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Doonesbury - How Could ANY People Believe Such A Massive Lie? (Original Post) JHB May 2022 OP
I've actually argued with people who believe that crap on Quora Clash City Rocker May 2022 #1
Quora is a Q&A site. No relation to "Q" nuttery except for those who post such there. JHB May 2022 #4
man. that would be a nice power to have here. mopinko May 2022 #13
To be able to censure responses to your opinions that agree/disagree with you at your discretion? Cheezoholic May 2022 #24
agree/disagree? no no no mopinko May 2022 #25
Thank you! 2naSalit May 2022 #2
Yep rpannier May 2022 #3
Trump "emboldened" the Nazis keithbvadu2 May 2022 #5
Yes, this. 45* made it ok to bring racism back out into the open. groundloop May 2022 #20
Makes me feel so discouraged about this country. calimary May 2022 #26
That is so spot-on, it could have been a Mike Lukovich cartoon. GoCubsGo May 2022 #6
Santa underpants May 2022 #7
The want to be lied to Aviation Pro May 2022 #12
Ball don't lie underpants May 2022 #16
still genius bringthePaine May 2022 #8
Kick dalton99a May 2022 #9
Let Doonesbury be kicked. planetc May 2022 #10
Yes indeed Wild blueberry May 2022 #11
Doonesbury kick! crickets May 2022 #14
K&R, uponit7771 May 2022 #15
Another great Doonesbury strip LetMyPeopleVote May 2022 #17
Kicktoon. The inestimable Doonesbury does it again Hekate May 2022 #18
The problem with propaganda is . . . Aussie105 May 2022 #19
🌻🌻🌻💙K💛&💛R💙🌻🌻🌻 ShazzieB May 2022 #21
Doonesbury nails it! burrowowl May 2022 #22
Great Post...and Thank You for all the work you do for all of us at Democratic Underground. K & $ Stuart G May 2022 #23

Clash City Rocker

(3,406 posts)
1. I've actually argued with people who believe that crap on Quora
Sun May 1, 2022, 09:58 AM
May 2022

Or maybe they’re just trolls looking for attention. They always get slammed for it.

JHB

(37,181 posts)
4. Quora is a Q&A site. No relation to "Q" nuttery except for those who post such there.
Sun May 1, 2022, 10:23 AM
May 2022

Like any other social media site, what you get there varies. But it has moderation tools, and the ability for users to turn off replies or delete disruptive replies to their own threads.

Cheezoholic

(2,099 posts)
24. To be able to censure responses to your opinions that agree/disagree with you at your discretion?
Mon May 2, 2022, 01:51 AM
May 2022

Kinda defeats the purpose, or there's some arrogant fragility aloft or I completely missed something, which happens lol

mopinko

(70,715 posts)
25. agree/disagree? no no no
Mon May 2, 2022, 08:51 AM
May 2022

to remove asshole comments that the jurors miss, disinformation, etc.
every time a comment like that stands, a troll gets PAID.

keithbvadu2

(37,579 posts)
5. Trump "emboldened" the Nazis
Sun May 1, 2022, 10:45 AM
May 2022

Trump "emboldened" the Nazis

America fought a war against the Nazis and supposedly won.

Yet here they are marching to "take back America".

When did the Nazis have America?

" Michael Von Kotch, a Pennsylvania resident who called himself a Nazi, said the rally made him "proud to be white."

He said that he's long held white supremacist views and that Trump's election has "emboldened" him and the members of his own Nazi group. "

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/fights-in-advance-of-saturday-protest-in-charlottesville/2017/08/12/155fb636-7f13-11e7-83c7-5bd5460f0d7e_story.html?utm_term=.b54a0162fe07

groundloop

(11,626 posts)
20. Yes, this. 45* made it ok to bring racism back out into the open.
Sun May 1, 2022, 07:59 PM
May 2022

At least before 45*, racists were beginning to be driven underground so that their rancid beliefs weren't quite as able to infect others. After 45* that bullshit is in full daylight and far more likely to capture the heart and soul of weak minded people who might not have fallen into that trap before.

calimary

(82,000 posts)
26. Makes me feel so discouraged about this country.
Tue May 3, 2022, 01:15 AM
May 2022

How many WILLINGLY swallowed whatever 45* shat out his behind. We REALLY live in a country where that happens?

NOT happy tonight.

underpants

(183,631 posts)
7. Santa
Sun May 1, 2022, 11:26 AM
May 2022

You tell people something enough and they can’t help but keep it as some level of truth no matter everything else they see.

My standard thought when I hear this nonsense (and I listen to talk radio) is “As a grown ass adult, have you considered- has it crossed your mind - that you are being lied to?”

Aussie105

(5,643 posts)
19. The problem with propaganda is . . .
Sun May 1, 2022, 07:43 PM
May 2022

you can see it so clearly in another country, but if you live within a maelstrom of propaganda, on a daily basis, in your own country, it becomes a lot harder.

The most effective propaganda is information that manipulates you into thinking a certain way, without you being aware of it.

That uneasy, queasy feeling you have most of your waking hours?
Never mind it too much, it's just your brain trying to digest and make sense of all the manipulative BS you are fed every waking minute.

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