Psycho-Babble Politics Thread 1047548

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I unfriend FB 'friends' b/c of their politics

Posted by sleepygirl2 on July 21, 2013, at 0:08:48

It's better that way, for me.

 

Re: I unfriend FB 'friends' b/c of their politics

Posted by SLS on July 21, 2013, at 7:02:59

In reply to I unfriend FB 'friends' b/c of their politics, posted by sleepygirl2 on July 21, 2013, at 0:08:48

> It's better that way, for me.

I am still unsure as to why people post their politics so openly and insistently on Facebook. I guess it is a form of activism.

I have decided to keep as friends most of the people who post political beliefs and opinions that are contrary to mine. I forgive them, for they know not what they do. :-)


- Scott

 

Re: I unfriend FB 'friends' b/c of their politics

Posted by willful on July 21, 2013, at 10:06:38

In reply to Re: I unfriend FB 'friends' b/c of their politics, posted by SLS on July 21, 2013, at 7:02:59

That's consistent with your kind and very generous spirit Scott. I really admire those qualities in you.

Willful

 

Re: I unfriend FB 'friends' b/c of their politics willful

Posted by SLS on July 22, 2013, at 6:47:56

In reply to Re: I unfriend FB 'friends' b/c of their politics, posted by willful on July 21, 2013, at 10:06:38

> That's consistent with your kind and very generous spirit Scott. I really admire those qualities in you.
>
> Willful

You are forcing me to go to the gym and start doing exercises to strengthen the muscles in my neck.

Thanks.

:-)


- Scott

 

Re: I unfriend FB 'friends' b/c of their politics sleepygirl2

Posted by sigismund on July 22, 2013, at 19:37:45

In reply to I unfriend FB 'friends' b/c of their politics, posted by sleepygirl2 on July 21, 2013, at 0:08:48

Do you mind if I change the subject?

It is not worth a thread on its own.

A friend recently got back here, just like me, and told me in tears 'But there's nothing here', and wondered about her sanity, and I told her 'Of course it's not just you, it's all of us.' And she had just got back from the UK which is a pretty reserved cold kind of culture.

It's not as if Australians are awful or anything. It is a mystery to me. But it is quite real.

 

Re: I unfriend FB 'friends' b/c of their politics

Posted by sigismund on July 24, 2013, at 19:57:46

In reply to Re: I unfriend FB 'friends' b/c of their politics sleepygirl2, posted by sigismund on July 22, 2013, at 19:37:45

In Australia, with the people I know, there is an emphasis on being right, and politics is a good place to start with this. One evening was completely wrecked because I remarked that I yet to remember to use the green bag in my car, rather than use the plastic bags from Woolworths. In Peru, highland Peru anyway, no one cared at all what my political opinions were. When I asked them they more or less uniformly said that all politicians were corrupt. "Can you think of any you like?" I would ask, and never did I get a positive response, although when pressed one replied that he liked Obama. It is something we do here......fight about what is right.....maybe because we do not have real/in your face problems (like dying of hunger)? Uniformly they held opinions that might put them on the left here, but after Fujimori and The Shining Path, they do not place much hope in practical politics. I felt, in Peru, that people were more concerned with actual signs of respect, but it was hard to tell because of some Asian type reticence/restraint and their idea of good manners precluding too much self assertion. And yet I had the best conversations, deep conversations from my heart, intense and romantic (at least) in tone, all in Spanish, where the expression of such thoughts feels like such an achievement.

My friend here, from the previous post, remarked on the coldness of our culture. I mentioned that in a sink or swim culture, there must be some who find the sight of someone drowning salutory, if not enjoyable.


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