September 5, 2012

This Would Be Funny If

If it were not so indicative of our age of willful ignorance…

It didn’t take long for the Internet to start buzzing with conspiracy theories after the Social Security Administration posted a notice that it was purchasing 174,000 hollow-point bullets.

Why is the agency that provides benefits to retirees, disabled workers, widows and children stockpiling ammunition?

“It’s not outlandish to suggest that the Social Security Administration is purchasing the bullets as part of preparations for civil unrest,” the website Infowars.com said.

Another site, The Daily Caller, said the bullets must be for use against American citizens, “since the SSA has never been used overseas to help foreign countries maintain control of their citizens.”

A few years ago my first thought would have been: Why is this news?

Today one could make a beat out of covering the crazy.

On a cheery side note, as of this posting, no one has commented on the article, which means no one has given it a good ol’ “hell yeah!”

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