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Re: Something Awful is controlled by the Deep State
« Reply #50 on: August 05, 2018, 12:30:42 AM »
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https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1023244034062594051.html

I am not going to try to autism out and explain how everything mentioned in the link above ties into SA. I will just say that if you are old school user of SA or the "wild west era" of the internet this article feels true. Everything started to change in 2008 on the internet. When you used to be able to discuss controversial ideas it moved towards a left wing SJW circle jerk. The internet libertarians where run out of their regular internet hangouts and cast to the wind.

In 2012 this trend started to reverse with #gamegate. It was a gay and stupid thing but you had to feel like it was part of something bigger. The same ideals that drove the pushback against the SJW controlled video game media was used against the actual MSM by Trump and his supporters. In many cases they are the same people.

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I noticed SA seemed to be ground zero for everything, it disturbs me so much that I donít like saying it out loud. Still not the strangest Red Pill Iíve seen.

Hell, rumor has it the former owner of Reddit was wacked. If true than Rich wasnít worth it (paying or snuffing) in their eyes.

The strangest thing to me is how both the modern far left and far right essentially began at SA.  I can trace damn near everything that is now mainstream back to SA regardless of whether or not it is a left wing or right wing issue.  It's not just weird it's downright tinfoil hat territory because that seemingly innocuous website has become quite possibly the most influential political website in history and the general public is almost entirely unaware of its existence.  You could write a book on the subject at this point.

this has always bugged me. it's obvious the impact it had on the left but it often flies under most people's radars and isn't as well known that so many of the most influential people on the right today began their shitposting careers on there too.
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Re: Something Awful is controlled by the Deep State
« Reply #51 on: August 05, 2018, 07:29:07 AM »
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The strangest thing to me is how both the modern far left and far right essentially began at SA.  I can trace damn near everything that is now mainstream back to SA regardless of whether or not it is a left wing or right wing issue.  It's not just weird it's downright tinfoil hat territory because that seemingly innocuous website has become quite possibly the most influential political website in history and the general public is almost entirely unaware of its existence.  You could write a book on the subject at this point.

You know what else all of today's most influential twitter celebrities used to do in the 90s?  Play Pogs.

Pogs is quite possibly the most influential political cardboard flipping game in history.

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Re: Something Awful is controlled by the Deep State
« Reply #52 on: August 05, 2018, 07:29:32 AM »
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What I'm saying is you're fucking retarded.

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Re: Something Awful is controlled by the Deep State
« Reply #53 on: August 05, 2018, 11:32:20 AM »
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The strangest thing to me is how both the modern far left and far right essentially began at SA.  I can trace damn near everything that is now mainstream back to SA regardless of whether or not it is a left wing or right wing issue.  It's not just weird it's downright tinfoil hat territory because that seemingly innocuous website has become quite possibly the most influential political website in history and the general public is almost entirely unaware of its existence.  You could write a book on the subject at this point.

You know what else all of today's most influential twitter celebrities used to do in the 90s?  Play Pogs.

Pogs is quite possibly the most influential political cardboard flipping game in history.

 :adam:

The arguments and worldviews gestated there though.  From SA came LF and eventually the takeover of Reddit for the left and SASS and the eventual takeoever of 4chan for the right.  It's not a bullshit argument, these two groups were at each other's throats for years at SA before they spread elsewhere.  It's a really interesting piece of history to be honest.

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Re: Something Awful is controlled by the Deep State
« Reply #54 on: August 05, 2018, 11:39:44 AM »
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I don't think it can be denied that SA was punching well above its weight class in the early 2000s

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Re: Something Awful is controlled by the Deep State
« Reply #55 on: August 05, 2018, 12:22:38 PM »
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What I'm saying is you're fucking retarded.
You just equated a huge fad that millions of people remember to a niche forum that had a few thousand members in its heyday

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Re: Something Awful is controlled by the Deep State
« Reply #56 on: August 05, 2018, 06:35:19 PM »
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https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1023244034062594051.html

I am not going to try to autism out and explain how everything mentioned in the link above ties into SA. I will just say that if you are old school user of SA or the "wild west era" of the internet this article feels true. Everything started to change in 2008 on the internet. When you used to be able to discuss controversial ideas it moved towards a left wing SJW circle jerk. The internet libertarians where run out of their regular internet hangouts and cast to the wind.

