How to lose friends and make enemies – A social experiment
Well now, we have been caught and about time too, so to Harinder Singh.. Thank you for catching us. As you all know SWEET YOUNG MALAYSIAN GIRLS was the talk of the internet and even on the newspaper for the past two days. And we confess that Iwe were experimenting with all of you, friends, acquaintances and such.
This experiment began in late August where a three month testing to see was the impact our non-sexual blog could do to the masses. The malaysian masses to be precised.
Our objectives was to see how fast we could make enemies and have my friends turn against me. At the same time I wanted to see who would defend me. The ratio of enemies made to friends who turned against us to friends who defended our action was at 10:3:1 during the first day of the incident.
Of course we must not forget the ignorant who has all the evidence but still believes or vice versa
Though we did make a press statement that we did not contribute, which is true. However, we did lie about our involvement in it. Images was sourced from tumblr,blogs and other places then redistributed back to the blog. Whether you want to believe in us or not is a different subject matter altogether but it was an integral part with what we are doing.
Then the posting began and since the source had names in it, we use the names and use tags that should drag in people to see. For the first two months it did not work at all. We needed something big something that could make a difference. It hit us like a cannonball, what we lack was a name to associate with, a reputation of sorts. Not just any reputation but one that has a big impact in the malaysian social media scene.
Lyle Norguard of Dustyhawk who had been in the scene for ten years plus. What better name to use than his? No one, so we place him as a contributor and place a hyperlink to his blog. Unfortunately nothing happen. Then in the last 96 hours, we were bombarded with loads of stats and demands from people that we did not know to take down the website.
Eventually we did take down the website and then place a faux press statement. A statement to deny our involvement in it. Of course we lied in our statement and when the time was right, we deployed a video that we knew it will be the death of us. That video in general was to show that we were not involved but we still let that part of the autocomplete to show.
And then all hell breaks loose. With the result that we have gotten we can say that nearly all are lemmings and have a herd mentality. We also discovered that many of you have fallacies of the following categories during the first few hours of discovering the blog site.
Argument from ignorance
All of you assume we were guilty because of the link at the footer that pointed back to this website. You all ignored the fact that it was a link and could have been placed to put blame on the person involved. Because it has not been proven false or true, the people was split into two. The one who believed that we are the contributor and those who did not.
Argument from (personal) incredulity (divine fallacy, appeal to common sense)
Common sense would have stated that we would not do such a thing because we have been good for ten over years. If you have been following this blog you will know that we never once tell our true self. Also if you have seen us in real life, we rarely talk about our self. Therefore, we give a falsehood of us being good.
Ecological fallacy –
With our Internet Babes (now removed), all of you assumed that we were the contributors based solely upon what was seen and collected. Kinda like how we say that all Indians are good at lying because of how fast their tongues twist and turn when speaking their mother tongue.
Cherry picking (suppressed evidence, incomplete evidence) / Association fallacy
act of pointing at individual cases or data that seem to confirm a particular position, while ignoring a significant portion of related cases or data that may contradict that position. Because of my confession that i love young girls, all of you cherry picked that i was the culprit.
From a blog standpoint, this site has received an average of 15000 views, a sudden increase in comments where we usually get none.. we now have 10 over comments and all of this is still on going. It is true what Robert Greene said in his 48 Laws of Power Blogging.
Law 2 – Never put too Much Trust in Friends, Learn how to use Enemies.
This statement says it all..
Law 3 – Conceal your Intentions
If you had known, this social experiment would have failed
Law 6 – Court Attention at all Cost
Everything is judged by its appearance; what is unseen counts for nothing. Never let yourself get lost in the crowd, then, or buried in oblivion. Stand out. Be conspicuous, at all cost. Make yourself a magnet of attention by appearing larger, more colorful, more mysterious, than the bland and timid masses.
Law 8 – Make other People come to you – use Bait if Necessary
Law 17 – Keep Others in Suspended Terror: Cultivate an Air of Unpredictability
With nearly all the good post that we have written, you would never have expected this at all.
Law 25 – Re-Create Yourself
As a blogger and we like to rise to the top, being in control of our own image as opposed to letting you dictating it. With this – we have created one of our choosing.
Law 31 – Control the Options: Get Others to Play with the Cards you Deal
We knew what we were doing and knew that you would get angry. Who would have thought that you’ll fall for it.
Law 35 – Master the Art of Timing
Law 39 – Stir up Waters to Catch Fish
Law 44 – Disarm and Infuriate with the Mirror Effect
The mirror reflects reality, but it is also the perfect tool for deception: When you mirror your enemies, doing exactly as they do, they cannot figure out your strategy. The Mirror Effect mocks and humiliates them, making them overreact. By holding up a mirror to their psyches, you seduce them with the illusion that you share their values; by holding up a mirror to their actions, you teach them a lesson. Few can resist the power of Mirror Effect.
On a personal standpoint, our allies of today are now enemies of tomorrow. This was a really exciting experiment and we love how all of you took part in it, whether you like it or not. We never did intend to have this experiment to blow out of proportion but with your herd mentality it has. So why didn’t we mention it was an experiment? By letting you know early on it was an experiment the results of our finding will go down the drain.
We do apologize for all the things that has happen, you all have been a wonderful audience and with that said. Thank you all, now we can start a new persona. To our friends who supported us but was betrayed, you never really knew us.
“I said in my alarm, ‘Every man is a liar!’ “(Psalms 116:11) Is David telling the truth or is he lying? If it is true that every man is a liar, and David’s statement, “Every man is a liar” is true, then David also is lying; he, too, is a man. But if he, too, is lying, his statement: “Every man is a liar,” consequently is not true. Whatever way you turn the proposition, the conclusion is a contradiction.
Since David himself is a man, it follows that he also is lying; but if he is lying because every man is a liar, his lying is of a different sort. (But the statement does not need to be taken as absolute; a man can be a liar without lying at every opportunity. It only takes one lie to be a liar, and even a regular liar may tell the truth on occasion.
Had the statement been: ‘Every man lies at every opportunity, and therefore not a word of truth is ever spoken by a man’, a case could have been made for the existence of a paradox in what David reportedly said, although this also would probably have a perfectly rational explanation based entirely on semantics.)”
Welcome to the liar’s paradox and read ad hominem too.