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Offline Gilgamesh (OP)

I, too, noticed this a while back:
« on: March 21, 2017, 02:03:09 AM »


Although I wouldn't say it becomes right wing, no. It's not conservative in nature. Rather I'd say that any social media wherein one can say literally anything without fear of banishment, becomes very anti-leftism. It's the same reason why theists can only exist online in heavily moderated areas where all dissent is met with censorship. Their ideas need protection from reason. So, too, do mainstream 'progressive' ideas.

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Offline Mr.Obvious

Re: I, too, noticed this a while back:
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2017, 02:52:32 AM »
Could be, this is the only forum I frequent. Doesn't give me much insight.
What I can say is that I think that if we didn't have our mods, I think we'd have more spammers and trolls than actual members.
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Offline Baruch

Re: I, too, noticed this a while back:
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2017, 07:06:41 AM »
Yes, we would be awash with used Bible salesmen, like the lead character in Paper Moon ... except for the moderators.  A nuclear reactor needs moderators, Atheistforum.com is a useful atomic reaction, not a China Syndrome.
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Re: I, too, noticed this a while back:
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2017, 07:08:39 AM »
Without moderation, a forum becomes a morass of trolling.
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Re: I, too, noticed this a while back:
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2017, 10:51:59 AM »
"leftist ideas cannot exist without censorship and moderation"

"leftist ideas cannot exist without censorship and moderation"

"leftist ideas cannot exist without censorship and moderation"

"leftist ideas cannot exist without censorship and moderation"

Well, yeah, because the left has it's extreme left and it's fucking marxist as hell, to the point that it's as bad as being a nazi. They're thought police.

You know, it's funny. I'd actually agree with this screenshot, but it's not because I think uncensored thoughts are conservative, it's because the left immediately casts them out as conservative, because they don't fit their rhetoric
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Re: I, too, noticed this a while back:
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2017, 10:56:48 AM »
I've said this once and I'll say it again. The extreme left are as bad (or worse) than the extreme right. They are what created the alt-right, after all. If you're going to call white people bigoted and racist and generalize all of them like that, just for being white, of course there is going to be an opposition. Even if there wasn't one prior. It will manifest in a response.

And no. This isn't the whole of the Left. It's a small minority, but it's a very loud minority and it's done a lot of damage to our culture.
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Re: I, too, noticed this a while back:
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2017, 11:52:16 AM »
Have you ever had someone start yelling at you for what you thought was no reason? and where there was no problem before, even despite that what that person was saying was completely off base about you, you felt the need to defend yourself? Think about it and think back. I guarantee it's happened to every one of you. It could be as simple as someone at a bar yelling at you for flirting with his girlfriend, when you weren't even talking to her at all. It's the same thing here. If someone is fighting against an opposition, even if the opposition isn't there, the people they identify and are demonizing as the opposition, whether they are actually doing those things or not will fight back and create an opposition.
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Re: I, too, noticed this a while back:
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2017, 05:00:30 PM »
You know, in the past few months I've actually started looking at the outside world and it's politics. I've find it amazing that there are a few people who have some version of thought-crime in their ideas.

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Offline Baruch

Re: I, too, noticed this a while back:
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2017, 06:24:11 PM »
You know, in the past few months I've actually started looking at the outside world and it's politics. I've find it amazing that there are a few people who have some version of thought-crime in their ideas.

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Their thoughts are criminal, or they are thinking of persecuting others for what they think are thought crimes?  Please see the movie Brazil for pointers.
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Re: I, too, noticed this a while back:
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2017, 06:29:22 PM »
Their thoughts are criminal, or they are thinking of persecuting others for what they think are thought crimes.  Please see the movie Brazil for pointers.
I just find the idea that someone would want to persecute someone for their ideas rather than actual action to be preposterous.
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Offline Baruch

Re: I, too, noticed this a while back:
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2017, 06:32:03 PM »
I just find the idea that someone would want to persecute someone for their ideas rather than actual action to be preposterous.

It is.  Putting people in shackles, and whipping them to do your bidding ... is micromanagement.  Worrying about their hostile thoughts while you are giving them free motivation lessons .. is nano-management ;-(
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Re: I, too, noticed this a while back:
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2017, 08:23:18 PM »
Ironically, this screenshot is from /r/The_Donald, and the discussion thread has a shit-ton of posts removed by the moderators. :lol:

Re: I, too, noticed this a while back:
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2017, 08:28:47 PM »
Ironically, this screenshot is from /r/The_Donald, and the discussion thread has a shit-ton of posts removed by the moderators. :lol:

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Re: I, too, noticed this a while back:
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2017, 08:50:54 PM »
Shhhhhh....you're ruining the narrative!
Which narrative? I have been variously accused of ruining narratives left and right (har).

Offline Gilgamesh (OP)

Re: I, too, noticed this a while back:
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2017, 12:41:22 AM »
Ironically, this screenshot is from /r/The_Donald, and the discussion thread has a shit-ton of posts removed by the moderators. :lol:

The screenshot is from 4chan..