In 2012 this trend started to reverse with #gamegate. It was a gay and stupid thing but you had to feel like it was part of something bigger. The same ideals that drove the pushback against the SJW controlled video game media was used against the actual MSM by Trump and his supporters. In many cases they are the same people.

We are rising up and taking back the Internets from the losers who sold out to the man to avoid losing the argument.
I noticed SA seemed to be ground zero for everything, it disturbs me so much that I donít like saying it out loud. Still not the strangest Red Pill Iíve seen.

Hell, rumor has it the former owner of Reddit was wacked. If true than Rich wasnít worth it (paying or snuffing) in their eyes.

The strangest thing to me is how both the modern far left and far right essentially began at SA.  I can trace damn near everything that is now mainstream back to SA regardless of whether or not it is a left wing or right wing issue.  It's not just weird it's downright tinfoil hat territory because that seemingly innocuous website has become quite possibly the most influential political website in history and the general public is almost entirely unaware of its existence.  You could write a book on the subject at this point.

Somebody really needs to study just how LF managed to poison the minds of so many people so effectively.

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Re: Something Awful is controlled by the Deep State
« Reply #57 on: August 05, 2018, 08:04:37 PM »
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What I'm saying is you're fucking retarded.
You just equated a huge fad that millions of people remember to a niche forum that had a few thousand members in its heyday

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Re: Something Awful is controlled by the Deep State
« Reply #58 on: August 06, 2018, 01:35:27 AM »
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I don't think it can be denied that SA was punching well above its weight class in the early 2000s

There was some big fucking dot com money on the forums back in the day. Remember the dude that had to make a tax write off so he bought out a government of their Nazi reclaimed goods and created a WWII reenactment group? They bought some tanks, trucks, weapons, bicycles...
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Re: Something Awful is controlled by the Deep State
« Reply #59 on: August 06, 2018, 03:13:22 PM »
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I don't think it can be denied that SA was punching well above its weight class in the early 2000s

There was some big fucking dot com money on the forums back in the day. Remember the dude that had to make a tax write off so he bought out a government of their Nazi reclaimed goods and created a WWII reenactment group? They bought some tanks, trucks, weapons, bicycles...

Remember when online poker was really big and they had a bunch of millionaire poker players posting and giving out tons of free advice, then the admins decided the best way to handle it was to close down the poker forum for no reason?

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Re: Something Awful is controlled by the Deep State
« Reply #60 on: August 06, 2018, 03:23:46 PM »
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To be honest it would be stupid to give out useful advice if you're a millionaire poker player, don't want to make it easy for the competition.

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Re: Something Awful is controlled by the Deep State
« Reply #61 on: August 06, 2018, 03:34:03 PM »
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I don't think it can be denied that SA was punching well above its weight class in the early 2000s

There was some big fucking dot com money on the forums back in the day. Remember the dude that had to make a tax write off so he bought out a government of their Nazi reclaimed goods and created a WWII reenactment group? They bought some tanks, trucks, weapons, bicycles...

Remember when online poker was really big and they had a bunch of millionaire poker players posting and giving out tons of free advice, then the admins decided the best way to handle it was to close down the poker forum for no reason?

PiTR was the deadest subforum SA ever had after the DOJ seized the domains.

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Re: Something Awful is controlled by the Deep State
« Reply #62 on: August 06, 2018, 03:41:39 PM »
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To be honest it would be stupid to give out useful advice if you're a millionaire poker player, don't want to make it easy for the competition.

That's literally the oldest con in the book.  Make something seem easy to attract stupid people, then fleece them for everything they're worth.

