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This JFK Jr. thing that happened in Dallas is spooking me.

I'm obviously not a very eloquent writer, but I'll try to convey my point.

We all know that there are a lot of whack jobs out there. But when you see actual examples, it brings the thought of these whack jobs to a different level.

I think there were several hundred people waiting for JFK Jr. to show up in Dallas? This tells me that there are most likely millions of others, maybe tens of millions, who didn't make the trip to Dallas, and who believe that JFK Jr. is still alive, and is going to make an announcement that tfg is a king.

This leads to the notion that literally anyone can type some words on a social media platform, be consistent and relentless about it, and if those words confirm enough people's biases, then those false statements will most likely go viral, and the next thing you know, a third of the country swears to God that they saw Harry Truman and Elvis having coffee together.

I posted before that despite a bit of shame in doing so, I lurk a local businessman's social media page under someone else's account (with permission). I do this because I have done business with this guy before I knew he was insane.

I have inherited my departed mother's sense of sussing out people and deciding if they are "good" or "bad" within 30 seconds of meeting them. Well, when I first met this guy, I disliked him immediately. He's one of those assholes who tries to break your hand during a handshake. I seethe with rage when someone does this to me. I have a very strong grip, so what ended up happening with this guy during our initial handshake was both of us standing there, staring each other down, trying to break each other's hand. I knew immediately that this guy was an asshole. I won't go into the reasons why I had to do business with him, but I will say that I pretty much did not have a choice.

This guy has been in my home. We have communicated via telephone and email.

A few years after our transaction, I went to one of his social media pages, just for the hell of it.

Turns out he's a Trumper and Q guy. I don't want to bring the stuff he posts into DU, but suffice to say that it is the most bizarre, insane, fucked up shit that I have ever seen in my life. It's the type of stuff that makes you feel dirty and ashamed just by reading it.

Now, you might think that it's no big deal because it is just one guy doing this. But his bullshit gets HUNDREDS of likes, and dozens of affirmative responses. From people who live within 10 miles of me. I know some of these people. Hundreds of likes locally, and I live in a a relatively small town, in a blue state.

My point is as follows. This disinformation, or lack of knowledge, or detachment from reality, or whatever you want to call it...is a big ass problem, bigger than I ever realized.

If I knew how to fix this, I wouldn't be just some schmuck typing on DU. Instead, I would be fixing the problem. But I kind of feel that the cat has been let out of the bag, and it's too late. The problem got ahead of us, and now it's going to take decades to address properly.

I think some kind of commission, or a task force with some legal teeth, needs to be set-up to figure out how to handle this.

This stuff can't be shrugged off.

Impeachment hearing. Look at all the Republic tears.

They are triggered.

The Republic Party needs a safe space.

Snowflakes.
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