Social media propaganda posters use “new math”!

OccupyDemo99PercVotedTL; DR Summary

For the math challenged:

  • 99% of 1% is about 1% of all voters
  • 57% of 99% is about 57% of all voters
  • Therefore, the 1% always win the elections – say what?
  • Their own poster shows that 57% of voters took part, not 1% and there is no indication that 99% of the electorate is not voting. Geesh.
  • This poster is nonsense.
  • But you can be sure it was shared tens of thousands of times online. Because people anchor on the 99% figure in the first sentence and then falsely compare that to the 57% figure. Please! Think!
  • Occupy Democrats is a professional propaganda business – they know precisely what they are doing and deliberately employed the psychological “anchoring” concept to design this poster.

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In the 2012 Election an astonishing 99% of the wealthiest 1% of Americans voted.

Meanwhile, only 57% of the general population voted.

Share if you understand that if the other 99% don’t show up to vote, the 1% will always get their way.

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