posted ago by ronswanson53 ago by ronswanson53 +3118 / -0

It's a very simple formula:

  1. Identify an assumption that lefites and normies make.
  2. Find find evidence that destroys the assumption.
  3. Spread the news.

Step 2 is super easy because the current smear campaign is FULL of examples:

  • ASSUMPTION: We can trust big tech to always be ethical. FACT: Google removed 100K negative reviews for Robinhood's app in the app store.
  • ASSUMPTION: Elizabeth Warren fights for the little guy. FACT: She wants to have regulations that prevent future meme stocks campaigns.
  • ASSUMPTION: The claims ever made of Russian bots are true, and proven with evidence. FACT: Media is blaming the campaign on Russian bots.
  • ASSUMPTION: Lefty media is a saint, and not influenced by the elites. FACT: Their pundits keeps trying to smear the plebe investors.
  • And the list goes on...


I keep preaching this advice: It's easier to red pill someone by using very little background info. That's why the best red pill stories involve the lefty/normie reading just one news articles about an event.

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Twitter 83 points ago +84 / -1

I wish the demented left would snap out of the brainwashing so we could work together and absolutely dismantle it but some of them are so far gone they'd most likely be worse then whats in there now lol

YourOwnGreatGrandma 10 points ago +27 / -17

Anyone who advocates working together with the left in any fashion is either a shill (most likely) or a retard. The left makes traitors like Mitch McConnell and Ted Cruz look good.

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YourOwnGreatGrandma 2 points ago +3 / -1

I didn’t call him a retard. I said anyone who does x is a retard. yOu cAnT rEaD REEEE

Also his comment is highly vague and ambiguous. He said we should “work with the left” after they snap out of brainwashing. He didn’t say we should redpill people and make them into non-leftists. That implies he thinks people can remain leftists AND our allies. They can’t, and if you weren’t a butthurt medical doctor with 0 knowledge of politics venting your rage on the internet, you’d know allying with the left is retarded.

Carry_Your_Name 23 points ago +25 / -2

Leftists' definition of unity means submission. You either "unite" with us - or ELSE. And what that else means? Hmmm, nice career you have there. Nice house you have there. Nice reputation you have there. Nice contract you have there. It'd be a real shame if it burns down.

Jimmy33 6 points ago +6 / -0

Islam playbook, been working for a few hundred centuries.

womp_squared 5 points ago +5 / -0

That's why they love islam and sharia so much. Peace (unity) through submission.

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Cornpop_A_Bad_Dude 3 points ago +4 / -1

anyone who wants to maintain the division instead of reuniting this country is a communist who wants to see its destruction

YourOwnGreatGrandma 2 points ago +3 / -1

Yeah you go unite with a bunch of people who want white genocide and socialism. Let me know how that works out dumbass.

Maybe we can get just a little white genocide??

Cornpop_A_Bad_Dude 0 points ago +1 / -1

too bad you do not grasp the concept of uniting as wells as you grasp your dick

YourOwnGreatGrandma -1 points ago +1 / -2

Two Low iq responses in a row. You’re heating up

Jammerculture 3 points ago +4 / -1

90% of them are just following the herd

They know the system is fucked just like we do, the only difference we disagree with is how to fix it

There is going to be tons of opportunities over the next few years to bring these people over to our side once they realize they have been lied to. We should not disregard this.

YourOwnGreatGrandma 3 points ago +3 / -0

Sigh. Do you really think the belief that “the SYSTEM is fucked up maaan” is somehow intelligent or useful? Yeah they know the system is fucked... they just disagree with us about genociding whites as the solution... lots to build on there!

You people are such naive chumps. Anyone you know who is still a leftist will never be patriots. It’s impossible. They think of you as a terrorist and a racist. It would require them admitting they were fully evil people for several years of their life and they slandered innocents nonstop. humans don’t do that. L

Stop holding onto your old friendships and grow a pair. We aren’t gonna take the country back by allying with THE LEFT you fuckin chumps, they are our #1 enemy and no amount of debate is gonna change that.

Jammerculture 1 point ago +1 / -0

You people???? (Sorry couldn’t help myself)

I’m not talking about the hardcore commies, I’m talking about the idiots they have convinced to join their side through tick tock etc

Even some of the BLM people are going to realize very soon that they were duped, that the people that they were counting on to help them were using them and at this point they are going to come to us as the only anti-establishment politics movement left.

If we reject these people due to entrenched positions on who the enemy is, then the real enemy wins.

