I had to unfriend someone from Facebook that I had known since high school following the 2016 Election results.
We were not close friends, but we had been brought together in camaraderie as fellow track runners in the late 80’s,
We did not keep in touch after graduation. In fact, I would not see her again until some 25 plus years later when she came to my home with her young daughters to get a haircut from my partner.
I unfriended this person because she would not listen to facts.
She believed a Muslim was around every corner waiting to blow us up, she kept sharing posts about how Hillary Clinton was planning on instituting Sharia Law to the U.S.
I told her once I needed to take off from work to keep up with the fact checking.
I continuously called her out and she never once posted a genuine fact.
She assisted in the fear mongering. It was futile to feed facts and show her sources that proved her wrong.
The internet delivered her news on meme’s, and she gobbled it up.
I was recently reminded of one of our exchanges when a post popped up on my “See my memories” notifications on Facebook:
There is plenty of back and forth, and other friends chime in and then at some point we went on with our day.
A year later it pops up as a Facebook memory, and so I comment: I wonder how Kerri feels a year later. I still don’t see any Syrians killing us. It’s been, white men.
Kerri replied with blah blah respect..blah.
I had unfriended her last November.
I suddenly felt the frustration again, and so this was my reply:
I have respect for people who are worthy of it. I don’t give it freely to the Dunning-Kruger population of Hooterville.
I do think less of you and all trump supporters.
You all bought into his lies, and you accepted the unacceptable.
Your vote says to your daughters – a man can grab you by the vagina, hoo-ha, meat socket, whatever the kids are calling it these days, and can still be president.
There is no need for merit anymore. Experience and hard work are not necessary anymore.
Maybe your daughters will take after your First Lady and pose naked and spread eagle and share her cooter online and someday marry for money and not for love too.
Good luck with education.
Betsy DeVos has no formal education on education.
America’s children are now destined to graduate maybe and come out dumb as dirt.
Your kids probably think Betsy DeVos sewed the American flag and thought Betsy Ross was a Supreme.
Your daughters will grow up thinking that ham is a color, and one day teach their children how to count to potato.
It’s is now okay to make fun of the handicapped because bullying is acceptable and gets you elected.
So what if Johnny killed himself because the kids were mean – whatever, who cares.
You can still be president as long as you hate the right people.
We can now freely discriminate and alienate people that appreciate a religion that you don’t understand because for some reason you people think that your faith is the only one that should be respected.
You also have to hate blacks and the rapey murdery Mexicans. I hope the ones you encounter in everyday life speak only Spanish because it really bugs your type if Consuela doesn’t speak English.
Y’all say things like, “Speak American,” as if that was a language.
The United States of America does not have an official Language.
You people want to build a wall along our border with Mexico.
Good one. If that were ever an intelligent idea, it would’ve been done already.
Who in the hell would we get to build the wall? Mexicans?
I doubt some lily-white millennial wants to apply for the job, but they sure will bitch about it when they see an immigrant doing it.
Do you remember how worked up conservative “patriots” got over the Coca-Cola commercial during Super Bowl XLVIII? I do.
They were outraged because “America the Beautiful” was sung in many different languages. Beautifully, I might add.
They were so vile and nasty and racist about the whole thing.
Conservatives were so upset that the song was not sung in English the way George Washington and Jesus intended it to be when they wrote it.
“They done blasphemed our anthem !”
I wish I could’ve seen the looks on their dumb faces when they were told that “America the Beautiful” is not our national anthem.
Looks like DeVoss doesn’t have to work too hard.
How embarrassing for you people.
You claim to be patriotic and shit red white and blue, but then you don’t know what our National Anthem is.
Your type thinks Mexicans are stealing your jobs. Well, they are, if you’re a housekeeper, day laborer, busboy, or your field of expertise is preparing elote outside in the Texas heat by the front doors of a Michoacana Food Store or pushing the paletta cart down the scorching streets of Oak Cliff, Texas in August.
It’s an idiotic idea to get rid of undocumented workers.
Why? They pay taxes, that’s why.
Every tax season, millions of undocumented immigrants file their taxes with the federal government — even though they could very easily get away without doing so.
Undocumented immigrants pay $12 billion of taxes every single year.
Donald Trump may not have paid federal income taxes for 20 years, but the undocumented immigrants he incoherently whines about certainly have.
You all think they are all on welfare and that they should go back to their country. How stupid are you?
I know of an immigrant living in the White House right now that is sucking up your tax dollars. Why don’t you tell her to go back home?
But the main reason I have no respect for your kind is the HYPOCRISY.
I do not tolerate or appreciate HYPOCRISY.
Trumpsters are continually saying, “ The election is over – he won, you have to accept it and move on…..”
Oh, Okay, the way you all got over Obama??
I won’t get over it.