Here’s my impression of what happens any time a coherent person states an opinion on Facebook:
Coherent Person: The government is too big and it is involved in too many things. Here are my ideas about a few facets of society that shouldn’t be controlled by the state: [47 well-researched, intelligently articulated sentences]
Random Fool: So you think the government should NEVER do ANYTHING EVER at all for any reason????
Coherent Person: I believe we should abolish the income tax. Here are the benefits of this proposal, along with a few thoughts on how it could be reasonably implemented: [1027 word essay, supported by statistical and historical information]
Random Fool: You don’t think there should be ANY taxes of ANY kind at all and there should be no ROADS????
Coherent Person: I like cows.
Random Fool: So you HATE horses and want to turn them all into glue????
Coherent Person: The sky is blue.
Random Fool: So you don’t think anything ELSE is blue??? Ocean hater!!
Coherent Person: I exist.
Random Fool: So you’re saying the rest of us DON’T exist????
Internet lesson #1– Every statement you make will turn into an argument.
Internet lesson #2 — The argument will have nothing to do with the statement you actually made.
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