I wanted to post this for posterity, to mark a point in history. The mask is slipping, the r/wallstreetbets vs the hedgies phenomenon is the worrisome rattling of another wheel preparing to fall off. I think it was Bill Bur who said r/wallstreetbets is the #MeToo moment for finance.
Social media is disrupting everything it touches. Mobs are realizing the magnitude of the power suddenly at their collective fingertips. Things are speeding too (incomplete list with dubious timeline):
2010 Arab Spring
As they attempt to retain a grip on society, they are forced to use increasingly heavy-handed and vulgar displays of power:
At the same time I was being spammed by these headlines coming from the MSM, I was browsing the r/wallstreetbets sub and discord. There was NOBODY saying buy silver… it was entirely manufactured. Reddit was well aware of this even as it was happening:
Anyway, watch this space, things are going to get messy!