Why I’m Leaving Facebook

I wish it could be more deep and meaningful and eloquent than this, but the fact is that it comes down to three words: I hate Republicans. Hate everything about their pompous, holier-than-thou attitude. Hate everything for which they stand. More importantly, I love virtually everything they’re against.

And they’re everywhere. The vast majority of my Facebook friends are liberal. I have unfriended my way to that scenario for a very specific reason: I get enough of Republicans’ bullshit in my daily reading of the news. I don’t need to see friends of friends getting on and spouting off about how terrible progressives are and how this country is going to hell in a handbasket. And I certainly don’t need to deal with those who have no concept of what it means to have an actual debate.

I fully believe in insulating myself from the nonsense. Unfortunately, not all of my liberal friends feel the same way. So though they have no real friendship with the conservatives who comment on their posts, they keep them around in order to “educate” or “inform” or whatever. But it doesn’t work. And all it does, eventually, is make me end up crying on my bathroom floor, like I did this morning.

Part of this has to do with my own self-control. When I see idiocy, I can’t help but to get involved. Since I know that about myself, it’s best to just avoid the source of the problem. Recovering alcoholics don’t hang out in bars, and recovering sex addicts don’t spend time at orgies. Well, Facebook is my drunken orgy. And I’m out.

I’ll try to write more here. I welcome emails. If it’s important to us, we will find a way to stay in touch. And if not, well, it was nice having those little Facebook moments with you over the years

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