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Re: Something Awful is controlled by the Deep State
« Reply #63 on: August 06, 2018, 05:59:08 PM »
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To be honest it would be stupid to give out useful advice if you're a millionaire poker player, don't want to make it easy for the competition.

That's literally the oldest con in the book.  Make something seem easy to attract stupid people, then fleece them for everything they're worth.
That forum made me a few thousand pounds and paid for my final year of university thanks to the Casino Bonus Whoring thread. The poker stuff? Dunno if it was good or bad advice, but the 'how to exploit casino bonuses' thread was literal gold for me. Never even risked my own money, they provided links to a couple of sites that gave you 'free money' to play with, got $40 and went from there.


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Re: Something Awful is controlled by the Deep State
« Reply #64 on: August 08, 2018, 11:03:01 PM »
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SA's influence on /pol/ and the right is much less direct, beyond 4chan branching from SA. Outside of the anime boards and the staff, I don't think goons and ex-goons were ever that big on 4chan.

For awhile, SA's influence on the left seemed to mainly relate to ex-LF goons, but somewhere along the line, prob over 90% of all ex-FYADS became woke DSA ironybros who listen to Chapo, screech about ICE and violently masturbate over years old dril tweets (who's apparently one of them.) It's even weirder because earlier this decade, FYAD used to mock the shit out of trannies (particularly on the part of Autism Sundae) and how unfunny and gay Weird Twitter was, which was largely an outgrowth of Docevil getting chased out over "smashmout eat the eggs."

It's also a guarantee every single ex-FYAD/most ex-goons on Twitter used to have a posting career bearing atleast some resemblance to this, but, like Jeb Lund, now make every effort to act like it never happened. I wonder if there will ever be some kind of fallout over the fact huge swaths of the modern, non-establishment American left are composed of and driven by sociopathic hipsters who feel incorrigibly guilty over posting "nigger" and "faggot" in their teens-20's?

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Re: Something Awful is controlled by the Deep State
« Reply #65 on: August 08, 2018, 11:16:16 PM »
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Dril tweets always seemed like one of those things that nobody actually finds funny, but his fans pretend they're hilarious because they think everyone else thinks they're hilarious

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Re: Something Awful is controlled by the Deep State
« Reply #66 on: August 08, 2018, 11:45:33 PM »
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Dril tweets always seemed like one of those things that nobody actually finds funny, but his fans pretend they're hilarious because they think everyone else thinks they're hilarious

Dril used to be really hilarious in 10-12 (and maybe when he was active in FYAD as gigantic drill, never really read his posts- and for that, he's another ex-FYAD turned woke twitter leftist), but not long after that, he just stopped being funny, and his tweets were largely things that would have been funny in the early 10's, or relied on his "persona." He's definitely put out a lot of really unfunny shit over time though, like his art, which basically comes off as gay as the concept of "dril fanart" would have when he was actually funny. Nothing really holds a candle to "lmao this is like a dril tweet" posts or dril parody accounts, the latter of which are some most unfunny shit I've ever seen on Twitter.

Or his popularity among the "weird twitter/irony left", which he's become an icon to, shown by that awful "corncob" meme (based on another of his half decade+ old tweets) or a search on the Chapo Traphouse subreddit. And apparently not just the far left, but even fucking Chris Hayes. As a contrast, cboyardee largely stopped making content because of his awful fanbase, but I guess dignity must be sacrificed when drumpf is on the loose.

Oh, and would it surprise you the person who created the Wikipedia article for Chapo Traphouse also created the articles for dril and da share z0ne? (which, unlike dril, was never funny, and is also a favorite among socialist rose faggots, especially since he's even more open about his hatred of cops, nazis and orange hitler.)
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Re: Something Awful is controlled by the Deep State
« Reply #67 on: August 09, 2018, 06:43:27 AM »
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SA was a microcosm. Lol at thinking poz spontaneously generated on a pay-to-post forum for a few thousand autists. Yeah man it didn't spring from academia and media and corps and other incredibly influential and powerful institutions, the true source was the cultural juggernaut that was SA.  :tuss:

