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Friends don't let friends post about politics

For awhile now I have been reading a plethora of articles and forums in an effort to better educate myself on todays politics and how things are sliding down such a slippery slope. I have been learning so much, and the facts I have been finding strike a passion within me to try to reach others and give them at least SOME information that may potentially spark more of an interest in them as well.

Of course, my facebook page has gone from hardly being used, to being littered with facts/images/videos about important issues today, and Ron Pauls campaign. For awhile I felt nervous that maybe I was stepping on friends and families toes, interupting all of the adorable baby photos and song lyric updates with my political content.

Not too long ago though, I was talking with a friend who told me, he too had been discovering all the ways our government has been failing us, and actually appreciated seeing all of my posts. He told me it felt nice to see that someone else knew, and it encouraged him to post some things of his own. Of course that discussion nearly eliminated the fears I had been having, and I have been posting more freely.

This morning I came across this article. If I had read this before talking with my friend that other day, I probably would have totally second guessed myself an stopped all posts of important political issues. But instead, I read this article and think, boy, they just really dont want anyone spreading any message that may get peoples heads out of all the consuming and actually learn something.

What do you think?

http://digitallife.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/12/1065...



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What do you

What do you think?
http://digitallife.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/12/1065...

Here's what I think.

http://analoglife.forever.myhouse.com/_news/rightnow
if you happen to pass by the fridge on the way, don't be a jerk and bring some beers for everybody, okay? Just leave the laptop at the door.

During Election season I loose most FB friends.. lol!!

Before election season my FB wall was well visited, commented and shared, now is virtually (lol) deserted!! So I agree with the article on that point. However if any of my posts or videos would turn on even one of them to Dr. Paul or the cause of Liberty it's well worth it for me!

MIALIZ

Yeah, unforutnately there is

Yeah, unforutnately there is a grain of truth to it, as some people can be very aggressive and pushy online, and can be shallow about blocking friends they don't agree with. Especially people still trapped in the left/right, good team versus bad team mentality. One of the best ways to avoid that is to try and stick more to philosophy. That sets the stage for a more thoughtful discussion.

I'm not a big fan of facebook, personally. But maybe I'm just an old fart who remembers what internet culture was like when people still wanted to be semi-anonymous, used avatars, and didn't post their pictures or real name everywhere... ;P
Social networking has really change all that.

Before I started paying

Before I started paying attention to politics, I had a "friend" who was all about politics (mostly he loved Obama) and posted accordingly on FB. I admit, it annoyed me because whenever anyone would comment or respond to his posts, he would go out on full attack and pretty much just be a jerk. It was obnoxious and I eventually quit reading anything that was posted there and went back to commenting on baby pictures and movies and whatever.

I realize now that I was in a freaking coma and any political conversation or disagreement was annoying because it was disturbing my sleep. Posts about Obama or Congress or "war" were avoided because it all spoke to the voice in ME that had been telling me for sometime that something was very, very wrong with our government. We must all count on the fact that most normal, decent Americans have that voice in them too and they merely need ONE OF US to sound the alarm at just the right time to snap them out of it.

Keep spreading the message! People who are asleep NEED TO BE DISTURBED!

I've also noticed that people I encounter thoughout my day are not as meek anymore when admitting they support Dr. Paul. I found that a few months ago, a person would notice my Ron Paul shirt and quietly comment on it. Now I get thumbs up and high fives! It seems more people are unapologetic that they support Dr. Paul. It's like a larger group of people are paying attention and are no longer intimidated by the chance that someone might disagree with their supporting a "kook". PEER PRESSURE IS NO LONGER WORKING!!!

Keep Posting

"If I had read this before talking with my friend that other day, I probably would have totally second guessed myself and stopped all posts of important political issues."

I think that's the purpose of articles like this much of the time. There are no two more crucial social issues than faith and politics, and yet somehow the public has been brainwashed into thinking it's wrong to talk about them.

If 18% percent of Facebook users have blocked someone because they posted too much about politics, what about the 82% who apparently don't have a problem with it?

Keep Posting. : )

πολλα γαρ πταιομεν απαντες ει τις εν λογω ου πταιει ουτος τελειος ανηρ δυνατος χαλιναγωγησαι και ολον το σωμα

Politics and religion are

Politics and religion are both politically incorrect topics. But why are people so easily offended by these subjects? These topics have become taboo because our political discourse has devolved into little more than demagoguery, and this is perpetuated by the media and political class. I mean, who wouldn't be offended by someone calling you a racist for supporting private property? This is how they keep us divided.