After a couple more emails, Mr. Kornbluth let me know he was abandoning our dialogue and went on a long denunciation of my political beliefs which he had surmised from our short conversation and a few emails.
As politics is occasionally discussed on FB, one by one, I am unfriended by these guys. And that quote from the article is how it usually happens, only with much more vitrol.
It’s actually comical.
I was unfriended by most liberals, and called a bigot in their parting shots. Others said I was mean for challenging their insulting and condescending posts, and that I was to stay off their pages. I told them that if the didn’t want spirited discussions, to keep their condescending remarks in their own amen corner. If I saw them I was going to answer them. They’ve mostly been silent on facebook in places where I could see them since the obamacare rollout.
As an amateur musician and lover of folk music, I've always wondered what it would be like to be singing folk songs to a group of folk aficianados and then launch into songs praising capitalism and right-wing heroes. I can imagine the reaction. Probably get a few Birkenstocks thrown at me.