If someone is so much of an NPC that an Internet troll is able to discourage them from voting, why would we want that person voting in the first place? 🤔
Hey, you’re wrong about the NPC meme being right wing, and 4chan had very little to do with it. The 4chan mods HATED it, and almost every NPC-related thread was pruned shortly after its creation.
(They also began censoring the term ‘soy boy’ at this point. But antisemitic and racial slurs are still a go. 👌)
There’ve been people of all different political persuasions involved in the central aspects of it — the memes, the memeing, the LARPS, the RL appearances, the articles, the videos, etc.
The beauty of the NPC meme is that it’s only offensive to the people to whom it applies. It isn’t solely applicable to the Regressive Left, but they’re at the center of the current culture war (pushing the rest of us off into the ‘alt-right’ category), so that’s how it’s being used.
Also, don’t believe a damn thing you hear about the NPC meme from the mainstream media. They‘ve been among our primary targets, which is why they’ve been our greatest detractors.
There were never 10,000 Twitter bots. The retweet-bot idea was discarded 48 hours in because: capchas. There were real people behind these accounts, and the idea was to provide a steady stream of freebased identity politics while promoting awareness of social media censorship.
We never set out to influence an election, and the NoMenMidterm meme (from July) only made a comeback after the mainstream media decided to integrate it into its “voter suppression” narrative.
When they reported that we were giving out a false voting date, we put out word to push THEIR November 7th voting date.
This is what they do. The media brought the racism and antisemitism over to 4chan back in the mid-2000s when they began reporting on non-existent racism and antisemitism. The racists and antisemites swarmed in.
The rise of Anonymous shortly thereafter was the direct result of Greta van Susteren’s sensationalized accounts of a series of mean-spirited adolescent pranks. Actual hackers moved into /b/ and brought with them a political agenda.
The media’s practice of creating its own news is what brought the NPC meme to life in the first place. It had been dead for over two years when some idiot journalist decided to dig it out of the meme graveyard and claim it was being used to “dehumanize” SJWs. The “alt-right trolls” were only too happy to comply.
That’s bullshit. Part of having the right to vote is being able to choose when NOT to vote. You teach American government — you of all people should know this.
Do you honestly not see the problem with telling someone he can only express an opinion if he exercises his voting rights as YOU see fit?
There are plenty of registered Democrats who have vowed to stay home from the polls because they’re disgusted with their party. They’re trying to sending a message, and they have EVERY right to complain.
I managed to leave off “without being lectured by an entitled sneuflake”. But that’s totally how it should have ended.
This same person once had the audacity to suggest that Trump only won in 2016 because the people who voted for him didn’t know any better. 🙄
This is the “voter suppression” those hypocritical fuckers are referring to:
This is about as “fake news” as you can get.
For the most part, these “bots” were people, and what these brave souls were doing was parodying (or otherwise copypasta-ing) the “opinions” of the Regressive Left — which still doesn’t violate Twitter’s TOS.
(This is why Twitter has to label them all ‘bots’.)
And the analytics involved weren’t nearly as sophisticated as they make them out to be. Couldn’t be, not after the backlash following the second purge, when legitimate BlueWave accounts were inadvertently deleted. 🤣
Also, the “late September to early October” timeline is patently false — unless their math is more woke than mine. But I suppose Jack wishes to distance himself from his more recent acts of censorship, because: BLEXIT.
That’s right, folks: #BlackLivesMatter only until they decide to #WalkAlway.
I will be voting for [candidate] because I am tired of American politics being dominated by a #duopoly that has strayed too far from the founding principles of our society.
I will be *enthusiastically* voting for [candidate] because I believe he represents these principles, and that if elected he will remain as accessible to the individual citizens of his district as he has throughout his campaign.
(TRUE FACT: The existence of the incumbent is not a media hoax.)
Make no mistake — [candidate] is not some radical third-party candidate looking to arbitrarily slash government spending and legalize everything short of murder. On the contrary, Mr. [candidate] is out to make our government operate more efficiently so we can all breathe a little easier.
How does he plan to accomplish this? Not with empty rhetoric, but by eliminating wasteful spending and redirecting the Federal Government’s focus to federal issues.
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Which is not to say that [candidate] is without a few radical views. He is, for instance, in favor of Congressional term limits. (Who will speak for our career politicians?!) 😱 Which is not nearly as startling as his belief that the Second Amendment remains in effect and somehow pertains to private gun ownership. (Wait, what??) 😱😱
But perhaps most radical of all is Mr. [candidate]’s position on Donald Trump. Directly from his website (TRIGGER WARNING):
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I will be voting for [candidate] in the upcoming election and hope you will too — if you aren’t too triggered by his radical views.