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    by Anonymous on Tuesday November 02 2004, @10:44AM (#14413)
    The ISOC Taliban Religious Zealots Define Reality

    There are 52 members of the ISOC Taliban. They are
    religious zealots. They have spent years defining
    reality for netizens. People with more technical
    skills and in some cases more historical time on
    the net are able to see right thru their charades.
    The average netizen does not have the time or
    experience to see (understand) what has been going
    on. Many humans also do not care. They have better
    things to do. Their reality consists of meat-space
    challenges, like feeding their children.

    One could go thru all 52 of the ISOC Taliban
    Religious Zealots and explain in great detail the
    last 30 years of their life on the net. There
    are common patterns that emerge. One of the most
    important common traits is their willingness to
    tell "The Big Lie" to defend their party line,
    no matter how far from the truth they have to
    stray. They do not view it as a lie, they view
    it as reality. They collectively define the
    reality and then all defend that reality no
    matter how untrue. Their collective actions
    DEFINE them as a group. They really believe their
    own lies. They also derive pleasure from seeing
    the masses attempt to challenge their aristocracy.

    Since they are well-funded by the masses, they
    have an unlimited ability to travel to any
    venue to sit and pontificate "the Big Lie".
    There is an unlimited number of people willing
    to also travel to *watch* the deliberations.
    The funding and the spectators combine to convince
    the ISOC Taliban Religious Zealots that the
    reality they have defined is also accepted by
    the masses. They label that consensus. They label
    themselves to be "the community" and attempt to
    claim the masses are part of their closed little
    club.

    People occasionaly note that one of the main
    features of America is a separation of Church
    and State. That is not possible with the ISOC
    Taliban Religious Zealots. They are cut from the
    same cloth that people see blanketing the Middle
    East. It is ironic that Americans spend time and
    resources making sure the Middle East does not
    move to their soil, yet, their Internet is ruled
    by the same style religious zealots. It is not
    ruled by truth and free market forces.

    Until future generations become educated and
    enlightened with past historical examples of how
    the ISOC Taliban Religious Zealots operate,
    nothing will change. You are forced to live in
    the reality defined by 52 people who have no
    intention of changing that reality. It is not in
    their best interest to change that reality. If
    you change "The Big Lie" to the truth, they
    cease to exist. You can continue to be their
    prey or you can walk away. The choice is yours.
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