Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Confessions of an Astroturfing Troll

Last Sunday we posted "The New Playbook: Rules for the Right" in response to the nasty campaign the Obama camp have been waging. We concluded:

"The conceptual framework has now been identified: rather than conventional war it's more like asymmetrical warfare, in which insurgents use all means possible to weaken and defeat the incumbents. Therefore, we should look at counter-insurgency models for a proper answer."
The problem will be, how to formulate a battle plan without jeopardizing our souls in the process.

Here's an astroturfing troll with the pangs of the conscience ... possibly the first of many ...

Civilian Irregular Information Defense Group: "Obama: PSYOP Master"

(...) we infiltrate all the blogs and all the youtube videos and overwhelm the voting, the comments, etc. All to continue this appearance of overwhelming world support.People makes posts to the effect that the world has “gone mad” Thats the intention. To make you feel stressed and crazy and feel like the world is ending.

We have also had quite a hand in skewing many many polls, some we couldn’t control as much as we would have liked. But many we have spoiled over. Just enough to make real clear politics look scarey to a mccain supporter. Its worked, alough the goal was to appear 13-15 points ahead. see, the results have been working. People tend to support a winner, go with the flow, become “sheeple” (...)

Barack Obama doesn’t have a chance. His only chance is to foster disorganization, chaos, despair, and a sense of inevitability among the Republicans. It has worked up until now. Joe the Plumber has put the focus on the issues again, and this scares us more than anything. (...) >>> all [sic]

- To be filed on Articles in "Rules for the Right" -


James Higham said...

Hey, that's one of my avatars.

Cassandra said...

Really James. I got it when googling for troll. Do you want me to take it down?

CherryPie said...

I was thinking the same thing as James when I saw the pic...

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