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Not following the friend daily on FB but I do check his feed now and then since I may run into him at work functions and want to see if he's still ranting. Yesterday afternoon he posted this (along with increasingly more disturbing memes and biased blogs)

So it makes sick to see people supporting Hilary. First, she cheated her way past Sanders. Second, she takes millions from George Soros who basically wants a borderless world and destroy Israel Third supports bringing in more refuges that we can't possibly check so we can have problems like Germany. Fourth, she shared and attempted to delete confidential emails even violating the law.

The media is intentionally misdirecting people. The media is part of the same machine. If Hillary gets elected and things go sideways. Her supporters might as well unfriend me now because it'll be day after day of I told ya so!

We're being divided with this Black Lives Matter movement, not standing for the flag, and other bs. It's like a magic trick. We're being distracted with bs while they take our country away.

A few things strike me about this. I'll bet you a million dollars that last week he hadn't a damned clue who George Soros is - hell, probably not even the day before yesterday. But Soros is "left wing" and giving half a billion dollars to "refuges" (sic) so therefore he's horrible. That and I'm also betting he knows anything or cares jack squat about Israel himself either. That and the "refuges" - this friend is the son of Cuban immigrants. However, according to him, his parents were the "good kind" of immigrants.

He's posting more and more memes that look increasingly more racist which saddens me and then on a personal level, the "Her supporters might as well unfriend me now because it'll be day after day of I told ya so!" is really depressing. No difference of opinion permitted, according to his feed, now all "libs" are "communists" Uh...but he is a Bernie supporter...supposedly? I don't understand that connection at all. The fact that he's threatening to harass me and other friends that haven't been rude to him at all is truly sad. All over a difference of politics where mere months ago he proclaimed to side with someone most definitely not right wing.

It looks like I may lose a friend - but it won't be my fault. I'm not going to be threatened to change my vote to keep someone as a friend. A real friend wouldn't ask such a thing of me.

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Sep. 21st, 2016 12:41 pm (UTC)
I understand completely. You find out a lot of ugly things when you go to FB. I've been disappointed with friends, but even more with some family members who post the most sexist and racist things. It makes my heart ache.

Sep. 21st, 2016 01:22 pm (UTC)
If nothing else, even though it's awful what this election has brought out in people that you thought weren't bigoted, at least I can identify them now.

They've rescheduled our campus celebration thing. I hope I don't run into him since it would be SO uncomfortable.
Sep. 21st, 2016 03:07 pm (UTC)
I think you should just cut your losses. You don't really need people like that in your life.
Sep. 21st, 2016 03:26 pm (UTC)
It's sad that his whole attitude has done a 180 and all this ugliness is coming out.

I reeeeally hope I don't see him at Monday's campus celebration thing. It's a shame to have to cut ties with someone you enjoyed their company but I guess sometimes folks decide that they are taking a new path in life. I'd wish him luck but the stuff he seems to want make me uncomfortable.
Sep. 21st, 2016 04:21 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't worry about it. Either you will or you won't and you can always just go in the opposite direction. If you've unfriended him, he'll know why and probably not want to see you either.
Sep. 21st, 2016 05:52 pm (UTC)
If I may offer an opposing viewpoint, the internet is not a sane medium [I'm aware of the irony as I type this] you should still have a drink with him at your celebration thingy. We've obviously been going through our own pretty epic division over the Summer and it's actually okay, like obviously there was a lot of anger. But I think it's important for both sides to open up and talk to one another honestly, but calmly, and try and understand the viewpoint of the other. He's your fellow citizen, so you have a duty to listen even if he isn't your friend. Even if what he's saying sounds bigoted, that feeling he's expressing will come from a place of truth and you have to find out that truth. Having a drink and going "look what's ACTUALLY the matter then?" and talking it through is a civic duty. It's never actually about the "communists" that's the knee-jerk cover story to hide the truth, which after five hours in the pub collapses and it changes into something like "I haven't had a pay rise in seven years" or "you're living the good life you don't care about me" Who wins the vote is actually unimportant, that isn't the end goal. The end goal is improving the lives of all Americans. A goal you're both committed to, so you are actually in agreement really.
Sep. 21st, 2016 06:21 pm (UTC)
I would if this latest post above didn't come right after the other day he posted about all libs being "commies" and a few weeks before that I stopped responding to anything on his page when he'd made the sudden turn from being respectful to being nasty. Another friend of his and I were debating the issues on his page. None of the three of us were rude at all. It was actually respectful debate.

But then it's like the zombie horde took him over. I was debating with him about a Trump video he posted and then two of his other friends swarmed in and were all caps-ing at me and being downright rude. He not only encouraged them but when his wife came in and made a proclamation for "things" (read "me") to stop debating (I was STILL being respectful to them even though they were horrid - I was making a point of it). He thanked all of them for ganging up on me.

Clearly he's had some breaking point or his wife has tightened the leash and honestly? With all that's going on in my life with Mom and Dad and absolute insanity at work, I don't think I have neither the time nor the patience to bother with talking him away from the ledge. He used to post something every few days, since last night he's shared or posted TWENTY ONE offensive either political or race-related posts. He's ranting about regretting posting for Obama because he's the devil and supporting Hillary, and climate change is a hoax. I mean is waving things like this video around the sign of a sensible Bernie supporter?

Oh wait...now it's twenty two. He appears to have joined "Britain First" now.
Sep. 21st, 2016 07:02 pm (UTC)
Oh dear, it's probably just all escalating a tad cause of the election, it'll calm down after Clinton wins, which she will and he probably knows that. Try to remember you are going to get what you want ultimately and that in losing people will react badly and say things they may gain some perspective on in the coming months. I don't know how Britain First has managed to get the transatlantic reputation it has on Facebook, there's like literally 12 of them in real life and they're all morons apart from the two I suspect are undercover policemen, it's very hard to take them at all seriously. Me, myself alone am a greater political force. They aren't even anti-mosque because they can't even identify a mosque correctly, they should change their remit to the more honest "against any building with a Dome" their prior incarnation once protested the 18th Century Royal Pavilion having mistaken it for a Mosque.
Sep. 21st, 2016 07:13 pm (UTC)

(Actually, I think they're quite lovely, personally - especially the fancy gold ones)

Well, evidently he's promised to hound those of us that dare vote for the eeevil queen. For now I have him down to "acquaintance" and don't follow his feed, unfriended his wife since I didn't know her anyway and removed and blocked him on twitter and protected my tweets for now.
Sep. 21st, 2016 06:22 pm (UTC)
Oh and I indirectly helped him get a better job a year ago so he could stand to be less of a butthole.
Sep. 21st, 2016 07:44 pm (UTC)
Dude..this is just...boggling.

What has happened to this country??

Sep. 21st, 2016 09:42 pm (UTC)

It's truly sad. I mean we were debating things respectfully and then his friends started going "DON'T LISTEN TO HER!" (literally, I could've copy/pasted that) and he got all weird. WTF!?!?
Sep. 22nd, 2016 02:28 am (UTC)
What a dick!You'd be well rid of him.
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