Adieu reality

So the U.S. Secret Service continues to investigate the teenage author of the Obama assassination poll on Facebook.

Are you in favor of this investigation?

    a. Yes
    b. No
    c. Maybe
    d. Yes, if it cuts my healthcare

Seriously, however, I wonder if the Secret Service needs to look more broadly at this bizarre poll about whether Facebook users think it appropriate to assassinate the democratically elected president of the United States of America.

Perhaps the real investigation should be of the 731 people who actually responded to the poll before it got pulled down by the Facebook authorities.

Maybe the Secret Service should investigate the Internet and its impact on our mental distinction between fantasy and reality.

What needs to be investigated is what exactly were those 731 Facebook users thinking when they saw that poll with the question, “Should Obama be killed?” What, exactly, were they thinking when they physically responded by actually clicking one of the buttons to that mindless poll?

Maybe the real investigation should be into what damage the Internet is doing to the thinking....