The toilet paper hoarding was something I hoped we would never have to see again. Unfortunately it’s back but this time with gasoline. Apparently people have taken to hoarding gas and filling up tubs and plastic bags (yes I said PLASTIC BAGS) full of gasoline and thinking that’s a good idea. Some days I have faith in humanity, some days I wonder how we made it to the 21st century.
I’m sure there are many of us feel like we’re watching a soap opera. Something drastic like a pipeline shut down happens and citizens lose their minds, go into survival mode and become seemingly animalistic. We lose our common sense, which I suppose isn’t as common as it should be.
WHO is out here filling plastic bags full of gasoline and what are those people going through? Are they embarrassed to have family members know that they’re hoarding gas? Do their kids think they’re crazy? or do they have everyone around them convinced that Biden is out to get American citizens and the pipeline is still shut down and this is a dictatorship and enslavement of conservatives starts now?
We don’t hear ourselves I guess. I had someone tell me the other day that the vaccine is a bioweapon that will kill millions of people in 5 years. I told her that it sounded like a conspiracy and she immediately said “NO, it’s not a conspiracy, it’s TRUE“. She firmly believes that they’re going to implant us with something that will kill us even though there is no evidence at all to support her claim. I have no idea but it’s very specific. I found a blog very similar (doomsday vibes forsure), you can read it here. I’m not sure if this is the article she was reading but it basically repeats what she told me.
I suppose it must be the truth if you convince yourself enough. Where are the fact checks for these things and why are we so gullible to believe everything we read on the internet? “Don’t trust the internet,” said Abe Lincoln. Yeah, I think we sometimes get lost in rabbit holes in the deep web but I’d like to believe most of us would research the issues we are outspoken about. Qanon? Really? A quick search on the internet and you’d see how ridiculous it is, but it’s now even spread to Europe.
Conspiracy theories will be the death of us long before a pipeline shutdown and a liberal president will. We’ve become a nation of people who refuses to hear the other side of the argument because we’re always correct so the other side HAS to be wrong. Science is not fake, folks. It’s science. It’s literally just there with facts and people are claiming that it’s wrong because they don’t want to believe it.
Take a breath, read a book, get a cup of tea or coffee and stop worrying about conspiracy theories on the internet. It’s mostly nonsense anyway. And please…don’t fill plastic bags with gasoline.