General Discussion: The Conspiracy Thread


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fudge.dredd
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1546 posts since 15/12/12

11 Jan 2021 10:26
You seem to put a lot of trust in these fuckers.
pentonville
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878 posts since 12/3/12

11 Jan 2021 13:16
What fucking planet do you live on where you want ‘corporate leaders’ to be the big thinkers who are directing society Laughing out loud
pentonville
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878 posts since 12/3/12

11 Jan 2021 13:18
Society should be thinking of a way of grinding them down into biofuel
phelen
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6576 posts since 16/8/06

11 Jan 2021 13:34
pentonville wrote: What fucking planet do you live on where you want ‘corporate leaders’ to be the big thinkers who are directing society Laughing out loud

He's a troll
MerciBeau
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4336 posts since 7/7/06

11 Jan 2021 13:41
So I fucking love conspiracies, obviously I don't believe them myself, but I do love them. However…

I'm over in the US right now and JFC the way the Yanks are treating 'The Capitol Shenanigans' is mind-blowing to see. What amounts to a couple of hundred larping idiots taking selfies in a municipal building is being treated like it's a full-on military coup. I know a couple of people died, including a police guy just doing his job, but when dealing with morons of this magnitude it's (unfortunately) to be expected.

Seeing the amount of pearl-clutching hypocrisy from the media and the establishment left-wing politicians, after stoking and/or monetising this division, outrage and counter-outrage, for the last 5 years. Wew.

Hot take, on the Nandos scale: fairly mild… I'm convinced China / Russia has huge swathes of bot-nets and warehouses full of quasi-indentured shitposters stoking up this outrage on both ends of the political spectrum. They've weaponised and exploited the chink in the armour of the world's hegemonic superpower: The cultural predisposition of the US population to hysterically explode like unhinged lunatics in any situation where someone slightly disagrees with them.

Anyway, as Biden comes in (thank god) I think we can expect to see 'conservatives' in 2021 getting a similar treatment to Muslims after 9/11 - e.g. Moderates being perceived as complicit enablers of extremists (which let's face it, many in the Republican party actually are).

The conspiracy bit is that everyone knew that this 'spectacle' was going to happen and chose not to intervene:

The Democrats knew they could shape the optics for their own benefit because they unilaterally control the media.

Moderate Republicans need just-cause to expel the racists and far right to begin their courting of the Latino vote.

Trump & the QAnon crazies are somehow genuinely deranged enough to believe this farcical idiocy would work out.

The Racial Essentiallists need a new thing to point at and scream 'White Supremacy" for their implicit bias grifts and Urban Outfitters race-craft book sales.

Media Companies need outrage to generate ratings and click revenues.

Tech Platforms can continue to court preferential tax treatment under Biden after banning the Big Bad Orange Man.

Alt-Right media channels need more fuel for their persecution complex based recruitment model.

All in all, it's a shitshow.
EssexBoyII
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6950 posts since 5/6/07

11 Jan 2021 20:11
pentonville wrote: What fucking planet do you live on where you want ‘corporate leaders’ to be the big thinkers who are directing society Laughing out loud

Yawn. The point is that thinking about future challenges is essential for a corporate leader. Whether you like that or not is irrelevant. If you are CEO of a FTSE 100 company and you’re not thinking about future perils of an oversized population and the ensuing civil unrest then you would be an anomaly. Therefore, it’s certainly not a sign of an evil global conspiracy
EssexBoyII
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6950 posts since 5/6/07

11 Jan 2021 20:12
pentonville wrote: Society should be thinking of a way of grinding them down into biofuel

Lol more naive angry dribble. Why don’t you go and listen to The Idles in your bedroom pal and calm down Laughing out loud
morning mist
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3419 posts since 29/5/05

11 Jan 2021 20:19
EssexBoyII wrote:
pentonville wrote: What fucking planet do you live on where you want ‘corporate leaders’ to be the big thinkers who are directing society Laughing out loud

thinking about future ways to increase profit is essential for a corporate leader.
EssexBoyII
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6950 posts since 5/6/07

11 Jan 2021 20:24
Well yeah. I’m sure in some cases there’s an element of goodwill but largely it’s to preserve future earnings agreed
pentonville
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878 posts since 12/3/12

posted 11 Jan 2021 21:30, edited 11 Jan 2021 21:30
EssexBoyII wrote: Thinking about future challenges is essential for a corporate leader.

Where are you lifting this quote from, page 1 of business studies for thickos at Rochester polytechnic?
pentonville
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878 posts since 12/3/12

11 Jan 2021 21:58
EssexBoyII wrote: Lol more naive angry dribble.

Also the word you’re looking for is ‘drivel’

‘Dribble’ is what you do when you’re staring at slide 5 of Basic Economics and failing to understand the relationship between guns and butter because you’re so stoopid and naïve
EssexBoyII
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6950 posts since 5/6/07

11 Jan 2021 22:19
Na I think dribble fits better for a spacker like you Pents
R
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13149 posts since 17/5/03

12 Jan 2021 01:33
why is everyone so angry?
swede
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9270 posts since 21/3/09

12 Jan 2021 07:14
pentonville wrote:
EssexBoyII wrote: Thinking about future challenges is essential for a corporate leader.

Where are you lifting this quote from, page 1 of business studies for thickos at Rochester polytechnic?

Laughing out loud