Sunday, 16 March 2014

The Birth of the Shill

The Birth of the Shill.

Most of us understand the meaning of the word Shill. Those of you that don’t and in keeping with the times I will copy a brief definition taken from Wikipedia being the Internet definitive encyclopaedia.

“A shill, also called a plant or a stooge, is a person who publicly helps a person or organisation without disclosing that they have a close relationship with that person or organisation and in online discussion media, satisfied consumers or “innocent” parties may express specific opinions in order to further the interests of an organisation in which they have an interest, such as a commercial vendor or special interest group. In academia, this is called opinion spamming. A shill can also be used pejoratively to describe a critic who appears either all-too-eager to heap glowing praise upon mediocre offerings, or who acts as an apologist for glaring flaws.”

It is common knowledge that there are people that are paid to act as Shills, what is interesting is why Shills were first introduced on the Internet and not the MSM. Prior to the Internet the MSM had the monopoly on the interpretation of news and opinion. Censorship was applied before the paper went to print and the news was sanitised and censored to the satisfaction of the editor who was paid to obey the owner’s desires, somewhat like a prostitute one might say, if you had an opposing view it was never going to get to print so there was no need for the use of Shills.

Overnight this cosy little relationship was turned on its head when the people were freed from the shackles of lies, spin and political propaganda and an alternative voice freed the suppression of speech and allowed freedom of expression which in turn quickly flooded the internet. This was a bad day for the press, governments and opinion shapers. The internet also took many of their readers and it was also another reason newspapers were forced to go ‘on-line’ because of falling circulation. It was also the defining moment the Shill was born.

Shills are even employed by governments to trivialise or make light of information that the public should not be privy to. The Internet being a playground for whistle-blowers the government had to work overtime to dismiss fact as fiction and show it to be of no consequence. Government Shills can be found making comments on Patriotic sites, conspiracy theories, sites such as the ‘truth of 911’, UFO’s sightings, Chem-trails, sites exposing the banking system and in the comments section of on-line newspapers. They are rife all over YouTube. Their comments stand out like a Cuckoo in a sparrows nest.

Most times their comments are usually quite cryptive like this one.." Alex Jones is a pawn of the Russian govt." No doubt the name is a Pseudonym. Click the user name and it will take you to the YouTube homepage. All the favourites and viewing have been removed. There is no evidence of any activity on YouTube.

If Alex Jones is a thorn in the side of the establishment then accusations by a Shill of being a Narnsey or a Zionist Shill is a comment that “may express specific opinions in order to further the interests of an organization in which they have an interest. Whatever your views of him there are a number of sites set up purely to discredit him, and there is a frenzied attack against Alex Jones on Blogs and YouTube and I can understand why, the establishment must revile him. Whatever your personal opinion is of David Icke he is also subjected to attacks by Shills. Why? Because once you start publicly speaking your mind and divulging what the state is covertly attempting to do to its people you too become an enemy of that state. 

I have read comments that Pat Condell is a Zionist spy I assume that is because he is careful never to mention Jews and Zionism, the same reason he is even more careful not to sympathise or warm to the political aspirations of the British National Party, he sits in the middle; perhaps he is having two bob each way. He understands to be accused of being a Narnsey a Racist or an Anti-Semitic is modern day blasphemy, he cannot win he is still accused of being a Zionist Shill. Moslems are fair game as they are about as popular as an infected pus-infected boil.

In general I find Shills are uneducated in that it is all very well to make an adverse comment but it is never debated or backed up in any way. It is just a short nasty negative comment, a bit like someone writing a smutty word on a toilet door, they attempt to sow the seeds of discord through deception, they abound on discussion forums. They are sometime difficult to track down as they rotate accounts.

 It is common knowledge that governments routinely hire internet trolls, shills to monitor chat rooms and disrupt comment sections.Shills and Trolls should be divorced from posters who are of Jewish extraction and who might negatively react to a comment they perceive as anti-Semitic or by a Rainbow person objecting to what they perceive as a Homophobic comment, these are not Shills. 

Israel recently announced a special tuition assistance program for university students who agree to regularly post messages on the internet to combat anti-semitism and anti-Israel propaganda.  A shill attempts to change public opinion by casting doubt in the mind of their readers.  They are as recognisable as a transvestite with hairs on his chest.

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