Skip to comments.FaceBook Removing of Friends
Posted on 11/11/2012 12:22:28 PM PST by Abbeville Conservative
Well after Tuesday's election results I went through an extensive purge of my Face Book friends. Has anyone else done this? Maybe it's just me but I think the lines have been drawn in the sand I have no use for liberal friends. Their positions are clear, just as much as us conservatives and their actions in my mind are a direct threat to the future of my children and family. They have opted to burden my kids with enormous debt, regulations and a standard of living that will be much lower than what we have seen the last fifty years. In my opininon what they have done is no different than breaking into my house and robbing me. I have unfriended both friends and family members with the biggest and most volitle exchange coming from my looney aunt who gets her news from MSMBC and the Daily Show.
Here is that exhange:
Her: I see that you dropped me. I still want to get a senior picture of """"" (my daughter.
Me: You will still get a picture. The reason you and a number of other people on FB that I was friends with have been dropped is because this in no longer a friendly disagreement over political philosophies. You and the other Democrats are a threat to my children's future. They will never know the America I was raised in because the Democrat Party has opted to push us down the road of socialism. We are $16 trillion in debt half of which Obama ran up the last four years, we are slaves to China which owns us financially and we have become a nation of takers. Within several years we will be just like bankrupt Greece. Your party which is the party of the KKK and segregation has kept Blacks enslaved and is nothing but a bunch of hateful socialist, Marxists, facists, dictators and freaks. May God have mercy on you when everything collapses in a few years and you wonder how it all came crashing down. The sad part is you voted to for the future that is coming and have destroyed the American dream for """"" and """"". You would rather believe people like Cher and Kathy Griffin rather than the only person on your side of the family that works his ass of and made a success of himself. I'm not some right wing social loon but I am a fiscal, limited government conservative that knows how the economy works and what will kill us. You opted for America's suicide and for that you are the enemy.
Aunt:What drugs are you on? For you to say this crap (the S word was used) means you seriously need some psychiatric help..And I am an enemy? I tell you what if I am th KKK go F (the f word) yourself...And get some real hep as I thought you were a smart loving man I am finding that your seriously sick and I will never contact you again..ANd don;t ever contact me ether with your insane radical views, I want nothing to do with with you! DO youi understand that your seriously sick and full of hate and that is the KKK not me. Now go to F (the f word with "ing" at the end) hell you sick sick boy.
Me: You have so much to learn. The KKK was formed by the Democrat Party to intimiate Republicans and Blacks after the Civil War and it was the Democrat governors of the south like George Wallace that fought desegregation. My actions, not words speak for what I do daily. If you looked at my FB you would see who my friends are, what I'm involved in and who I hire. My only staff person is Black and I will be giving that person a 25% raise in January. See us conservatives ignore race and look at the people as people. Here is a little history lesson on Republicans, Democrats and Blacks.
I ask my fellow Freepers am I the one in the wrong here? I honestly don't see how the two sides can coexist and can't pretned to be friendly to these people who are doing so much to undermine this nation and my family. I know the Bible says love your enemy but right now I can't do that. Does anyone else feeling the same way? I would be interested in hearing from others that have deal with this recently.
I did the same thing the other day, even though I barely even use Facebook
I've felt the better for it ever since.
They are the enemy, we have to start viewing them in that light as far as I am concerned.
We so very much disagree on socio-political issues that to preserve our friendship we have agreed not to discuss them.
It’s totally up to you. I have kept some liberal facebook friends whose pages I just hide from my news feed and rarely or never go to. The most whacko of the liberal friends I’ve kept I purposely chose not to drop in the hopes that maybe I could provide him with some alternate, conservative opinions he might not be hearing. Remember, Ronald Reagan started out as a liberal Democrat so you never know. Of course, he could drop me as a facebook friend anytime and I wouldn’t be the sadder for it.
I totally shut down my FB page after my sister who is on disability for chronic fatigue syndrome told me my thoughts about the democrat self interest and envy were “ugly”.
Obama had a way of turning the relationship between political party members absolutely toxic.
But, what I see are conservative men who sleep with cheap, slutty, probably diseased liberal women. And have a child with one?
You ought to add that to your advice.
‘No, I don’t think you’re wrong. I unfreinded two people I’ve known since HS for their support of obama on my wall.’
That’s understandable. It’s one thing if a liberal wants to put support for Maobama on his own facebook wall. It’s another when they put that on someone else’s wall who they know disagrees with them. That’s why I don’t allow anyone to post and write on my wall. I figure it’s my page, hence my rules.
I have a FB page, but I don’t visit often. Partly because I have plenty of outlets for political expression and prefer to keep that one ‘politic-free.’ I certainly don’t think there is anything wrong with un-friending people either, though I stop short of calling them “the enemy.”
