Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Internet and Politics

So, how has politics changed over the last few years. I get several emails daily from my father, a died in the wool republican who thinks that Obama is the devil incarnate. But, I have to wonder why he feels this way.

All of these emails he gets are from the republican party. There is every lie in the book coming into his email, and since he gets these from "reputable" source so they must be true. He thinks that every email that comes his way is the absolute truth. He thinks that Pelosi told the government that she had to have this better plane to fly back and forth, when the truth is, the Secret Service told her that she had to have this plane because she had to be able to fly without stopping for fuel, and this is the only plane that could do that. But the republican party says otherwise, so that is what he believes.

Obama doesn't have a birth certificate, unless it serves their purpose, then all the sudden there is a birth certificate that says he was born in Hawaii. And why does he think this, because he gets it in his email.

So what is the change I am talking about. All the sudden the American public has access to all the propaganda of both parties. There is suddenly an influx of information coming straight to their inboxes with no contradictions to show their inaccuracy so the public believes it all. Now I am not saying that we need to have a public blocking of all information. But I do think we as the people who gets this information has the responsibility to see it for what it is. It is our responsibility to look at this information and see it for what it is, and not spread it all over the globe. Or at least that is as I see it now....

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