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My Conservative World

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Posted: Jan 14, 2021, 9:29 PM
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I have to admit my circle of conservative friends, at least some of them, are edging close to all this Qanon type BS and crazy conspiracy theories.

I'm not buying into it, but many will. Just as many on the left were given TDS by the MSM and social media.

This is not a good thing...

A reminder - go watch The Social Dilemma on Netflix. Helps put things in perspective.

https://www.netflix.com/title/81254224



Re: My Conservative World


Posted: Jan 14, 2021, 9:39 PM
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I'm probably classically liberal with a lot of conservative leanings. I'm saying that because I watch conservative learning shows on you tube and read conservative writings on the internet, and I hadn't heard of Qanon until about a month ago.

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Thanks for this. Adding to my list.***


Posted: Jan 14, 2021, 9:42 PM
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I second the recommendation

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Posted: Jan 14, 2021, 9:49 PM
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of The Social Dilemma. Scary as ####.

I also hate to hear about your friends getting sucked into the whole Q thing. Some cousins of mine are getting sucked down that rabbit hole.


Re: I second the recommendation


Posted: Jan 14, 2021, 10:03 PM
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I can’t wait to get my hair cut again and ask my lady what happened to the martial law thing. She said her son swore it was going to happen.

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It always going to happen.


Posted: Jan 14, 2021, 11:54 PM
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It's just next week, or next month, and there's always new proof...and thats coming out any day.

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Social Dilemma was fascinating, but The part that


Posted: Jan 14, 2021, 10:27 PM
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really shocked me wasn’t how they manipulate me. It was the statistics of teen suicide. The bullying that these kids no longer escape when they come home from school where only loving family is there. So sad. As the father of young children it was very eye-opening.

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I know people who still believe Trump will be president

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Posted: Jan 14, 2021, 10:31 PM
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for the next 4 years. They are waiting for some major event/revelation in the coming days. It really blows my mind how gullible these seemingly intelligent, productive people can be. It is a total inability to discern truth from BS.

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Same.


Posted: Jan 14, 2021, 11:53 PM
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They seem to think that somehow, Biden and Harris will be going to jail or something on Jan 20.

It's really a strange mental disorder.

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What is the QANON equivalent you can compare

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Posted: Jan 14, 2021, 10:51 PM
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from the "just as many on the left were given TDS" observation.

Haven't seen many people waving TDS flags, or wearing TDS shirts with Civil War 2.0.

Your actually full of radicalized bs. There is no similar dysfunctional cult on the left.


Really?

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Posted: Jan 14, 2021, 10:58 PM
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https://thehill.com/homenews/news/314988-protests-anti-trump-events-offer-inauguration-alternative


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you show me a bunch of harmless normies

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Posted: Jan 14, 2021, 11:09 PM
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I'm shocked.

There is a gaping chasm where your honesty used to be.....before your inadvertent sex change.

Lol.


This is what I don’t quite get....

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Posted: Jan 14, 2021, 11:15 PM
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If you talk to people like this in real life you’re either friendless or getting your asskicked on the regular. I really doubt these are your real world social skills, and this is a board you visit pretty frequently. So why bust out like a Tourette’s patient blurting insults in response to a post that didn’t say anything similar to you?

I’m not preaching, you do what you want, I’m genuinely curious, and I don’t mean to single you out—you’re clearly not the only one but I just saw this first. What is it about anonymously yelling at other anonymous people that appeals to you?

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Re: This is what I don’t quite get....


Posted: Jan 14, 2021, 11:21 PM
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I just love internet tough

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I’m legit puzzled.

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Posted: Jan 14, 2021, 11:24 PM
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I keep thinking we will all get sick of extremism sooner or later but right now it seems more are heading for the margins than looking for some empathy.

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Re: I’m legit puzzled.

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Posted: Jan 14, 2021, 11:30 PM
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Maybe I just live in a decent area, but I go out in the neighborhood and people don't seem crazy. I look on the internet and it seems like a lot of people have lost their effing minds.

