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November 14, 2012


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Should israeli shills stay out of the DA political forums?

I think they undermine democracy by molding public opinion using false information.

What do you think?

I am writing here to come out of the closet as a paid shill. For a little over six months, I was paid to spread disinformation and argue political points on the Internet.

My task? “To support Israel and counter anti-Israeli, anti-Semitic posters.” Fine with me. I had no opinions one way or another about Israel, and who likes anti-Semites and Nazis? Not me, anyway. But I didn’t know too much about the topic.

“That’s OK,” she said. “You’ll pick it up as you go along. For the most part, at first, you will be doing what we call “meme-patrol.” This is pretty easy. Later if you show promise, we’ll train you for more complex arguments, where more in-depth knowledge is necessary.”

Organized like an Espionage Operation

She handed me two binders with sheets enclosed in limp plastic. The first was labeled simply “Israel” in magic-marker on the cover, and it had two sections .

The first section contained basic background info on the topic. I would have to read and memorize some of this, as time went on. It had internet links for further reading, essays and talking points, and excerpts from some history books.

The second, and larger, section was called“Strat” (short for “strategy”) with long lists of “dialogue pairs.” These were specific responses to specific postings. If a poster wrote something close to “X,” we were supposed to respond with something close to “Y.”

“You have to mix it up a bit, though,” said my trainer.“Otherwise it gets too obvious. Learn to use a thesaurus.”

This section also contained a number of hints for de-railing conversations that went too far away from what we were attempting.

These strategies included various forms of personal attacks, complaining to the forum moderators, smearing the characters of our opponents, using images and icons effectively, and even dragging the tone of the conversation down with sexual innuendo, links to pornography, or other such things.

“Sometimes we have to fight dirty,” or trainer told us. “Our opponents don’t hesitate to, so we can’t either.”


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Plutonia-V41 Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When the motivation of the palestinian (extremist muslim) aggressors is no longer the total eradication of all jews, then it's time to start taking "Israeli shills" less seriously than the opposition.

Palestine is, and never has been a victim. In fact, it has never actually been anything at all, since only their absolute hatred of the jews that moved next door managed to unite them and make them call themselves with a semi-official name of "palestinians". Israel rightfully owns every piece of land in dispute, (regions it "occupies") because after its foundation, every muslim nation attacked it in the attempt of wiping out the jews, all of them lost, and thus Israel rightfully claimed the land as its own. And Israel in its boundless capability to reason, actually donated back almost all of the land it claimed.

The "palestine" opposition was just what was left of the anti-semitist front, and did not accept the ground under their feet being recategorized as "Israel" even if it meant no physical changes in their lives. And they still don't recognise that land as that. Yet they insist on getting statehood for their people, whose status as a united people is entirely based on their mutual genocidal hatred of jews. What a nice "state". No "Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" there. Anti-semitism is their foundation.

The reason why the movement has grown isn't increased jew-hatred. Instead someone has cooked up the idea that there is oppression, and "fighting against evil oppressors" gives people motivation, who otherwise wouldn't just shoot rockets at their neighbors to kill some jews. I'd be willing to bet that if the sides were equally matched, this anti-Israel propaganda would not even exist. Nobody could claim sympathy for using the victim-card. People would correctly point out the fact that the only reason why the conflict still goes on is because all jews have not been killed yet, and it never will, unless either them or their killers are all dead.

The reason why so many innocent palestinians are dead, is the fact that the palestinian extremists refuse to stop trying to kill all Israeli people. Israel retaliates, there's collateral damage, more victims, more whining, more motivated people joining the jew-killer squad. And round and round we go. If palestine would lay down their arms today, there would be peace. If Israel would do the same, they would be eradicated to the last child. And there would be massive street parties in every single muslim region in the world. Not because "Palestine is finally free" but because Israel was finally destroyed.
Mkemaster Nov 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Let us all be merry and stop the killing dammit.
FerricPlushy Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Israel airstrikes destroyed an apartment building, killing 11 civilians [link]
Fuck'em both for all I care.
I wonder, why every left pig is crying about poor palestinians when Israel defends himself, but nobody remembers thing happened in Jordan in early 70ies, when palestinians refuges tried to overthrown Jordan government. And remember, Jordan is mostly settled with palestinians, but Jordan government answered with tanks and guns and killed 20 000 of refuges, but hey? nobody talks about it...just google Black September in Jordan
CouchyCreature Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
left pig???? fuckin' cretin.
left winged liberals are somehow brain damaged...lack of Self-preservation
CouchyCreature Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
fuckin' cretin
yep, typical "left winged liberal"...nothing to say expt some popular media slogans...and if it didn't work- badmouthing opponent...
CouchyCreature Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
after all, who started this bad-mouthing? Lets see...

Oh yeah - "left pig"
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