Friday, June 18, 2010
Politics in SL
I'm finding increasing difficulty in trying to talk about politics in SL to the point I can't even listen to the conversation/read the forum thread. People are so immature and militant. Which is kinda to be expected I guess, but what I don't expect is the weird shit so many people believe. Its incredible how many SLians think the fluoride in the water is a communist plot, vaccinations will give you autism, Obama is a secret commie socialist Kenyan Muslim, liberals want to euthanize children (probably the weirdest one I've heard), gun control is a secret plot to allow the Muslims to take over the country, health care reform is going to kill old people, financial reform is going to turn us into commies, and them there illegals are trying to destroy Merikuh and should be shot on sight. I mean, I knew most of SL were on or needed happy pills, but the extent of it just amazes me. When I heard people talk about these conspiracies before, I had always thought it was a small minority of ultra rightwing anarchists (to counter balance the freelove hippy communes) who either truely believed this or were just trying to stir up fear. SL seems to bring these types out of the woodwork. I have always thought that right or left, most people had a fairly sane set of beliefs. (Yes I will admit, the left is stuck with vegans. There are no excuse for vegans) Anyway, I've gotten to the point why bother trying to voice my opinion. Its just gonna get drown out with a bunch of teabaggers screaming COMMIE!