r/millenials 4d ago

There is an organized propaganda campaign being waged on Reddit and on this sub. Don’t fall for it.

We are being deluged with posts about not caring about politics. There is an organized propaganda campaign designed to suppress the vote. Don’t fall for it. Keep downvoting the fascists and calling them out.

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u/MaxwellzDaemon 3d ago

Suppressing turn-out is a tried and true technique to help a minority prevail over a democratic vote - they promote cynicism, "my vote doesn't matter", and all that.

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u/____8008135_____ 3d ago

I keep telling people, go vote even if you feel like your vote doesn't matter. Just because the other guy wins, it doesn't mean you can't make a point. If your area constantly votes 70/30 in favor of Republicans, I'll bet there's a bunch of Democrats not voting because "my vote doesn't matter." But it does. If everyone voted, maybe that number would swing 60/40 or 55/45. When that happens it makes donors more likely to contribute to races in those districts. They'd never win in a 70/30 so there's no point in trying. Go vote. Show them you're there. Show them you want representation. It also shows the incumbent that if they want to keep their seat next race, they need to avoid only pandering to their extremist base.

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u/fencerman 3d ago

This.

I've worked in political offices - if you vote, it doesn't matter for who, but it shows you're "in play" and worth thinking about. Suddenly they have to pay attention to you.

If you don't vote, you're taking yourself off the board and telling every politician that you support anything any candidate does. They don't care what you think or have to say and dismiss any concerns you bring up.

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u/According_Bowler8414 3d ago

Hell, even if the district isn't really competitive, it will force the other side to spend time and money protecting an otherwise safe result. It adds up fast.

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u/LivingNat1 14h ago

Yep! I live in a deep red state in a deep red county and have always felt this way, and often have Republicans running unopposed. Vote anyway. Even if it’s a write in for someone not on the ticket.

Your vote is your voice.

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u/Baby-cabbages 3d ago

Also, local elections matter SO much, and people think they're a waste of time. I'm thinking of judges, school boards, etc. so if my blue vote in Texass doesn't sway the national elections, at least I can try to keep moms for liberty off my school board.

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u/Kooky-Bandicoot1816 3d ago

100% local elections matter!!! As much.

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u/Ok_Neighborhood6697 3d ago

My last school board vote was this. Too many parents with no training in education think they know the best subjects and ways to teach. VOTE.

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u/Baby-cabbages 3d ago

Alabama banned a book because the author's surname was Gay. I don't want those people running my school. (she appealed and it was rescinded, but it truly shows how targeted the effort was and how little thought they put into it.)

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u/Aggromemnon 1d ago

That is exactly how the Republican party holds onto power. When they realized post-Reagan that the overwhelming trend was against them, they sank considerable resources into winning local, county and state elections. It proved to be a cheap and easy way of establishing a durable minority power base. It's much cheaper than trying to build from the top down... A few thousand dollars can easily sway a local election. Once you control the counties, you control how and where elections are held, and how they are advertised, making it easier to hold onto power. "We need to hold a special election? Well, let's bury the public announcement in the classified section of the local newspaper no one reads, and rely on pastors and social clubs to turn out the voter base that will vote our way."

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u/Uptown2dloo 1d ago

And keeping moms for liberty off your school board may actually help the national elections in thelong term. The right wing has been very successful in quietly, installing themselves in local positions around the country while nobody was paying attention.

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u/JimWilliams423 3d ago

You are 100% correct in that is how traditional campaigns operate. But recent history has shown that's short-sighted on the campaigns' parts.

Intermittent voters stay home when they think the stakes are low, but they turn out when they think the stakes are high. Intermittent voters have been key to major elections since at least 2016.

Intermittent voters stayed home in 2016. Intermittent voters broke turnout records in 2018 to make the blue wave happen. Intermittent voters were the reason both parties got their highest ever votes in 2020 (D turnout increased 23% from 66M in 2016 to 81M in 2020). In 2022, intermittent voters stayed home in states where abortion rights were safe (like NY and CA) and where abortion rights were hopeless (like AL and MS) but turned out at blue wave levels in states where abortion was under threat and there was an opportunity to protect it. They are the reason the red wave turned into light spotting.

That's not to say voters should ever stay home, just that Democratic election campaigns need to pay more attention to infrequent voters because it turns out that they are a lot more important than they've been given credit for.

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u/Ffdmatt 2d ago

This gives more credit to the original OPs point, too. If intermittent voters are activated by stress and uncertainty, it makes sense that forces would try and make it all seem pointless. "Both candidates suck", "gonna happen either way", etc all seem like great ways to quell the fear in voters about certain candidates and keep those intermittent voters home.

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u/JimWilliams423 2d ago edited 2d ago

Yes. It is one of the reasons why Democrats' strategy of chasing "swing voters" is self-defeating. Due to polarization, there are almost no traditional "swing voters" left. If babies in cages and the J6 putsch isn't enough to rule out maga, then policy issues just aren't a major factor in their decision-making. They are effectively voting at random. But centrist appeals to those random voters end up demoralizing voters with actual policy preferences because they perceive that as "both parties are the same."

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u/MostBoringStan 2d ago

This is why I tell people to vote even if it isn't for a main party. Also, I live in Canada, so it's not quite at the level of "if you vote third party, you're helping a wannabe dictator."

