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View Diary: Everything wrong with this country happened this morning on my Facebook page. (276 comments)

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    denig

    We've all been frustrated by this (on facebook, in e-mail) but I wish there was a short, recognizable phrase that would stop people short and make them realize - hey, you just replaced thinking and reasoning with mindless reaction. Some way to stop the cycle of mindless reaction, not to anger people but to make them think.

    A distant relative posted one of those fake alarms/warnings and when I (politely) pointed out that it wasn't actually something to be concerned about and here's the snopes link, she responded with anger, saying she did not care if it was fake, the important thing was that it might (someday) be true, and what was wrong with me that I didn't want to save someone's life?

    It's interesting how emotionally attached people can be to being manipulated that way.

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