Comment: HOW TO SPOT AN ESTABLISHMENT CO-OPTER:

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HOW TO SPOT AN ESTABLISHMENT CO-OPTER:

1. Establishment co-opters can NEVER win in head to head debate... and on a comment thread, this reality REALLY SHOWS. So, to counter this... er... inadequacy, they will disengage and pivot their efforts to "warning the others" of the danger lurking. This typically takes form as "Don't listen to so-n-so, they're a paid HuffPo plant" or "Ignore so-n-so, they're a DUMBocrat troll," etc.

2. Establishment co-opters are clumsy. I found the "hard-on for" reference a little familiar. It was a phrase used in Lalin's scene from Carlito's Way. Lalin is a trusted friend to Carlito, WHO SELLS OUT CARLITO TO CLIP DOWN HIS OWN JAIL SENTENCE!!!

Carlito Brigante (after being sold out by Lalin):
How can you ****...the only people who ever cared for you? How can you do that? You lost mother******.

Si... se lo que quiere decir. I know EXACTLY how you feel, Carlito.

Brother Winston Smith

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