There is not much we can say for the Internet’s overabundance of time wasters. In early iterations of Facebook and Twitter, I tested the programs and found the idea wanting. You can find the remains of my testing somewhere in that vast realm of garbage. Life is too short to waste any of it on social media.
I will admit though that in this time of not travelling to see distant family, I do appreciate the wife pointing out pictures of new family arrivals and updating pics of wide-spread family and friends, so dearly missed.
But I was horrified the other day when she asked me to take a look at a posting on Facebook of a video clip. It was posted by an acquaintance who should know better. The clip was of a motor-mouthed jerk pretending to be in front of a football play board. The football line-up was supposed to be of covid-19 vaccines versus the human immune system. What he was saying on that Facebook posting was that the vaccines would destroy our immune system. I figured that was all the anti-vaxxers needed.
I have heard from a few anti-vaxxers and, mostly, their arguments have been so stupid as to be laughable. This one is dangerous. This could be in the same category as shouting ‘Fire’ in a crowded theatre. There are people gullible enough to believe something like that. I posted on it that it was crap but he just brushed off my objection. I guess he found it amusing.
It is like some bloggers who think they are reporters. They can give blogs a bad reputation. I was shocked years ago when I found that some bloggers were attempting to get news media accreditation to political events.
Blogs are, at best, an interpretation of events. At least I tell you up front that this is nothing more than a commentary, mostly on politics. I spent many years absorbing and digesting Canadian and American politics. I have travelled back and forth across Canada and the United States and visited many countries around the world. It can give you a perspective that I am willing to share.
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