To my Facebook friends — some of whom I know well, some of I don’t know at all:
I have controversial opinions — “provocative” in the words of Politico. I don’t expect anyone to agree with me, but they are important enough to speak my mind.
A “Facebook friend” is a corporate product that is marketed. When FB deems it in their interest, they will make me go away. Until that happens there is no offense in “Facebook unfriending” me — it does not mean that we are no longer real friends any more than it means we were real friends before.
We find ourselves on the opposite end of ideology/religion/politics/life. But what kind of world do we live in if everyone agrees? Either boring, or totalitarian. There are movies about this.
I have written elsewhere (FB bans that particular site) that this country ought kindly consider a peaceful divorce . We are in a serious “domestic dispute” right now. It is not working out — cities are burning.
Perhaps someday I’ll find myself across the table from you at peace talks and we can find a new path, different paths.
Kindly and Respectfully,