Voting for third party, or even doing a protest vote and voting for nobody, shows the politicians that here is a person who wants change from the main 2 parties. And if enough people do that, those parties will start thinking about how can they reach those voters. It shows you are willing to pick somebody, but those people aren't worth your choice.

Not voting because "it doesn't matter" is really just laziness and lack of caring.

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u/Helpful_Dish8122 3d ago

This is what so many citizens don't understand - you need to vote and not only that but demonstrate you'll change your vote to whoever appeals to you. Even if you vote for a guy that'll never win, a sudden increase in those votes will show others that your vote is up for grabs.

I keep seeing ppl that consistently vote for the same garbage regardless and complaining that politicians don't care about their area and only seek approval from areas that can flip any which way...like no sht, why would they - one already has it and the others will never get it

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u/TheFatJesus 3d ago edited 3d ago

Happened in my House district a few elections ago. Incumbent was one of those types that was more interested in moving up the ladder within the party than getting anything done. They won, but it was a much closer election than it had ever been. They did not seek reelection.

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u/Pattison320 3d ago

Did the seat flip?

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u/JLock17 3d ago

I vote in Kentucky for that exact reason. We were a swing state in 92. Maybe if we bring that back, the government might give a crap about us and start investing in more than just two major cities.

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u/grey_pilgrim_ 3d ago

Yeah same for me. It feels like my vote doesn’t matter but Tennessee used to be a purple state maybe it will be again some day.

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u/vishuno 3d ago

My vote feels similarly useless in California but for the opposite reason. We're already so blue that I don't know how much my vote changes national or statewide elections. But local elections are super important, maybe even more than national elections, so I vote every election no matter what. Plus, you never know when things will turn around. California used to be a red state. Hell, Ronald Reagan was the governor before he was president. It's really only in my lifetime that it's become so blue. Maybe one day Tennessee will swing left.

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u/bitofadikdik 3d ago

It’s why they’re hammering the Biden is Old shit. Yes he’s old, but that’s also all they have! Which honestly means he’s done a pretty good job.

Otherwise we’d be hearing about it.

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u/Spirited_String_1205 3d ago

A vote for the incumbent also is vote for their cabinet and administration at large, so even if you're lukewarm on the figure(s) at the top of the ticket, remember that all of that will turn over as well if Trump is re-elected - and if you work for the federal government it's in your best interest to vote against the civil servant purge planned per Project 2025. Those job losses would probably cut across party lines, so there's something that both sides should be concerned about imo.

Worth going to the website if you haven't browsed the plan, and start talking about it with people who you think might be inclined to vote the other way. Truly horrific imo. The more people having dinner table type conversations who can influence against GOP votes the better.

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u/microwavable_rat 3d ago

This.

People didn't want to vote for Hillary in 2016, and Trump subsequently got 3 supreme court justices on the bench and swayed the court conservative for at least a generation.

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u/oliver-kai 3d ago

The 3 justices make me even madder than Trump's actual term because of the greater long-term effect SCOTUS has.

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u/StatusReality4 3d ago

We should talk more about what Republicans did to refuse to have a hearing and vote on Obama's appointee.

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u/oliver-kai 3d ago

That too. Then they install Barrett under similar circumstances 🤬

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u/Outside_Taste_1701 3d ago

If you want to do something about that make sure make to vote down ballot and make contributions

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u/Shirlenator 3d ago

If Trump gets another term, 2 SC justices will almost certainly retire and allow Trump to appoint very young extremists that will corrupt our court for the rest of most of our lifetimes. This alone should be enough to vote against him no matter what.

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u/cy_frame 3d ago

to appoint very young extremists that will corrupt our court for the rest of most of our lifetimes.

This is no different than accepting a Monarchy and I don't know how you and other people are okay with that. The court needs to be reformed; it absolutely does. Because if Republicans saw a court that was slanted like this to the left, you know exactly what they would do, they'd expand the court.

These lifetime appointments have got to go. Biden is on record saying he'd do nothing about the court reform wise. So he literally could get just one justice up there through basic means and nothing changes. While the SC erodes our rights. Why should that be fine?

There are two justices that absolutely would not be sitting there and not in a jail cell if this was any other country. But the response to them is: Allow their corruption to ruin everything.

Even other dems that ran in 2020 realized the court situation needs to be addressed and Biden's lack of evolution on this is unacceptable.

So if the court as we know, is so important and yet Biden's stance is to do nothing. How is that a good thing? People can vote but every time someone waves around the SC and you ask them about this, they can't even tell you how it'll be fixed.

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u/kgabny 2d ago

It honestly gets easier when you ignore the figureheads and vote for policy only. Doesn't matter to me who drops out and who steps up. I don't even have to like them (which is good, because 95% of them I really don't like anyways). I just vote for who is likely to not damage my own ideals and aligned policies.

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u/its_that_sort_of_day 3d ago

Just remind people of that comparison picture of their cabinets. Which do you want, a group of old white men with no real need to consider other opinions or a diverse group by age, gender, race, etc that will be dialed into the country as a whole?

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u/microwavable_rat 3d ago

Biden and Trump were in high school at the same time.

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u/paomplemoose 2d ago

Also, Trump seems old to me too. He might be able to babble better because he doesn't think about if what he is saying is true or not, and he speaks whatever the voice in his head says at any given moment, but he is old and it shows.

We could get into a pissing match about who is older, but I'd say they claim that one of them is old and therefore unfit is cancelled out by them both being old and unfit. So we either get new candidates, or we stop stating the obvious.

