[ExI] quora answer
stathisp at gmail.com
Tue Oct 26 21:52:44 UTC 2021
On Wed, 27 Oct 2021 at 08:21, William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> Oh, I haven't forgotten any history, and the leaders of China are tyrants,
> and all that. Our own history, particularly in the 20 century, has truly
> awful wars and other things in it. China doesn't run around the world
> trying to change people with wars who are not going to change (((and
> killing tens of thousands of civilians (collateral damage) while killing
> one member of a radical group (for propaganda purposes), who is immediately
> replaced))). They hate us in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran etc.
> From what I read China is doing good things, say in Africa, to win friends
> with help rather than with guns.
> You have to admit that they have made incredible progress since Mao in any
> economic indicator you chose. I am still unalterably opposed to
> authoritarian governments of any kind. Including actions of our own
> government. China is not totally the bad guys we think they are and
> neither are we totally the good guys we think we are. bill w
People tend to be blind to their own system’s propaganda.
On Mon, Oct 25, 2021 at 5:03 AM BillK via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> On Mon, 25 Oct 2021 at 06:13, Stuart LaForge via extropy-chat
>> <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> <big snip>
>> > This is clearly some kind of CCP propaganda piece written by some fan
>> > boy. What part of it made you forget history, Bill?
>> > Stuart LaForge
>> > _______________________________________________
>> Astro-turfing campaigns have destroyed the information content of social
>> Disinformation campaigns mean that lies and propaganda will have
>> millions of posts and supporting articles spread on social media and
>> the internet. Not just China. Russia and western countries also use
>> this system to gain support for their side.
>> The sheer volume of disinformation is overwhelming.
>> For China, see:
>> There are also patriotic Chinese who join in the campaigns.
>> Social media has become like a destructive cancer.
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