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That’s where I was going with my first reply

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Posted: Jan 14, 2021, 11:35 PM
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Life’s pretty freaking good in my daily interactions with people across a seriously broad swath of demographics. Online, hoo boy—-which ones more “real”?

I’ve had my moments around here too, many I’m not proud of (just like real life too I guess), but I’m making a concerted effort to treat people online a lot closer to how I do in the real world.

This board is a lot more civil than most spots on the Internet, but even here, if this were your daily life you’d have dudes on every corner yelling at each other (or in some cases just shouting at the wind)

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Oops. I put an LOL, but clearly bad at humor

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Posted: Jan 14, 2021, 11:52 PM
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I apologize T3 and Obed and whomever else took it the wrong way.

I was way over the line.

I will step on back to boring.


No sweat amigo, and it didn’t seem like you

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Posted: Jan 14, 2021, 11:54 PM
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I was just hoping that you had gotten a BS speeding ticket today or something and were just pissed at the world. Been there too.

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Re: What is the QANON equivalent you can compare


Posted: Jan 14, 2021, 11:18 PM
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Antifa

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I'm shocked it took a medicore documentary for most people


Posted: Jan 14, 2021, 11:51 PM
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to figure out what it said.

How could anyone not already know that content?

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Didn't know but Pelosi had a laptop stolen


Posted: Jan 15, 2021, 2:13 AM
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https://www.dailydot.com/debug/pelosi-missing-laptop-disinformation/


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Re: My Conservative World


Posted: Jan 15, 2021, 6:34 AM
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America's always tried to be an inclusive melting pot, but of late it seems America's gotten barraged by some stuff it can't just readily absorb.

Democracy really only happens between the center-left and center-right. Too far left and you're into Socialism - where stuff gets "nationalized" for the public good, and outright thought-police Communism stuff, where failure to adhere to rigid political orthodoxy can get you sent to Siberia as a dissident or outright capped for Autarky or Deviance or Disruption of the Collective or whatever.

Too far right and you've got a pure iron-fisted dictatorship, run by a strongman who invariably ends up getting himself named Dictator For Life and who stages sham "elections" in which he gets 98% of the vote. (Putin is less blatant, he usually shoots for 78% because he thinks it looks better.) That isn't compatible with Democracy either. Speak out against the Great Man and he caps you.

The fun part is, bad governments can be both, because both extremes end up being authoritarian states that really aren't that different.

I think these far-left anarcho-Communists who set up CHAZ or CHOP or whatever the eff that experiment in lunacy was in Seattle or Trump supporters agitating to overturn the results of a free election would be quite startled to see what they'd create if they actually won. But these unfiltered radical and reactionary voices are pouring into people's ears and the scary part is they've gotten normalized by viral social media indoctrination to the point these voices just don't scare people like they should anymore...and folks, far-left or far-right extremist views are NOT compatible with civilization, much less actual Democracy, and a whole lot of people have gotten radicalized without even realizing it's happened to them. It's more than a little unsettling.

And sorry, there's a bunch of people on this very thread and way out of bounds with beliefs compatible with sustaining actual democracy in America...and don't even seem to realize it themselves.

If you were cheering on that Capitol attack, you're there. And you need to come back.


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Posted: Jan 15, 2021, 6:42 AM
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Not even similar. The people that had so called TDS syndrome were proven correct, The Qnanon shyatt is just batshyatt crazy. The real TDS has proven to be those who support Trump.

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Posted: Jan 15, 2021, 6:47 AM
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Just saying though...don't you think the constant riots and images of cities burning and buildings being invaded and trashed didn't contribute mightily to what we saw in the Capitol?

That kind of stuff entirely too quickly became normal. I don't think the folks who invaded the Capitol really realized how very large a step mounting an actual insurrection is, and that invading the Capitol while Congress is certifying the results of an election is very different than burning and looting a Target.

Stuff doesn't go 0-60 in a vacuum. It accelerates.


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Posted: Jan 15, 2021, 6:53 AM
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I think it could be a factor. Who cares either way? It still doesn't change the fact that people that were anti-Trump have been proven accurate and the anyone who leans towards QAnon are batshyatt crazy.

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