react-text: 7688 I need to leave Facebook. I like the videos of people doing stupid things. I enjoy some of the clever things people say and post. I even like some of the “cute” animal videos, although enough is enough already. What I can't stand are liberals . . . or conservatives. They are both coo coo for Cocoa Puffs. /react-text
I don't mind people sharing their viewpoints, and I actually enjoy a discussion of ideas and differences. What's making me insane are all the posts that are based on rumors, innuendos, and even outright lies. Doesn't anyone check their stuff before posting it? Apparently not. It's not just one side or the other; it's both of them. We don't have reasoned discussions of ideas anymore. Now it's all name calling, finger pointing, and trying to make your point by yelling louder than the guy next to you.
If you're old like me you remember the great debates between William F. Buckley, Jr. and Gore Vidal. Man, that was some unbelievable stuff between two intellectual giants. You'll never see anything like that again, because intelligence and eloquence are simply no longer valued commodities.
Remember when conservatives were questioning Obama's birthplace and whether or not he was a Muslim? I hated that. I hated it the same way I hate the liberals who are now comparing Trump to Hitler and vowing that it's not going to happen here, by God. Oh wait, liberals don't believe in God. Sorry.
See what I mean? All this stuff can get so confusing you can't remember what you're arguing about. I think the basic problem is that every idiot with a couple of hundred bucks can buy a computer, get on the internet, join Facebook, and post their own personal stupidity as fact. Unfortunately, there are many more equally stupid people who think that just because they saw it posted on Facebook by a “friend” of theirs, it must be true. Far too many people can post the most outrageous things, and please forgive me, but if you question them they go berserk. That's when they start calling you racist, misogynist, sexist, apologist, or even more to the point, idiot, asshole, stupid, or blind.
Hey, listen up here you Faron (that's a Facebook moron). There, I have my own name for them now. Simply because I disagree with you about something doesn't make me a racist or sexist or whatever. It simply means that I have a different viewpoint than you do. It doesn't automatically make me right, and it doesn't mean you're right either. I do not have exclusive right to the moral high ground, and neither do you. Instead of calling me names, why don't you calmly and rationally explain to me why I'm wrong and you're right? The problem is that, even when you are right, you don't really know why. That's the hysterically funny part. I suspect it's also why you don't like being questioned—because you don't have any idea what you believe in. You're just parroting other people who say things that make you feel good, even if they're wrong.
So here's the deal, and it's very simple: Before you post something on Facebook, at least give it a cursory check to see if it's even true. Because if it's not, I'm coming after you, and if you don't like it, you can call me all the names you want because I'm rubber, you're glue, and whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you!
And now for some more cute cat videos.