Skip to comments.Good Riddance. (Vanity)
Posted on 05/03/2012 8:55:00 AM PDT by Lazamataz
About 17 years ago, in Rochester, NY, I befriended a small group of people. It was in my druggie days, and they were all big potheads. There was one couple in particular, the T's, I will call them.
I used to go to their frequent dinner parties, and all of us would have a grand old time. They loved inviting me, they called me the 'life of the party'.
Fast forward to now. I happen to look them up on FaceBook. We are all delighted to have reconnected. Things are cool. Over the course of time, the female starts bringing up politics, decrying those 'awful, racist TEABAGGERS'. I tell her my sympathies are with the Tea Party and all we want is a return to the Constitution. When she starts going on about how the Constitution was written by a bunch of racist, evil white men and that it needs to be completely rewritten, I advise her that we probably should avoid the politics discussions if we are going to remain friends.
She ends up being a founding member of Lincoln, Nebraska's Occupy Movement. She contacts me about it and wants me to celebrate it with her. I tell her that I am very happy she's found something that works in her life to avoid depression and her other issues, but I am opposed to the movement as a whole. Still, I stress, I'm happy that she's happy.
Over the course of time, I do my usual thing on facebook and post occasional taunts and jokes directed at the Occupy Wall Street movement. Then one day I notice that she's been missing in action. I go look her and her husband up.
They de-friended me.
Well, to that, I say, good freakin' riddence. I like to leave politics out of friendships, but you know what? OWS and the left are my ENEMIES. I cannot be friends with my absolute, mortal, hated enemy.
I beginnig to believe that liberalism is a menatl disease.
Yep. I don’t hang around with those who would destroy my country, either.
Good on ya!
Here, take this spare 'a' I've been carrying around in my pocket to fix your thread title.
They’re not worth it. You did the right thing, Laz. I’ve lost several friends as well because I finally ‘saw the light’. It was the BEST thing.
If I could only spell “mental”......
Liberals are sooooo thin-skinned most of the time.
I think many people have probably had an experience like yours. I know I have.
Aw hell. Thanks.
I used to try to leave politics out of friendships, too. But then I realized that’s not possible. How can you possibly be friends with someone whose political beliefs include enslaving me?
P.S. It’s spelled “riddance”. Luv ya, man!
Actually, you were doing the right thing and trying to remain friends. It is your occutard acquaintances that walked away from you. Their loss, and fairly typical of liberal behavior unfortunately. Despite their screams to the contrary, leftists are much more comfortable in a group think, echo chamber environment than conservatives.
I have had far left liberal twits as friends in the past. Had being the operative word. They cannot help being liberal twits and they’re liberal twits all the time. Liberalism is both a mental illness and a religion. Despite all evidence their policies are disastrous both for individuals and society in general they persist in promoting them based on nothing more than “feeling”. I won’t say they’re all bad people, just not very logical and not very bright. I avoid them as much as possible now.
Laz, am not a frequenter of Facebook therefore am seeking information concerning the makeup of the political persuasion of those who are most prevalent in posting. Is the makeup of Facebook mostly radical left or nearly equal in political leanings? iyho ...
Laz, my man, it’s happened to all of us. For me, I lost the love of my life. THE LOVE OF MY LIFE. People who believe in “social justice” are REALLY talking about State Power... But they never know it, and they refuse to learn it. History is erased. Orwell and Huxley become “right wing tools.” The upside? Before my heart broke, I never knew that love was real. A fair price to pay, I know, even as I weep.
Wow. It sounds as though they’re stranded in the past. It’s too bad, but there are those who never really mature and move into adulthood.
Laz - didnt know you spent time here - born and bred myself
It is sad when you lose old friends over politics. I know and commiserate.
They are defrienders of liberty.
I believe most of us have family and friends who are infected by this scourge...liberalism. It is sad that are afflicted...but I have enough of them all. They are zombies to me.
Well done, Laz. I have quite a few more liberal friends from school and my early work days... it’s been a bit of a culture clash sometimes.
The most startling thing is seeing up close and personal how intolerant those we considered friends can be when differing views get in the way of their ideology. I would never dream of posting things on their Facebook walls that they wouldn’t put there themselves. If they comment on my wall, though, that’s fair game.
Life’s too short!