Troubling exchange on Facebook - or rather, an Eye Opening ExchangeSubmitted by entropypressStAt on Wed, 01/23/2013 - 14:54
I recently jumped back onto Facebook (I know. I know.) I had an almost surreal experience last night. One of my "friends" from Massachusetts back from I don't know when - I haven't seen this guy in over 20 years - posted that he truly did not understand how the "right-ies" thought they had grounds for impeachment of Obama. He didn't understand it considering the positive changes that have been made in the past 4 years.
Now I'm not on Facebook to debate people. I'm on it because I'm taking a marketing class on to how to market e-books and obviously the class wants me to be on Facebook.
I broke my own personal rule and as politely and as briefly as I could explained why a person might want to impeach the President Although I thought it was probably futile. NDAA. Drones. 2nd Amendment (and other constitutional) Rights. A Debt that has grown to easily over $50,000 per person and for promising to get us out of a war but keeping us there and in new places via the Department of State and the CIA.
People started to jump in. Amazingly two people were on my side, both self avowed Liberals one of which I guess ran as third party 8 years ago. Some people jumped on me but then retracted their comments I guess after they re-read how polite I was about it.
I got freaked out that this seemingly intelligent person and his "friends" had NO FREAKING IDEA about some of the stuff that I posted.
I felt like coming to the Daily Paul to get my fix. And then I remembered that the people on that FaceBook post - that's why they are on Facebook to get their Fix of happy - everything is OK posts with pictures of their kids in daycare (which makes me kind of sick) or some beach in the Caribbean (that they want to escape to) or some cats or pretty flowers. For some reason all my "friends" send out stuff with pictures of guns. or of all the evil shit in politics and the world. It made me realize that this facebook thing as well as the DP (and I know people know this) is just a giant mirror in which you select what you want to see in the world because you recognize it. And it feels comfortable even if it is all an illusion. It makes you feel smarter to know something your friends all know. And it makes you mad at people who don't know.
I just got sad last night about Facebook and the great divide that America has become BECAUSE of the Internet and how people communicate with each other.
For whatever reason I wanted to share it with the Daily Paul.
thanks for reading.