Okay, so I've tried really hard to ignore the offensive remarks that people put on facebook. For a while I didn't delete people when they made insulting remarks about Catholicism, or tried to nitpick scripture and use it incorrectly like a weapon (oh that was a fun one... a nasty little remark on my page on the first day I went to the ER), or who made comments implying that anyone who didn't vote for our current President was obviously an ignorant racist (because that's the only possible problem you could have with the man?!?!?!). In fact, on the days when the comments were directed at me, I tried my level best to be nice when I responded.
And I wondered and wondered and wondered why people put stuff like that on Facebook.
Two days ago, I decided that I had two choices. I could either go through and make major cuts (again) to my friend's list or I could delete my account. Since there are a couple groups/pages that I really appreciate, I opted for the friend purge. I am now out of the triple digits with 96 friends. If it weren't for the Catholic blogosphere the number would be much lower! And facebook is less stressful. There are still a few people who I love (and thus didn't cut) who post that sort of thing who made the cuts... but it will certainly be less frequent (and I changed a few privacy settings so it's less likely to end up on my news feed).
Yet after enduring so many tea party comments I have to say... seeing this video this morning gave me pause and made me wish I had held off one more week before pruning the list. It's totally against my normal (personal) facebook policy (which actually seems to be changing...) but I would have loved to post this on facebook with a comment about the protests.
As you can tell from the title, it is bizarre. And offensive. Just so you're warned:
ht Creative Minority Report