Friday, September 10, 2010

A Few Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

What's wrong with people?

Why is this man in Florida so driven by hate that he insists on burning the Qu'ran even as it presents a threat to American lives? It is a symbolic gesture for which you're willing to risk people's actual lives. Really?!? Not only is it unpatriotic, it is not the love of Jesus.

Why are people going into their former workplaces and shooting up folks? I know you're angry, but everybody didn't fire you. Why must any and everyone die? I get that you are frustrated and mad, but some little kid (who don't even know you and certainly wouldn't hurt you) would like for their mom to come home and read them a bedtime story. When you shoot up your workplace, you take that away from them.

Why do people run and hide from facts like they're the boogieman? I heard on an NPR program this week that once people hear something that may be misinformation, even when you give them facts to correct the errors, they refuse to believe them and even reinforce their belief in the misinformation. For example, the belief that President Obama is a Muslim is a firm erroneous belief in many people's minds. Once, DH reminded a co-worker that he was a member of a Christian church for 20 years. This co-worker asked him if it was one of those Islamic Christian churches. What? Is that even a thing? As an academic, this refusal to accept credible evidence is especially odious to me.

This crazy is really working my nerves.


theycallmejane said...

Don't let the crazies get you down. Sooooo not worth it! Just ignore him like I do!

Good Enough Woman said...

That whack job in Florida has delusions of grandeur. I'm not even sure his hate is genuine. He seems like a soulless famemonger. Still, the question remains: What's WRONG with people?

The Diva said...

I'm trying not to let them get me down, but they're just so crazy! I forgot to mention the case of the woman being hit in the face with acid. Just random acts of lunacy & violence.

@Good Enough Woman
I think I have to agree with you about the Florida preacher.