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.


Eric Haas said...

You can block people that annoy you.

SJHoneywell said...

I tend to agree. I do have a Facebook page and except for this month (when I run a movie stills contest), I update maybe once per week.

I use it as a way not to keep track of other people, but to keep track of organizations and news. It's also a convenient way to connect with a local atheist/agnostic/free thinkers group.

Vol-E said...

I feel your pain with the awful nonsense so easily found on FB. My in-laws are prime examples. They will actually bully anyone who doesn't line up with their views. And so, I have them segregated as friends (co-workers, too) on a separate "vanilla" FB page that I check once or twice a week. It's wide open to anyone who wants to find me. My "real" page, however, the one with my liberal and UU friends, high school classmates and blood relatives, is locked down very tightly. I've gotten very attached to FB in the 5 years I've been on it, and would really hate to give it up.

Ipecac said...

Wow, that sounds like a lot of work!