This isn’t about left and right, this is the establishment vs the people, period. All that other shit is just how they keep us divided in their favor.

NullifyAndSecede 10 points ago +10 / -0

One of the best drivers of this is the failure of their own politicians to match their idealistic rhetoric.

For example: https://youtube.com/watch?v=VIMnIh10po0

Shadowreaper07 6 points ago +6 / -0

You know the saying: "Die on your feet, or live on your knees?"

Too large a percentage are quite happy to live on their knees, though it has been escalating for a long time, you only need to look at the Wuflu to see just how easy it is to persuade them to kneel and not only remain kneeling, but demand that those still standing should (be forced to) kneel with them.

Cornpop_A_Bad_Dude 4 points ago +4 / -0

Tucker made a good point

For four years, the leftists have focused their rabid hate on Trump

Trump is gone but the hate and violence are still there

Where is it all going to be directed now?

It's gonna be a shit show watching them destroy each other

ViagraFalls 2 points ago +2 / -0

The worst thing is when some leftist realizes one of their policies isn't working... then they do something even stupider.

Ghostof_PatrickHenry 6 points ago +6 / -0


Fuck the government.

MegoThor 4 points ago +4 / -0

All Politicians are Bastards.

Defund the Federal Government.

NullifyAndSecede 66 points ago +66 / -0

ASSUMPTION : The free market is oppressive

FACT : We don’t have a free market

ASSUMPTION : The government protects the people from capitalists.

FACT : The government is a force multiplier for capital (few investments have a higher rate of return than lobbying)

Undo1913 37 points ago +37 / -0

Our government is privately owned by globalists.

Taxpayers are forced to subsidize Fortune 500 companies like Facebook who shopped around for a city that would give them the biggest tax breaks to build their server farms like in Las Lunas, NM. City council justifies the tax break because of temporary jobs to build the thing. A few dozens permanent jobs working at FB there does not justify a >$10 million subsidy that taxpayers are forced to pay.

NullifyAndSecede 29 points ago +30 / -1

A tax break is NOT a subsidy.

The tax itself is theft that should be abolished.

The existence of arbitrary taxation and regulation allows government to pick winners (Banks, Facebook, Hedgefunds) and losers (the mass of the public)

The State is the primary enemy of liberty.

Undo1913 18 points ago +18 / -0

True. Taxation is theft. Especially the 16th amendment. Nonetheless, Fortune 500 companies receive massive help from government that we the tax slaves pick up the tab for or risk IRS audits and jail time like Irwin Schiff and Bill Benson if we don’t fork up the cash.

lefty295 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yeah, governments manipulate markets through taxes, not the other way around.

they-see-me-trollin 3 points ago +3 / -0

sure, but when "everyone pays the tax" and then they give out tax exemptions to their buddy buddies, then it's just a scheme to punish the non-corrupt.

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PurestEvil 13 points ago +13 / -0

If you have a wife, and she cheats with a guy, do you blame the guy or your wife? Your wife has promised loyalty to you, the guy didn't. The guy may be an asshole (assuming he knows), but your wife has betrayed the oath she made to you, and ruined the trust and all the time and energy you have invested into her. And it could have been ANY guy really, so it may not even be about him at all.

And you are just blaming the guy, pretending how these evil bad boys are always attempting to steal your cheating whore of a wife.

Btw, wife = government, guy = big corporations in this metaphor.

Hanging_Chad 5 points ago +5 / -0

give them the biggest tax breaks to build

a $10 million subsidy that taxpayers are forced to pay.

The taxpayers are waiving tax revenues, not spending tax dollars... correct?

Liberty4All 2 points ago +2 / -0


However, step 2 is the same government that gave the tax breaks to the big corporation then claiming "revenue shortfalls" and raising taxes on the citizenry to fund "critical needs."

ViagraFalls 1 point ago +1 / -0

I used to think greed rules, because of stuff like this. Certainly a lot of greed is present and the corruption that comes with it, but I have more recently learned that the elites also have a malevolence about them. In some cases they are even willing to spend money and lose money in order to harm people.

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NullifyAndSecede 8 points ago +9 / -1

As you point out, our regulations hurt our competitiveness.

But it’s worth noting that global competitiveness is not necessary, we need only become independent of hostile nations.

I don’t know about you, but I seek liberty over prosperity.

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ViagraFalls 2 points ago +2 / -0

I think about government like it's Reddit. When it starts it might just be a 10,000 nerds and nobody cares about it. When it gets to a million people, there is an inherent value in having a post on the front page. You can assume about a million people will see it. So this has led the front page being rigged and manipulated.

