I’ve said this a lot lately, but I am starting to firmly believe that we live in the worst time period in human existence.
You may be inclined to counter this sentiment with: “But what about World War I? What about World War II? What about the struggles of Women’s Suffrage and the Civil Rights movements?”
Yes, we live in a time WORSE that all of the other terrible events you can remember from history, and here’s why: We’ve the stories of the world’s strife passed down to us over generations and STILL women have no rights over their bodies, STILL young minorities get gunned down by corrupt cops, STILL religious dogma pushes its way into decisions that affect the country.
Still, knowing what we know from the struggles of generations before us, we allow ourselves to be dumbed down and threatened “for our own well being.” I would pose that this happens in a cyclical manner and that every generation caps off with this feeling, but now, we’re really upping the ante on chaos.
Please stop using food metaphors when talking about issues with people. Let me demonstrate how rediculous that argument is by rewriting @CowboysDerek’s tweet to be more relateable to crazed fear-mongering bigots: “If someone were giving away 10,000 free AR-15s but 10 of them were riddled with irreversible Charlie Sheen AIDS, how many of you inbred rednecks out there would take an armful?! #DumbArguments”
You see how dumb it sounds? That’s because it IS dumb. You people are going to make me actually get out and vote this year. God damn it.