TSS wrote:LMP737 wrote:MaverickM11 wrote:"Almost every nation on Earth has fallen under the yoke of tyranny—the metric system," Carlson said. "From Beijing to Buenos Aires, from Lusaka to London, the people of the world have been forced to measure their environment in millimeters and kilograms. "The United States is the only major country that has resisted"
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Has anyone considered that he's just trying to troll people?
That was my first thought exactly, but who am I to suggest that people have a chuckle over an obvious joke* when they'd much rather go off on long, hate-filled rants full of vitriol and mock righteous indignation?
*That is exactly the sort of joke that appeals to my sense of humor- Saying something utterly ridiculous in a completely serious manner just to see who catches on that you're being absurd for a laugh. Unfortunately nowadays so many people take anything and everything, no matter how far-fetched or utterly loony on it's face it might be, as the gospel according to whoever said it without ever stopping to think "Wait, is he just yankin' my chain to see if I'm really paying attention?".
How would you even discern the difference? "Trolling" is a catch all, get out of jail free card for the right every time they call for violence, shoot up a mosque/synagogue, say something a lil too Nazi-ish, are named Steve King, say dumb things like covfefe, double down on dumb things like covfefe, repeat long debunked conspiracy theories, tell their supporters the Jews are paying violent immigrants to flood the USA, venerating dictators, saluting North Korean generals, hanging up nooses, and on and on and on. Lolz just trolling!