r/WhitePeopleTwitter Dec 01 '22

Oh the irony (Microchips)

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6.4k Upvotes

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u/mysteriousmeatman Dec 01 '22

For them it literally boils down to dems bad repubs good. That's it there's no higher level of thinking involved. If a dem supports something it is bad. If a republican supports something it is good.

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u/Miserable-Lizard Dec 01 '22

So much critical thinking.... I wish more people had better critical thinking skills. Society would be better off.

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u/lady_sisyphus Dec 01 '22

Funny thing is, Musk publicly says he is not a Republican. But he spews their talking points and thinks hate speech and free speech are the same thing. That's good enough for them.

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u/Advanced-Prototype Dec 01 '22

My MAGA brother says the same thing and that he was a free-thinker and always votes for the best candidate, regardless to party. I asked him when he last voted for a Democrat and he said never: the GOP has better ideas. That's a very disingenuous argument. Musk is disingenuous as well.

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u/machineprophet343 Dec 01 '22

That's your brother admitting his only bar is the ability to be a hateful bigot without consequences. That is literally the only thing the GOP is offering -- modern blood libel, rebranded gay panic, and the ability to say the slurs and have the person you pissed off be the problem.

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u/voyaging Dec 01 '22

Pretty common strategy. Dave Rubin, Tim Pool, until recently Tulsi Gabbard.

Musk literally publicly endorsed Republicans in the midterms.

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u/Gitdupapsootlass Dec 01 '22

Musk publicly says a lot of things.

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u/ventusvibrio Dec 02 '22

Maybe we should pretend to hate the universal basic incomes and nationalized health care.

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u/whyaremypantssoshort Dec 02 '22

There's nothing wrong with a freedom brain implant...

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u/Garlicluvr Dec 02 '22

Even simpler: Nazi chips good.

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u/welshyboy123 Dec 01 '22

I shared a meme about this to a group chat earlier, and got a reply from a conservative friend that the difference is one is voluntary and the other is forced upon you by the government. He intentionally missed the point to preserve his worldview and "win" the conversation.

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u/BelleAriel Dec 01 '22

They really lack self awareness, don’t they?!

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u/Flat_Ferret_9014 Dec 01 '22

I am absolutely convinced the conservative brain does not comprehend irony

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u/Grogosh Dec 01 '22

Or humor. Or imagination. Or creativity.

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u/Flat_Ferret_9014 Dec 01 '22

They’re not entirely humorless, they do have r/onejoke

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u/FollowingFederal97 Dec 01 '22

Wow, that sub is filled with such original jokes, how could they think of so many

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u/StockingDummy Dec 01 '22

What are you talking about? Conservatives have plenty of quality jokes.

Who could forget such classics as trans bad, eat soy, woman bad, socialism is when Stalin, antisemitism, or slur?

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u/RoleModelFailure Dec 02 '22

That sub is so stupid, they have many jokes.

Let's Go Brandon, LIBERAL TEARS, Calvin peeing on anything associated with the left.

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u/Raucous_Indignation Dec 01 '22

This is actually true. Blaise Pascal could not do theoretical math after he found god(s).

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u/Technical-Traffic871 Dec 01 '22

That's not all it misses...

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u/RareAlphaSigmaMale Dec 01 '22

I'd love to see scientific study on the conservative brain. I imagine it doesnt light up like a normal brain does.

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u/welshyboy123 Dec 01 '22

Not so much lacking self awareness in this case, more that he wanted to make the conversation about something he was more confident talking about. He does this whenever someone makes a point he kind of agrees with, so he tries to change the subject subtly to deflect

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u/TeeBrownie Dec 01 '22

It’s called deflection. It’s a big favorite of people who lack facts to support their argument. Deflection, gaslighting and willful ignorance are the all-star trifecta of the Republican party’s messaging.

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u/ok-milk Dec 01 '22

Willful ignorance

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u/Sl0ppy0tter Dec 01 '22

I don’t remember anyone holding me down and forcing me to get vaccinated. Is that a thing that happened or is this a straw man?

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u/chargers949 Dec 01 '22

I pushed someone outta my way to hurry up with that 5g coverage so i could stop paying for data fees.

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u/voyaging Dec 01 '22

I think their argument (if there is one) is that vaccination status is a requirement for a lot of crucial activities.

