KarmaPolice

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This is precisely why disinformation works

Anyway, calling the meat thing a lie and ignoring the last four years of made up “news” that never gets retracted and nobody cares about rings a little bit hollow to me.

The story was FALSE (not in Biden’s plan), but it resonated because it plays to a long held grudge or belief, expressed right here:

I’ve argued the meat point with liberals on message boards probably as far back as the late 90’s. I’d usually start in on my rant after a well meaning liberal would mention something about meat being a luxury or some other such nonsense. It’s no secret that the “bright future” all leftists are fighting for doesn’t have farting cows and we all get our daily ration tickets for our plant based gruel. Whatever cows are left won’t be available for me and you to have a nice steak. One, it’s bad for us, two it’s inhumane and three, it causes greenhouse gasses which we all need to curtail.

As much as I am trying to make it sound ridiculous, it’s not even untrue. Don’t even try to deny that there is a leftist utopia in mind. It might not be the same for everyone but don’t try and tell me that you don’t have this perfect world in mind when we get eveything right. In fact I’d like to hear more about that please.

The story RESONATED with people who have this belief, even if the story itself — which is that it was part of Biden’s plan — WAS FALSE

This is the phantom approach that seem to be the way these days. So Biden is obviously a moderate, to overcome that it becomes “he’s controlled by AOC.” Biden’s plan doesn’t say anything about meat, so it becomes “well we all know this is what you want anyway.” Its all placing people into boxes that are presumptively “evil” and then screaming at the boxes. Its not what is happening now, its the phantom risk of the future, slippery slope etc.

Its all alternate reality, as opposed to reality.