Rōmam Esse Delendam!

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Doctor X
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Rōmam Esse Delendam!

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Aside from falling in love with her posh accent, I must give credit to her extreme patience dealing with a complete and utter idiot.



Yes, that conspiracy is correct. We ["We?"] have encountered a number of conspiracy theories from Flat Earth, Young Earth Creationism, the 2020 Election was valid, Flying Hats, Harter Says I have Claim [Get on with it! – Ed.] Relex but this one, wow.

Rome never existed!

It was invented in the 1600s by . . . the Church! The Romanovs!

But not The Jews.

This is a wonderful example of how conspiracy theories "work."

My only criticism of her is she needs to watch Brade Lunner.

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Well, maybe just for starters, serious academics don't publish their theories on TikTok with a weird furry face filter. But I suppose that's an ad hominem.

I can't figure out if the internet is making people dumber or it's just easier to see dumb people on the internet.

Because people who say really stupid things tend to get attention, which I assume is what they are seeking.
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Anaxagoras wrote: Mon Jul 04, 2022 11:49 pmBecause people who say really stupid things tend to get attention, which I assume is what they are seeking.
That and the belief they have discovered something or are part of something that makes them special. They know something that everyone else does not. They direct their efforts towards an audience that either already believes or lacks the knowledge to know otherwise. When they encounter those who do know, they translate opposition into validation: "my knowledge and I MUST be important if all of these people oppose me!"

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Before the internet, screeds were usually found pasted to telephone poles and vacant storefronts, or handed out on the street by people yelling on the corner. Now they can do it from the comfort of whatever they have parked their asses upon.
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Pyrrho wrote: Tue Jul 05, 2022 10:20 am Before the internet, screeds were usually found pasted to telephone poles and vacant storefronts, or handed out on the street by people yelling on the corner. Now they can do it from the comfort of whatever they have parked their asses upon.
When I was younger, such information was readily available on the walls in public restrooms in parks.

I particularly remember one that read "Get your Lock @ 07989 445566" and marvelling at the spirit of free enterprise that some security firm had shown.
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Anaxagoras wrote: Mon Jul 04, 2022 11:49 pm Well, maybe just for starters, serious academics don't publish their theories on TikTok with a weird furry face filter. But I suppose that's an ad hominem.

I can't figure out if the internet is making people dumber or it's just easier to see dumb people on the internet.

Because people who say really stupid things tend to get attention, which I assume is what they are seeking.
You know, I went back and watched the tiktoks again, and it is starting to make more sense.

I just had to take a step back, get outside my own ego, remove my preconceptions, and then huff a metric ton of paint.