I just unfriended someone on FB that I h…
I just unfriended someone on FB that I have known since I was 12 or so – 23 years. She put up a status update which essentially said that Obama only caught Osama by using Bush era intel, that he only caught Osama when he did because his poll numbers were lagging, and how waterboarding got us the intel we needed, etc. Now, I can go through one by one and point out that if the Bush intel was so great, why didn’t Bush ever use it, that if he wanted to really use the death/capture of Osama, he would have waited till just before the Primaries and blown the GOP out of the water, and that everyone, right and left, have agreed that waterboarding and other inhumane torture methods were not used to get the intel needed to kill Osama. I could have, but I didn’t bother. It’s like dealing with Birthers, or people who believe the Earth is six thousand years old, and kids used to play with dinosaurs – logic and facts don’t matter to them. They only care about their own predjudices and viewpoints. I realized that I had nothing in common with this person, and probably hadn’t for a very long time. (I do like the irony of her being religious and also apparently pro-torture. I don’t remember Jesus ever saying “Suffer the little children to come unto me…I SAID SUFFER, MOTHERFUCKERS!”). Ah well.
I don’t know why I bother keeping some of these tenuous ties up – is it nostalgia, or selfishness, or vanity? I just don’t know. Monkey says I think about this too much, that I can just set status updates and such so people can’t see them. I say why not just get rid of them? Why go through extra effort to hide your life from someone, when you could *really* hide, and just kick them off? Alex is just starting to nap on his own, it’s not like I have oodles of extra time to go through my lists and hide some, scan others, etc etc etc.
Sigh. I thought being a geek meant I didn’t have to *deal* with people!