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 Bruce.
I AM NOT WEARING A SEAT BELT. I am not a sheep.
I AM NOT LOOKING BOTH WAYS BEFORE I CROSS THE STREET. I am not a sheep.
I HAVE DISABLED ALL MY SMOKE DETECTORS. I am not a sheep.
I DO NOT WASH MY HANDS AFTER USING THE BATHROOM. I am not a sheep.
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