I recently looked at some Facebook pages of people who de-friended me over the past several years. Some of them defriended me because I held certain OPINIONS of things going on in the government or in certain disease related things.
They laughed at me, even belittled me for questioning the popular narrative regarding presidents, both current and former. They ridiculed me for questioning the so-called science behind the last pandemic and completely dismissed me and my opinions saying things like "you better adjust your tin foil hat" or "you belong to a cult" or even better, "no TRUE Christian would never even dare think that way."
Well, I'll give them this: they are tenacious and consistent.
Despite recently exposed FACTS about government things and health care things, they are still towing the popular narrative, right down to thinking that everyone should still be wearing face masks.
Even when their FB posts where public and I could have commented on them, I didn't, because they have the right to their own opinion.
I'm definitely not claiming to be perfect. I certainly am not. Nor do I expect others to be perfect. I do expect a certain amount of courtesy when giving a differing opinion among friends and former colleagues. Why can't we disagree without name calling?
I guess it comes down to this: when you see you are losing an argument to facts, quit the argument and start attacking the person.
I've been told numerous times to "follow the science." Fine. Whose science? The politicians' science? Big pharma's science? Liberal science? Conservative science?
When I was growing up, science used to be just facts. Now it seems it is whatever agenda the entity paying for it becomes "real" science.
How dare you tell me to not "question the science." I thought that's how you did science.
How dare you tell me to not question the news? I will question it until it quits reporting opinion as news. And then I'll still question it.
So, what is the purpose of this post? I'm not sure. Maybe I just needed to get it off my chest.
Thanks for listening/reading.