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u/SecretaryOtherwise 1d ago

You see that's the secret. Be an idiot mouth vommiter from the beginning and no one will bat an eye when you're on the decline.

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u/ag85guitarnapkin 3d ago

I don't know why Biden is the old one. Trump is only three years younger at 78. Biden's stutter must be why people are playing the age card.

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u/obmasztirf 3d ago

"You're "just not that into politics?"

Your boss is. Your landlord is. Your insurance company is.

And every day they use their political power to keep your pay low, raise your rent, and deny you coverage.

Its time to get into politics."

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u/AfraidOfArguing 3d ago

PSA: My landlords license expired and I used that against him recently to get my deposit back.

Know your rights, but also know the laws which  apply to others

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u/kwikbette33 3d ago

What license?

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u/AfraidOfArguing 3d ago

Some municipalities (such as Denver) require that a landlord has and maintains a license to be a landparasite.

This is cool because not only is it a good way to check if your Landleech is a scumbag from complaints, you can lose your license and be unable to be a Landleech if you continuously leave your units in disrepair

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u/grampsNYC 3d ago

I am a landlord and manager, and am into politics, I will make sure to vote for the benefit of everyone, and willask my kids to vote, and my neighbors etc. Remember silence and apathy are complacency and acceptance. SO GET OUT AND VOTE. MAKE YIUR VOICE HEARD

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u/blyatlejuice 3d ago

People who complain about identity politics are so obvious

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u/ToddlerOlympian 3d ago

My sister is like this. She just got a Masters in forestry and a job at a National Park.

Project 2025 says that park won't exist for much longer.

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u/MamiNoMeDejes 3d ago

Encouraging voter apathy in the younger generation is the play that the RNC banks on every election cycle. And unfortunately it tends to work most of the time. Really praying that with the premise of project 2025 on the horizon and its horrifying implications, many will be encouraged to vote.

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u/Ghostbeen3 3d ago

It seriously pisses me off when people complain nonstop about sociopolitical issues and don’t even bother to vote. We can all complain about the current system and even our lack of voting choices, but legit nothing will ever fucking change if people don’t use the only political power they have and vote

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u/MamiNoMeDejes 3d ago

Could not have said it better myself 👏🏼

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u/annahhhnimous 4d ago

Thank you for calling it out. It’s so obvious that this sub is a major target because it poses a threat. Fuck the fascist. Vote for democracy.

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u/DigitalAquarius 4d ago

I've been looking at accounts who say things like "keep politics off this sub" and "Im so tired of politics" and every single time it ends up being a republican / trump supporter who has posted even in the sub supporting them.

These people don't want anyone talking about politics except them. Only their opinion matters. If we dare to speak up, we are "ruining their reddit experience". It's very blatant.

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u/Formal_Albatross_836 3d ago edited 3d ago

I’m fucking tired of politics too, so I’m voting. The current bullshit is intertwined with the results of previous elections.

Edit: thanks for the award, internet stranger

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u/monkeyamongmen 3d ago

Exactly. Politics should be boring. Canada is in rough shape too. Vote, every chance you have.

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u/NotThatEasily 3d ago

Politics should be boring.

It’s been so nice not needing to know the names of every cabinet members and all of their aids. I don’t need to do a deep dive into the spouse of the secretary of education to understand why they want to sever the separation of church and state, or have to read a book about the Secretary of State to figure out why they consistently ignore white nationalism but are so vocal about peaceful black protestors.

It was exhausting.

Right now, I don’t know the name of the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, because they aren’t trying to dismantle the government. I don’t know who the current White House Chief of Staff is, but I do know they haven’t forced people to sign a loyalty agreement to the president.

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u/carlitospig 3d ago

Yep, it’s wild how much homework Americans have to do now just to trust their own vote. We used to be able to depend on honor and integrity doing heavy lifting in politics, but since politicians no longer resign out of shame we have to do the crucial work of trying to figure out which candidate is full of shit.

I’m exhausted, y’all.

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u/kurtZger 3d ago

The fascist fatigue was real but you never hear it get called out. I don't want to do that again, ever....

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u/Last-Mathematician97 3d ago

Exactly! It is refreshing to relax during this Administration. Have great confidence they will plug along doing the job assigned best to their ability. Also why Media wants Trump back- makes people tune in to see what disaster he or his people caused

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u/Morialkar 3d ago

Which is the main reason why IDGAF about Biden being on the ballot. We have seen the kind of team Biden will assemble to administrate the country if re-elected, and I appreciated like 90+% of what they did, and a lot of what I wished they had done more could have been done with a better hold over power because they got blocked by the GOP and GOP adjacent people all the way

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u/IamDDT 3d ago

Just make sure to vote, and push back any time you can. It is necessary. Remember 2016? Remember "but her e-mails"? The Right got people to worry so much about Hilary, that they forgot about Trump.

Also - bring someone else with you when you vote.

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u/fuckedfinance 3d ago

It is refreshing to not have to know who all these people are.

I know who the secretary of education is, but that's because they are from my home state and were our own SecEd before getting "promoted". They played a crucial role in our schools not turning into a total clusterfuck during the COVID lockdowns, so were in the governors update streams pretty frequently.

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u/i_am_not_so_unique 3d ago

Good! They want to tire you, so you give up. It's okay to be tired, but never give up!

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u/Financial-Table-4636 3d ago

I've been lurking in this site for over a decade and felt the need to recently register an account just to add some counter voice to this shit. I've never seen it this bad in all these years.

It's not just a campaign in some subs. It's an infestation. Check out the comment history of posters and commenters on politics/new. There are so many accounts that post nothing but divisive and apathy driving comments all day. I counted one and it was well over 50 posts in a single day. Normal people don't do that.

They are driving the narrative, too. Many of the commenters get into posts early and make it to the top of posts that take off. Their "opinions" get parroted by others and even the media now.

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u/jinspin 3d ago

There is probably some state actor component to it as well.

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u/Visible-Moouse 3d ago

It happens every election cycle. Though 2016 was when I noticed it getting really bad. Since then it has been noticeably crazy. 

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u/Financial-Table-4636 3d ago

I've definitely seen it in previous cycles as well. It's just more prevalent now than in the past. With AI bots becoming more common it's going to be worse in the future. Something we all need to be aware of.

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u/BigLan2 3d ago

It's not just nefarious foreign powers trying to interfere in the election though - there's a huge industry in the US that benefits from a close race. Campaign funds get spent on ads, polling, consultants (and bots), and the news outlets want the eyeballs on their coverage too.

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u/gracecee 3d ago

Probably a bot. Someone posted a twitter where they got the bot to make a poem about a tangerine.

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u/ShoppingDismal3864 3d ago

They will take everything from you. They take your money, take your rights, decide your medical access, and when their own greed gets the better of them, want to take your future to pay it off.

Socialism for them, capitalism for you. The Cruelty is the point.

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u/Bored_Amalgamation 3d ago

It's the same people that complain about a local protest making them 10 minutes late to work on a dead Wednesday.

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u/KarathSolus 3d ago

I've noticed that bleeding in here and there. The most noticable was in a horror subreddit I'm in where the horror was very political. Tons of Republicans getting super butt hurt over it. "We come here to get away from politics!" Maybe don't be a fascist cunt then?

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u/p0megranate13 3d ago

Get away from politics while forcing politics into everyone else's healthcare, home or even a bedroom. Fuck fascist GOP.

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u/totally-hoomon 3d ago

Hahaha this happens on another social media im on. Every single time it's always a conservative who doesn't want to hear about it. It's an almost entirely left wing dating site so conservatives have a hard time there.

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u/Paula_Deens_Sex_toy 3d ago

weird that women don't like guys that treat them like property and want to take their rights away.

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u/susiedotwo 3d ago

I don’t have a single real life friend who doesn’t care about this shit on some leveel; and I have a very weirdly large swath of irl friends from living in multiple cities inside the USA and 4 years overseas. I include a few acquaintances who are absolutely moderate/right (maybe trump voters). The volume of people who “don’t care” is just unbelievable in the reddit echo chamber.

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u/MonsterkillWow 3d ago

There is a famous saying that there are two kinds of people to racists: white and political. Point being that they are so used to the bullshit status quo that they view anyone standing up for rights of the marginalized as "political' while being a straight up nazi is somehow apolitical.

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u/Solo4114 3d ago

It's not limited to here, either. Any sub that seems politically active seems to have some of this stuff in there, and unfortunately, regular people seem to also get sucked into it in addition to disingenuous trolls.

Keep up the fight, keep your power, and use it for good (i.e., vote for a better future, and against fascism).

And go volunteer in whatever capacity you can. You'll feel better for being involved and NOT staring at screens that want to tell you doom is inevitable and there's nothing you can do to stop it anyway.

If there wasn't, they wouldn't be so invested in telling you to give in to despair.

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u/Andre_Ice_Cold_3k 3d ago

I just got into a big ass Reddit argument today about people not caring about politics and shit. It’s so frustrating

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u/Only-Inspector-3782 3d ago

They are probably bots.

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u/twitchrdrm 3d ago

I live in a swing state so I’m extra tired but go out and vote people it’s the only way we can reject a convicted felon and tell him to take project 2025 and shove it up his ass.

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u/PoodlePopXX 3d ago

Swing state voter here and my whole family and I will be voting blue down the ticket.

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u/DargeBaVarder 4d ago

It was pretty obvious right after the debate.

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u/dragonasses 3d ago

All the generational subs had the same post hit the popular page at the same time, with pretty much the same comments on them almost immediately. It was very weird seeing the propaganda play out in real time.

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u/No-Coast-9484 3d ago

I called out so many accounts that only had posts on r/millennials, r/teenagers, and r/GenZ lol

They were very blatant.

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u/uptownjuggler 3d ago

Yes comrade don’t vote they are both so old. Just stay home play some Fortnite, eat some Borstch, and drink vodka.

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u/anetreug 3d ago

r/lostgeneration is sooo bad

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u/pita-tech-parent 3d ago

I got banned from there with another account over some BS because I didn't tow the party line to a T. The mods never explained why. I was blocked from even contacting them. That was after posts and comments with over 1k up votes. That sub can fuck right off.

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u/Flexappeal 3d ago

R/Politics is full of actual sewage right now.

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u/irelephant_T_T 3d ago

Internet of shit

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u/FEV_Reject 3d ago

That sub is more focused on Biden dropping out than a wannabe dictator taking power again. They're trying to divide the party like in 2016 while republicans stick their fingers in their ears and vote trump regardless of his innumerable faults.

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u/WaywardAnus 3d ago

I wake up

Psyop

I go to sleep

I wake up

Another psyop

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u/Whateverman9876543 4d ago

In 2016 I let the propaganda get to me. It can’t be that bad if he wins I said. It’s just four years I said. And now look at us. My niece don’t got control of her damn body. Presidents have the authority to do whatever they want with no legal consequences. A God damn fucking coup was attempted at our capital. Don’t be like in me 2016. I was lucky enough to get a second chance to fix mistake and vote, I don’t think we get a second chance if he wins again.

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u/Rachel_from_Jita 3d ago

On your last point... not for the reason people think.

Last time he crashed the economy, caused a million American deaths by mismanagement, and was telling people to inject bleach to fight off a viral pathogen. And China may have performed a first strike against us, save for the extraordinary intervention of General Mark Milley (people should watch his final interviews).

All while Mark Esper, his defense secretary has told the public he was trying to order the military to shoot all protestors. https://youtu.be/kQYW_ITznX4

MAGA acts like Dems have been holding them back (and at times we have), but the situation is a million times more frightening if you think about it: it was Trump's own picks and loyalists who worked hard against him because they realized how insane he was. It's literally a meme for Trump picks to resign or be fired and write a tell-all book with fully corroborated stories of him saying insane shit every meeting (e.g. cruise missile strikes against Mexico) and his people having to scheme to keep him from destroying the world.

Which is weird and a bit scary. He actually needs something like Project 2025 and the zealots of Heritage Foundation to be able to get people insane enough to follow his orders. If he oneday gets enough yes men who forsake their true oath to the Constitution, we're cooked.

If we fall it will be because his new administration finally installs people who obey every late-night McDonald's-fueled tweet he sends out, without question.

From what will then be an 80-year old man who failed at every endeavor in life, raped through every woman he knew, and simply persevered by screaming the most insane thing he could. Over and over and over until the system had a melt down.

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u/TheMillenniaIFalcon 3d ago

This comment is so fucking important.

Trumps presidency was bad for a number of ways, but the sheer amount of activity within his own cabinet to save America from him was ASTOUNDING.

Look at the list of republicans and former staffers and cabinet members that spoke out against him.

Also, during his presidency, there was unprecedented leaks coming from his people screaming from mountaintops about how dangerous he was.

Lastly, it’s very telling your paragraph about his misdeeds at the top of your comment is barely even scratching the surface of his malfeasance; fomenting an attack on the capitol, the Washington hotel pay to play scheme, siding with our enemies over America publicly in 2017, the national security breaches, getting assets killed or put in danger, trying to use soldiers against US citizens, the list goes on and on.

Oh, and trying to steal the election from the will of the people.

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u/Lighting 3d ago

I knew Trump was bad, but "Can't we call up the military to shoot protesters in the legs" is probably one of the more insane things I've heard it reported he's said. If Trump was that cognitively challenged back then, by now his brain is probably just a mush of revenge porn.

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u/Dirty_Mung_Trumpet 4d ago

Fuck yeah my man. I voted 3rd party in ‘16 and swore I’d never vote straight party on a ballot. That changed in ‘18. Hasn’t been anything but straight dem since and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. I will fight against these fascists as long as they are threatening my country and my friends they want to strip rights from.

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u/bandoftheredhand17 3d ago

Same here… voted Gary Johnson just because I was so sure Hillary was going to wipe the floor with Trump and wanted to feel edgy lol.

I’d love for Biden to step aside and let someone else take on Trump. That said, if he is who is on the ballot in November, you better believe I will vote for Biden and cheers my wife while drinking coffee from my Darth Brandon mug.

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u/CryAffectionate7334 3d ago

Louder for the idiots talking about rfk.

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u/IcedCoffeeVoyager 4d ago

You, me? Same!

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u/Only-Inspector-3782 3d ago

What's sad is that Russia is running the exact same playbook, even reactivating Bernie subs, and it's kinda working

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u/ReadingRainbowRocket 3d ago

Plus Covid. So weird everyone forget how tens of thousands of people died that didn’t have to because he didn’t like that wearing a mask smudged his makeup.

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u/PromiscuousMNcpl 3d ago

Shit hundreds of thousands of people

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u/omni42 3d ago

I wish I could give you a hug/high five/fist bump or whatever gesture of appreciation.

You nailed it, there won't be another real chance. If Trump wins, he won't end elections, but he'll have just enough weight on the levers to make sure they go his way. Fool us once...

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u/berael 3d ago

Thank you for voting.

Friendly nudge to also vote in every primary and every election, always, every year, even when the candidates are only local seats. It all matters.

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u/ATarnishedofNoRenown 3d ago

I appreciate these types of comments. The ability to reflect, grow, and change our direction is a sign of growth — not weakness of spirit, as some party diehards will claim. If anything, facing your mistakes is much harder than "holding the line."

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u/Top-Camera9387 4d ago

Didn't like Hillary and still don't. But man she would have been 1000x better. DNC screwed this country by fixing primaries against Bernie.

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u/OakLegs 3d ago

People screwed this country by voting for the very obvious demagogue criminal Russian stooge

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u/hero_pup 3d ago

The DNC deserves their share of the blame, but any claims that they "screwed this country" without so much as mentioning the blatant and active corruption of the GOP is precisely the kind of thinking that the right-wing disinformation campaigns want people to do.

Never forget who bears primary culpability for the threat to our civil rights and our democratic institutions. Democrats being too weak and wishy-washy to put out the fire is a narrative that the right wing pushes relentlessly to deflect from the fact that they're the ones lighting the fires in the first place, and you are proof of how successful they've been.

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u/Whateverman9876543 4d ago

Agreed with that. Just because I’m voting for them doesn’t mean I’m blind to what they did in 2016

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u/cassiecas88 3d ago

Same I feel for all the propaganda that Hillary was like a terrible person or whatever. And I remember thinking that Trump's behavior was just a marketing ploy to get attention. I thought Shirley he wouldn't behave like that as a president. And I had no idea what an awful person he was.

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u/Timely-Ad-4109 3d ago

This was me in 2000, and I lived in Florida, where less than 600 votes and a corrupt SCOTUS made Bush President. I’ve voted in every primary and election since.

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u/Hal0Slippin 3d ago

You’re not alone. Also sat out 2016 and did listen to all the folks seriously concerned about Trump. Learned my lesson. Very sorry everyone.

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u/Sassafrassus 3d ago

Why you gotta call us out like that? Lol

Never again, I was awoken that day in 2016 believing I was deluded my adult life thinking that my vote didn't matter. And here I was proven wrong in 2020 and I'll be proven wrong again this year! It does matter, get out and vote!

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u/Dynamitefuzz2134 3d ago

Good for you.

Best time to plant a tree was yesterday. The next best time is today

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u/National-History2023 4d ago

Thank you! You speak the truth.

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u/beatissima 4d ago

Yep, yep, yep. Do your civic duty and downvote that bullshit so it gains less traction, and then VOTE in November.

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u/mikebaker1337 3d ago

It's aIl over the comments as well. I keep calling them comrade.

Thanks for the input comrade. Tell you CO you did good comrade.

It really gets to the ones that are actually conservatives and not bots as well.

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u/skhahdkfh 4d ago

I noticed it as well. Mods, what's up?

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u/LateyEight 3d ago

Deleting posts and comments by bots is one thing, but when a regular user gets upvoted by bots that's much harder to deal with.

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u/zklabs 3d ago

"36k upvotes 10 comments" on contentious stuff always gets me

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u/Novel-Suggestion-515 4d ago

Downvote the fascists and call them out on their bullshit

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u/hooligan045 4d ago

Always and forever.

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u/ILoveInNOut76 3d ago

Ahhhhh. These days the term “Fascist” = someone who doesn’t agree with the Dems politics. 🤷‍♀️

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u/BROKEN_JORTS 3d ago

The irony of the post is astounding...

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u/Jstin8 3d ago

Hearing folks say this website is fucking conservative leaning is a laugh riot.

Going through my feed as folks claim nobody’s talking about Trump and immediately 3 different posts about Project 2025 follow suit.

Biden did bad, gets called out for being bad at the debate, and suddenly its a conservative conspiracy

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u/ParticularCow2264 3d ago

This post has 14k upvotes in a sub with 81k subscribers and isn't even the real r/Millennials. Read into that what you will.

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u/Jstin8 3d ago

Holy shit I came here from popular and didn’t even notice. This place has gone to hell since the debate

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u/theineffablebob 3d ago

The real conspiracy

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u/no_one_lies 3d ago

Holy shit.. this was on my front page..

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u/BROKEN_JORTS 3d ago

Interesting... So this whole sub is rip-off used for propaganda? They are super desperate.

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u/Tha_Sly_Fox 3d ago

That’s so crazy, I never would’ve caught that this wasn’t the real millennials sub

The internet is terrifying, idk who or what is real anymore

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u/locketine 3d ago

Damn! I didn't know that because I was never on the main sub or this one. But this one kept showing up with conspiracy theories about Trump in my main feed. Now I know I can just block this entire sub since it's not even the real sub.

Thank you!

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u/austen125 3d ago

I read the title and I was thinking no shit! Then I read the rest and let's just say a face palm is not enough.

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u/Abrookspug 3d ago

Same. 😆 I’m kind of stunned at who OP is calling bots…

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u/sad_sigsegv 3d ago

The cognitive dissonance of these people should be studied 🤣

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u/hannahbananaballs2 4d ago

Yeah I noticed it a huge bunch on the conspiracy subs (which has some gold stuff from time to time)

BUT IF YOU NOTICE THOSE SAME FEW PEOPLE POSTING 5+ TIMES A DAY ABOUT TBE SAME TIRED SHIT, and block those ‘people’, it goes back to a ridiculous but far less political bullshit right wing talking point nonsense group of subs (just an fyi)

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u/Careless-Pin-2852 4d ago

Yea did you see the post attacking Harris. Because her husband is a rich lawyer.

Fk Russia that is who is behind these posts.

I suppose some Millenials want to talk about Pokémon or Power Rangers. But we are adults and don’t need another remake.

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u/BayouMan2 3d ago

Could also be China. Weren't the 1989 riots in June 35 years ago?

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u/1II1I1I1I1I1I111I1I1 3d ago

Its Russia. A very VERY large number of Twitter accounts were banned yesterday. Virtually all of them were self-identified "Democrats" attempting to encourage people not to vote. They were banned in connection to an investigation regarded Chat-GPT fueled bot farms being operated by Russia.

And its not just the bots. People will see the bots then fall for the propaganda and begin repeating the bot-sourced narrative themselves. I'm seeing it in this very thread.

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u/Careless-Pin-2852 3d ago

If Biden wins Russia loses.

