Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Facebook (and human) Stupidity
I don't have a Facebook account, even though the rest of my family does. Mostly, I don't have an account because I don't want it to take away time from this blog. But I also don't have one because too many people I know are idiots.
I was looking at Carol's Facebook page yesterday and saw a couple of ridiculous posts by a woman we used to know. Her first post was a link to an image someone had put together that said, "Last week Obama closed the National Mall to veterans, and yesterday he opened it up for illegal immigrants." Both clauses of this propaganda are flat out wrong and the positive comments it got from others (likely in Indiana) just irritated the crap out of me. The other post was a rehash of the already debunked "The Dept. of Homeland Security is buying all the ammunition in America. They're coming for us!" nonsense.
Tonight, Carol showed me something else. A couple we know just had their first baby. Great! Today, they posted a picture of the one week old, just coming out of his first CHIROPRACTIC session. I am incensed. Chiropractic is a dangerous pseudo-science when practiced on adults. Performing it on a one week old infant is insanely stupid and should be illegal. Of course, the fact that the baby went to sleep after the "treatment" is cited as proof of its efficacy. As if babies don't fall asleep on their own without morons screwing with their fracking spine.
Geez, I'm ticked off at stupid people.
And that's why 'm not on Facebook.