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[–] Grifter42 4 points 9 points (+13|-4) ago 

Yep. Or you wind up being brigaded like me.

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[–] Laurentius_the_pyro 2 points 4 points (+6|-2) ago 

or it could be because you're a faggot.

but yeah it was a typhus outbreak.

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

You know I'm always here for a damsel in distress

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

I've found that if you say how the six million total was arrived at ("jewish population of europe before and after the war"), people will generally be a bit more open to "okay, maybe it's a bit less".

I also tend to really hammer on about internment camps. "We'd have a bunch of dead japanese people if they'd bombed our train lines too. Food wasn't exactly common during the war.". I also like to point out that we imprisoned the japanese because of pearl harbor, they imprisoned the jews because of the 1918 german revolution. To me, the latter seems like a more justifiable reason for putting people in camps until the end of the war.

Another thing I'll point out is that there are 13 countries where you can be jailed for questioning the historical authenticity of the holocaust and most of the people prosecuted under this law have been PhDs in history.

This stuff only works because I specifically remember details really well though. If I said "around 1920" I'm sure the persuasion would drop fast. Something about specific details really makes people think you know what you're talking about, or at least that you're not a lunatic.

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

You are correct. If you go against popular narrative, you better have your facts squared out. The objective should be truth seeking and not irl shit posting or trying to be hipster. Knowing the popularity bias should only entice you to look deeper into it - because generally speaking, popularity/authority bias is a evolutionarily beneficial trait. It starts when youre a kid and listen to parents, if you didn't you'd probably die....so just keep that in mind when you go against the grain and don't be too surprised when people opt for an appeal to authority.(Im not speaking at you, (seems like you're squared away) just adding to conversation.)

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[–] prairie 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Someone was talking about slavery and how awful it was, and I mentioned that it was something like 1.6% of Americans who owned slaves. She couldn't accept that. I was thinking that it would be a great relief to learn that it wasn't so bad as it was made out to be, but apparently she found it more comforting to believe that it was more brutal than it actually was.

It's an essential part of moment-to-moment freedom of thought to be able to consider things like that, or that the holocaust never occurred, or that everything began only an hour ago. The pressure to not think freely is hard to realize you're submitting to, but the effect one you've experienced it is deadening.

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[–] 22jam22 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

This is a little embarrasing. I have a history degree and i would have guessed a higher number then 1.6 percent, but thinking about it. It was probably similar to what percentage of people own a 200k plus car, slaves where not cheap and owning the land to actualy use them to make money was even more expensive.

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[–] 9124146? 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Send her this article

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/hey-v12n5

Blacks were never close to a majority in America, so it's mathematically impossible for most whites to have owned black slaves. At the peak of black slavery in the South, only 6 percent of Southern whites owned slaves. If you include the white people in the North, it means that only 1.4 percent of white Americans owned black slaves at the HEIGHT of slavery.

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[–] WeKangzNow 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Having those stats off hand in current year is highly effective. You can pull up the links in one minute to prove the point...dont even have to be cocky, just say something like, "Yeah there's a lot of conflicting info out there, dont trust me, let me look it up real quick for you." And then drive the point home when you're proven right....

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[–] Mylon 2 points 1 points (+3|-2) ago 

Wage slavery is worse. At least slave owners had a vested interest in the health of their slave and had to house and feed them. Modern wageslaves don't have any of those guarantees and when they burn out because they can't handle poverty, they are easily replaced.

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[–] Professor_de_la_Paz 1 points 22 points (+23|-1) ago 

Agent Smith, but I get the point.

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[–] freethrowup 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I thought it was going to be a "Mr Smith Goes to Washington" thing... lol

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

You must be my age, because that was what I thought, too.

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[–] ninjajunkie 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

mfw

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[–] 9-11 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago  (edited ago)

https://i.imgtc.com/laWLCOl.jpeg

the brothers who created the matrix movies are both trannies now.

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

I'd like to think of Inception and Doctor Strange as spiritual sequels to the matrix

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[–] mrgreenjeans9 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

mind control, you're doing it now!

