The Memes of Facebook
Not a day goes by when we fail to see a meme on Facebook condemning one minority group or another.
Yesterday’s jewel consisted of a comparison to how illegal immigrants are treated in North Korea, Afghanistan and Iran with how they are treated in the United States.
Just briefly reading the statement leads one to feel anger at illegal immigrants in America, perhaps even hatred.
But examination into the message finds numerous exaggerations and half-truths.
Example, the statement that immigrants get tax freedom for 7 years when they open a business.
I have heard this more than once from others, and when checking with Snopes.com find it to be false. Yet the urban legend continues.
Why? Why does this continue to be accepted in an educated society?
My thoughts are from the old quote “If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it, and you will even come to believe it yourself.” This quote has been falsely attributed to Joseph Goebbels, Adolph Hitler’s propaganda minister. Actual source unknown.
That quote may explain the why of these hateful memes are being accepted.
Asking why these falsehoods are being constantly placed before us one reaches the conclusion they are being shared for the sole purpose of creating unrest and resentment towards our fellow man.
This action will occupy our minds to an extent that we overlook the real villains, the real cause of our pain and suffering.
The real villains being the wealthy Wall Street banksters and other members of the “one percent.”
We have seen study after study showing the wealth of America has gone increasingly to the “one percent” in the last 30-40 years. So much so that, income inequality in America has reached a point of shame.
So my friends, if you find yourself struggling and/or lamenting the woes of making it in today’s economic world, look not at those with less than you, look instead at those with almost all the wealth in the world. They are in fact the real villains here.
This is the meme that we should all be sharing on our pages….
Economic and social justice for all is our goal.
The Memes of Facebook