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Dean Roddey20-May-19 16:19
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Dean Roddey21-May-19 8:24
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I completely stand behind my statement. Did I say they were the same? No. I said that they were achieving the same sorts of results. And they are. It's been fairly well documented that some foreign governments have folks on hire whose job is specifically to do this kind of stuff online, to sow distrust, racism, hate, etc...

I'm not advocating any of those things. I'm advocating stopping those things, and pointing out the hypocrisy of doing things that, if done for other reasons, we would consider treason. Ultimately it's the results that matter, not the reason they are doing it. In that sense, they are sort of achieving the same goals.

And yes, it is hyperbole of a sort. Purposefully so. But it's not in any way contributing to left/right polarization. It's hyperbole to make people think about how screwed up some of the things are that they are doing in the name of left/right polarization, and maybe how they would react if they found out someone here was doing these same things in the pay of a foreign government.

What would we likely call that if it happened? I imagine a lot of people would consider it at least treasonous, even if not literally prosecutable as treason. If that's so, what difference does it make whether you are being paid by a foreign government in terms of the damage done?
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