Capitalism always dissolves into corporatism. Instead of having government keeping big business from getting out of hand, big businesses buy off the government and use it to their advantage.

LibtardsAreTrash 32 points ago +33 / -1

Maybe they'll realize (within reddit) the very reason they feel the way they do about Trump (& us) is due to wholeheartedly believing every lying word the very media who is now calling them terrorists, supremists, wrecking 'muh democracy' for four years straight. I keep seeing them realize the media is trash, but a lack of "Hm.. someone and his followers tried to warn us of this." Welcome to the club. Take a number and a seat.

I'm gonna create an r account to address this, maybe others can too. Utilize the opportunity to approach those who hate me on a common ground while they're vulnerable and minds open. Basically 'will you hear me out ffs, you see how the machine works, if they can do this to you, imagine us'. One's pride will be the biggest obstacle.

ronswanson53 [S] 15 points ago +15 / -0

Yes, that's exactly what I am hoping with this situation.

Everything in baby steps. That's the only way.

Grond999 2 points ago +3 / -1

Why reflect on Trump? I'm thankful for what Trump did, but what was the Trump administration doing to bring some fairness to the market place?

LibtardsAreTrash 4 points ago +5 / -1

I was drunk when I wrote that. Still am. Although if you don't understand why already then explaining it is a waste of time.

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NullifyAndSecede 2 points ago +2 / -0

The Citadel is unified in support of our subjugation.

Unzipped_Patriot 22 points ago +22 / -0

Just tell people that there is no widespread evidence of market manipulation on behalf of billionaire hedge funds and call them a conspiracy theorist if they start talking about all the evidence.

lefty295 8 points ago +8 / -0

Also call them a white supremacist, especially if they aren't white.

thisdyyd 1 point ago +1 / -0

But isn't that very racist thing to say? D::::::::::::

substantialmajestic 19 points ago +20 / -1

Yes! I've been talking to all my lefty friends about Game Stop! I don't even mention Trump at all!

ChelseaHubbell 24 points ago +25 / -1

Best redpills is when you don't bring up Trump. It's like a knife kill

lilianperry76 2 points ago +3 / -1

No No we don't redpill them, we orange-pill them

whippeat 8 points ago +8 / -0

The best is people on Reddit literally saying ‘the system is rigged’

Hey, there’s a guy who was banned from Twitter who used to say that too

geotus3000 3 points ago +3 / -0

"Remember that reality show host that was banned from Twitter for saying the system was rigged?"

Pelosi_Halitosis 6 points ago +6 / -0

It's easy to twist a lefturd into a knot. They always have to, circle back.

How faggish is that?

Darth_Vader 4 points ago +4 / -0

how faggish is that?

Let me circle back to answer your question in a bit

lilianperry76 -5 points ago +2 / -7

You have leftist friends? Ew Super cringe bro. I think you are super retarded because if anyone calls leftists friends here, they are super retarded

Girth_Grenade 11 points ago +11 / -0

Even though it's basically redpilling, the worst thing you can do is make this a partisan issue unless you're polarizing it as the poor vs the Uber rich.

Most people have no idea how much of the economy is actually rigged thanks to the types of people at the Davos Summit coming up with creative solutions to problems that don't exist, they will see it more and more for themselves.

lefty295 7 points ago +7 / -0

The big secret is that the economy has always been rigged to hell, enough so, that prior to Trump they didn't even need to rig the government, the money simply flowed where they wanted anyway. After Trump... they had to start also rigging the government.

BirthHole 8 points ago +8 / -0

The problem is not informing them - the problem we face is getting them to care.

WeAreGonnaWin 6 points ago +6 / -0

There was a guy who warned us about the establishment, fake news, rigged system and crooked politicians.

I can not remember his name, anyone?

Jackpotsevens 1 point ago +1 / -0

Didn't he used to be on Twitter a lot but got censored and then banned?

Judicator 6 points ago +7 / -1

Agreed 100%!

More Redpilling tactics:

Find something agreeable. The less steps the better. That's why Gamestop is good - "Wallstreet is shorting a company we like" -> "Lets make money off of it and hurt Wallstreet" -> "Wallstreet has rigged the system against us" -> Redpill delivered!

Chose something they are invested in. If you tell them about election fraud, it doesn't matter to them. Therefore, don't bother to do much with that until they're receptive. Gamestop is their money on the line, and their interests. Given Wallstreet has already made it political, it's your job to make it personal and drive that redpill home. They care a lot more when it's their things being taken or cheated; just human nature.