REEEEEEEEEEE

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[–] 9120500? 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I'm not sure if this was entirely the meaning behind the original idea, since the directors of the film later got so blue-pilled that they both either cut their dick off or are in the process of cutting their dick off. Maybe the writer for the first movie was red-pilled, and he got fired before he could fix the issues with the sequel and the final film, or maybe it was just a hilariously bad attempt to talk about the "Republican-controlled matrix" that the Democrats feared, and it just got easily twisted around to support the "Democrat-controlled matrix" that Republicans and Libertarians feared...

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[–] mqrmqr 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

This might bring out the Mr. Smith in some of you, but I believe they were "encouraged" to do this to subvert the red-pilled culture they created.

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[–] 9120649? 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Yeah, I could see that.

A bigger source of proof in either direction would be looking at the red-pill quality of their statements and films before the movie came out (a selection which seems to largely consist of the movie Bound {their other movie before The Matrix apparently had another writer come in and remove all the subtext and visual metaphors, so they tried to remove their names from the project}, and a few comic book stories written by Laurence "Larry" Wachowski when he was in his 30s, notably 3 series for Clive Barker IPs like Hellraiser, Nightbreed, and Book of the Damned, and Andrew Paul "Andy" Wachowski also working with him on "Ectokid"). They also reportedly played Metal Gear Solid immediately after wrapping up work on The Matrix, and that can be viewed as having a few red pills in and of itself.

If they were red-pilled back in the '90s, then they underwent some extreme "re-education" to turn them both into chicks when they were in their 40s or 50s. If they were still blue-pilled, then they just got swept along with the next few states of brainwashing as the systems for controlling the pedophiles started showing their cracks behind closed doors and the elite moved to their plan B of "make pedophilia acceptable by adjusting the public's Overton window for sexual preferences" (with the people who called them out early on being ridiculed because it seemed so extreme at the time).

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

I don't know why that'd be hard to believe. To me that's the only logical conclusion. Really? Both of them are trannies? Pure coincidence? Bullshit, I ain't tumblr and hairdye ain't killed my brain yet.

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

I tried it and it totally works! My wife and I were on our way to the store and she wouldn't stop whining about whatever it was she was whining about so I said the magic words "9/11 was an inside job" and BAM she instantly transformed into Agent Smith! The guy was about to wail on me but I told him Keanu was just an actor, same as him, his mind was blown! After a few minutes he settled down and we decided to go get a few beers and watch the Lord of the Rings so he could see his alter ego. Dude was pretty chill. He ended up having to leave on another "9/11 call" but said if I ever wanted to hang again I should just call out and he'd be there like a nationwide insurance rep. Today was a good day.

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[–] mrgreenjeans9 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Keanu was just an actor

it's real to me dammit!

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[–] RuckFeddit45 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I tried to watch one of his newer movies, "knock, knock". Holy fuck, that was horrible. Horrible as in bad as fuck. At the beginning I thought, "Kaenu Reeves is a good actor, no?", but holy fuck it was bad. Ended up stopping it halfways, even that is a miracle.

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[–] 8_billion_eaters 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

:::++== BURST ==++:::YOU'RE Startled by a sudden burst of energy....An energy you've never seen. ..you've just become aware. You look around. You see Bruce Jenner dressed in a skirt.

....roflmao....

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[–] cynicaloldfart 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Yeah, no. I can talk to someone about various subjects and even if we don't agree (music, movies, cars, fishing) we still have a good time. But if the subject is one of heightened passion, things might get testy. I would be disappointed if their viewpoint wasn't as vigorously defended as I did mine. I am old enough to realise we just disagree, that I'm not the possessor of all truths, and let it go at that. I would hate to have only "yes-men" friends.

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[–] Whitworth 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I know the feels. Whenever I tell people that Santa Claus is real in a very literal sense, Agent Smith always shows up to tell me I'm wrong, but it always reinforces how right I am because of just how many people feel compelled to tell me how wrong I am. It's impeccable logic.

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[–] Trash_Panda [S] 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Exactly. Suggesting anybody in the government ever lies about anything (except when it's for our own protection of course) is exactly like believing in Santa Claus. I try to explain this to people and they just look at me like I'm an idiot. It's like that famous saying

"Power tends to not corrupt anything and absolute power doesn't really change anything either. Tin foil hat wearing retards" - Lord Acton

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