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Scott Adams accuses Twitter of possible TREASON for shadowbanning him, maybe

If this man were alive today, he'd be deleting some (but not all) of Scott Adams' Tweets
If this man were alive today, he’d be deleting some (but not all) of Scott Adams’ Tweets

I may have given out the first Donald Trump Memorial Award for Complete Lack of Self Awareness to the wrong person earlier today. Because, as much as Matt Forney deserves the award, Scott Adams may deserve it even more. For some of the same reasons, even.

Forney, you may recall, thinks that the EVIL JEWS of Twitter are shadowbanning him (that is, hiding some of his Tweets) for the crime of speaking truth to power, which in his case seems to involve a lot of calling people ‘f***ots” and “tr***ies” and suggesting they kill themselves.

Dilbert creator and dumb-opinion-haver Scott Adams similarly believes, or at least suspects, that the evil Hillary-lovers in charge of Twitter have “decided to suppress my free speech on the site, presumably because I have said good things about Trump’s talents for persuasion.”

He announced this suspicion, naturally, in a Tweet, which for some reason Twitter didn’t decide to suppress. Probably just to screw with his head, you know how devious those Twitter executives are.

Wait, you may ask, how exactly would “shadowbanning” some but not all of a cartoonist’s dumb tweets constitute TREASON!!!!11!!?

In a blog post, Adams explains:

I won’t jump the gun and assume something nefarious is happening. But I will say that IF it is happening, I would regard it as treason. If one political party can use the machinery of social networks to reduce free speech, that is an attack on American values at the deepest level.

And this would mean WAR between Adams and Twitter.

As a patriot, I would feel obligated to help kill Twitter. (And you wouldn’t want to bet against me.)

Now, as far as I know, Adams isn’t planning on sneaking into Twitter’s offices like a ninja and stealthily dispatching all of its executives. Nah! He just wants to start some sort of shareholder revolt becuase TREASON AGAINST SCOTT ADAMS (some of the time).

I understand Twitter is looking for a buyer. If management is shadowbanning me, that would be breach of fiduciary responsibility, screwing both the shareholders and the employees who hope the company can be purchased. In my view, shadowbanning would make Twitter too toxic to own. That toxicity – treason in my view – would transfer to the buyer.

How will he know if Twitter is actually guilty of the part-time, Scott-Adams-specific TREASON he’s talking about? Well, he sent a note to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey demanding WHERE ARE MY TWEETS OR AT LEAST SOME OF THEM YOU (part-time, Scott-Adams-specific) BENEDICT ARNOLD??11!! Or words to that effect.

I don’t have confirmation from Twitter that this is happening, so I tweeted Jack Dorsey today to ask. I’m sure he’s busy, but I’m hard to ignore. If no response in two days, I’ll assume my Twitter followers are correct that my tweets are not always showing up in their feeds.

LINE IN THE SAND

When Adams shared these thoughts — on Twitter — about how Twitter might be SILENCING HIM, well, let’s just say that some people skeptical of his treason theory treated him to some gentle ribbing.

Adams accused them of “cognitive dissonance,” and being PAID SHILLS FOR SHILLARY (or whoever).

HOW DEEP DOES THE CONSPIRACY GO??111!!!11!

Well, pretty deep, apparently. Because guess what: SOME OF MY TWEETS HAVE BEEN DISAPPEARING TOO!!!1 Seriously. A couple of my Tweets seem to have vanished from Twitter shortly after being posted.

INCLUDING ONE MAKING FUN OF THAT MGTOW DUDE TALKING ROMANTICALLY ABOUT WET HOLES!!!

I can only conclude that there is a vast conspiracy of Trump-hating yet also vagina-fearing MGTOWS at the helm of Twitter.

IT’S TREASON I TELLS YA

 

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TirAsleen
TirAsleen
5 years ago

Twitter just needs to go! It is a cesspool of hate. Gamergate started the decline but Adams and Forney have made it untenable to be on.

Why can’t we have anything nice in this world without MRAs arriving to taint it with their sadness? 🙂

2D-Man
2D-Man
5 years ago

What’s wrong with calling people trekkies?

kupo
kupo
5 years ago

@2D-Man
At first I thought someone brought up the trekkie vs. trekker argument, then I got it.

