Are You Discrediting and Hurting the Liberty Movement?Submitted by Tumn1s on Sun, 01/06/2013 - 11:29
What has happened to this site? This is the Daily PAUL. I've been an active member of the site for a little over a year now and contribute articles when doing so actually HELPS the liberty movement grow. As of late, every time I come to this site it's full of posts about the latest conspiracy theory like the "Sandy Hook Hoax" or some moronic legal post by a "Sovereign Citizen" claiming to be the supreme authority on the law. What's next, neo-nazi skinheads singing the praises of Hitler... ooh yeah, they already posted their video about how Hitler was right during world war II last month. Bottom line: These people are making us all look nuts and hurting the liberty movement.
The Daily Paul is probably the highest trafficked liberty website on the internet... whether you want it or not, that comes with the responsibility of helping grow our movement. I'm not one for censorship... but perhaps the front page could be geared more towards liberty politicians, legislation, TV appearances, etc. At least then we would have a concise message. I'm almost embarrassed to admit to other liberty friends that I frequent this site. I'd like to continue visiting the Daily Paul. I have no interest in giving traffic to the "Daily Conspiracy" to read about Bilderberg, Chemtrails, Reptilians, Sovereigns, Sandy Hook etc... that's what Infowars is for. Bear in mind, I'm not speaking to the facts of any certain conspiracy theory... some do end up being true. I'm just stating the obvious that talking about them is not how you sell the movement to the average joe. If you want to sell the liberty movement to people, talk about liberty issues like ending the wars, shrinking government, the NDAA, Patriot Act, Debt, Federal Reserve, etc etc.. what is so hard to grasp about this?
If you ask the average person what's bad about the liberty movement, they'll usually say 2 things... 1. Foreign Policy and 2. Conspiracy Theories. Since our foreign policy is slowly winning people over... conspiracies are our largest weakness that can be exploited by people looking to hurt the movement. Strangely enough, the CIA and FBI actually hire internet trolls to do just that. It wouldn't surprise me if the GOP was doing it too. I mean, all they have to do is come on here and continually post things that make us look crazy to the average joe and all of a sudden "Poof!" the movement is marginalized and ineffective on the internet, the place where it started and is strongest. I wouldn't be surprised if many of the people who come on here and post all this conspiracy garbage actually work for the government and are purposely trying to hurt the movement. How's that for a conspiracy?
According to Lynnae Williams, former CIA clandestine service trainee and DIA analyst, the FBI and CIA use trolls to monitor social media and interact with users to discredit information disseminated on the web. Williams explains that the CIA provides training videos to new recruits on how to troll the internet.
Seriously, how the hell am I supposed to tell a friend or family member who's interested in liberty to come to this site for liberty news when they'll just think I'm insane if they actually read what's posted here? It's disgraceful.