Discussion in 'Serious Chat' started by $pvcxGhxztCasey, Oct 1, 2011.
Derek the Infamous is not a meme.
Also, as bad as they get, most other 4chan boards still don't really deserve to be lumped in with /b/. Except /v/ which is possibly worse.
I didn't even know about /v/. Should I be scared?
/v/ is /b/ with more videogames and unwarranted elitism.
Slightly back on topic, apparently WITP "members" are getting dox'd with hilarious regularity.
I got published in the Star Tribune (main Twin Cities newspaper) regarding this issue. Though I should point out that I wrote this mostly to get extra credit in my government class, haha. Also, they messed with my wording a little which I guess is something I should have expected.
Late to this thread, but "anonymous" don't really have anything to do with 4chan anymore. Most people who browse /b/ reject what they do, and the group has grown entirely separate.
On the topic of 4chan, while /b/ and probably lesser known /soc/ (and /mu/ most of the time) are easily the worst places on the internet - for more alternative interests 4chan holds some of the best boards on the internet. /a/ is the best place to talk about anime, and I've read incredibly intelligent discussion on /tv/, /x/ and /adv/. I bet most people here don't realise they have a board titled "Animals and Nature" either.
The entire thing is just so neckbeards can say Look, "I'm protesting! I'm an activist!"
On that note, do register and read that "What is-The Plan?" website. In between people coming up with hilariously bad plots for "New operations!", there's a really sweet Holocaust denial thread. Oh, and the guy behind it was a failed Encyclopedia Dramatica administrator, and had a weird manifesto about starting "virtual tribes". That kind of read like some L Ron Hubbard shit, oddly enough.
Anywho, enjoy dat REVOLUTION, guys...
I want you all to read something. Humor me a bit;
Now, call me a cynical cunt, but does strike anyone else as a bit... well... batshit?
While you're lurking the site, can you post some of the protests that they're actually carrying out? The site's a mess and so far it doesn't seem like they're actually doing anything...
No, that's the thing, they aren't doing anything. Piggybacking on people already on Wall Street and coming up with "more operations", but they're actually doing very little themselves.
But apparently they're at war with 'Why We Protest', aka the Chanology guys. Which explains a little. Oh, and think the government is spying on them. Specifically, them. And when they have to ban people, it's because they're government agents. I shit you not...
That's got to be the first time anyone's said that about /x/ and /adv/ haha.
It's all about /co/ and /trv/, and /tv/ on its good days. That said, there are plenty of places on the internet where you can discuss TV and film that aren't full of paedophiles and dirty old men and people who throw around the word "hipster" more than they probably breathe.
/mu/ is ok if you just take into account that a lot of it pretty much is one big example of trolls trolling trolls trolling etc. /soc/ has been fun the times I've actually been on there. 4channers take shit like that far too seriously.
I would use /fa/ and /fit/ far more if they had less dicks posting on them but they don't often deserve the worst of their reputations either.
I still say the only unmitigatedly terrible boards there are /b/ and /v/. /x/ is pretty bad as well. That said I haven't been on the site in general much for a year or two now.
Also, fuck Holocaust deniers.
/x/ is fun as shit when ARGs are going on, and /adv/ very occasionally has a good thread if you go a bit past the first page. /mu/ is becoming more like /v/ in that, neither of them actually listen to music or play video games anymore - and generally just hate everything. /soc/ is filled with asl, names, avatars, people sharing msns and 30 year old dudes pretending to be 15 year old girls - pretty painful to lurk.
My friend Alex summed this up perfectly: "This is an embarrassment to my generation. It's childish, misguided, ignorant, and just plain stupid. Grow up. Get jobs.". And I agree with him. These people aren't "heroes", and need to shut up already.
They're not going to accomplish anything because it's pretty evident to me that the creators of this group have no idea what their ultimate goals are or how they're going to achieve them. Protesting has in recent years proven to be an ineffective waste of time so what the hell do they hope to accomplish by gathering on Wall Street or wherever? For example, there are people outside the Houses of Parliament in London for ten years now protesting the invasion of Afghanistan. There have been regular protests for 40 years in Syntagma Square in Athens, Greece protesting Turkish occupation in Northern Cyprus. These are just a couple of examples, but when it comes down to it, protesting these days does nothing.
Unfortunately we live in an era where people want change but are willing to do fuck all about it and don't have the patience to persue it.
This guy obviously hasn't been reading up on Austrian-School economics. For-profit healthcare is bad? Quick, someone save this man!
Oh my dear savior Ron Paul-ah! Spare this heathen's soul, for he does not know the turpitude of which he speaks! Let the purity of the invisible hand of the free market absolve him of his sins-ah! Avert his eyes from the pornography of the liberal media, and let the bright light of capitalism shine to the very depths of his heart-ah! 'Cause it's not too late, no sir! It's never too late to save a soul!
Hallelujah! Praise the lawd!
/soc/ gets a really bad rep I see, I've had really good conversations with local people I've met on there.
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