So Long Facebook
It’s a cold day here in Austin Texas, tomorrow it’s expected to get down to thirteen degrees which is quite uncommon here. I woke up this morning to find ice all over my work van and my asshole boss still wanted me to come in. Sorry, for the little rant I guess I’ve just been frustrated ever since I decided to delete my Facebook. I’ve had it for ten years and it’s been gone a week, I’m not sure whether to compare it to a coming off a heroin addiction or going through a bad divorce since I’m lucky enough to not have gone through either (knock on wood). I guess your question is why did I decide to finally do away with something that we have been fooled to believe was a necessity like our cell phones, television or the US Presidency. Well you asked for it, here we go.
I always considered myself left of center politically, always have been. I do believe that a larger governments job is to provide for the people, I am pro-choice to an extent and I do believe we should cut military spending and use it to fund universal healthcare and free higher education. I believe in a living wage as well as immigration and prison reform. I am a supporter of minority causes, I support Kaepernick and I of course believe church and state should be separate. But I’m still not a liberal as far as Facebook goes.
Now, there have always been your political extremist, far right and far left, but Facebook has done a really good job of reducing that gray area of society which most of us tend fall into. The gray area is what I like to call our individuality and common sense, but according to Facebook there are only two types of people - Redneck, gun loving, Natural Light drinking, never going to Church so-called Christian Conservative Dickheads or Bleeding Heart, Know-it-all, Gentrifying; demands we help the needy but never volunteers Liberal Douchebags. This is what I mean by individuality and common sense because most people do not fall into either one of those categories, but we are forced to choose sides depending on whatever propaganda our family, friends or community post on Facebook. I, myself felt I was forced to choose sides to not piss off any of my Austin Texas friends. I found myself bullying people I truly cared about and being submissive to people I didn’t really know very well. I lost a lot of Facebook friends recently for posting some not so liberal ideas.
I am going to say a few things I need to get off my chest, it may rub you the wrong way, but I don’t really give a shit anymore. Now this Bitch (And yes, I said Bitch) told me I was a sexist because I wouldn’t support my two-year-old daughter growing up and being promiscuous. Now that’s not why she’s a bitch, everybody is entitled to their opinion but just to be clear if I ever have a son I wouldn’t support him being promiscuous either. My wife nor I have ever been promiscuous, so we want to raise our children to believe it’s an unacceptable behavior. The reason she is a bitch is because she followed the sexist remark with ”I feel sorry for your daughter for having a dad like you” which made my blood boil. First of all I’m a father and nobody is ever going to take that away from me and it’s only in my nature to protect my child. Second, if you are a father who has bought into that ideology then you’re a fucking numbnuts who needs to grow a pair.
Speaking of a son, I would never let him or be cool with him wearing a dress to school, sorry. I know in Liberal fairy land all kids should be taught to except that who is different but let me explain how it works in the real world. If you let your son wear a dress to school he’s going to get the shit beat out of him every single day in recess, the cafeteria and on the school bus and sixty percent of it will be your fault for not teaching your child self-preservation. When they become an adult and decide to do it, no big deal, but your job as a parent is to teach your child the truth about the world and one of the harshest truths is people are cruel towards anything they perceive to be different. And before you accuse me of not knowing what I’m talking about, I’ve been a racial minority my entire life, it’s a hard truth I had to learn, but at the end it made me appreciate my peoples struggle and hard work even more.
And just because I am pro-choice does not mean pro-lifers are my enemies, it’s their opinion and has nothing to do with me. You can’t have your cake and eat it too, you must take the good with the bad and that bad may be something as simple as folks just not agreeing with you. Because here’s the thing, and nobody wants to agree on it, both sides of the argument come from a good place, they both come from the heart and how could you make an enemy out of somebody projecting with their souls.
Last, I don’t give a shit about the restroom bill, they are fucking restrooms! You take a shit and you take a piss in them, out of all the things we could be taking the court we have a hearing about a fucking room we leave our bowel movements in? We have gotten along just fine, it hasn’t become a concern of ours until people we only see on a screen told us it was a problem.
Now these are the things I’ve been wanting to post on Facebook for quite a while but was afraid of the backlash. And I’m sure right-of-center folks have their own complaints about the propaganda on Facebook but I can only come from a person who leans left politically. Everybody has become so defensive and self-righteous, nobody can take a joke or criticism anymore. People rather be willfully ignorant then learn something new and Facebook hasn’t helped. I want to go back to being an individual who doesn’t feel like he is forced to choose sides, I want to be human again… is that too much to ask. Facebook has become a fucking cesspool of people screaming other people’s opinions. So that is why I deleted Facebook, thanks for reading.
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