I think I did a pretty good job of trying to give those with liberal leanings on social media a fair turn. I've invited questions and answered. I have tried hard to wean myself from treating them all like trolls, tried to hear their sides. And I might have agreed on a few things with them, if not for...
I wasted a weekend discussing with two of them about how telling CNN, "I don't want to talk to you", is the blade's opposite side in a free speech, free press world. You can report what you want; I simply don't have to share anything with you if you're going to pervert it all. But, my debaters were sure, that this constitutes censorship, and makes the person unwilling to speak a Nazi. Yes, the high crime of insulting CNN is the same as the crime of nearly wiping a continent off the map.
Oh, but Hitler didn't start out killing people, I was told. As if you can parse evil like that into more easily digestible bits to use at your convenience. Never once stopping to think that, while they claim that their version of "never again" includes extreme diligence in this regard, that they are falling for the same fear mongering hate that caused Germany to sit back and let Hitler do what he did.
This is what bugs me. It's not about policies. For example, the convo came back to the refugee ban. I tried to explain that it wasn't a religious ban, because it included 7 nations without responsible governments. Which was turned around with the concept that it was STILL a Muslim ban because there were no non-Muslim nations on the list. Oh, and it was only nations that DIDN'T have dealings with the President. So which is it?
Or how about the one where the MSM is now CONSERVATIVE. When I pointed out that Fox stands virtually alone on broadcast news against CNN, MSNBC, BBC, and the other three broadcast networks, the reply was, "But Fox out draws them all, so it's a conservative mainstream media." Well, dude, there's a REASON Fox outdraws them all- and it's the same reason why ESPN and the NFL are losing viewers. It's called liberal bias, and a lot of the nation is sick of it.
But the final straw for me wasn't that. Nor the barrage that I got on twitter of "What would Jesus do" posts- and without trying to be anti-semitic, it was a man of the Jewish persuasion trying to lecture me on my Lord. No, the final straw for me was a man that I so recently respected as a decent human being and thoughtful debater retweeted some idiot post about Melania Trump's past. To which I replied that this just proves the point- that for a lot of liberals, this has nothing to do with policies, or what's good for this nation, but just destroying anything that disagrees with their position.
His answer? "Oh, well."
Let that sink in. An admitting that it has nothing to do with anything but hate for what disagrees with it. This kind of liberalism, so prevalent in Hollywood, in the MSM, on social media, is nothing but a rancid, sucking cancer that knows nothing but class hate and how to destroy.
And I am cutting it out of my life.
I don't need your cancer. I can well decide myself on what is right or wrong, evil or good. And I'm done trying to point out to you when you're making valid points and when you're making a jackass of yourself.
I'm coming into the world of sunshine, a world where I don't have to spend my waking hours spreading paranoia and hate and the destruction of lives. I'm going to celebrate the great things happening in our nation, and when necessary I'll hold the government I voted for to the fire. Prolly a lot more now that I'm not wasting my time on those who only sneer behind my back anyway.
So, enjoy your humorless humor, your pointless fears, your tired insults. I'm gonna sing in the sunshine. Who wants to come along?