Just because we could use some good news around the holidays
If you share some uplifting link with somebody on Facebook — some video of an act of human kindness captured on camera, or this dolphin masturbating with the aid of its little fish friend — the response is usually the same. “Nice to see there are still heartwarming stories in this awful world!”
In other words, any positive news or trend is treated as the exception, when the overall arc of civilization is clearly downward. The only problem is that it is absolutely not true, and it’s actually very easy to prove, as we have made it our mission to point out.
From Daily Mail.
Ha! Gotcha, didn’t I? Of course it’s Cracked.
So we know it’s hard to see it in the daily wash of awful headlines and celebrity scandals, but it’s undeniable: We’re slowly getting this “civilization” thing figured out.