March 3, 2024

How seriously do people take euthanasia polls?

Do you support mandatory euthanasia? Yeah, why not, buddy?

I’m not sure what conclusions to draw from this video (click here if you cannot see the video.) Mark Dice, a American professional activist who promotes right-wing conspiracy theories, has a sideline in showing how gullible the public can be. In the video below, he asks Long Islanders to sign a petition for mandatory euthanasia of the elderly and terminally ill who are costing too much money. Most people sign. But people will sign anything. In another video, he asks passers-by to support a petition to repeal the First Amendment, which guarantees freedom of speech. Most people sign. 

Michael Cook
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