Don't be lukewarm. Either:

  • Don't go overboard. Give them time to process and activate their brains. Information overload will just shut them down. OR
  • Hit them with everything (important) that you've got; give them nothing. If you give them time, they'll find a way to doublethink reconcile it, and neutralize that argument.

Never go between; it will fail for both reasons.

Good luck!

itsdangerous 5 points ago +5 / -0

this week alone i red pulled pretty much every lefty i know. gme is a fucking godsend. use it. use it now.

DiscoverAFire 2 points ago +2 / -0

"I just read an article that r/WSB has ties to white supremacy wtf"

Let them convince you it's bullshit, that the media smears anyone they don't like as white supremacists, then you can ask "what about the capitol protests?"

itsdangerous 3 points ago +3 / -0


YourOwnGreatGrandma 5 points ago +5 / -0

ASSUMPTION: Leftists would take a red pill

FACT: Leftists are mediocre people who would rather extort other people than work. They don’t seek true information. They purposely consume what they know is propaganda.

dominion-bot -1 points ago +1 / -2

They have good intentions, but they ignore important truths. What's that saying? "The road to hell is paved with good intentions"?

YourOwnGreatGrandma 2 points ago +2 / -0

Bullshit. They do not have good intentions. If you tell a leftist that taxation is theft and they remain a leftist, they are evil.

You don’t get to “ignore important truths” and call yourself a good person. Most of you are just too chickenshit to remove evil people from your lives.

dominion-bot 1 point ago +1 / -0

I was watching a Thomas Sowell video around the time I wrote that comment and that's what he had to say about leftists.

ExposeElites 4 points ago +4 / -0

Nevermind...re-read and got it ha

Dimensia89 4 points ago +4 / -0

I think this is a great idea. You would want to start off small at first though, else you may drive then away, depending on how blue-pilled they are.

Jammerculture 4 points ago +4 / -0

Always finish with “well at least you got rid of Trump, so things could go back to normal” with a smirk

TonyGucciano 4 points ago +6 / -2

Tim Pool did 3 videos today that are perfect to send to people to show fake news. No politics involved, just lying news about reddit and the stock market.

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KernalMustard 1 point ago +1 / -0

Tim Tool?

_-Th0r-_ 4 points ago +4 / -0

Words are used in business and marketing to warp your perception of the truth.

A company calls itself Robinhood to make it easier for the poor to take from the rich.

When in fact it helps transfer your wealth to hedge funds, and the second the game goes in your favor in a serious way you are shut down.

So if you finally acknowledge there is a delta between words and reality in branding, how about in politics.

  • Affordable Care Act - lol expensive
  • Patriot Act (pls let me spy on u)
  • 15 days to slow the spread
  • WMDs
  • Russia Russia Russia
  • There is no evidence of voter fraud
  • Trump incited a rebellion
  • Free speech is actshually terrorism
Intense_peacefulness 3 points ago +3 / -0

This would only work if leftists actually cared about truth or justice which they don't. They don't care about their parties corruption or obviously stupid ambitions that will make life harder. They don't care about their hypocrisy. They're a death cult bent on a utopian vision.

Grond999 3 points ago +4 / -1

What makes you think the RepubliCANT party would treat the situation any better?

The RepubliCANT party allows these hedge funds and the like to do what the fuck they want with little consequences.

The Dems and RepubliCANTs are pure swamp.

GoldEagle97 2 points ago +2 / -0

Agreed, the political class is a menace to American society as a whole. Biggest trick they ever pulled was to convince people to fight another while the political-hedgefund alliance made money. Love that this GME stuff is bringing people back together.

Grond999 1 point ago +1 / -0

I am into cryptocurrencies and have a fair wack of wealth supporting Decentralized Finance projects. We need to migrate away from these Wallstreet parasites.

dominion-bot 1 point ago +1 / -0

I'm terrified by how easily crypto can be manipulated. I like the idea, but I really doubt it will be as capable as people think. We need to end the Fed, but moving to digital currency makes us all one big infrastructure attack away from disaster.

Grond999 1 point ago +1 / -0

I'm terrified by how easily crypto can be manipulated.

I'm not sure what are referring to, but yes, news or "news" can effect the market. Access if prevented could also hinder. There are also stablecoins being built though.

VenusDe 2 points ago +2 / -0

Another tip: say "they stopped trading when things were not going their way & they stopped counting ballots when things were not going their way."