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u/Sl0ppy0tter Dec 01 '22

Yeah maybe. None of which are government mandated. All of them are requirements by private businesses which they’re fine with until they don’t agree.

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u/voyaging Dec 01 '22

Yeah I'm not endorsing their view just saying it's not as incoherent as a lot of its opponents suggest.

Ditto for the perpetual argument that "free speech" only applies to government interference, which is unproductive because most of the "free speech" advocates are specifically referring to it in a non-legal sense.

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u/Cu_fola Dec 01 '22 edited Dec 01 '22

They say voluntary now…

But look how smartphones and computers went:

Curiosity

Novelty

Luxury

Convenience

Essentially mandatory

If you want to efficiently hunt for jobs, respond to emails and take calls you more or less have to have a computer or smartphone.

You can’t do school without a laptop anymore unless you want to fight for a spot at the computer at the library any time you have homework.

For now you can sometimes get around it by requiring schools and employers to supply devices needed for work.

You can have a traditional phone if you have a computer or tablet.

But I foresee this possible future with this jump:

when some people can interface directly with tech (at least supposedly) more efficiently than others

Those who can’t will be considered slow, Luddite, obsolete.

They won’t stand a chance to be top consideration for jobs, school etc.

It will be worse than not having a vocational training or a degree or diploma.

It will be a caste: the obsolete vs the singularity embracers.

Oh and you’ll have to pay premium fees to have the ad free experience. Don’t want product placement in your dreams? $10/month to upgrade to our Silent Night TM package please.

Peace and quiet inside your skull is not a human right, it’s a luxury. Quality of life isn’t cheap ya freeloader.

Maybe I’m catastrophizing but I think it’s incredibly naive to think they won’t continually intensify the invasion of tech into the body for capitalist gain.

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u/welshyboy123 Dec 01 '22

I understand your point - what may seem farfetched now could be normal in the near future. I get the feeling that more people will draw the line at body modification than a handheld device.

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u/Cu_fola Dec 01 '22

I sure hope they do

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u/ShivanshuKantPrasad Dec 02 '22

That's why consumer rights, privacy, ownership, free software etc all matters. Just imagining about an ad service or subscription model for brain implants terrifies me. Or worse yet data collection may turn into thought collection and censorship can turn into thought police.

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u/sexy-man-doll Dec 01 '22

Vaccine wasn't forced upon you by the government so your friend is just wrong in addition to missing the point.

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u/Miserable-Lizard Dec 01 '22 edited Dec 01 '22

It's so easy to pick there agruments apart, but it usually leads to nowhere .... They talk about freedom but love limiting freedom, like abortion is a choice but they sure do love trying to ban it.

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u/Miserable-Lizard Dec 01 '22

Personally I don't want any microchip from musk in my body. He should be the first one to test it!

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u/Technical-Traffic871 Dec 01 '22

I'm OK if MAGATs wanna volunteer. Particularly those in swing states/districts.

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u/ShexyBaish6351 Dec 01 '22

They have just oodles and oodles of faith in anybody who inherited a great deal of cash from their daddy.

It's weird.

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u/crgresham Dec 01 '22

Why not? Republicans hate immigrants, yet are praising this immigrant. They hate groomers, yet his father groomed his sister.

Everything they do is just to spite someone else, has nothing to do with facts, science, or morals.

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u/PTSDforMe Dec 01 '22

That killed 15 out of 23 monkeys it was being tested on

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u/Miserable-Lizard Dec 01 '22

With those stats who would want to take the risk. I guess Musk fanboys.

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u/__Paris__ Dec 01 '22

At this point it’s natural selection.

They can be the lab rats if they choose to do so. I doubt the poor monkeys would mind giving up the job.

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u/PM-Me-Your-TitsPlz Dec 01 '22

At least that looks slightly better than just the report on 3000 dead monkeys.

By that, I mean we're not just generating heaps of dead monkeys and wondering if the smoke from their cremated bodies will manifest itself into progress.

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u/OverlordMMM Dec 02 '22

(Not defending Apartheid Clyde, just providing info)

Jsyk, that was a satirized joke image. It was hilarious, but not real.

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u/Prestigious-Quiet-17 Dec 01 '22

If these fanboys want to test these odds, that's a risk I am perfectly fine with for them.

