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[–] MaunaLoona 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

It's convergent evolution of thought. Similar environments produce similar outcomes.

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[–] Blizzardpants 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

I think it's because what people are being told and what people are seeing are fundamentally different. It causes people to question the narrative. When that happens the people with the fact based explanation will eventually win the people over. Thus the slow tide of nationalism in Europe.

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[–] Turn_Coat 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

glacially slow.

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[–] HayastanArk 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Could it just be the swing of the pendulum?

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[–] TheIrieOne 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I agree, we're not nearly as big as other places. I'm thinking most of the time all we hear is shit from lefty TV, it sets a false tone. Then when entered into the public square dissenting opinions are far greater in numbers.

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[–] HayastanArk 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

This has been my experience as well. And I have lived in both California and Chicago land. Some of the most liberal places in the nation. Many people in both locations in real life have dissenting opinions opposing the leftist views. But it's just that those are average people who don't go around spouting their views to everyone.

I see the pink haired wackjob lefties and they're always incredibly loud, but most people I see are normal. Likely more centrist with a lean in whichever direction. If super leftists were the majority or even a quarter of the nation Trump would not be president. The leftists are just concentrated among areas like Hollywood and the Silicon Valley which is why it appears that there are so many of them.

I even believe most who voted for Hillary are closer to the center than they are to the far left.

Voat is at best a drop in a puddle. That is the reality.

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[–] WhiteSurvivalist 6 points 6 points (+12|-6) ago 

Your words sound like some sort of bad joke. Truth is not an air-born virus. Plenty even on this very forum don't really see truth or know which direction is the right direction, in fact many on voat believe trump is their guy and not a jew at all.

What opinion or view precisely did you get out of their comment section that was reminiscent of voat?

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[–] Flour 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

Many also believe the U.S. is going to recover, and the collapse has already happened.

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[–] Reverse-Flash 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

What about the 100 monkey's effect?

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[–] WhiteSurvivalist 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago 

What about it?

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[–] barraccuda 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

We are more like an incubator of arguments. People come here and are exposed to things they don't get to see elsewhere. They see ideas and arguments they haven't before and some of them even take those arguments and ideas out to other people. We are not the free marketplace of ideas, we are the black market place of ideas.

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[–] syntaxaxe 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

A black market of ideas. I've never really thought about it like that, but that's an excellent way to put it.

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[–] barraccuda 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I don't remember where i picked it up but it stuck

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[–] Fagtardicus 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

bitch please, /pol/ has at least 100x our numbers; if any single website is influencing the public itd be them

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[–] barraccuda 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Easy there champ, i never said we were the only website.

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[–] MaFishTacosDaBombBro 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I wonder if we can take these ideas and make them mainstream, taking us out of the black market of ideas and into the bright spotlight of some unknown platform. Perhaps a free speech video platform like YouTube might work. Or, take out ads in the local paper.

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[–] barraccuda 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

We dont even have encrypted networks of information distribution. We dont have known trusted brokers. We dont have a formal structure that isnt susceptible to organisational damage. We dont have a global political aparatus. We are relying on organic groups. We are a social groups created by environment, not drawn together by leadership.

We have many holes to fill. I dont know where to start.

Then again, its a bit chicken and egg. If we move into prominence then the information network becomes populated by our opposition. How do we prevent the political momentum from flipping this coin endlessly.

Edit: I wonder when i started conceptualizing this side as we

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[–] Nadesh 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

This is cool when I see it... yes I think times they are a changing... :)

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[–] Turn_Coat 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

You are absolutely right. That's why (((they))) are fucking terrified. Their propaganda machine has broken down.

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[–] xenoPsychologist 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

all those shills that complain come here to post complaining about us must just be kicking themselves for not gettin with the times when they had the chance!

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