What happened over the past 2 days has been a major eye opening to a lot of people, so i’ll just get right into it. The reason The_Donald is so successful is that it’s an easy and friendly place for us all to gather – it has a mission goal that is clearly stated and the Mods are on top of keeping it that way. But it is also unique in that regard as freedom of speech is curtailed there due to the rules of the site and the culture of The_Donald. What may feel like freedom is actually just an open culture. People who have more to say or censored there, or have other avenues to speak.
The mission is general and doesn’t require an excessive amount of knowledge. It requires bodies, it requires hands on keyboards.
If you were to think of it as a “war” then The_Donald is the Army Regulars of drafted men and women to serve in all major roles. They are the backbone that allows the other aspects to do as they need to. They are the front lines, and they are the ones who also take the most casulalties. Order needs to be maintained because there’s just so many that if it didn’t, it’d be sheer chaos.
Additionally – while it is an ‘echo’ chamber of sorts, it’s within easy striking distance of the rest of Reddit that seems to have a profound love/hate relationship with it. The energy of the Donald drives so much traffic to the site that yes, their privatization for even a short time was felt across the internet.
Voat may have actually been saved as a result – donations are coming through and we’ll have an announcement from them on Monday about the future. However there was a major culture clash, which ironically is exactly what many people say is the issue with Immigration.
So – here’s some history for the record.
Reddit was, is, and will be the main force of Trump Support. This is also the most open, inclusive, and frankly friendly place to find like minded conservatives, classical liberals, and even anarchy capitalists who have yet to really degenerate. They are filled with hope, and are wide eyed and even kind of naive to some of the realities of the world. Trump support is what galvanizes and unites them. While there is mention and a sub current of the darker happenings in the world, it is less prevalent here than in other places like the Chans and Voat.
And that’s okay. Not everyone is meant to stare into the abyss. This is a support place. This is a news aggregator. This is the front lines of the Great Meme War, The_Donald has secured its place in history and for the good of western civilization it should stay where it is.
I talk about this at the end of the book “Les Deplorables”. In the grand scheme of things it is few people who are able to not only delve into the darkness, but are also able to maintain some level of sanity. I won’t get to do it, but none of this really affects me anymore. I’ve become so emotionally detached from this that I am able to write about many of the most horrible fights in a logical way.
Coming soon will be a more logical look at some of the dark things that the centipedes of Reddit got a peek over the past couple of days. Just another pic though although a little bit more significant with a lot less insulting rhetoric .