I meant that some people are taking this joke way too far.
No, what we are seeing here is mankind's ability to delude itself en masse, assisted by the internet. What remains to be understood is the necessary size of a "core" group of members (presumably malicious?) to influence X% of the population, or whether or not this is actually a natural phenomenon that occurs when you disrupt traditional hierarchies of information flow. Unfortunately, there is nothing historically analogous to the impact that internet has had and will continue to have on civilization.
Not sure how this is antithetical to my point. Bunch of morons taking a joke way too far to the detriment of all humankind. Sounds literally exactly like the evangelical fascination with Revelation (which was a political cartoon when originally written).