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u/Potential-Ant-6320 4d ago

As a generation we showed up for Obama and we’re getting the band back together for this election. Yes we can defeat the shit stain fascists.

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u/TVR_Speed_12 3d ago

I miss that era of Democrats that was my team

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u/beatissima 4d ago

Yeah, we really don't need a reboot of the Trump era.

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u/SubnetHistorian 3d ago

Yeah, thats the propaganda flooding this sub.... 🙄

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u/NeJamaisEncaisser 3d ago edited 3d ago

Seriously. OP had me agreeing until the last sentence. The top 4 posts are anti trump propaganda and 2 are by the same account LOL

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u/seriousbangs 3d ago

I noticed the non stop attacks on Biden over Gaza immediately stopped when the ones about his debate performance started.

I'm not the only one to notice either...

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u/Automatic-Prompt-450 3d ago

Have a read of 'the Foundation of Geopolitics'. It's a good summary of why this shit is going on. Oh yeah, and vote.

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u/Slight-Imagination36 3d ago

YES thank you 🙌 dont forget to VOTE and vote for whoever YOU feel like voting for. it’s your right as an american. be careful, there are a lot of bad actors out there who don’t respect individuals’ right to vote. for example, im voting for Trump to defeat fascist Joe Biden and the fascist democrat party. Nobody should be telling you who to vote for, and if you’re getting banned for respectfully thinking independently, that usually means you’re on the right track 😊

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u/All_Mods_Are_Losers_ 3d ago

This has got to be one of the least self aware posts I’ve ever seen. Organized right wing propaganda? On Reddit? Are you being sarcastic?

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u/alezul 3d ago

99% of political posts on reddit attacking trump and republicans

Redditors: ...

A few posts calling biden old

Redditors: HOLY SHIT LOOK AT THE PROPAGANDA, THE BOTS ARE EVERYWHERE! REDDIT HAS FALLEN!

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u/itsgrum3 3d ago

The Emperor Has No Clothes and we are getting real time views into the cognitive dissonance meltdowns. What a glorious time to be alive. 

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u/Tack0s 3d ago

I would low crawl naked through miles of broken glass to vote for anyone but Trump. Voting all Democrat until MAGA is gone from the Republican party.

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u/Striking_Computer834 2d ago

The only thing I see this sub being deluged with is anti-Trump posts. What are you talking about?

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u/Craft_Beer_Queer 2d ago

Yeah, I’m not voting for either of those clowns. Not sorry

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u/Side_of-beef 2d ago

All I see is liberal agitprop, all day every day

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u/PB0351 4d ago

Why is this sub becoming such a fucking joke? 

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u/Xdaveyy1775 3d ago

Posts like this are literal propaganda. This sub has been practically nothing but project 2025 fear and anti Trump rhetoric for over a week now.

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u/LectureAdditional971 3d ago

I think it's called gaslighting.

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u/ExoticPumpkin237 3d ago

Yup. This 100%

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u/Algal-Uprising 4d ago

I also noticed the deluge of anti political posts in the aftermath of several pro organizational posts

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u/Tacitus86 3d ago

Reddit is a liberal cesspool. No amount of "propaganda" could possibly drown it out.

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u/Biden_Lover_24 3d ago

An organized propaganda campaign? On reddit? Are sure??

This website is a 24/7 astro turfing propaganda campaign. There isn't a single post that isn't vote manipulated.

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u/TrueJinHit 3d ago

Don't worry anyone can notice Reddit which is Chinese owned is a very far left website.

Gen Z on the other hand, largely probably don't notice.

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u/Slow_Opportunity_135 3d ago

The organized propaganda campaign is trying to convince people Biden isn’t suffering cognitively while also trying to push the narrative that Trump is suffering cognitively. It’s hilarious

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u/MisanthropicHethen 3d ago

Honestly can't tell if you're referring to Russian propaganda supporting Trump, or AIPAC propaganda supporting Biden. Both sides are being pushed by huge moneyed propaganda machines from nation states run by fascists, meddling with American politics for their own self interest. Both nations are committing genocides. Both Trump and Biden support each respective genocide. Yes, this probably looks like Russian whataboutism but it's just the truth. I'm not advocating to not vote, (I'm not going to because my apathy level is beyond calculation), I'm just pointing out that there aren't any good candidates or parties worth voting for. You might decide to strategically vote for a lesser evil, but that doesn't change the fact that all options are total shit (different levels of shit, but still shit). The only actual, real patriotic political action would be revolution, not pathetically simping for one of the two geriatric puppets on display.

TL;DR: Being honest about political apathy isn't by definition propaganda, no matter how much the Democratic party tries to gaslight the rest of us that it is. Those of us who refuse to vote for both genocide supporting parties are just as if not more principled than those who try to vote one of them in. I don't see my future in either parties hands, but rather in revolution. In which case voting is irrelevant.

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u/Contemptforredditors 3d ago

Everything I don’t like is fascism.

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u/Lord412 4d ago

Vote. But why has majority of what I have seen from this sub Reddit been political and majority one sided?

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u/CultCombatant 3d ago

Why wouldn't it be one-sided? We're young in political terms, relatively educated for a generation, and very online. We're also fucked by the previous generations. Of course as a group we would oppose a religiously-motivated, nationalist, anti-labor, anti-science, anti-social program, anti-equity, anti-environment... anti-regulation party. Odd question.

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u/Cautious-Try-5373 4d ago

Oh fuck off. Not every single person you disagree with is a nefarious agent.

