Intriguing. This must be a long-term strategy. Establishing oneself to hundreds of FReepers and thousands of lurkers over weeks and months as a loyal GOP member and then, suddenly, turning and taking all the foolish Bush-supporters with them. No doubt the plot for the next Austin Powers film.
Do you think the moderator would have said "both sides" if they didn't have evidence to support that statement? I thought the moderator's comments were very well put: It is a form of disruption that relies on the cover of good people engaging in flame wars with them so that the disruptors seem part of the mass rather than the agent provocatuers that they are.
In other words, WE are taken in by these folks and, in good faith, engage in debate, arguing our positions, no? It is when the discussion deteriorates that the disruptor has achieved their purpose, imo.
posted on 08/03/2002 12:21:18 PM PDT
To: justshe; Sabertooth
The post kind of opened up the discussion. The disruptor in question is, IMHO, atypical of disruptors. He is much more covert and does not even attempt an agenda of his own, but posts for the express purpose of internal discord. Most disruptors have a clear agenda and act by posting provocative articles.
Perhaps I'm on all the wrong threads.
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