Tuesday, September 6, 2011

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They Were Never Really My Friends: Facebook Revelations

by Lawrence Meyers
There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin.” – Linus van Pelt in “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”

Facebook has been great for me. I’ve reconnected with many people I haven’t seen in years, made many new friends, and have found yet another method of procrastination. The downside — or maybe it’s an upside — is that it’s revealed some very troubling things about the social media platform, and personal relationships.

I refer to the not-yet-codified protocol for political posts.

If a friend posts something political, you might reasonably assume that (absent prior agreements not to discuss politics), that dissenting views are welcome. After all, this is your friend. Friends can, and often do, disagree. If your friend only wanted to hear views that concur with her own, then one might reasonably assume that she would announce this.

So imagine my surprise, and subsequent disappointment, that twelve Facebook friends have de-friended me because I dared disagree with their posts. Now, in real-life, when I have disagreements with friends on matters of politics, we may yell and scream and jump up and down, but when all is said and done, we pat each other on the back and say, “I don’t agree with you, but I love you. Let’s not discuss politics anymore”, and we have a beer.

But in cyberspace, there is a dual sociological phenomenon at work. The first was posited by Dr. Stanley Milgram in his famous obedience experiment, which effectively showed that one is able to do something they might not normally do if they can do it anonymously. While de-friending is not exactly an anonymous act, the fact that it can be done remotely, without warning, without hearing an appeal, demonstrates how cyberspace contributes to the dehumanization of mankind. A de-friended friend is not a person. They are nothing more than a button that can be pressed and — POOF — they’re gone.

Can you imagine a more cowardly act? Before Facebook, before Email, if you got angry with a friend, you would actually have to have a conversation with them.

But now? Poof!

The second sociological phenomenon is discussed in David Mamet’s The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture. Mr. Mamet reminds us that we are quite like rats in a lab experiment. When asked a question or given a task by an authority figure, a correct answer or action yields a reward. Perhaps the reward is praise, or a coin, or approval from a parent, or a pellet of food, or status, or position. Once we leave the lab, or “college”, and enter the real world, we come to prize the idea whose repetition rewards.

The reward in the real world, Mr. Mamet posits, is safety in the group.

I give you the Liberal.

Or, rather, I give you my de-friending Liberals. Because there are people of all political persuasions who unwittingly engage in the same behavior. The point is the same: do not leave the herd! To leave the herd is to risk status and position!
(Big issue for black folks, this is why most black people are afraid of speaking out against liberal stupidity)
Thus, when my de-friending friends are confronted with a dissenting opinion, they are placed in a pickle. For the most part, Liberals are not capable or interested in hearing dissenting opinion. They prefer to quash it altogether. Barring that, the cognitive dissonance engendered by a reasonable and logical analysis of a Liberal’s unsupportable position, is often too great to bear. Rather than admit to the fact that their dearly-held world view may actually not hold up, and therefore face the horrible thought of leaving the herd, they instead rush back into the stampede, joining the clown car of Keynesians over the Cliffs of Insolvency.

However, there is an even greater impetus at play. The herd witnesses that an outsider strolls among them — He of The Dissenting Opinion. The herd stares disapprovingly at the One Who Invited The Dissenter. Sensing his status in the herd threatened, the Inviter assassinates the interloper. “There, see, I don’t like him. I killed him.” Status secured.

And so the Liberal becomes subservient to the group. He has handed over his power to others — answered correctly and been rewarded with a food pellet. The homogenous ideology takes even firmer root. All dissension shall be eliminated. The group shall be pure.

The final irony, thus, is that the Liberal who fears a totalitarian assault by the Right has created his own, from within, by his own actions.

So to my defriending Facebook friends — the one who defriended me because you asked what I though of Elizabeth Warren and I told you; because you attacked Rick Perry’s faith and I challenged you; because I told you that all Americans got a tax cut under George Bush when you said only the rich did; because you said my posts were alienating your other friends; because you think Israel sits on occupied land and I suggested that wasn’t the case; because you said collective bargaining is a right and I said it was a privilege; because you said the Tea Party is racist and I asked for proof; because you said the most vile and hateful things about a woman and I chastised you for your hateful rant –

You aren’t my friend. You were never my friend.

Because if you really were my friend, we’d yell and scream and jump up and down, but when all was said and done, we pat each other on the back and say, “I don’t agree with you, but I love you. Let’s not discuss politics anymore”, and we’d have a beer. And you’d be fine with that.

Because you know this is America, where we encourage debate and free speech, not shut it down.

So if you’re going to stick up a political post on Facebook, then be ready to hear another side. Otherwise, let us all know ahead of time that you only want to hear praise, approval, and get a food pellet.

