Saturday, January 21, 2017

Fight the Actual Fight

Wow.  Just a few hours into the embarrassing, but understandable Trump Administration, and people
via Boston Globe
are already melting down.  Take a breath.  Grab a beverage.  Focus, people, focus!

Folks have been going on their social media exclaiming in horror how webpages on whitehouse.gov have disappeared.  Pages on LGBT rights, climate change, etc.  George Takei posted about it, so it MUST be real.  Well, the fact that the content wasn't there anymore IS true.  What's not true that it's Trump's fault. How do I know?  I spent 3 minutes on the internet.

First I started with Snopes.com.  There was an explanation, but because people are less and less inclined to believe what's on the internet (More on that later), I followed a couple links in the article.  There were actual explanations by the Obama Administration in OCTOBER that all of the content would be moved to a different website.  It was an Obama decision, not Trump.

This is important for a couple of reasons.

1.  We need to stay focused.  Getting people harried about something that isn't true isn't productive.  Getting people to get worked up about something that didn't happen does nothing but cause confusion and add to burn out.  There's enough actual stuff we have to focus on.

2.  Spreading false information creates less & less trust in what is posted online.  That hurts our causes, not helps.

When I posted this people got defensive, there were a couple of crappy comments (which I quickly took care of).  Looks like this is what we're in for until we get it together.  Here's what happened to Stuart.

Stuart threw the link at them that showed it was Obama's decsion.  Crickets.  Go figure.

The stuff that replaced the Obama stuff? Oh, yeah.  That's all crap.  Go get it!

And by the way, the old stuff that used to be up there?  Big effing whup.  All words.  The deeds of the Obama Administration tell a different story.  The work that needs to be done now, actually needed to be done before Trump.  Either way, hope you're ready to saddle up.

-Dave


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