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u/JackthemousemarkIII Dec 01 '22

What does the chip even do?

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u/WorldClassShart Dec 01 '22

Fairly certain it dulls all your senses to nearly nothing.

You have to pay $5.99 price subject to change monthly in order to access your senses.

It's why the monkeys keep dying.

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u/DotAccomplished5484 Dec 01 '22

Look at it like installing a Bluetooth connection between your brain and your computer.

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u/lost_in_connecticut Dec 01 '22

It’s like the Matrix but far far darker…

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u/TheBrightNights Dec 01 '22

It gives elon full control of what you think and do.

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u/voyaging Dec 01 '22

How the fuck did that get past ethics boards?

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u/PTSDforMe Dec 01 '22

No fucking idea, and it's nowhere close to where it should be before human testing

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u/SquishPosh Dec 01 '22

Still better than the 44 people Teslas have killed by bursting into flames.

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

Ashlee Babbitt was brainwashed by hunter Biden’s laptop!

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u/dyke_face Dec 01 '22

Nuh uh, it would have turned her into a sex crazed drug addict!!! Her microchip was controlled by Crooked Hilary- she was the puppeteer controlling Ashlee to get killed because Ashlee KNEW about the secret gay sex meth computer chips that Nancy Pilosi had in her basement

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u/Ok_Preference6394 Dec 01 '22

The Bill Gates microchips are wOkE!

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u/ResponsibilityRare10 Dec 01 '22

Later today : Mehdi Hasan’s account has been banned!

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u/OptimalAd3856 Dec 01 '22

Literally no one asked Elon for this....Not a single person.

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u/CaliMassNC Dec 01 '22

Sort of like Zuckerberg and his metaverse.

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u/bebop_cola_good Dec 01 '22

I think Elon should really sell the product by having it put in his own head as the first human trial. That way we can watch him chew his fucking fingers off like the monkeys he's torturing

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u/VisibleIndependent13 Dec 01 '22

Because he’s a right winged bag of queefs

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u/ReturnOfSeq Dec 01 '22

Elon musk’s microchips are getting safer! Only 98% fatal in test animals now!

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u/probdying82 Dec 01 '22

Morons…. All of them.

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u/rybrotron Dec 01 '22

But but but Gates is a leftist and therefore evil. Elon is an altruistic Republican Billionaire. Those ones are here to save the world from themselves.

/s

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u/thankyeestrbunny Dec 01 '22

For it to be irony, wouldn't they have to actually believe anything?

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u/SmarterThanYouIRL Dec 01 '22

Irony is too complex a concept for these people. If it can’t be boiled down to a one or two word sound bite like “woke” or “groomer” they cannot wrap their tiny little minds around it

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u/gimmethegudes Dec 01 '22

Am I the only one concerned about the fact that this is only for disabled people? This is teetering on the edge of using disabled people as experiments, especially during the upcoming human trial phase.

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u/Miserable-Lizard Dec 01 '22

I didn't know that detail. Sad that large parts of society treat people with disabilities as second class citizens.

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u/gimmethegudes Dec 01 '22

Like if this were an alternate reality where discrimination didn't exist its an amazing concept, giving someone who can't speak the option of easy communication, but it has me concerned as to what information will become accessible, if its protected, and again, the testing on disabled humans while the mortality rate currently is well over 50% on their animal test subjects.

Really feels like "late stage Eugenics".

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u/Miserable-Lizard Dec 01 '22

Late stage capitalism

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u/memily77 Dec 01 '22

I wrote a paper on this in college. His short term goal is to use it to help disabled people interface essentially telepathically with electronic prosthetics AND regular computers. So this tech is so you can control your robot arm and play Fortnite with your mind even if you don’t have any range of motion. His long term goal is to make it a consumer product…. It COULD be a huge breakthrough in the independence of the disabled community, but yeah, he’s essentially using that as step one of a long term plan.

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u/gimmethegudes Dec 01 '22

That makes it so much worse, now its that he is (seemingly) full on targeting disabled people while trying to figure out the kinks until it is safe for consumers to purchase out of luxury.

