Now, as if the huge ONION in the bottom right corner wasn't evidence enough that it may not be from a real news source, the substance within the actor's speech is remarkably hilarious, obviously talking about a zombie apocalypse.
But alas, thousands of people began spamming their friends' feeds with this, stating things like, "SEE ALL YOU PEOPLE WHO VOTED DEMOCRAT, Obama IS the devil and is trying to take away your rights!!! YOUR tax dollars hard at work!!!!"
But see, as anyone who has an IQ over 70 knows, The Onion is a hilariously awesome fake-news company, using satire to really do nothing other than try to make people have a laugh. As their newspaper has evolved into a more web-based medium, it's becoming increasingly apparent that people aren't able to key into their satire very easily.
I would blame this on a simple lack of frame of reference for the most part, seeing as that I doubt that anybody who spread that video on Facebook has ever read the news in the first place. And it wouldn't really be a problem, except for this little old thing we have called democracy.
PLEAAAAAAASE, if you thought for a second that this video was anything other than facetious, take a good look at your education standing and attempt to gather information from sources with journalistic integrity before deciding to vote in [any] election.
This is the type of snowballing ignorance and naiveté that makes me scared for directly democratic policy-making decisions. The best analogy I can use to describe arguing with these types of people is this video of a man arguing with an Ibex: