2011-11-23

Facebook Is Serious


Yes, I've had time to be on facebook, but no time to blog. I've been a bad Siditty, and I apologize. Over the last year I've been on facebook under my real name and interacting with real people I know in real life. This should be a great thing, right? NO. It isn't a great thing at all. Between my husband and I, we've lost a few real life friends and family. Maybe not lost them, but we no longer have the warm fuzzy feelings we once had. It's no secret, but I'm a liberal, atheist, interracially married and living in Texas. Most people in Texas aren't liberals, aren't atheists, and sure as hell aren't interracially married. This makes for interesting facebook interactions. I see posts about Obama trying to stop Christmas, that he is a Muslim who attended a Christian church by white man hating Reverend Wright. I see posts about it being cold so that global warming does not exist as a result. That Herman Cain is an awesome person who tells it like it is.

These types of posts are normal for people outside the internet world. Even the atheists I know in real life are libertarians who pretty much are republican and think Obama is a socialist out to destroy America. I know I should leave well enough alone, but no, I make comments, refute things by posting things from snopes, science journals, or other news sources. This is where it gets tricky and people start talking to you and about you like you're a red headed step child. This is when I go uber bitch and talk to them like their red headed step children. It just ends up ugly and causes animosity.

I guess I say all this to say, I should maybe you my blog as an outlet and maybe use their comments as inspiration as to why Obama did not kill Christmas, or discuss global warming. If I don't, we might alienate EVERYONE we know.