Tuesday, June 14, 2005

"... secret internet police target critics with web of propaganda" (or, "Alan S" and "Anonymous," who are you really working for?)

FROM: Guardian Unlimited | Online | "China's secret internet police target critics with web of propaganda":
"In response, the propaganda departments of provincial and municipal governments have recently been instructed to build teams of internet commentators, whose job is to guide discussion on public bulletin boards away from politically sensitive topics by posting opinions anonymously or under false names."
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"In the information age and the internet age, the most important and critical mission in front of us is how to seize the initiative on internet opinion and how to seize the high point of internet opinion," the paper quoted the deputy director of the local propaganda department, Zhang Fenglin, as saying.
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A summary of objectives declared that commentators should "be proactive in developing discussion, increase control, accentuate the good, avoid the bad, and use internet debate to our advantage."
As in many other areas, the Chinese may be slightly behind the US in this particular objective, because we already have this policy written into our Patriot Act, and hordes of pro-government anonymous posters on our "internets". What do you think "Alan S"? Or "Anonymous"? Please comment in your normal 3am visits and tie this post together with Hillarycare, Vince Foster, Bill Clinton's infidelities, or Michael Moore's weight, or my lack of patriotism (oh, by the way, I have not forgotten that it's Flag Day; I'm not burning any on the barbeque this year like we liberals usually do, but I am taking special pleasure in the fact that we seem to be seeing a pronounced reduction in the number of them on antennas and windows lately).
Waiting for official comments,
True Blue Liberal

10 comments:

alan s said...

The Chinese were Bill Clinton's friends. Remember he sold much of our Military Secrets to them for campaign contributions. You seem so angry. But I understand your frustration. You stated you wanted the war to end because of your son. I pointed out that Democrats want THE DRAFT. You countered by passing you want the draft because than all the Rich kids could get drafted. The Randi Rhodes, Glen Beck irony was pointed out to you you said Randi right Glen wrong. Tom Delay wrong the Liberals that did the same thing no problem. I said Delay should be removed and prosecuted you wouldn't say the same about the democrats. BY the way have you ever served your Country?

alan s said...

By the way looking at many of your posts you have 0 comments. I must be your biggest supporter since no one else really comments.

DBK said...

Bwa-ha-ha! Alan S comes through for you, TBL, like a bot if I ever saw one. And with the Clinton Blame, no less. I'm surprised he didn't start in on the Clenis. That is so funny. Thank you for my first really strong laugh of the day.

Yeah, these clowns are part of an organized effort to disrupt and misdirect discussion on the liberal/progressive blogs and keep us from getting at that which is important. I have banned people before for that. If you have that power, you can maintain control of your site's threads. I don't feel any obligation to provide someone else a forum for his or her hobby-horse or subversion.

Dr Dean's statements about the Republicans being a white, Christian party have beenborne out by the facts. Of 274 Republican federal legislators, 269 are white. Of 3,643 Republicans serving in state legislatures across the country, only 44 of them are minorities, amounting to 1.2%. That;s the discussion I find interesting.

Or the Downing Street Memo. Or Sensebrenner's illegal curtailing of discussion of the Patriot Act in a session of a congressional committee where witnesses had been brought in. These are important matters, not "gee, Clinton was friendly to the Chinese". A concerned citizen, a patriot, would discuss what is happening today. Someone who won't discuss what is happening today is, well, a butthead.

Over to you butthe...er, Alan S.

True Blue Liberal said...

"...I don't feel any obligation to provide someone else a forum for his or her hobby-horse or subversion."

But it is fun. I mean, I couldn't write these any better as parodies. The repetition and the predictability of the responses is the thing that amazes me the most, but I guess it's all part of the whole strategy needed for "catapulting the propaganda."

DBK said...

That's your call. It's your blog.

And Alan S, I mean, the guy brings up Clinton, for crying all night. So stupid. Like a bot. The emptyhead-bot.

alan s said...

George W Bush President all you crybabies keep crying. GD. you must practice and alternative lifestyle. Are you a catcher a or receiver? TBL tell me to never post again and I will. You can claim whatever you want but I would not post again if you asked me to. Conspiracy Theory that response away my friends.

True Blue Liberal said...

Please Alan, I won't give you the satisfaction of banning your comments, but please try to separate the political from the personal. I would ask that you look up "ad hominem" in a basic list of logical fallacies. Please try to stick to a subject. Please try to avoid personal attacks (even if that is the only defense that Bushistas are left with). You can call me a Crybaby or a Conspiracy Theorist or a Liberal, but mind your manners with your fellow commenters. OK? What gives you the right to talk about other people's sex lives? Is that the only thing that conservatives think about?

alan s said...

I believe you and Froggy called me names first. I responded to your posts.I have tried many times to point out your bias. I have mine. It is what makes this country great. The only problem I think this country is great. You do not. Look at Dick Durbin calling our solider's Nazi's and other hateful names. I read what the FBI Agent said. Cold Rooms,Hot Rooms,fetal position,urinating on oneself,listening to loud rap music. If that is torture to you I'm sorry. These people who when they capture us take off our heads. They pay women and children to strap on bombs and kill our service men. Durbin only empowers our enemy.

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True Blue Liberal said...

"Cold Rooms,Hot Rooms,fetal position,urinating on oneself,listening to loud rap music. If that is torture to you I'm sorry."
The way you describe it, you make it sound like a fraternity hazing, but if you look at a picture or two from Abu Ghraib I don't think any intelligent person could fail to say, "Yes, This Is Torture!" And because it is being carried out in our names, it's worse. It is outrageous that these acts are being carried out by people wearing our uniform and carrying our flag.