And then there are those people who are so addicted to Facebook, and to their smartphones in general, that they passively scroll through memes and ingest official-looking videos mindlessly for hours, not caring that they are neglecting their families, not noticing the dark and disrespectful degree to which their speech has sunk, not realizing what a parrot they’ve become as they repeat the conspiracy theories and the fearmongering and the hatred to anyone without earplugs inserted.
“I’m researching,” they say.
“I’m educating myself. I need to be informed so ‘they’ don’t come to my door to take me away.”
Yeah, tighten your tinfoil hat there, Bud. If you have a wife, I doubt you will for long.