but many core DP readers are not really Libertarian as Ron Paul. They really love, as one poster said, "gang mentality" and warm fuzzy feeling of the collective. Many of them have no rational ability to present their own arguments. They can only copy-and-paste or provide a link to something that excites their mind. Thumb work is meant to put peer pressure on younger folks and derive a collective satisfaction at the same time.
Some anarchists, like "fishy", would go as far as thumb down all posts against anarchism and proclaim "it is better to live under real criminal mafia than under todays police." No explanation is given how.
The winner of the parrots is "flin" or similar name. He never uses his own words, only copy and paste and a link. Then automatically thumbs up his posts.