JokerPede 2 points ago +2 / -0

Also don't come off as initially adversarial.. they are less likely to actually read what you say. Side with them, agree with them, tell them they are correct.. then indirectly show them their assumptions are wrong. This is much more effective than saying "Fuck you, you are wrong and here's why [link]".

NimbleNavigator20202 2 points ago +2 / -0

Great post. Very succinct and sharp. If there ever was an opportunity to seize to brigade left wing communities and change some hearts and minds, stepping away from PDW for a bit, this is it.

shill273 2 points ago +2 / -0

indeed, you have to be subtle though, dropping small crumbs here and there, get then to think/questioin on their own, just like in the movie you must merely incept the doubt.

Kriegson 2 points ago +2 / -0

"When the institution was losing they shut everything down, media, government and corporations seemed to cooperate to turn their loss into a win? Man, why does that seem familiar..."

funkjock84 2 points ago +2 / -0

try to last night. especially when CNN ran a piece lying about WSBets was buying up silver next. When I told someone that i know is a leftist that. they say ya crooked media protecting the rich and powerful. then I slipped the redpill and told them "wonder what else the media was covering for and lying about".

Dex1911 2 points ago +2 / -0

It doesn’t matter I tried telling someone that trumpet did not build the kid cages and that it was the Obama administration I sent him the article and they still didn’t believe me. They don’t give a fuck they’ve been brainwashed too much

Damaged_Dirk 2 points ago +2 / -0

the left right now: The media lies to push an agenda!?!?!?!

wizdom 2 points ago +2 / -0

Man I spent about a couple days on /r/wallstreetbets and now I just want to gouge my eyes out. The level of cuckoldry over there is epic... .bunch of basement dwelling Faggots.

LostViking1985 2 points ago +2 / -0

A response to your reminder: it is easiest to red pill someone when it concerns a topic they know enough about to know that the media story is a lie. Find that topic and hammer it, and you will have dispensed a permanent red pill. The next task is then to get them to ask the question: "what else that I have been told, is a lie?"

This is what happened to me during GamerGate, and it led to me coming to Trump, and questioning a life full of dumb "progressive" beliefs.

SaltyKarens 2 points ago +2 / -0

It's working. I see norms in chat saying that Biden is purposely crashing the economy to prepare for the great reset.

POOP_SMEARED_TITTIES 2 points ago +2 / -0

I had a post yesterday that was right on the money: https://media.patriots.win/post/JQeeXGYd.png

unfortunately some of them are so close but so so far away from truly understanding it

knnbccb 2 points ago +3 / -1

A nation of sheep deserves a government of wolves.

This is a universal truth, not just for America.

GiveMe1776 2 points ago +2 / -0

Already did it to a couple of coffee shop workers here in Denver. They were talking about GME and how the system was rigged. I butted in and brought up how their taxes they were currently doing the work for will be bailing out millionaires (they both agreed that would probably happen) and Joe Biden was supported by those same millionaires. They said they didn’t know that, and one said he wouldn’t have voted for Biden after all the stuff he’s done so far. I said goodbye and the other employee asked one what Biden has done, the guy started with the 30 EOs... this was the first time I had hope for Denver.

yodayoda 1 point ago +1 / -0

You are assuming idiots care about facts.

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WeAreGonnaWin 1 point ago +1 / -0

Give me real sources about GME, not just some blogs or internet forums. Give me links to official sources like WAPO, WSJ, NYT, CNBC, CNN !!

Trust the media and remember 'orange man bad' !!

Spread the red pill.

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JoeSweetDreams 1 point ago +1 / -0

I took this opportunity to redpill my dad that used to believe everything he read in MSM, he went full rage for 24hrs and now hates the establishment with a passion, seeing the illusion of free trade shatter into pieces really pissed him off, like it would for any other hard working man.

Maybe things really need to get a lot worse before they get better, maybe this is the way societies evolve, I'm very hopeful about the future honestly, I don't think things like the gamestop situation are just pure coincidences, I believe it's all a chain reaction that will eventually lead to the establishment's own undoing.

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cyberwar 1 point ago +2 / -1

The people who are making up the rules of the stock market are the ones you are up against. The house always wins.

lurker10001111 1 point ago +1 / -0

I'm not too well versed on gamestop stocks but from what I have seen of my coworkers, it's basically people taking bad financial advise from random people on reddit. Those that bought the stocks did so because they saw the high turn over rate, using a majority of whatever savings they have left... and now are complaining about participating in a game they know nothing about.

My cowrokers keep saying that the big companies are performing illegal actions and that they can't do this or that, but those companies can and will, regardless if it's illegal or not.

