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Yet another weird SF fan
 

Saturday, November 03, 2007

A Right-Wing Moby?

In 2004, Moby suggested that leftists might infiltrate right-wing web sites:

"You target his natural constituencies," says the Grammy-nominated techno- wizard. "For example, you can go on all the pro-life chat rooms and say you're an outraged right-wing voter and that you know that George Bush drove an ex-girlfriend to an abortion clinic and paid for her to get an abortion.
That explains the reactions I've gotten when I mention that I'm a reactionary wingnut who's in favor of relaxed immigration laws and actually believes Darwin's explanation of the fact of evolution. Infiltration hasn't been effective at injecting leftist memes into conservative minds. It has been effective at closing the minds more tightly.

In 2007, Half-Sigma got the same brilliant idea:

So the key to infiltrating Daily Kos is to pretend to be a liberal. After you establish your liberal credibility by bashing Bush, big corporations, and perhaps alluding to some grand conspiracy involving Haliburton, you can then slip in an heretical comment. Half of politics is group identity rather than actual policies.
That explains the reactions some people have gotten when they mention that they're leftists who are in favor of nuclear energy. Infiltration hasn't been effective at injecting conservative memes into leftist minds. It has been effective at closing the minds more tightly.

By the way, when I tried searching for the phrase “For example, you can go on all the pro-life chat rooms and say you're an outraged right-wing voter and that you know that George Bush drove an ex-girlfriend to an abortion clinic and paid for her to get an abortion,” I got far more hits on Ask.com or Yahoo than on Google. Hmmm … It looks like Google's new motto is “Don't be inclusive.” Maybe they were threatened by a SLAPP.

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