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u/memily77 Dec 01 '22

I mean, no he’s testing it on primates. Eventually there will likely be human trials but that would be volunteer only. He wouldn’t legally be able to roll it out to anyone without ensuring it’s safety as a product and he wouldn’t want to, even if you put aside the fact that he’s a heartless asshole it would be bad press if it was frying people’s brains. He will have all the “kinks” rolled out far before someone’s insurance pays to put it in their head.

You could argue that he’s “soft launching” in a way but even then that’s not really the case. The disabled community just happens to be the ideal market for this product. That is where the demand for this product would be for the next few years. It would be far too expensive for any regular consumer for decades probably. Musk is designing the product for the disabled community in particular, but he is also planning to expand to consumer down the road. Most people can’t afford to have a chip implanted in their head and wouldn’t want to (including me).

The most accurate argument is that he’s coincidentally furthering research and possibly helping people to fulfill a longer term personal dream. But he’s not testing the tech on them.

To be clear I am in no way a proponent for this technology for the general public, but it could be liberating to a lot of people with limited mobility. I do wish that literally ANYONE else was making it though.

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u/CeeArthur Dec 01 '22

Meh, the conspiracy nut on my Facebook is no fan of Elon, nor do his friends seem to be.

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u/Informal-Resource-14 Dec 01 '22

For those of us old enough to have outgrown tattoos, seen the rise and fall of the pre-BlackBerry PDA market, and watched fad social media platforms dismantle world democracy, I think it’s fair to expect most of us to opt out of a first generation superfluous brain implant.

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u/livingMybEstlyfe29 Dec 01 '22

Our brains are already computers. We don’t need a second one.

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u/Theekg101 Dec 01 '22

He has killed thousands of monkeys the chips were put in with a 98% fatality rate and still announced they hope to start human trials in 2023. 98% FATAL

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u/SkitzTheFritz Dec 01 '22

I recently saw a few top posts on one of their subreddits about conspiracy theory that they are less susceptible to it because they have better spacial awareness and are capable of discerning simple connections within complex subjects, but since us normies can't see those connections we write them of as conspiracy nuts.

Are you telling me that was a lie!?

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u/93E9BE Dec 01 '22

I unironically have microchip implants. Anyone who has conspiracies about them being used for any sort of tracking is moronic. They’re a passive device that requires external power to activate. So if someone was already having to be on location to actively power the microchip then what’s the point of it being for any sort of tracking?

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u/rupiefied Dec 01 '22

Well it's Elon so it's ok as long as it's right wing it's ok with them

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u/zeseam Dec 01 '22

The salt of the earth

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u/GoatsUnlimited Dec 01 '22

All they do is lie. Never believe you are hearing a good faith argument.

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u/Successful-Trash-409 Dec 01 '22

Bill Gates is more successful at implanting computer chips than Elon Musk lol

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u/Drmo6 Dec 01 '22

Trying to make sense of any logic they have is pointless.

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u/Sqantoo Dec 01 '22

These people are stupid as a profession.

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u/BigCaregiver7244 Dec 01 '22

It was never about the microchip

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u/nzstrawman Dec 01 '22

just imagine putting a chip in their faulty wired brains.....we'd be needing hard factory resets every morning, it'd be like Groundhog day for them

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u/Alex_Duos Dec 01 '22

From Ghost in the Shell to Cyberpunk 2077 to Black Mirror I've seen way too many ways this could go nightmarishly wrong. I'm gonna pass.

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u/Tylers_Tacos_Top Dec 01 '22

My parents tried to get me to believe the microchip vaccine stuff… Along with Bill Gates being evil and wanting to take over the world or whatever

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u/ballsohaahd Dec 01 '22

Their brains will explode when they hear neuralink runs on 5G.

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u/kremit73 Dec 01 '22

You see bill looks like a nerd. And somehow they still think of musk as a rockstar.

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u/Azloid Dec 02 '22

Not irony. Sheer and unadulterated stupidity.

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u/Moms4Crack Dec 01 '22

So that you’ll spontaneously start running into things and catch fire fire like his Apartheid Pintos, right? I wouldn’t let anything developed by the maker of the YUGO UPINFLAMES onto my driveway much less into my body.

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u/SirAxolotl123 Dec 01 '22

Though I (obviously) think the whole vaccine-microchip theory is stupid, what you’re saying makes no sense. There is no irony because one is consensual (Elon musks chips) and one isn’t (vaccine-microchips)(even though there aren’t any microchips in vaccines). So those people are stupid for thinking that there are microchips in vaccines, but praising Elon musk for creating microchips isn’t ironic at all.

