Just look at the threads that continuously become 'top stories.' Look at the patterns in the way threads of ANY topic are replied to, the patterns
through which stars and flags are given. All of this puts into motion a pattern, that determines the trends of the forum. These trends are totally
counter-productive to anyone who is serious about 'denying ignorance,' and making the world a better place. This entire forum is designed to seem like
a 'non-mainstream counter-culture,' so that all such people will come here. And yet, it's clear that the whole purpose of this forum is to perpetuate
the mainstream story line that the mass-media feeds us, with all the same characters and conflicts. The only difference is that it's more 'edgy' and
'controversial.' All that means is that it's encouraged to be as extreme, immature, and accusatory as possible towards the characters(republicans,
democrats, etc) of the mainstream stories.
What happens when someone makes a thread trying to get us beyond the mainstream storylines and characters, points out that 'republican vs. democrat,'
'liberal vs. conservative,' etc, are all total distractions that don't reflect the reality of the situation at all? Or just makes a thread that gets
to the heart of the real issues, without name-dropping those labels, or bringing up those popular narratives? Well, certainly it's not going to become
a top story. It may receive no attention at all. If it does receive attention, it will be something like this. "Yea, people need to wake up and
realize that Obama and the Democrats are turning this country into a socialist dictatorship!" or "We need to finally get rid of the GOP once and for
all. They're a bunch of ignorant, war-mongering fascists." The mainstream dilemma instantly gets inserted, and then suddenly you got an intense
argument, where everyone is flaming each other, using the popular labels/narratives.
There are some intelligent people on this site, sure. But the site itself, while it claims to help with 'denying ignorance,' sorting through
misinformation, etc, is actually the biggest hotspot for perpetuating ignorance and DisInformation that I'm aware of. Just look through the 'top
stories.' Read the posts that spark the conversations. All this site DOES is perpetuate the mainstream storyline, just using more extreme terminology
than most people do. Look at what happened during the election, even during the republican primaries, when Ron Paul was running! They were advertising
Mitt Romney and Obama, asking which one you supported! Deny ignorance? I think not...I know of no bigger DisInformation Center, designed to keep
people distracted, then AboveTopSecret.
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