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Re: Something Awful is controlled by the Deep State
« Reply #68 on: August 09, 2018, 08:56:52 AM »
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SA was a microcosm. Lol at thinking poz spontaneously generated on a pay-to-post forum for a few thousand autists. Yeah man it didn't spring from academia and media and corps and other incredibly influential and powerful institutions, the true source was the cultural juggernaut that was SA.  :tuss:

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Re: Something Awful is controlled by the Deep State
« Reply #69 on: August 09, 2018, 09:00:18 AM »
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SA was a microcosm. Lol at thinking poz spontaneously generated on a pay-to-post forum for a few thousand autists. Yeah man it didn't spring from academia and media and corps and other incredibly influential and powerful institutions, the true source was the cultural juggernaut that was SA.  :tuss:

It's not so much that it came from SA as it is that it seems like everything first appeared there.  I don't remember seeing any of the far right or far left stuff prior to SA on the internet or in real life.  Sure that stuff likely existed in the academic world and we know that WN aspects have been around in some capacity for a long time, but it's rather weird how it started appearing at SA and then spread to other websites through the arrival and subsequent takeover by goons or former goons.

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Re: Something Awful is controlled by the Deep State
« Reply #70 on: August 09, 2018, 12:28:47 PM »
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Could someone give me a quick rundown on Chapo Trap House?

All I know is the dudes who are affiliated with it all look like hardcore chimos.


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Re: Something Awful is controlled by the Deep State
« Reply #71 on: August 09, 2018, 12:34:45 PM »
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SA was a microcosm. Lol at thinking poz spontaneously generated on a pay-to-post forum for a few thousand autists. Yeah man it didn't spring from academia and media and corps and other incredibly influential and powerful institutions, the true source was the cultural juggernaut that was SA.  :tuss:

It's not so much that it came from SA as it is that it seems like everything first appeared there.  I don't remember seeing any of the far right or far left stuff prior to SA on the internet or in real life.  Sure that stuff likely existed in the academic world and we know that WN aspects have been around in some capacity for a long time, but it's rather weird how it started appearing at SA and then spread to other websites through the arrival and subsequent takeover by goons or former goons.

This is exactly the same way I feel about it. I don't think SA is the source of everything going on but many of its members are the intellectual class that eventually came to manipulate and dominate others on the left. The hardcore (for the time) nature of something awful created a group of people aware enough to use what they learned against those who were not. You will often see them drop the act when talking amongst themselves. They are kind of bitter about the fact that "those racist 4channers" know all their skeletons. They wanted a world where they would only have to compete with the boomers not a new woke right.

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Re: Something Awful is controlled by the Deep State
« Reply #72 on: August 09, 2018, 12:39:14 PM »
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Also before something awful there was not a lot of groups who brigaded other websites. It seems like that whole idea of attacking and taking over other groups started on SA. Basically every other location you see it at is a result of SA group recruiting new members, spinning off on their own, or a group who got attacked by those. The same applies to doxxing.

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Re: Something Awful is controlled by the Deep State
« Reply #73 on: August 09, 2018, 01:32:49 PM »
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Could someone give me a quick rundown on Chapo Trap House?

All I know is the dudes who are affiliated with it all look like hardcore chimos.

It's a leftist version of the TRS podcasts run by soyfaced edgelords. It rakes in 40k/mo in Patreon donations, which seems suspiciously high and makes me think that Deep State/Soros bucks are being funneled their way via that platform.

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Re: Something Awful is controlled by the Deep State
« Reply #74 on: August 09, 2018, 01:41:35 PM »
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Could someone give me a quick rundown on Chapo Trap House?

All I know is the dudes who are affiliated with it all look like hardcore chimos.

It's a leftist version of the TRS podcasts run by soyfaced edgelords. It rakes in 40k/mo in Patreon donations, which seems suspiciously high and makes me think that Deep State/Soros bucks are being funneled their way via that platform.

They make a lot more than $40k/month, they're clearing at least $1 million per year just from Patreon and they've got a book coming out that's going to sell tens of thousands of copies.