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Re: Mirage Men The Trailer

From: William Treurniet <wtreurniet.nul>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2012 12:16:55 -0400
Archived: Wed, 18 Apr 2012 05:52:44 -0400
Subject: Re: Mirage Men The Trailer


>From: Vincent Boudreau<vincentboudreau.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2012 02:11:12 -0400
>Subject: Re: Mirage Men The Trailer

><snip>

>http://www.nowandfutures.com/spew_tools.html

>It is titled: How To Detect And Bust Spew Freaks, Politicians,
>Liars, Etc. First - Learn Their Tricks And Slimy Ways:

>As we get to the fifth rule of disinformation, we can read:

>"Sidetrack opponents with name calling and ridicule. This is also
>known as the primary 'attack the messenger' ploy, though other
>methods qualify as variants of that approach. Associate opponents
>with unpopular titles such as 'kooks', 'right-wing', 'liberal',
>'left-wing', 'terrorists', 'conspiracy buffs', 'radicals',
>'militia', 'racists', 'religious fanatics', 'sexual deviates',
>and so forth. This makes others shrink from support out of fear
>of gaining the same label, and you avoid dealing with issues."

>Simply put: it would be dishonest to use the term "conspiracy
>theorist" against those who, so effectively, use the same term
>to end an argument before it even started.

>I simply wished _this_ wasn't used on the other side of the aisle
>also.

>We should know better.

Responses to my recent post, 'Was Ectoplasm Formed To Render Art
In Clouds?', could serve as a case study on how these
disinformation rules are applied.

The thread's initial post is at the following url:

http://www.ufoupdateslist.com/2012/apr/m11-003.shtml


Rule 4 - Use a straw man:

http://www.ufoupdateslist.com/2012/apr/m12-004.shtml


Rule 6 - Hit and run:

http://www.ufoupdateslist.com/2012/apr/m11-010.shtml

Rule 5 - Sidetrack opponents with name calling and ridicule:
Both responses emphasized the dreaded 'pareidolia' label which
would have had the effect of discouraging any further
discussion.

Rule 9 - Play dumb:
Both responses did not mention the suggested mechanism which was
even snipped out of the original post. This was the raison
d'etre of the thread.

If these two contributors are not disinformation agents
intentionally, then this example shows how inability to think
out-of-the-box can make anyone act like one.


William



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