Skip to comments.Liberal Friend Passes Away
Posted on 05/03/2009 7:44:46 AM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
Last weekend a friend of mine passed away unexpectedly from heart disease.
He was only 65 but had suffered from heart problems for at least 30 years and had had open heart surgery at least twice.
Eight years or so he was in such bad shape he could hardly get around and had given up his psychology practice.
But he had a miracle in his life, a friend had steered him to some vitamin supplements that enabled him to get off his medications and resume a somewhat fuller life than he had.
My friend was also about as Left-Wing as you could get and it was nigh impossible to have any sort of rationial political conversation with him. So I tried to avoid them as he was a good person.
When my own Father had open heart surgery over four years ago at the age of 80 my friend went by to see him many times, helped him cope and get over the depression he was having.
Outside of his being a liberal my friend had a Big Heart and did many things for other people.
In any event as I was reading his obituary, right at the end it stated that in lieu of flowers please make a doantion to either the ACLU or Amnesty International.
Now being a Conservative that just wasn't in the cards for me to make such a donation so along with a couple of others that knew him we decided to make a Memorial Donation in his name at The Reagan Library.
My friend had a keen sense of humor and I would guess if the situation were reversed he would donate in my name to the ACLU.
Right now I hope he is having a good laugh over this one. Goodbye Roy and God Speed Old Friend.
I don’t know, different strokes for different folks, I guess. For myself, I don’t find it very stimulating to surround myself with people who only act as an echo chamber for my own views. I find having to defend my beliefs to others shapes them and makes my logic sharper. And conversely, I know which friends of mine it’s better to not discuss politics with. There are many facets to life, politics being one facet.
I have a few friends who could be described as liberal, but I tend to more political on the internet than I am in real life. I rarely discuss politics or religion with friends, regardless of their stance. That said, I’m not very close to any one who is rabidly liberal. My left-leaning friends are mainly so because of their upbringing; the son of a Democratic state rep, a daughter of a union president, my black friends, ect.
A few years ago, I did stop talking to a friend who became a Truther weirdo, but there were also other issues.
You are a better man than I and why I could never be a good Christian. I just dont see me being able to pray for my enemy. Most libs would look the other way or approve of people like me being thrown into a mass grave.
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