The thing that tends to really get me down is when my wife shows me a stupid meme shared on Facebook by members of my own family. Last night’s little gem said something about China just agreeing to remove tariffs on $2bn worth of US soybeans and the mainstream media wasn’t covering it. I did look up the facts, but I didn’t need to. The mainstream media reports “news”, not “dumbass lies claimed in memes originating from a Russian troll farm”. I knew already that the media wasn’t reporting this because it wasn’t “news”, it was “bullsh!t”, but I looked it up anyway. I found what I expected to find.
They also used to share memes exclaiming how the ACA was going to make milk cost $6 a gallon. You know, because…um…reasons? I guess cows wouldn’t be able to afford healthcare unless they charged more for milk or something?
It never fails to amaze me how readily people are led to believe stupid things because the morons love a juicy scandal so much that they would rather believe and propagate a lie than accept the less exciting, but also far less terrifying reality of what their idiotic actions are helping to accomplish. Today’s GOP is nothing but an intricate framework of lies, falsehoods, misrepresentations and outright cheats. Their economic policies are always disastrous, never failing to increase the deficit or punch the poor and middle class right in the jimmy, so they’d be unelectable if they actually told the truth, that their services have been bought and paid for by corporations and the puppeteers who profit from them on the backs of everyone else.
There are all these idiotic beliefs that the “global warming scare” is all about money, somehow. I just wish my fellow man was smart enough to realize that after stealing nearly every cent the middle class has our corporate overlords are going to be well set to buy all the food they need once the crops start failing and still have billions in ill-gotten gains left over. So yeah, I guess it is about money. It’s just not a “scare”. It’s reality.