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    Twitter Propaganda by Who Knows?!

    “Propaganda is the central tool in the war to develop advanced worker consciousness, and a loose collective of formulaic, single-minded Twitter accounts is the vehicle by which this indoctrination must be delivered”, wrote radical Marxist Barack Hussein Obama in his best-selling memoir Dreams from My Father. Sure, this advice may seem a little out-of-touch, but I’ve found several dozen Twitter accounts which follow this logic, and they are worthwhile aimless time sink in themselves.

    The accounts which first caught my eye around a year ago were blatant impersonations, running the spectrum from full support of the figures appropriated, to blatant opposition of everything they stood for – but always in the form of an unwavering advocate of revolutionary socialism. I found a few Twitter lists by users who diligently attempted to get to the bottom of the project. This is when I noticed the more straightforward novelty accounts, like these regular updates on humanity’s most pressing ideological needs, this list of thousands of reasons to be lazy at work, and at least seven different accounts dedicated to shitting on Starbucks at all hours of the day.

    As a habitual web trawler, I’ve more than once killed around an hour attempting to track down the origins of these accounts. I haven’t managed to get any further than the creators of the aforementioned Twitter lists. One guess is that they’re affiliated with one “Activist Socialist Party”, but seems to have little supporting evidence. But maybe this is one of those online oddities where the origins are kind of beside the point. These determined, dogmatic phrase generators deserve the chance to be read, admired, and/or ridiculed on their own terms.

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