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It's even funnier than that, if you paid attention you could observe the tables turning over literally a week in late February-early March 2020. republiKKKans were pushing for a quarantine, buying out masks and all that, while Nancy Pelosi literally went to hug people in SF Chinatown on Feb 24--all just like you'd expect from people's natural political inclinations.

But then on Feb 28 there were the first 15 cases detected in the US and Trump made a speech where he said that it was totally not a big deal and the situation was totally under control and Democrats were perpetuating this hoax against him, that he was not in control. Naturally not a single pro-Democratic rag could resist the temptation to claim that Trump called the coronavirus a hoax, and just like that all Right Thinking People realized that coronavirus was a Big Deal and only Trump-voting yokels didn't take it seriously.

See also:

Feb 29 https://web.archive.org/web/20200229123317/https://twitter.com/Surgeon_General/status/1233725785283932160 - masks don't work, you're killing nurses if you buy masks.

Apr 4 https://twitter.com/Surgeon_General/status/1246428235883298816 - here's how to make a cloth mask (and you kill the grandma if you don't).

The most fascinating thing about that was that not only everyone had their deeply held and morally charged political beliefs flipped practically overnight, it's also that besides a few incorrigible noooticers nobody even registered that anything weird happened.

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The most fascinating thing about that was that not only everyone had their deeply held and morally charged political beliefs flipped practically overnight, it's also that besides a few incorrigible noooticers nobody even registered that anything weird happened.

Guess I'm not a nazi after all :marseysweating:


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But this is all predicted perfectly by scotts article. When it was dirty disgusting foreigners/bipoc chinx bringing their foreign diseases onto ameriKKKan soil, republiKKKans were in favour of quarantine. The very instant it was spreading in the US by ameriKKKans, republiKKKans were against quarantining.

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And that really isn't a flip of political beliefs, it perfectly portrays lard politics.

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still unemployed then?

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Real party switch hours.

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:#marseyno:

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:#marseydownvote:

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:#marseytears:

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Everyone acts like scott Alexander is some genius but he's too dumb to write concisely, or even to provide a coherent summary.

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I think buzzfeed would be more your style.

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"No bro you have to read a six page rambling screed bro no coherent summaries of content that's for buzzfeed bro you dont understand its super deep bro"

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Have you heard of something called a "book"? Those can be hundreds of pages!

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Amazing, have you truly never read a book without an introduction? Or a conclusion? An essay or nonfiction work with a thesis?

Have you read something other than "young adult fiction" ?

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man, this shit was already getting started in 2014. here's another of "beam me up to gay EA space altruism Scott"s greatest hits on CW spergery. https://slatestarcodex.com/2014/12/17/the-toxoplasma-of-rage/

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TL;DR

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Step 1 post bait or generally be r-slurred

Step 2 say the left is cancelling you or that you made chuds mad

Step 3 you have now made your stupidity into a culture war battleground

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:#marseychartscatter:

Snapshots:

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Y'all got the gay.

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>this article doesn't mention us

Incomplete research, article disregarded

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