Recently, a childhood friend of mine had a heated chat with me after years of not having spoken together. This person had found that I have liked the Trump facebook page and decided that it was against the friend’s sense of ethics (or whatever. . .possibly even a medical condition like hypertension) to be my friend, so I was deleted.
Forget about sharing summer camp memories together and times of happiness and let’s hyperfocus on each friend’s beliefs whether or not they are legitimately held.
I would love to know how you feel about the chat I copied/pasted below. I removed the name and any gender pronouns to protect the identity. My name is David, btw so I included my name where I have chatted.
It’s an outstanding example of a situation we are facing. Are certain people allowed to have a belief that doesn’t match with the SHEEPLE? No. No, we are not. Is this a part of privilege? Let me know!
Sheeple Says: Do you “like” Trump on Facebook because you actually like him or to follow his posts?
David: Friend, do u have any guns at ur house?
Also, are u aware of what Treason is? Is it ok if I just like the damn page and not have to talk about it?
Sheeple Says: That’s fine. But I severely don’t know you as a person if you like him legitimately and agree with him, so I was asking because I consider you an open-minded friend and wanted to know if I should change my personal opinion of you.
My loved one owns a gun. One. It sits under the nightstand and that person has only ever shot it at a gun range. I’m not sure how that is relevant to my question. I wasn’t expecting a rude response, but that’s what I got, so clearly…I don’t know you as a person anymore.
David: Why would I like him?
Sheeple Says: I DON”T KNOW THAT’s WHY I NEEDED CLARIFICATION!
and you were a fucking ass about it.
David: I think ure stressed out
Sheeple Says: I think you were an ass for no reason. nevermind me trying to reach out. I was cleaning out my friends list and went to see who “liked” Trump and was surprised you did. Then I thought, he probably does to see posts etc. So I asked and that’s how you responded.
Cleaning out the friends list and you basically proved you aren’t my friend anymore. We haven’t talked in years, but I’ve kept up with your life. You did something highly contradictory to everything I thought you believed in and I questioned you about it. Hoping to then open a dialogue about your life and where you are and if you are happy….but never-fucking-mind, David. Nevermind.
David: Do what u what, ok? I have no reason to be attacked right now tori for all the outreach this is definitely the weirdest. I gotta say that you check his page more than I do
David: Oh lord *eye roll*
Sheeple Says: Maybe I’m being dramatic…but you could have just said “Oh hell no. I just like to stay informed..why would I like him?”.
So. sorry. I won’t bother you with questions again.
David: Thank goodness geez
David: Talk about ruining my day.
David: I did my taxes tho so u don’t have to be mad at me about that
Sheeple Says: I don’t get mad at people for not doing their taxes.
David: Yeah u do! Usually each year you’ll post something like about how everyone is waiting until the last minute and then you get FLOODED with people. I already did mine
David: I think of u when I do my taxes early
David: And I’m so freaked out about everything going on
Sheeple Says: Nope. I get mad at people for assuming it is MY PROBLEM if their taxes don’t get filed on time because they wait until April 10 to bring it to me. If you don’t file I don’t get mad. Until you come to me with an IRS notice for 5 years of I filed taxes and you complain how the IRS is “targeting” you.
Sheeple Says: Also, I get mad at staples in tax docs. But not people NOT filing.
David: Hahaha yeah that’s it!
Sheeple Says: I am stressed. I have worked over 240 hours this year already.
Oh wait. That’s just January.
David: Ugh omg
David: Hawaii sounds good right?
Well good luck! I can see you deleted me just like u wanted! Whatever makes u less stress out and happy makes me happy. I will still imagine ur smile and laugh and not this bitter feeling I got today
Wasn’t the key to unlock world peace within the resulting changes of higher technology?
Isn’t now a great moment to see the shameful effects of allowing and investing attention toward what has been an endless emotional warfare throughout the threads of society? We have been forced to spend so much time absolutely on magnifying the complexities of how too many things seem to be unbearable within our borders and that one person with a problem can brainwash a larger number of people to assimilate and force attention to their issues which results in having to ignore the once thriving technological achievement-based solution to the impossible world peace plea?
This new century is a barbaric era of international crimes against humanity and so many violations of international human rights aren’t even on the minds of most USA people. The nation is instead battling each other and wasting resources that needed to be siphoned to those deserving people to help us rise together from strengthening the weak.
Could anything else be more important when someone in the mass discontent yells so loudly about something that we must pacify them? Well, our caring nation has thusly had to do so much damage control that we have ceased developing technology and commerce on both coastal tech genius hubs.
Wasn’t the key to unlock world peace within the resulting changes of higher technology?
Our nation had a way at one point to be the leader even if mostly in vain and conceptualized blind promises ahead. We had integrity to generate trust in our future of using tech to generate more justice in the streets where the worse things imaginable happen.
People with the passion to share their rage about some unsolved compromises are greater at success when tech accessibility eases the faults that bubble up from low economy.
Swindled by the distraction of the lower economy attacking and trying to find a way to penalize the benefits of higher economy–we are now at the end of claiming superpower status. Our reputation is just sort of an unfortunate cessation of tech development everyone once believed we could push through to lead the world peace industry. 2016 definitely seems impossibly and regrettably behind.
The contagious rage of loud voices amplifies the lack of general knowledge such as the fact that actually everyone suffers. The issues holding us in limbo of being such an inclusive melting pot is from the ingredients refusing to find harmony because we don’t actually want to congeal with each other because pride needs to separate how each person is unique and that if we really melted together we would cool down into a solid glob and that’s not actually what we want. The incapacity to present an admirable leader to clarify possible ways to bring about national peace probably won’t even happen before a bigger problem takes its place.
Apparently for the oppressed to show strength of coming together to find a reasonable and clear proposal of how they may need an intervening force unavailable within the communities to soothe them or use national rights and free law isn’t on the menu somehow. Yes it is true that violence and negativity seems to instigate change faster but then it’s really not the best way to go forward and people are still crying. We should be using these pleas of the discontent to decipher what is needed as an intervening force to be the great game changing pacifier to suckle. Someone will always have a reason to cry and not many people look inward or even at available platforms and process follow-through to find a way to the world shakes their head as we gave that had been stolen to force leaders to attend to magnifying the common problems here in the melting pot that still hasn’t congealed. with all ingredients incapable of harmonizing here we the USA on both coastal hubs of research and development suffer the consequences now of being very out of touch where we may have at one point been a leader in tech capable of competing with other world powers and we have to be at least four years behind in technological development. Life changing capabilities to expedite same day online to offline commerce is so radically unavailable. Development needs to happen here because national suffering and discomfort is still escalating. Tech is radically effective at solving problems of those unable to thrive previously. It’s a shame that we took the bait of trying to appease social injustice when there isn’t actually a way form the utopia that is in demand. The USA is very notorious for loudly and oppressively amplifying voices among us that do not offer strength of actual leadership. It would be so great to pacify the rage coming from the effects of a persistent and really terrible economy. How can we advocate for the importance of tech developers to be allowed to test the marketplace for the forthcoming tech revolution that is already spent time withering because everyone is still freaking out about drones. There are so many other terrifying tech things that the common person doesn’t know directs change seamlessly and we are stuck in our out of control social anxiety