Sly1one
The use of the word "Agenda" in the title was just a tongue in cheek joke to the fact that I have recently been accused of being a paid poster/agent several times of late. I thought it a clever way to address those claims and table a bit of a conversation.
Sadly, I lacked the foresight to realize that so many people who simply react to the words "agenda" and "manipulation" and miss the threads point entirely.
Live and learn.
He has manipulated you into believing everything he posted. How do you know it is even true?
Originally posted by pattyngayle
Well, Mr. Heff, it seems you've elicited the response you were looking for, fortunately not all of us are so easily manipulated by outer forces. Ever heard of Transaction Analysis? If not look into it...
Actually no.. it's not redundant or unworthy.. It's showing how blindly you believe all of his statements and vehemently defend your belief and assumptions.... based on nothing but some words from a guy who said he made a post to intentionally manipulate you. So no.. I'm pretty sure I get that he has put one over you and I. This thread is a win-win.
It's showing how blindly you believe all of his statements and vehemently defend your belief and assumptions.... based on nothing but some words from a guy who said he made a post to intentionally manipulate you.