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.
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