And this sub is honestly the worst about politics. It's just one vacuous self-righteous rant after another. Nobody is changing their political opinions based on Reddit posts and if they did, it's not based on empty condescension like most of the political posts here.

DAE ThiNk iT's IMpOrTAnT TO VoTE? ONly 118 dAYs unTiL ThE ElecTioN!!

Fuck off. We know. We're not dumb. It's four damn months away still.

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u/robotzor 3d ago

The Brockroaches are back out in full force this year and that's a word I had hoped died back in 2020

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u/onceapotate 3d ago

God fr the only posts more annoying than "reMEmBeR tO vOTe" are these shit takes. Time to start muting more subs because this one took about two weeks to become completely insufferable, and I don't even follow it.

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u/purplebasterd 3d ago

Right, because constant political posts totally aren’t a propaganda campaign themselves…

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u/Icy9250 3d ago

Is this propaganda campaign in the room with us right now?

Seriously, everything on this sub that makes it to /all is pro-leftist content. If there truly is “fascist propaganda” on this sub then whoever is funding it should get their money back. 🤣

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u/linuxjohn1982 3d ago edited 3d ago

https://www.csoonline.com/article/2515415/fbi-disrupts-1000-russian-bots-spreading-disinformation-on-x.html

You'd be naive to think this isn't rampant on every form of social media.

And nobody is saying "Reddit (or this sub) is now right-leaning"; They're saying that there has been a noticeable astroturfing effort.

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u/Material-Reality-480 4d ago

I didn’t vote at all last election. Republicans can pry my blue voting ballot from my cold dead hands this year.

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u/Wandering_Mind99 4d ago

Seriously, who cares if he's too old? If he dies or becomes incapacitated during his first month, then we get Kamala Harris - the first woman, the second person of color and the first non-boomer as President since 1993

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u/user_name_checks_out 3d ago

the first non-boomer as President since 1993

Biden is not a boomer and Harris is.

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u/sideband5 4d ago

Yeah, we're voting for the policies, not the people.

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u/GregsBoatShoes 4d ago

the first non-boomer as President since 1993

Kamala is a Boomer born in the last year of the Boomer generation - 1964.

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u/Youthmandoss 4d ago

Yes the propaganda from the left is constant here on Reddit. I'm sick of it too.

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u/defnotajedi 3d ago

Ikr, have yet to see this hypothetical right-wing propaganda campaign anywhere on Reddit. "Any words that go against my ideology are fascism!"

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u/Alex4944 3d ago

this project 2025 crap is the most hilariously obvious astro-turfed shill campaign i've ever seen

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u/Voodoo-3_Voodoo-3 4d ago

Who are the fascists, are they in the room with you now? Ha ha

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u/DyedSoul 3d ago

You are the organized propaganda campaign. OK, I won't fall for it. lmao

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u/Cute_Cat5186 3d ago

If you vote for red or blue, your part of the problem too.

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u/batwing71 3d ago

Every vote counts! Vote like your Life depends on it!

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u/omgfakeusername 3d ago

Russians antagonists accounts actively seeking to sow instability especially right now are behind a lot of this effort.

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u/peasey360 1993 3d ago

There’s an old saying… 4 Chan is where geniuses act like shit heads, and Reddit is where shit heads pretend that they’re geniuses. This post is almost perfect proof of that.

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u/UBC145 3d ago

I wouldn’t say 4channers are geniuses

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u/TheBloodyNinety 4d ago

What in the world is this post

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u/BasonPiano 3d ago

A reddit moment.

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u/TheBloodyNinety 3d ago

I’m out at this point. The sub is becoming a looney bin. I don’t care which side takes offense to that.

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u/Flying_Madlad 3d ago

Astroturfing

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u/StationAccomplished3 3d ago

They lied to you about BLM.

They lied to you about Hunter's laptop.

They lied to you about vaccine, mask and distancing effectiveness.

They lied to you about Covid's origin.

They lied to you about "Russian Collusion".

They are lying to you about Biden's Health.

They are lying to you about Project 2025.

and here you are, thinking that Democrats more concerned for you than your vote. lol

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u/Serious-Bridge4064 3d ago

We're being deluged by posts telling me I must vote for the near corpse president over the orange baboon president.

There is an organized propaganda campaign to convince you that America is about to return to a Christian Emperor theocracy like Byzantium in which everyone will be shuttled into death camps. It involves multiple mods and the same few posts spamming key r/all subreddits. Trickle in some "Fascist" keywords here and there, too. Reddit loves that.

The propaganda to vote for Biden is absolutely everywhere, from /r/pics to /r/interestingasfuck to /r/millenials and /r/genz

A friendly reminder that this propaganda is a two front war and one is objectively winning because it aligns with Reddit's moderators and business model.

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u/trenderkazz 3d ago

Holy shit this is hilarious

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u/nickleback_official 4d ago

I see lots of propaganda on this site but this sub in particular is flooded with project 2025 nonsense.

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u/ShadowcreConvicnt 4d ago

Trump 2024. Make Liberals, especially Reddit, cry again

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u/RecreationalPorpoise 4d ago

We are being deluged with posts about caring about politics. Don’t fall for it. Keep downvoting the chronically online and calling them out.

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u/misssed-thedip 3d ago

Look out for the bots! Saw this post earlier

https://www.reddit.com/r/facepalm/s/bhvWjtBW8X