Facebook is a menace. COVID-19 is a menace. Conservatism is a cesspool. Together, those three ingredients have created a toxic stew of malevolent death and devastation. We can talk about all those things in the abstract, look at the numbers and statistics, and catch the occasional whiff of seditionist right-wing rhetoric. But I hadn’t really fully understood just how horrifying that combination of right-wing extremism, Facebook, and a killer virus was until I became a regular at the Herman Cain Awards subreddit. This series will document some of those stories, so we are aware of what the other side is doing to our country.
Today’s cautionary tale is “G.”
“Doctors don’t know everything.” But she and her friends think they do.
Somalia. Religious autocracy where everyone owns guns.
Sigh. You want to get angry and upset at these people, sharing their bullshit memes, getting occasionally slapped with “false” labels by Facebook, but in the end, it’s just sad. For all their talk about overcoming fear, here they are hysterical about what “woke” people are doing to our country. Like, you know, asking people to take a free jab to stop a mass-death pandemic from claiming more lives.
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