Monday, October 12, 2009

why will people believe anything hear, read, or see? i know someone who writes stuff on his blog and then quotes himself, claiming that he "read it online somewhere" And people will take it as truth! I've gotten every kind of stupid forward, about Microsoft giving away computers, Gap presenting free clothing, and Bill Gates wanting to share his fortune. I've been warned about everything, from free perfume samples, to cars driving without headlights, but nothing even comes close to the email i received last night from a girl who went to seminary with me. There's new law that mandates health care workers and students to get vaccinated with the H1N1 vaccine. There has been some controversy stirred as to the danger of getting vaccinated, since at the present the only form of the vaccine available is the live nasal spray. But this email claimed that Obama is comparable to Hitler. here is an expert of the email, as copied directly from my inbox.

"...On a more serious note: Starting THIS Thursday, they will be forcing health care professionals to get the swine flu vaccination. This is the first step of a major plan to vaccinate the entire nation. Keep away from the swine flu shot-swine flu is not worse than the regular flu and certainly does not compare to the vaccination which will cause an epidemic. The government wants to infect you, kill or sterilize you with their shots. This is mamesh pikuach nefesh and it is our obligation to warn as many people as possible. Please forward this message to everyone you know. Obama is worse than Hitler and he wants to reduce the world's population (ie.genocide) with these murderous vaccines. ..."

i was stunned when i read it. i know people will forward just about anything but this really takes the cake. the first part of the email may hold some validity, but the government wants to kill or sterilize the nation??? i mean, i tell people that the FBI tapes all my phone conversations, but i don't really believe that!

unless there really is some mass plot to get rid of the entire nation, starting with health care workers...

7 comments:

Dude with hat (aka BTS) said...

If you think deeper, that's exactly how our lives manipulated via newspapers, TV and mass media for the past 100+ years.

tesyaa said...

It's unbelievable that our community tends to believe this stuff.

Anonymous said...

LOL that is funny!!

FBB said...

you need some new e-mail friends!!!

FBB said...

you need some new e-mail friends!!!

Moshe said...

Heh, that's what you get when you combine frummies and hoaxes.

I had freaking "programmers" send me virus hoaxes.

I wrote about a radio station, though Russian, actually broadcasting a hoax.

Frum Punk said...

Makes sense. I'm convinced.
Now whens my check from Gates coming? I hate waiting.

P.S. The confirmation word is "blabbil". Somehow, strangely comforting.