I guess this has been happening for a while now over on Facebook, but then I don’t know how many people are on the site. It seems to me that recently a LOT of people — like myself have logged on, seen a few friends, and gotten back in touch… But, let me warn you — it’s a jungle out there for the novice “Facebookee” when one gets in touch with old friends, and at times some not so “old” friends, too.
You see, the Obama “War” has spread to that corner of the interwebs and was in rare form today — well, I guess it’s yesterday now as I write this. I’ve just come from the very trenches and there are a few things I can say with first-hand experience…
Both sides of the “Obamacare” Battle within this “Obamawar” have staked their ground, and at times have called for reinforcements… Although it seems that those in favor of government-regulated, and controlled, and OWNED Healthcare have a rather quick temper, and were the ones calling in for backup and ridiculing others who didn’t “go with the program” today. Score one for the “good guys” today, IMHO.
Today I have seen grown adults acting like children, unable to control their spite and hatred. They proceed to seethe with their words, all the while telling each other that it is the other “group” of people — “those people” — who were the ones who are heartless, and cruel.
A small, very sarcastic part of my being – which makes me feel like praying for forgiveness – watches with glee when the most innocuous of statements causing all manner of twitching and accusations among my extended family of friends and acquaintances on the internet. Say one word — even about HOW people are “fighting” in this battle of words and you become the focus and the target of their rage.
I also noticed that sometimes it was the very people who brought up the whole healthcare debate, or encouraged, and supported outlandish statements, such as those recently printed in the Huffington Post, the posts on Democratic Underground, and other left-friendly publications.
It was those same people, who were in too many cases, then backing down right away with no real information — nothing but spite. It felt as if they would feign not wanting to talk about it, or debate anything. It felt as if they perhaps preferred instead to stay within their “comfort zone”. (Hmm… where have I heard that phrase before? Oh, yeah, Michelle Obama when she announced what her husband was going to “make us do”.)
Anyway, today I found out who not to click on when I see the “add a friend” button in a different way than usual, and to tell you the truth, I am grateful for that… It’s painful to see your new and old friends wrapped up in the song and dance that is the pseudo-messiah, Obama.
Well, that the risk you take when you stand up for what you believe in I guess. Everyone is bound to feel the pain in one way or another… However, I would rather lose a few friends, and feel a little pain versus feeling a lot of pain later on for having said nothing of how I feel about this administration, and this plan to gather everyone into a bureaucratic nightmare that would be the Federally owned Healthcare system. At least I can look my children in the eyes…