The Toybox

people for the conservation of limited amounts of indignation


Previous Entry Share Next Entry
i feel the time has come to say this
children of dune - leto 1
seperis
I just want to say, as a Texan, we already had Rick Perry. Ebola is just salt in the wound here.

In related news:

I have never spent so much time having to fact check people on ebola and google on my phone what it does, is, and how you get it. I have never spent time fact checking anyone, to be honest--generally, listening to other people be paranoid or wrong is an enjoyable hobby and one that requires minimal effort on my part, that being "staying awake", which gotta admit can be hard. Yet I do it, because not only is it bad information and wrong information, even when it's right conversation is drifting dangerously close to "And Obama will use this to take my guns so I cant' shoot ebola when it shows up" or so I assume; I'm telling you, it's getting very weird.

I get this is a horrible disease, I do. And I get that people are afraid, which makes sense: see "horrible disease". However, I'm also lazy; I don't get having to expend effort in feeling terror before we're at minimum out of single digits for the entire US. I don't even get out of bed for a tornado warning unless something achieves three feet levitation in my vicinity. How do people have this kind of energy?

Between Wikipedia's wealth of information on the cat genome, Cracked teaching me about the pros and cons of being a pickpocket or running Afghanistan as military governor, and trying to decide if I really need to go to the bathroom now (standing up?) or can wait (no standing up!) it's like--dude. You could right now be finding out all the forms aphasia can take and how many cities in India have a population greater than 1 million. And you are spending it on a disease in single digit numbers in the US. *

You could be on reddit reading in nosleep and realizing far, far too late what a terrible idea that was, but at least your irrational fear would be of cameras and eyedroppers--seriously, that was creepy.

This has been a message from me, as it's been a very long week.

* this applies to US citizens only, especially those on talk radio who really, desperately need naps or possibly muzzles.

Posted at Dreamwidth: http://seperis.dreamwidth.org/1009969.html. | You can reply here or there. | comment count unavailable comments

  • 1
I grew up in the Dallas area, and my FB feed from that region right now is about 25% panic, 75% eye rolling. With a smattering of "likes" for horrifically "fact-checked" (lol) articles about how Obama caused Ebola from my mom's college friends and my precious but very ill-informed stepmother-in-law. Sigh. OBOLA. Why is that even a word??? People are expending, as you say, way too much energy on this, or at least expending it in the wrong ways.

Nosleep is an amazing trap. I like horror, I am a rational (mostly) adult human being, and yet, when I get up at 3 AM to use the bathroom ... I have to pass a mirror.

Yeah, our country's reaction to ebola is... ridiculous. I bet you have more chance to get hit by lightning.

As someone on my Facebook feed pointed out, right now more people have been married to Kim Kardashian than have died from ebola in the uS.

  • 1
?

Log in