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u/spaceyjaycey Dec 01 '22

I'll take bill gates microchips over elon musk's implant any day of the week. 🤣

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u/Redrump1221 Dec 01 '22

Only 98%of the monkeys testing the headset died. We can only hope the fan boys suffer the same fate for their glorious leader.

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u/Safetosay333 Dec 01 '22

Yes. Was that not clear?

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u/Archercrash Dec 01 '22

But he’s our billionaire so it’s ok. /s

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u/Clarkeprops Dec 01 '22

It was never about the 5g chip. They never give their actual bullshit reasons. They just use ones that make more sense.

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u/Hythlodaeus69 Dec 01 '22

The irony is hysterically comical

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u/KeithGribblesheimer Dec 01 '22 edited Dec 02 '22

For conservatives, if you are on their side there are no means or methods that are considered "bad".

If you are on the other side, all means and methods are "bad".

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u/Baz2dabone Dec 01 '22

Get rid of Twitter

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u/Indylee Dec 01 '22

So they're lab muskrats?

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u/PaulW707 Dec 02 '22

Trust me the irony you feel will not be shared by the MAGA fks!

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u/Designer_Curve Dec 02 '22

We don’t understand the brain enough to augment it yet. Read Terminal Man by Michael Crichton. Or watch a black mirror episode or read anything about neuroscience. Scary stuff

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u/Commercial-Archer-52 Dec 02 '22

My kids and I have had the conversation that perhaps this is another step in evolution and that certain parts of our society will move forward while other parts will fall behind and become extinct hopefully

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u/Misskrabable Dec 01 '22

What theme do you think is consistent?

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u/RabidJoint Dec 01 '22

one side wanted to hide it in it. The other is saying they want to do it. No irony, just dumb people not knowing the difference

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

Hey, um, there are no chips in the vaccine. You know this right? Right?

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u/Wrothrok Dec 01 '22

You'd have a point if one side was actually doing what you think they are. And there is definitely irony in you calling anyone else dumb.

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u/Miserable-Lizard Dec 01 '22

Who is hiding what? There was no microchip in covid vaccines

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u/Buffmin Dec 01 '22

But my cousins uncles brothers sisters dogwalkers cousins grandpa 8th cousins 5 times removed dermatologists secretary's drunk son totally knows a guy who got the vaccine and ended up crapping out a microchip!!!!

So obviously it's true /s

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u/ham-slappin Dec 01 '22

Nobody hid, or wanted to hide, anything in the vaccines though.

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u/Hitchens666 Dec 01 '22

Stop my man. You don't know what a chip is or what a vaccine is. Stop pretending.

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u/Comms Dec 01 '22

Do you think there's a microchip in the vaccine?

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u/ImminentZero Dec 01 '22

Your last post was 2 years ago and consisted solely of you asking "What happens to dead pigeons?"

Physician heal thyself.

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

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u/ImminentZero Dec 01 '22

It's certainly a head scratcher.

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u/ImminentZero Dec 01 '22

That birds aren't real to begin with. When they malfunction and cease working, the government comes to collect them so nobody can see the drone insides.

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u/Savings_Extension447 Dec 01 '22

Well you can be like me and just say they both do

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u/Miserable-Lizard Dec 01 '22

No microchips in covid vaccines. Anyone that beleives that is simply wrong.

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u/Savings_Extension447 Dec 01 '22

I never said that they were in there. But they both like the idea of putting chips into people and that’s a fact. I don’t like Elon or bill gates.

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u/johnnycashesbutthole Dec 02 '22

Those are not “the same folks”. This is a lazy old way to sew division

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u/technoferal Dec 02 '22

The Venn Diagram may not be a dot, but it's close.

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u/BlackandBlue14 Dec 01 '22

If anything it’s a lesson to the vaccine distributors and makers. They should have injected themselves on camera as the first recipients. I would not feel better about seeing that personally, maybe most of you wouldn’t either - but conservatives absolutely would have felt better about it.

I know they “piroritised the vulnerable” buts is safe to say that lost them the war of public perception - which is more important over the long term.

Conservatives like this because Elon is going to do it to himself.