It's not enough to know that "fake news" exists; we need to be humble enough to acknowledge that we are susceptible to it, and to blame for it.
Everybody seems to want to tell you that the world we live in is terrible and that things are getting worse. So why don't the numbers agree?
Every year, countless happenings stir up unrest or anger in some contingent of the population, and pretty much invariably, that outrage is stupendously out of proportion to the actual offense. That's human nature. Nothing makes us feel more alive than being offended. This year, though, there has been an abundance of offense that seems, well, phoney.
A couple days ago, my Facebook feed (ugh, I feel like I'm doing product placement every time I type that) included the following story, thanks to a Christian friend in my list: Anti-Bullying Speaker Curses Christian Teens Of course I clicked. Unsurprisingly, the 'Anti-Bullying Speaker' referred to in the article is sex columnist, prominent GLBT … Continue reading Bullying by an Anti-Bully Bully? Bully for you!
I received my anti-Arizona Immigration Law sticker today (from Presente.org who are sadly out of stickers now). Now, I don't own a car, and even if I did, I would never put a bumpersticker on it (though, if you are so inclined, may I suggest one of these). Maybe I'll find someone with a McCain/Palin … Continue reading The Adventures of a White Mexican (in 3D)