Thursday, January 23, 2014

Check your facts before forwarding.........

There is something I've noticed.  I have a  few friends that will forward the most outlandish emails claiming how people's rights are being are being trampled because they pray, carry guns, want to carry guns, or have an arsenol or fort in their backyard or Obama is a Buddhist, Muslim, Athiest.  But they never ever check to see if anything they are sending is factual.  It doesn't seem to matter to them whether it is or not.  It is only meant to get people upset and up in arms (so to speak).  It is that blatant disregard for the truth that upsets me.

I have decided it isn't worth correcting them on the misinformation because frankly they don't care.  Their intent is to insight people who are already looking for a fight. 

How annoying!

Now, I don't want to sound judgmental but even with my facebook friends.  It isn't hard to tell which side of the political aisle they are on just by reading their posts.  I've had friends post crazy comments about kids not saying the pledge of allegiance in school.  I know the kids in my daughter's school say the pledge.  I wonder if anyone ever asks before they post.  I don't think so.

Sometimes it gets me all riled up and I have to just find my happy place..........because I know I can't change anyone's thinking.  It's like they just want to be mad about something and if you are looking for a fight you will surely find one.  


5 comments:

Olga said...

i hear you on this one. Question, question , question is my motto.

Deb said...

I despair. I really do. Were people *always* this stupid and gullible or is it just more apparent now that we have the Internet?

Aunt Betsy said...

I hate to get those things. I have asked my friends to send me all the personal messages to me they want but no forwards, please.

oklhdan said...

That's a good idea Betsy I think I'll do the same!

Betty said...

I have a friend who will invariably forward to me really nasty allegations against President Obama, because he is a Republican and knows I am a Democrat. I ignored them for a while, but finally had enough and told him not to forward any more of those lies. He rarely e-mails me nowadays, and I don't miss him. He should be ashamed of himself.