On the other hand, it seems like a good question to ask, “Where will new conservatives come from, if not from people who are now or formerly were liberals?” If we isolate ourselves, or continually show disrespect, how will they hear our side of the story?
Additionally I had a huge yelling match, much to my embarrassment with a fellow colleague who laughed when I said ubama was a Marxist and denied that health care costs were going up with OCare. She, who refuses to quit smoking and has no health ins.
I apologized to her for getting loud and informed her I would never discuss politics with her again.
I just shut-down my FB account several days ago.
I told a friend that i bet last Wednesday was the largest unfriending day in FB history. My newsfeed was FULL of patriot friends defriending liberals, and this time it was even family members.....
How DO you unfriend people on Facebook? And how do you know if you’ve been unfriended. Thanks.
Reagan left the Dem party because they were becoming too liberal.
Remember the famous line, "I didn't leave the Dem party, they left me"?
We can now as Conservatives say the same for the GOP....actually I've thought that for many years already.
Is this someone you want to have a relationship with? If so, then one possibility is you could apologize for your rant, but explain that you are very upset about the election and are very worried about the future of this country.
I am torn about FB liberal friends. So many of mine are nice people, but I also feel repulsed by their liberal delusions.
Is there any hope of educating liberals and changing their views?
I de-activated my facebook after five years of high activity. Twitter is where it’s at. I also purged all libs and dems before deactivating.
I have removed quite a few liberals from my friends list. Gay marriage and trashing of women who have more children than they think a woman should have are what did them in for me. Oh, and the trashing of Sarah Palin even after she was not running for anything. If you trash Sarah Palin, then you trash me.
I removed a bunch of people in the last year. And then I deleted my account. It is a lot less stressful.
No, you’re not wrong. She sounds like a hateful person especially with the profanity directed at you.
My husband’s sister is the same way.
"When he reached the New World, Cortez burned his ships. As a result, his men were well motivated."
It is time for us to say goodbye to the Facebook crap...
Oh you have a really good point!
I dropped 14 “friends”. I feel like Jim Rob. My Facebook page is a conservative site. I believe in God, family, and love of country. That is what I will discuss with like minded people. Prior to the election I informed everyone on my page that if they voted for Obama don’t ever tell me how proud you are of my son in the army and how you are praying for his safety because it is bull. If they truely cared they would know how Obama is putting all of our serviemembers in harms way with his revised ROE.
My sister un-friended our brother’s daughter. Not because she’s a radical leftie, but because she refused to vote for Romney, so didn’t vote at all. They got into a FB pissing match and sis did the un-friend thing.
I don’t do FB, but we have an appointment next week to revise our Living Trust and Wills. With no children, my nieces and nephews were remembered. The ones who voted for Obama in ‘08 or ‘12 are deleted.
Been there, done that.
I’ve had to stop. Befriending liberals just gives them strength. It’s sad that it has come to that. We all grimace when our politicians talk about reaching out to their good friends across the aisle. It is no different. No more aid and comfort to the enemy, for me.
Hmmm, maybe I mis stated that a bit.
What I mean is when I go to FB and see the things my friends are posting it shows up on the main page, I don't think that constitute my wall, does it?
Anyway, I never really spent much time getting familiar with the inner workings of FB, it was mostly a vehicle for me to get back in touch with old friends.
I do take great satisfaction in one thing though, one of them was a girl I dated in HS, lets just say she'll never forget me for reasons I won't go into, the other was her sister.
I shut mine down too.
Chick-fil-A day took care of the few remaining outspoken pro-homo or libs. Most had already been purged. There may still be democrats among the remaining friends, but they aren’t vocal about it.
You’re a drama queen. If you don’t care about relationship, quit responding. Sad that you would let Obama/politics destroy your family ties.
This is good feedback. Glad I’m not alone in this. Thanks.
Yes, the day after the election I posted this on my drone-lib friend’s wall: “Well, _______, I hope you enjoy the next few years of watching the country you hate being destroyed. You’ll be doing it minus a friend. Oh, and good luck finding a job. (He’s been unemployed for about 2 years and is about to file for bankruptcy for the second time). You and your party make me sick.” And I unfriended him. Now as a Christian, I felt badly about the way I did it, so after a couple of days I called him to apologize for doing it that way, but told him I simply can’t talk to him - possibly for a very long time. And i will not re-friend him on FB. I continue to enjoy posting annoying information so my leftwing friends and family can see the hell they’ve unleashed on the country (not that they care) - for instance, the massive lay-offs that are taking place. And will continue to do so. By the way, one of my leftie relatives posted something about Santorum saying that homosexuals had stolen the election. I didn’t read it, but damn - if he did say that it’s idiotic - as much as I like him. I wonder if something he said was twisted by whatever “news” source this was to make him (and us) sound idiotic.
