reply to post by AliceBleachWhite
For argument's sake . . . as a hypothetical . . .
I'm curious . . . are there NON-contrarian perspectives that you support?
Maybe I'm still sleepy, but I don't recall any.
I kind of doubt that you're a paid disinfo agent. And I don't know how one would objectively discern and detect the difference between a chronic
obsessive RAD fostered contrarian stance vs a paid disinfo agent stance.
Would it be an order of DEGREE of intensity of contrarian obsessiveness?
Would it be an order of percentage of such topics which were NOT responded to with abject fierce and reflexive contrarian posts and perspectives? i.e.
0-0.0001% (paid agent) vs say 5-15% (RAD fostered compulsive contrarian)?
It's an interesting academic sort of psychological question.
Off the top of my head, I'd think that paid disinfo agents would be slightly to moderately LESS intense and less knee-jerk immediately fiercely
On the other hand, probably a good percentage of paid disinfo agents WOULD ALSO BE RAD fostered compulsive, reflexive contrarian in their personality,
psycho-dynamics, motivations, drivenness etc.
Still, there's nothing quite like a JOB to take the edge off of a passionate, internal motivation.
On the other hand . . . a very diligent . . . perhaps money hungry worker in a context of generous bonuses . . . could theoretically behave very much
like a RAD fostered compulsive contrarian.
And . . . there's the issue of such individuals' original, dyed-in-the-wool liberal globalist politics. One would THINK that the hiring policies and
strategies would weed out any but such TRUE BELIEVER GLOBALISTS.
And, I think TRUE BELIEVER GLOBALISTS (TBG's hereafter) would behave very much like RAD fostered compulsive contrarians. There's more than a few
DYED-IN-THE-WOOL atheists hereon who behave similarly. They are likely RAD fostered compulsive contrarians, too.
IF a TBG is an intense globalist, then they WOULD BEHAVE very much like a rabid . . . what . . . a rabid Muslim or other rabid extrinsic religionist.
Some of the rabid atheists hereon behave like that.
What an interesting puzzle to try and unravel.
Alas, I don't have sufficient interest to dedicate sufficient time and energy to get very far with it--if that's even possible from such a practical
distance. I'd think that one would need a lot more than observable posted variables to make much progress on the sorting out--e.g. ISP's and some
very sophisticated statistics on word choices, pattern recognition software, ISP kinds of stats, comparisons with similar posters etc.
I do believe that ATS MUST have some of the higher percentages of paid trolls around. It's logical as the largest alternative, 'conspiracy' site
around. I think that
would be similar as the largest opposition to such site. And, some of the trollish behaviors are similar even though the average politics of the
majority of the members are opposite.
There, some of the paid trolls seem to have wormed their way into the confidence of the founder early on. That's logical as a strategy . . . if I
were the supervisor of paid trolls, I'd have insured that such would be the case early on with rising stars of such sites. Sometimes, it seems like
the same is true of ATS. In the early years, some of the mods seemed to fit that category.
I mostly don't think we can remotely reliably tell from the average members' position. I don't think it would be easy for the management to tell.
There's just toooo many seriously confounding complex issues.
But it WOULD somewhat nicely explain some very chronic behavior on the part of some hereon. LOL.