When you post a link debunking a hoax picture.. and people share the hoax but not the debunking. And it's not like I posted "under" the photo like some of my friends do. It's like people only see the picture but not the words.
I'm going to try and keep this politically neutral.
There is a certain picture going around Facebook that makes a political point in an ironic way. Let's say that it promotes making Jumping Jacks illegal using silly language that implies that Jumping Jacks should be legal. I have certain friends who I love but have been driving me nuts with their over-blown posts about how if anyone does a Jumping Jack, the US will fall into sheer chaos and fascism combined.
Jumping Jacks were made illegal last year where I live.
So the same friends are sharing that picture and saying, "I just hope our Supreme Overlord sees this! This goes to show that if you are even barely educated, you will outlaw Jumping Jacks!"
1) Jumping Jacks WERE outlawed by this Supreme Overlord. Um hello? It was two-inch headlines on the local paper? Why are you insinuating that everyone who doesn't agree with your logic is uneducated when you MISSED this freaking HUGE issue that is ALREADY decided?
2) And that picture and caption really doesn't make your point.
I desperately want to correct them but I know it will devolve into a political food fight and we'll end up hating each other. Because these are the sort of people who, when it comes to politics, can't even have a discussion of, "I agree with you but I should choose that method of making the point." (Because if they're right they can use any bad logic they want.) They will probably assume I am being "mean" because they know that I am all for Jumping Jacks. But the pictures are driving. me. up. the. wall.