Turan, Emissary of the Fly World
Turan, Emissary of the Fly World
5 years ago

I have made this point here before, but Scott Adams’s remark about “Trump’s talents for persuasion” prompts me to make it again:

If Trump really is a “Master Persuader,” getting off one linguistic killshot after another, shouldn’t he be ahead in the polls, rather than far behind? Or–let’s lower the bar here–shouldn’t he have, on at least one point in this very long campaign, been ahead?

Moreover, shouldn’t a “Master Persuader” be actually winning people over to his side, rather than driving them away in large numbers–the latter being what Trump has inarguably be doing?

To be sure, I know the answer to the second question. The people that Trump is driving away all fall into groups that do not include Scott Adams–women, Americans of Mexican descent, immigrants, Muslims, people capable of empathy. So, naturally, Adams does not consider them of any consequence. Their votes don’t really matter in the same way his does.

And I can also guess Adams’s answer to the first question. By “persuasion,” he seems sometimes to literally mean hypnosis. So, he may really think that people who are now saying that they support Clinton and/or despise Trump will go into the voting booths and suddenly give in to an irresistible impulse to vote for Trump. That is an absurd argument, but there are some remarks by Adams that are impossible to interpret otherwise.

Imaginary Petal
Imaginary Petal
5 years ago

@Turan

Republicans don’t believe in polls.

2D-Man
2D-Man
5 years ago

@kupo
I still don’t actually know what slur is being referred to. And I don’t think finding out is going to make me a better person.

Scildfreja Unnýðnes
Scildfreja Unnýðnes
5 years ago

I’ve come to have a bit more nuanced view on why Trump supporters feel like he’s winning. I’ve seen a lot of interviews at this point where the Trumpista talks about the fact that everyone they know is voting Trump, and Trump talks about how much he’s winning. These are the only things that they really trust at this point, I think. They certainly don’t believe in the lamestream media, since the conservatives and republicans (and right wing radio, etc, etc) have been calling it biased for ages now.

Lots of people have been trained to mistrust anything they don’t see or hear themselves at this point. It’s got a really weird effect of making them vulnerable to crank conspiracy theory and outright misinformation, since they’ll take things which agree with their beliefs as being trustworthy, but have a ready-to-go excuse for disbelieving anything they don’t like. Thanks, Limbaugh.

I dunno how to pierce that bubble. They see Trump doing well because the people they know are voting for him, and they see the excited Trump rallies. Opposing information is discarded as being biased. How do you cut into that?

PaganReader
5 years ago

@2D-Man:
It’s an anti-trans slur usually aimed towards trans women.

@Imaginary Petal:
They believe in the ones that agree with them, and only the ones that agree with them. Every other poll is biased and/or rigged.

Seshia
Seshia
5 years ago

@lost

I remember reading from my GF’s Dillbert collection, and this was late 90s stuff, and coming across a week of strips where the whole joke was comparing a blind date with a trans woman to a date with a litteral dog. There were references to laser hair removal, facial reconstruction surgery, and it was frankly pretty damn blatant. Scott Adams seems to have always been a piece of work, it’s just how far out his dickishness is that has changed.

Bill Stickers
Bill Stickers
5 years ago

Watch out, world! Scott Adams is done being Mr. Niceguy! You better not lose any more tweets, or he’ll… or he’ll…

(In my version of the world, Scott Adams is always played by Don Knotts.)

ligne
ligne
5 years ago

Freemage

Also, Scott: An engineer who is unfamiliar who doesn’t understand the concept of glitches and bugs is a shitty, shitty engineer; it’s a good thing you’re now in the job of recycling office jokes with crappy art.

as far as i’m aware, Adams was never actually an engineer; he just worked with them for a gas company or something.

uncultured marxist
uncultured marxist
5 years ago

“Treason is merely a matter of dates”

for example if u date a feminist it’s treason towards men /s

PsycoSilver
PsycoSilver
5 years ago

Man. I liked the Dilbert comic strip when I was younger. :/ I thought the jokes were decent and I liked the characters. I never knew the creator was a butt sandwich. I can’t imagine how nauseating and politically charged they have to be nowadays.

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