Hello my Imaginary Friends,
Last Tuesday I posted Top 10 Statements Guaranteed to Make Éric Rant (and Angry) Part 1
Now here is:
Top 10 Statements Guaranteed to Make Éric Rant (and Angry) Part 2
5. Fad Science
Superfoods, toxins, free radicals, coffee enemas, diets based off of the food cavemen ate, and many more topics are junk/fad science. I’m not talking traditional medicines or all-natural remedies.
When people start trusting celebrities, fake doctors, and random articles over what their doctors say, we end up with people who truly believe that a fruit smoothie will remove harmful substances from their bodies or that pomegranates cure cancer.
The true dangers of this mentality is the fear of science, doctors, and health professionals. That’s when we get dead infants because their parents thought turmeric could heal meningitis, herbs can cure strep throat, and babies should be on gluten-lactose-free diets.
There’s no “SECRET DOCTORS DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW”, there’s no quick fix, and sometimes genetics is the problem. Eat a balanced diet and consult a doctor.
Anyone who’s offering you a quick fix is trying to sell you something.
4. Sexual Education is Not Necessary
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I spoke about it
My wife spoke about it
And we are trying our best to educate people
Let’s just say I believe that subjects like proper body part names, consent, bullying, and LGBTQIA2S+ belong in a well-rounded education. Knowledge and discourse are the way to acceptance and understanding.
3. Video Games, Movies, and Television Create Violent People
Every once in a while a study by a special interest group will pop up saying that TV, movies, and video games cause violence.
It comes up every time someone sees the uptick in school shootings in the states or perceives the violence around us.
As I said in point 9, the world is actually a better place. We are exposed to more violence but that’s because we’re not sitting by and ignoring the violence around us. Racial violence, violence against LGBTQIA2S+, and religious violence are finally being exposed (mostly) and that makes the world look bleak, but we can’t fix a problem if we don’t know it exists.
Video games can cause addictions but so can books and collecting stuff. (Hey, hey… I don’t have a problem with collecting books.) Violent video games are a way that many people use to alleviate the anger and frustration that bombards our near powerless daily lives.
With the exception of a statistically minor portion of the population, the only thing vaccines cause are adults. In point 9 the graphic shows that child mortality has been steadily dropping since the 1900s. One of the major reasons for this is vaccines. You don’t have to worry about your child dying of smallpox or being crippled by polio.
Despite what some idiotic celebrities will tell you, the harm caused by not vaccinating is immense.
Measles cases hit record high in Europe (Warning there are some sad images of children with measels)
Have a look at this wonderful cartoon explaining how vaccines work.
1. [Insert Person] Doesn’t Deserve the Same Rights
All people should be treated equitably no matter their sexual identity, sexual orientation, skin colour, culture, country, religion, physical health, metal health, or intelligence.
It’s easy to be afraid of people you don’t know anything about. Fear of the other is a natural human reaction. It’s not logical or useful however. We need to accept others as they are and as they tell us they want to be treated. If someone from a minority tells you they’re not comfortable or don’t like your behaviour, listen to them.
Everyone deserves to live a life that is free from fear and hate.
Stop thinking of political correctness and start thinking of human decency and treating people with respect.
And yes I’ve ranted on this before:
Those are my top ten rant buttons.
Later days and future arguments,