I don't know what it is about the left. They are incredibly over-sensitive.
All sorts of stuff gets posted on Facebook. Aside from that which speaks to personal events in the lives of those on one's friends list, there are many things related to the political. One fellow seems to do nothing but post things from a conservative perspective. I often wonder where he gets it all and how much time he spends posting it. Naturally, listing hard to starboard as I do, I click the "Like" button on most of them.
But another dude posts things of a decidedly leftist nature. Some of them provoke from me a response because, being of a leftist bent, they are so stupid and false. I then go on to explain why.
This dude is someone who, for a time, was a band-mate. His regular band is one of which I am a big fan. I look forward to an opportunity to again be entertained by his band. This dude, who I'll call "Rick", since that's his name, has recently taken his leave of me, Facebook-wise, due to a particularly goofy post to which I responded. It was an idiotic quote from the idiotic Noam Chomsky. To paraphrase (since I can't seem to find the post in question for some reason), "Everyone's talking about doing something about terrorism. It's simple: don't participate in terrorism."
Yeah. That sounds profound to the left-leaning individual. Shame on those who participated in terrorism by being victims of it!
So I contributed my two cents. Such idiotic comments provoke responses from me more vitriolic than what is usual. The result? Rick was insulted. Not long after, I found I was "de-friended". That's too bad. It was very recently when we both agreed that dialogue was important, and here he is cutting it off because he felt insulted.
Insulted. The irony is strong with this one. It apparently never occurred to him that his posts might be insulting to those the memes intend to insult. One of his postings stated, "I think, therefore I am not a Republican." Yeah. Nothing insulting about that! But this is typical of the leftist, whether the leftist realizes it or not. They so often do that which they accuse the other of doing. They so often ARE what they accuse the other of being.
Most importantly, however, is the fact that the dialogue is now suspended, if not ended. Yet it remains open here, and I invite Rick, and his band-mate Jon (especially Jon) and his former band-mate Phil to feel free to respond to anything they might find provokes them to do so here. I welcome it as I always have. I sincerely hope they do. I sincerely fear they won't. It's been at least a week since I've appealed to Rick and Jon without response. Leftists always run away. (Except for Dan Trabue).