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Aug 4, 2021 - 5:43 AM
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Brought up a good point about manipulation....
Dividing the masses...
Here is an interesting experiment.....

Look up. MARK DICE ...
Youtube..video...on vaccine peittion .to arest anti-vaxers...

Aug 4, 2021 - 5:58:58 AM
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Oh look. Another political thread from Figmo. This one pointing us to a commentator rightly described as 'right-wing conservative pundit, conspiracy theorist' on Wikipedia. So people are only manipulated or 'divided' from (by implication) the righteous if they don't agree with Figmo and his ilk.
There is a division. Those of us seeing the Covid epidemic as a real, global, non-political issue with real pragmatic solutions, and those of us using the Covid epidemic to push a political agenda regardless of the scientific realities. Whether the Figmos are the manipulators or the manipulated is the interesting question.

Aug 4, 2021 - 6:09:03 AM

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Originally posted by figmo59

Brought up a good point about manipulation....
Dividing the masses...
Here is an interesting experiment.....

Look up. MARK DICE ...
Youtube..video...on vaccine peittion .to arest anti-vaxers...


Yes he's a good example. He's a real manipulator talking to people in their echo chamber trying to divide the masses.

Aug 4, 2021 - 6:24:40 AM
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banjoy

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9795 posts since 7/1/2006

I guess what I find striking is how many folks who seek to divide people, do what figmo has just done, conducting his own personal experiment. What I have seen on the extreme right way more than the extreme left is this sense that somehow they have more knowledge, or insights, being an insider to what's "really going on."

An experiment to what end? For who's benefit? To humor one's self? Usually these things are thrown out there like this so the reactions can be observed, as if that somehow is telling of something. It is not.

These types of tools used for division (and by tools, I mean videos, websites, and people) are amplified by the internet and social media. These are the tools of demagogues promoting American fascism.

Years ago I came up with my own simple test of demagoguery and whether a person comes from a place of spirit, or not. And that test is simple: do the words, actions, thoughts and deeds of an individual cause and cast suspicion, doubt, separation, division, hatred, fear and loathing of "the other?" Or do the words, actions, thoughts and deeds of an individual have a unifying, healing, calming effect? This is a very simple test to apply and anyone can use it. And so many of these nutjobs (not all, but many) wrap all this up in faux religion. As if division and hatred is something their supposed deity is fine with and would do himself. He would not.

Until we address the spiritual issues within mankind, this is all an exercise in futility anyway. In addition to a genetic code that describes and prescribes us, there too is a spiritual code which we are all part of and that unites us. Although we have the ability to rise above, there are nefarious, greedy and fearful forces that are here, now, and this stuff only serves to feed the divisions.

"Nuf from me. This thread may be locked by the time I hit the "Post Reply" button anyway. No more rabbit holes today.

Edited by - banjoy on 08/04/2021 06:26:51

Aug 4, 2021 - 6:51:39 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

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26333 posts since 8/3/2003

Oh, Fig, you've done it again. This thread is political and you knew it was.

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