A wonderful satire website with which I have become acquainted this year beat me to the punch. They said, in far more witty fashion than I could, how tragic events such as the Las Vegas shooting serve as excellent opportunities for us to blame even more the ones we already blamed for the problems we already were whining about. Who’s your bogeyman? Terrorists? The NRA? Minorities? Immigrants? Trust me, you can find a way to blame them. And you probably have already.
The tagline was, “25 Dumb Things People Think are Cool.” I was drawn in. The caption led me to believe it would be a list of things that are inherently dangerous, or that are based on pseudo-science. Turns out, as a couple of clicks revealed, it was basically a list of things that many people in our culture like but the one making the list does not like. I really need to spend less time online.