clauderainsrm (clauderainsrm) wrote in therealljidol,

Green Room - Week 34 - Day 5

There is this meme I’ve seen going around saying: “For All the Guys Who Complain That Women Don’t Come With an Instruction Manual: FOUND ONE” with a picture of 50 Shades of Grey/ any number of the “men do this/women do this” BS that just propagates this mindlessness.

And then there was the video of the guy on Glenn Beck going around screaming about the President paraphrasing Truman.

I read the comments on the second one and honestly feel like I’ve lost several IQ points.

When I read yahoo, I suspect most of them are trolls. When I read things like attacking various fact check organizations, includng snopes, I have to wonder if I’m not just fooling myself.

I get forwards in my work email all the time - not just political stuff, but “household tips” that seem to be completely wrong. So I look them up - and sure enough, they aren’t based on anything remotely credible.

So you tell people that those sources are the ones who are wrong - that you can indeed have this miraculous sounding result, and if you don’t, then maybe you did it wrong... but then when actual news comes along - and they try to correct the idiocy coming out of some talking head’s mouth - well, you’ve already convinced those in your sphere to just ignore them.

It’s brilliant really, and it’s amazing how many people actually believe them - or don’t do their own thinking, who don’t have the innate curiosity to go out there and look at information and process it.

Then again, I shouldn’t be surprised.

After all, you can find out all you need to know about women from 50 Shades of Grey, and all men are assholes. I read it online.

I would go check it out somewhere. But that’s all biased garbage.

There are days when I seriously worry about humanity.

I know though that right now all you are doing is worrying about yourselves:
Tags: day 05, green room, season 8, week 34
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