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Warrior Poet
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re: Aggy Board OT Discussion Thread
I think eventually we are going to have to start voting on ideas and not people. Two party system is voting for people; three party and true democracy is much more idea driven. I think eventually people will realize they don't belong in this system and we need to evolve. Technology has evolved past a lot of our institutions, and so now technology is driving our institutions. And we don't realize it because they are mining our data and know more about us than we know about ourselves. This stuff is mind control scary when you really think about it from a broad perspective.

How about we see what everyone actually wants, and not some synthetic BS platform dispute made up by political parties trying to create issues that garner attention. What people actually care about. Let me see what we all think - put it up on the board and lets have some transparency. And then you protect us like the constitution instructs you to. That's the fricking job.


Pitch To Johnny
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I think eventually we are going to have to start voting on ideas and not people.
Agreed. People would lose their minds not having a party affiliation to base their decision on, and politicians are hamstrung by their party's "ideals" for the most part. Would be interesting to see a wide open independent election. Just don't see how it could ever happen with so many people in power wanting the current system of control, where "paying your dues" and "Toeing the party line" is what's most important.

Although without the parties funding campaigns, it would just be the same rich people/corporations propping up people anyway, so I'll sit back in my corner and shut up


Warrior Poet
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Yes ideas are incredibly dangerous. Especially when you realize Fortune 500 companies mine the shite out of our data and often know things about us that we don’t know. It’s actually some legit mind control shite that I think is there most dangerous out of everything.


TbirdSpur2010
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Yup, the more people you can pigeonhole into one or two categories, the easier they are to manipulate. That's not paranoia or conspiracy, that's just basic logic. And we have the vast majority of the country (on both sides of the aisle--and the fact that we can even reliably use that turn of phrase is kind of messed up) not only willing, but EAGER to jump into one box or the other, and defend their decision to the death, despite any/all reason to the contrary. That's how you get gay rights activists and 3rd wave feminists linking arm in arm with fundamentalist Islamists, all in the name of supporting Team Blue. Or how you get bat shite insane Q followers believing literally up until the moment Biden was inaugurated that Trump would swoop in and say SIKE like some fricking cheesy Hollywood movie.

Big Tech isn't even trying to hide the fact that they exploit such blind loyalties. They don't have to. With this degree of manipulation in effect, people are willing to accept the status quo. It'd be fascinating if, you know, we weren't having to live through the shitshow in real time


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Texas Gentleman
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At some point, it just can't be worth it to have to moderate full-on political diatribes on a sports message board. Not the way politics has come to dominate so much of our lives now. It's gone from relative sideshow to 24/7 main course in basically a decade. And not in a good way. Folks are almost *too* plugged in to every political happening now, and it seeps into far too many other aspects of life. Or, rather, we allow it to. And I say that as someone who genuinely enjoys political discussion/debate. But it's a divisive obsession for too many people now.


So true. Buddy of mine just sent a pic of an old, probably 1990s era, ESPN t-shirt that said “without sports you’d have to talk about politics” funny how even they’ve inserted themselves in the political spectrum now. It’s just political overload at this point and honestly I think it’s what turning people off from sports and why the viewership is declining across most of them.


AgBQ00
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funny how even they’ve inserted themselves in the political spectrum now. It’s just political overload at this point and honestly I think it’s what turning people off from sports and why the viewership is declining across most of them.


This is exactly right. I know my sports watching has dropped to just Aggie games and the occasional hockey game. And both of those came to the verge of me not watching this summer because of woke/political stuff.


TbirdSpur2010
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funny how even they’ve inserted themselves in the political spectrum now. It’s just political overload at this point and honestly I think it’s what turning people off from sports and why the viewership is declining across most of them.


This is exactly right. I know my sports watching has dropped to just Aggie games and the occasional hockey game. And both of those came to the verge of me not watching this summer because of woke/political stuff.


Cord-cutting/the rise of a la carte TV options is also cutting into sports viewership (as is the general decline of attention spans). I know for me, it used to be the first order of business for me wherever I moved to figure out what channel ESPN was, and that'd be my main "background noise" or whatever. But now, just as I don't know what channel network news is on (be it CNN or Fox or whomever), I also couldn't tell you where ESPN is without looking it up. The politics agenda is just overwhelming. And, honestly, even if I agreed with most of it, I think I'd get tired of it.


Texas Weazel
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I cancelled cable a few days ago. No CFB, no care.

Back in college, I would enjoy leaving SportsCenter on in the background to watch all the replays of the day. Today, I can't stand all the shows that dive right into politics. I'm not about to subsidize that shite an entire off-season. I don't care if LeBron wants attention or if the WNBA walks off the court for the anthem (or at all tbh . "Fundamental" basketball = Rec Ball). frick all that tone deaf shite.

I'll just get Blue Sling TV package for a month when March Madness begins and call it a day until September.


Farmer1906
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For me, it was HS. I would never turn ESPN off. SC in the mornings and at night. The Around the Horn type shows in the afternoon after school.

The only reason I keep cable is for ESPN/SEC during football season and AT&T Sports SW (Astros Rockets) the rest of the year.

A la cart programing would be so clutch. I doubt we'll ever see it.


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ColoradoAg
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I cancelled cable a few days ago. No CFB, no care.
I have basic cable because my Internet bill is actually cheaper with it than standalone. Otherwise, wouldn't have it


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WestCoastAg
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legit thought TD got deplatformed today


AgBQ00
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So funny to see the asschap that LSU and others have over the program building that Jimbo is doing. They keep banking of the "FSU decline" without realizing that A&M is actually putting money into the program unlike FSU


AgBQ00
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So we put a rover on Mars today.


Old Sarge
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So the media is devouring our little brother in austin for racist letters written by their big donors that just got released


CGSC Lobotomy
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Not a good thing. They will use that as a launchpad to go after Ross.


Texas Weazel
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They're not devouring the school for keeping the song. They're slaughtering them because of emails from their boosters. Calling African Americans "the blacks" and saying that they should go to another school or state "where everything is in their favor" (like, wtf is that supposed to even mean?) is just fricked. You can defend your traditions without being a dick about it. Texas boosters showed their true colors here. Their intention wasn't to defend the song. It was just to swing their subtle racist dick.

It doesn't help that their CB Caden Sterns just tweeted more fuel to the fire. The boosters told him and his teammates that they would never find a job in this state if they protested the song. That's just fricked.



Old Sarge
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It’s cute that those idiots think if they wield that much power.


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Old Sarge
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TbirdSpur2010
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They're not devouring the school for keeping the song.


Yet.

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They're slaughtering them because of emails from their boosters. Calling African Americans "the blacks" and saying that they should go to another school or state "where everything is in their favor" (like, wtf is that supposed to even mean?) is just fricked. 


Bingo.


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Goldennugget has returned and yes, his favorite team is Kent state



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