These are the same coworkers that laughed at gun ownership, fraudulent elections, and what not. I do not feel pity for them.

RiverFenix 1 point ago +1 / -0

one of my friends said the hedgefunders actually 'leaked' on reddit about the short and that it was paid agitprop who got the frenzy going.

My buddy said he shorted GME too (and AMC), says smart money knows what is up. He dropped 10k. He gets the squeeze if GME goes above 700$

Another typical dupe on the masses.

nenorpg 1 point ago +1 / -0

what if we redpill everyone except those in power? I'm sure making more people knowledgeable will fix things.

thallos 1 point ago +1 / -0

Does anyone have a link to a good article about Russian bots and wsb? I have a couple of friends that this would reach.

Yawnz13 1 point ago +1 / -0

Assumption: Big Wall St. investors will be hurt by Reddit's actions

Reality: GameStop execs, brokers, and anyone else who owned and lent stock to Melvin Capital to short sell just made a killing

lefty295 1 point ago +1 / -0

I'm all on board with the gamestop thing, but the idea this will do any lasting damage seems like a pipe dream to me. These people plan years ahead, not just one week. They'll roll out more intersectionality and divide people like they did with Occupy Wallstreet.

Yawnz13 2 points ago +2 / -0

It has nothing at all to do with intersectionality or the Occupy movement. In every transaction there are always at least two parties: the buyer and the seller. Who do you think Melvin Capital borrowed GME shares from to short sell in the first place?

FightTheSWAMP 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yes! I used this opportunity on one of my coworkers. He is deranged with hatred over Trump, but I know if he can leave Trump out of the picture we have more in common than he thinks. I told him if there was every anything he needs to pay attention to its the Game Stop situation. This situation is going to weed out the representatives that truly want the people to succeed compared to those that want to protect the 1%. I fully believe e if this happened under Trump he would be on the hedge funds side. I told him how the media uses "racism" and "white supremacists" as trigger words to get the people go hate what they want them to hate. He didn't think Discord overreacted by banning everyone for joining a Trump server, myself included, but he sees the bullshit with this. At a time when we can't agree on shit...this is what we need and we have to push info to the ones who aren't completely lost.

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Handshakemilk 1 point ago +2 / -1

Dude, if you aren't red pilled after everything that's happened in the last few months, nothing will work

TurnNYred 1 point ago +1 / -0

They figured out how to tank the stock today. It’s way down.

slaphappy2 1 point ago +1 / -0

If normies had brains or an attention span greater than two minutes - you could also explain what happened in 2008.

But they were told by BOTH the Bush and Obama administrations that giving billions in taxpayer money to the world's largest, wealthiest and greediest investment banks was the only way to save the planet.

It was global warming 1.0.

subbookkeeper 1 point ago +1 / -0

No-one changes their minds due to being shown evidence, their brain just quickly cobbles together something else to make their reality make sense.

You'd be far better explaining what cognitive dissonance is and using examples from the news, or better yet, explaining the Gel Man amnesia affect to them and letting that sit in their mind.

Jackpotsevens 3 points ago +3 / -0

Gel man amnesia effect?

Mitschu 2 points ago +2 / -0

You read an article in the paper about a topic you're passably familiar with -- sports, electronics, perhaps local gossip or politics -- and shake your head in marvel at how many of the most basic facts they manage to get wrong. This is not merely somewhat wrong or 'agree to disagree' havering over differences of opinion, but them unable to solve what 1+1 equals while declaring themselves expert mathematicians. "Wet sidewalks cause it to rain", the newspaper's meteorologists declare with unabashed certainty, and you are forced to chuckle at such ignorant nonsense being taken for fact. Who falls for this sort of bullshit, you ponder as you flip the page.

Where you then read an article about a topic you're not passably familiar with -- sports, electronics, perhaps local gossip or politics -- and due to your admitted lack of familiarity accept these experts as factual and accurate, never once questioning if maybe, just maybe, this article (and perhaps the entire newspaper) is just as full of tripe.

That's the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect.

subbookkeeper 1 point ago +1 / -0

Look it up, it's a life changing idea and I don't want to spoil it for you by ham fistedly explaining it.

Jackpotsevens 2 points ago +2 / -0

Looked it up, very interesting

Sand313man 1 point ago +1 / -0

Pro tip - cnn bbc and friends are posting about a silver rush.... yet reddit Wallstreetbets constantly speaks against doing this.

Media however is reporting that reddit Wallstreetbets army is pushing for silver acquisition.