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Jan 20, 2006

Hiring, paying and training Professional Disruptors -- we have seen it.

With the growing influence of web sites and chat rooms in political public opinion, it has become obvious that neocon political organizations are hiring, paying and training professional disrupters. These individuals are paid to go into sites and chat rooms that have political significance (like Care2 or Pal Talk) to neutralize and disrupt any liberal leaning conversation and/or any criticism of the Bush administration or the neocon agenda.

[This by the way, was posted in a group by Carlos A. I hope he doesn't mind my using it.]

Just remember Howard Dean’s great success on the internet. That success explains why the politicos would want to spend the money.

The phenomena is not new, back in the heyday of the now defunct MSN chat rooms, most liberal leaning rooms were constantly plagued by these neocon spin doctors and assorted disrupters. [The original disrupters were patronized by Jewish organizations like the Anti Defamation League to fight Arab anti Semitism;]{I can't verify this, BT}; but the techniques soon jumped over to the neocon camp, specially after Bush got “elected” by the Supreme Court. Currently, it won’t take more than 15 to 20 minutes in a liberal leaning Pal Talk chat room to find a gaggle of these nuisance characters.

It’s easy to identify them, look for the following:

1.- Most of them have memorized “talking points” that they repeat verbatim. Save for the most able, it’s difficult to make them talk outside of their learned discourse.

2.- They seldom work alone, they arrive in pairs or threesomes, with one posing as liberal.

3.- They will try anything to disrupt the flow of conversation, usually with the most outrageous statements. They don't care on winning a debate, just to distract and change the subject.

4.- When the above fails, they resort to insults and personal attacks, including threats, veiled or otherwise.

I have found that the very best defense against them is to ignore them. Just remember that they are paid professionals to keep your cool. If they attack you just stick to the original theme of the conversation. They will sometimes leave when they find their drivel ineffective.

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Since I haven't gone to any other chat rooms for a long, long time -- I suspected, but I didn't know, what was going on there, too!

These are the reasons we have had to "clean up" groups like Amnesty International, block people from groups, and make more and more groups into Closed Groups, here on Care2. Since these people can change identities with ease, there is hardly any way to permanently get rid of them; tho, they obviously DON'T belong here!

Ignoring them is excellent advice, too; unfortunately, not always possible. They can be EXTREMELY vicious; have really hurt people, and driven some, even, off of Care2, either temporarily, or permanently.

I am putting all this here, for anyone new to Care2, to the Internet, or new to the kinds of Disruption faced, to see it.

"............ it has become obvious that neocon political organizations are hiring, paying and training professional disrupters. These individuals are paid to go into sites and chat rooms that have political significance (like Care2 or Pal Talk) to neutralize and disrupt any liberal leaning conversation and/or any criticism of the Bush administration or the neocon agenda."

Remember, that since these types are PAID PROFESSIONALS, their vicious attacks on you are NOTHING PERSONAL, AND HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU AS A PERSON. It is merely their job that they are doing. Likewise, sinking to their level and attacking them back, will be like hitting a stone wall. It won't make YOU feel much better; and, to them, it's all part of the job they are getting paid for; so, why should they care what you think???!!!

One strategy I use, is to be TOTALLY OUTRAGEOUS in my attacks on Bush, etc.; come on STRONGER each time they attack! Defeats their Boss's purpose, nicely!!!


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Posted: Jan 20, 2006 2:48am

 

 
 
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