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  •  "How can you unfriend family" (2+ / 0-)
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    Easily.  A RWNJ is a RWNJ.  I'm only going to live so long and I have no time for the idiocy that is modern "conservatism", regardless of the source.  I don't waste my time with right wingers.  If I had a family member spouting that crap, I'd wouldn't waste a second unfriending them (or showing them to the door as the case may be).  I have far more time for decent total strangers than I do for wingnut family--and all of my close family knows that.  They have my respect because they deserve my respect, not because I feel 'obligated' to tolerate them.  

    Political compass: -8.75 / -4.72

    by Mark Mywurtz on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 03:19:46 AM PST

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    •  Yes, unfortunately this is a close relative (1+ / 0-)
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      that I also can't easily avoid seeing in person from time to time, due to personal circumstances.  Were it not for Facebook I might not know what I'm really dealing with (it's giving me an insight into their thoughts I might not otherwise see). At least this means I won't be as blindsided by some RWNJ comment that might come out.

      •  Suit yourself (0+ / 0-)

        but if this person could care less what you think of their right-wing spouting, I see no reason to care what he/she thinks if you choose to sever your facebook connection so you don't have to hear it.  

        Sorry, it just bothers me whenever right-wingers feel free to expel their ridiculous views anywhere and everywhere, but in the interest of so-called 'courtesy', progressives don't feel comfortable sharing our own beliefs, telling wingers to stifle, or cutting off the offensive communication.  A number of times I've had people I just met start going off about Obama to me as if I naturally share their stupid opinion.  I usually give them one "I don't really care to talk about politics right now" or something to that effect.  If it continues, I feel fine telling them to take a hike or engaging in an argument as the case may be.  

        Fortunately, I have no right wingers among my close family or friends (probably because I feel free to drop them as soon as they start with me), so it's pretty rare I have to listen to that crap.  

        Unfriend the winger--not only is it liberating for you, it lets them know that their views are not 'mainstream'.  I think some of them think EVERYONE agrees with them because they have a couple of other loudmouth idiot friends and nobody ever challenges them to the contrary.  Never be intimidated by or feel obligated to anyone simply because they're a loudmouth.  

        Political compass: -8.75 / -4.72

        by Mark Mywurtz on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 03:45:09 AM PST

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