Ok usually I aggregate and only will post part of an article and have you link to the rest. But maybe because of my mood today… not necessarily bad… but reflective I thought I should post all of this because I don’t want to lose.
I wrote a few weeks ago I think about people adding “friends” on their Facebook account.
I see people with hundreds of “friends” on their accounts and I find that absolutely ridiculous and asinine.
Have we collectively suffered a massive brain fart and forgot the true meaning of “friends?” Now this blog is my alter ego because I know for a fact that if many of the folks who knew me knew my political persuasion I certainly would not be their friend because as this article points out liberals typically follow a herd mentality, they all must think alike and act alike.
As strongly conservative as I am I would never “de-friend” someone who does not share my political or social point of view.
I have always considered it a badge of honor when call folks like me “Uncle Tom” or “sellout.”
A friend is intended to be someone who accepts you for who and what you are. In today’s political climate we seem to have all drawn mental lines in the sand and have decided to form our loyalties based on political persuasion which is frankly beyond retarded.
I think some of us need to go back to our dictionaries to learn again what the meaning of a friend is.


Via: American Digest

What They Told Us - Doug Ross
They told us that allowing law-abiding citizens to carry concealed weapons would turn our streets into rivers of blood.

They told us that taking trillions of dollars and giving it to those "who truly needed it" would cure poverty.

They told us that giving home loans to those who couldn't afford them would make the American dream achievable for all.

They told us that paying into the Social Security "Trust Fund" would guarantee a comfortable retirement for everyone.

They told us that allowing teachers to unionize in public schools would help inner city students reach for the stars.

They told us that the federal government could run a guaranteed, affordable health care program for seniors forever.

They told us that the new employment paradigm consisted of millions of "green jobs".

Hopey-Changey Fades… Obama Sinks to New Lows in Latest Polling - Gateway Pundit
The latest polling does not look good for Barack Obama, the worst jobs president since the Great Depression.
The Washington Post reported, via Lucianne:
Public pessimism about the direction of the country has jumped to its highest level in nearly three years, erasing the sense of hope that followed President Obama’s inauguration and pushing his approval ratings to a record low, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
More than 60 percent of those surveyed say they disapprove of the way the president is handling the economy and, what has become issue No. 1, the stagnant jobs situation. Just 43 percent now approve of the job he is doing overall, a new career low; 53 percent disapprove, a new high.

Also: 2 To 1 Say Obama’s Making Economy Worse - Sweetness and Light


Obama’s Speech to a Joint Session of Bumper Stickers - Legal Insurrection

Oh Lord!

Hoffa: 'President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let's take these son of bitches out '...

Andre Carson’s True Colors - Big Government
by Larry O'Connor
By now we’ve all heard the reprehensible remarks made by Congressional Black Caucus Whip Andre Carson (D-IN) where he told the audience at a CBC Jobs Fair Town Hall in Miami that Tea Party Congressmen would like to lynch black people.  Given the opportunity to revise or retract his remarks, Carson instead stood by “the truth” of his comments.
So now it seems pretty fair to say that Andre Carson is a race-baiting bigot who has brought shame upon the U. S. House of Representatives. But any regular reader of Big Government knows that this is not new information.  In fact, Andre Carson’s despicable, divisive slander of August 22nd is just the latest of bogus attacks made by the 2nd term congressman against the Tea Party.  Andre Carson is the man who told the Mother of All race-baiting lies against the Tea Party: That racial slurs were screamed “fifteen times” at he and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) in Washington DC on the day before the ObamaCare vote in 2010.
The headlines at the time (as well as Topic #1 on cable news and Sunday talk shows) was “Racist Tea Party Yells ‘N-Word’ at Civil Rights Icon John Lewis”.  Andre Carson’s name was hardly mentioned in any of the stories.  But a Big Government investigation revealed that it was he, in fact, who gathered Capitol Hill reporters around himself on March 20, 2010 and breathlessly told them what had happened “outside of Cannon (Congressional Office Building)” just moments before.(audio courtesy Kerry Pickett, Washington Times)

More idiot Negros....

Soulja Boy Tell 'Em 'Let's Be Real' Video Sparks Controversy on the Internet (Video)

The rapper is under fire after his latest clip went viral, in which he appears to deliver the line "Fuck the Troops."

Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, who is perhaps best known for his 2007 smash hit "Crank That (Soulja Boy)," faces extreme public scrutiny after allegedly delivering a blow to the U.S. military in his latest video.
A clip that went viral on Monday, Sept. 5, appears to depict the rapper performing his newest track "Let's Be Real," featuring the controversial lyrics: "F*** the FBI and f*** all the Army troops." While the video certainly looks and sounds like Soulja Boy, the Military Times notes that the song and accompanying clip have yet to be mentioned on any of his several social networking sites. Between YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, Soulja Boy is an avid user of social media, even mentioning each of them in the song.

Retired Marine and current LA County Veteran's Advisory Commissioner Fred A. Flores demanded an apology from the "Ungrateful" artist.
"It's a very offensive statement… especially with the 10th anniversary of 9/11 coming up," he told TMZ. "He should apologize to ALL armed forces."
Soulja Boy has yet to comment on the controversy and a rep could not immediately be reached by The Hollywood Reporter.

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