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Mon Jul 27, 2020, 02:44 PM

We thought atomic energy was the tecnology that would do us in. Now---maybe social media?!?!

Seen at John Loftus' blog Debunking Christianity

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Reply We thought atomic energy was the tecnology that would do us in. Now---maybe social media?!?! (Original post)
bobbieinok Jul 2020 OP
LizBeth Jul 2020 #1
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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 02:45 PM

1. I have been saying it for two decades. The good and the bad. What is going to win?

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Mon Jul 27, 2020, 03:46 PM

2. It's how a lot of misinformation gets spread around.

And then they all get together in their little cliques and mutually prop each other up in their irrational belief systems.

I worked for 45 years for a newspaper. We had these safeguards in place, fact checking, accuracy checking, checking with sources to be sure we got their info right, lots of ways to make SURE that what we reported was true.

But now, any doofus can post any preposterous imagining on Twitter or Facebook or some message board somewhere, and other like-minded doofuses will latch onto it because it's just what they like to believe. And just like that, there's a guy shooting up a pizza parlor because he thinks Hillary Clinton is running a child sex ring out of that pizza restaurant.

And these CRAZY people actually go to the polls and VOTE!

No wonder we've got a megalomaniacal con man in the White House.

I have a bumper sticker that says MAKE AMERICA SANE AGAIN. I hope we still have enough SANE people in this country to start fixing things on Nov. 3.

-- Ron

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