Anyway - I am doubling down on my posts on FB to rub the crap that is coming in their faces.
If I unfriended all the obamatons on my FB page, I’d lose my wife, brother-in-law and some former colleagues. They’re all true Kool-Aid drinkers.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH! Love. that.
I’d sign up with the NSA before I sign up for Facebook . At least I could trust the NSA to not sell my private information to public advertisers. They would keep it for themselves .
I did quit responding. She contacted me asking why she hade been unfriended.
I am considering dropping some of my relatives as “friends” on Facebook. I am amazed at how uninformed they are regarding the overriding issues that are facing our country. They give credence to the term Obamabot.
Kind of like what happened during the Civil War.....
That means they’re in your newsfeed. You can remove them from your newsfeed without removing them as friends. An easy way to do so is to go to their actual facebook page. You’ll see the “friends” box with a check by it. Click on that and it will give you some options. You can uncheck the “show in newsfeed” option and they won’t show up in your newsfeed anymore. If you later change your mind, just follow the same process and put a check by “show in newsfeed”. Either way, you still have the option of keeping them as friends if you choose to do so.
I had to make a sister-in-law a “aquaintance” and her kids the same thing. I also made it where I couldn’t see their posts. I just don’t want to read the kool-aid posts about 50 times a day. They have that much time because she is on “disability” for stress..
Her and her very diluded brats jumped on my post election night when I just said I was in disbelief about what had just happened. They were rude, gloating, stupid and not worth my time to give them facts about how thier wrong. Waste of time. They don’t want the truth.
If I have to...I will delete them. Now I have some very nice Democratic friends that have class and didn’t gloat. They just believe in social justice...
Bravo. If ya really wanna give ‘em a goose where they’ll feel it, try something like “I guess once you’ve decided that the unborn can be deprived of life, it’s easy to justify depriving them of liberty and property, as well.
You go to your friends list in your account info and you will have an option to unfriend/block whatever you choose to do. If they unfriend you or you unfriend them you will no longer see their feed, they won’t see yours and if you try to go to their wall it will be closed to you unless their wall is open to the public. FB doesn’t send a message that someone has been unfriended or blocked- just closes access. Last week many were posting that they were cleaning up their FB pages of dims so it was obvious it happened and the reason. Many times it takes a while to realize someone has unfriended you if they don’t tell you.
Mine gone yesterday.
I loathe intemperance. What I have found is that in today’s political and socioeconomic climate, the “progressive” friends and acquaintances I know seem to have lost all temperance. It seems that I cannot engage in a conversation with them: I am always shouted down, called despicable epithets, and my sources are always disparaged.
On Thursday a “progessive” friend telephoned, and at one point I had to say “if you don’t allow me to complete even one sentence, we are, by definition, not engaging in conversation.” I am now of the mind that it’s too late to engage these vicious people in a civil manner. I intend to avoid them from now on, in public, in social media, and also socially. They are mostly de facto enemies, and they have nothing to offer in exchange for my freindship.
It is now obvious to me that the time for intelligent discourse, dialogue, and genteel social intercourse with these “progressives” has become obsolete. I compare my situation with some Rhodesian farmer in the 1980’s: I want out of the crosshairs.
Have a friend and relative who dumped several immediately after the election. The “true self” of the so called friends on facebook was outed by the events of the election. I personally don’t have an account and don’t plan on registering for one.
What you have to keep in mind is that these people are stealing from us. Working people will lose thousands of dollars next year in increased taxes and expenses. Some will lose their jobs because of the theft the Obamites suppprt. If someone broke into your house and stole thousands of dollars worth of your stuff, you would press charges. But some people may feel like it is okay for friends and family to steal. We all will get sick and tired of it on our own schedule.
When an aunt using the phrase “go to f***ing hell”, they are espousing poisoned hate.
Obama used hate and hysteria to whip up the masses against Romney, Republicans, Conservatives, and the tea party.
They are vile people and he never has brought a “new tone of civility” to the White House. He has lied in his state of the union address to Congress and b!tchslapped the Supreme Court justices when they have ruled against him.
Truth hurts and stupidity can only be cured if the person WANTS to change.
Well... I can understand people being uncomfortable with viewpoints they don’t believe, but what good is it to simply keep to ourselves?
There is no right or wrong. I only de-friend people when they get into liberal wacko politics on my wall. Actually I don’t do politics on FB. To me FB is for connecting up with old friends and some light networking. I like it to be light escape and not interested in heavy lectures by anyone in that space. But that’s just me. to each his own
Too wordy, but an okay action. The problem with being wordy is multi-fold; generally referred to as “burning bridges.” It cuts off YOUR future options.