Ignorance isn't bliss, it's just stupid

posted by Jeff | Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 11:07 PM | comments: 0

I give my apathetic friends a lot of shit for being apathetic when it comes to politics. I can't entirely blame them though, and at least they're more willing to toss their hands in the air and say they're done with it entirely.

It's the people who just repeat everything they hear as fact, then use that as the basis for their positions, that annoy me. For example, they read and accept as fact some opinion piece nonsense about the "top 5 reasons puppies will bankrupt America," which cites other opinions or takes some half-truth out of context, or worse, is a total strawman tangent that has nothing to do with the position.

If you're going to engage in politics, and get behind a particular candidate, use the Internet that you're so fond of posting bullshit on and actually find the facts. They're out there. For real. If you're going to be one of the mindless sheep that doesn't bother to verify anything as fact or fiction, you're further pulling us down into a divided pit of shame and stupidity where we get the very government we deserve. Our politicians will never be held to a higher standard, and will continue to serve delicious bullshit to you if you're perfectly willing to consume it.


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