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  • this is a meta-commentary post about a prevailing sentiment that results in spam in this community.
  • i support ranked choice voting/STAR voting. and you should too!
  • go to https://fairvote.org/ranked-choice-voting-legislation/ to learn more and find legislation you can campaign for in your region.

but i swear by this point, we know. we are aware. the same point doesn’t need to be spammed every 3 comments. if it was as easy to overcome as copypasting the same four paragraphs every post, we’d have thrown off this oppression by now.

this wouldn’t be a problem if the spam wasn’t inserted into the most irrelevant of spaces. people are dying, their rights are being stripped. and yes, RCV would help this but politics is about working within the confines of current reality, not a hypothetical scenario where we fixed things 6 years ago.

just cool it with the spam. engage with each other as humans, not concepts to be dealt with.

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I didn't know that was an option... has that been an option this whole time?

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Edit: Image is from this Reuters article deconstructing Trump's latest rally.

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Me too. Thanks.

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even this one.

political memes serve as a potent form of propaganda, irrespective of the viewpoint they espouse or the degree of nuance they convey. the term "propaganda" itself is morally neutral*; it's the adherence to facts, level of honesty, and underlying goals of either empowering or oppressing that determine the moral value of political propaganda. thus, the essence lies not in the mere act of influencing opinions but in the integrity and intentions behind the message conveyed.

this principle also applies to other terms including “shill” “bot” and others. for example, calling someone spreading pro-maga sentiment a “russian bot” achieves little rhetorically and is essentially an ad hominem. more effective approaches might highlight how such behavior is rooted in protecting the status quo of violence against vulnerable communities.

*****or at least the morally neutral definition can and will be used against you if you make the error of not engaging with the actual wicked of wicked propaganda. this is a post about semantics, see the faq below.

tldr call them out for their shit, not just for how they are doing it.

caveat, of course, do not feed the trolls. calling out trolls for their behavior is effective because it encourages dismissal of their behavior altogether in the form of moderator reports and blocking.

FAQ: Isn’t this just semantics?

yes, and intentionally so. semantics exist and are useful to engage with when it comes to countering the malicious propaganda of bad actors.

calling out the propaganda itself rather than its malicious intent or falsehoods only scratches the surface of the issue. to effectively counter propaganda, one must expose the underlying agenda driving it. focusing solely on the term "propaganda" risks missing the broader context and allowing the harmful narrative to persist unchecked.

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