RT, Russia Today, early this morning carried an interesting report on some of the Tea Party in the US. It seems they have been getting advice on how to damage the chances of the opposition. Tactics include plastering negative comments on articles on line,down rating books which carry opposing views and posting negative reviews of an offending book whether they have read it or not.
What fun, perhaps we should take a leaf out their book, no pun intended, and reciprocate. Maybe some people are already doing so. To my mind though it all smacks of extremist nutcases. That's what we tend to call such people in the UK.
In a funny sort of way it is reminiscent of the early days of Hitler and book burning. Whilst that may be a poor comparison hopefully you will understand the meaning. It is a way of manipulating people. It is a way of ensuring that it is your way or the highway.
The advice this brief article intends to give is watch out for online reviews and ratings. A person may be trying to inflict their personal political opinion on you rather than assessing the quality of, for example, a book. If we all followed such childish behaviour purchasing online could be tricky. For me I tend to ignore the ratings and reviews online. Perhaps you might want to do the same.
The attached video has been on youtube for a year but was new to me when I viewed it on RT today. Watch it and decide for yourself.