I have blocked her from texting me. I will not answer her phone calls. I will not read her emails. I cannot stop her from dropping by my house and as I do have stored at my house a couple of decent quality guitars belonging to her son, I would allow that for retrieval. But I’m done.
And I’m sad. I feel desolate, bereft, and perhaps a little cold.
I have never asked for much. And I have given and given and given. My time, energy, assistance.
Or vaccines… And of course she took that as a reason to go on another rant about politics and vaccines. And then she said I know you don’t like me anymore but… Another screed. Then she said I won’t bother you again. Two days later she’s back with another link to yet another video explaining why she has come to believe what she believes. I haven’t been watching them. I haven’t replied. But I’m done, I am running out, and I’m tired. I’ve watched her do this repeatedly over the years.
I have parted ways with my friend if more than 10 years. Some of you have seen part of the story, her house burned down a couple of years ago, the trailer they were given to live in burn down more recently than that, she’s been living with no water or electricity. She delivers dogs from breeders to owners by driving around the country. And she listens to endless YouTube videos while she drives. She has become progressively more radicalized until I stated I would not discuss politics anymore.
I’m sad because I have known her for 10 years. I’m relieved because I don’t have to deal with that.
Her last text to me was full of sheer stupidity and accusations of things that are so simply inaccurate that I don’t see how she got there.
I keep wanting to talk to her. It’s been a thing for a decade. I stop myself. It’s a little like a death. ☹️
My friend - now ex friend - the one Saul said needs a psychiatrist (and I think he is right but not my problem anymore) has dumped me after 10 years because I told her I don’t want to discuss politics or vaccines.
Because her endless looping screeds about gov lies and manipulation- which get worse the more YouTube she consumes while delivering dogs around the country - got so conspiracy heavy I was dreading every conversation
Apparently a *friend* would listen to all of it.
I played devils advocate: perhaps this was the verbal equivalent of blaring your horn at an idiot driver who made you swerve, and that since the jogger had not actually used a racial slur when he could have, it might not have been racist at all.
Oh no, came the replies. Minorities KNOW when something is racist because they deal with it constantly and I should stop making apologies for such behavior.
I know how Japanese culture treats non-Japanese, but bringing that up wouldn’t help.
A woman posted on the local FB group. She had been walking in a sidewalk and stopped to read a sign.
From behind her, a short white older man out for a jog suddenly screamed that she should “get out if the f’ing way!”, went around her and continued on.
She proceeded to opine delicately that perhaps this had been race based as she is Japanese and with all the anti-Asian violence…
Cue ALL the groveling apologies that she had been through such an awful thing.
I see leftists calling anyone not as far left as they are, “fascist”. And rightists doing the same.
Anyway, The Green Berets is presumably about military matters, where leadership is strict, and the rules are different from civilian society.
And was written and produced when real WWII fascism was well within recent memory.
She’ll be one of the “friends” who would gladly put me in prison or up against a wall for transphobia.
A woman I know who is in the throes of backlash against a conservative religious upbringing was watching the John Wayne movie the Green Berets the other night and declared it to be 50% fascist propaganda. I don’t think she even knows what Fascism is unless she takes her definition from Wikipedia. Every other source of definition says dictatorship, with suppression of opponents and differing opinions.
No idea what she thinks it’s called when leftists do these things.
I cannot use the Odysee chat. I get a weird code error.
@Debradelai My therapist told me after my mom passed away that we do not grieve properly alone. That is why I hope you will keep telling the stories of your father.
She refers to people and pets dropping dead within days of various vaccinations. Says they are lying to us.
When I asked if she thinks all doctors and vets are in on the grift and keep it secret, she ranted on for a while in text at a tangent. Did not answer the question.
Note: I know that not all doctors are in on any grift. It would be impossible to keep it a secret.
I’m getting tired of the conspiracy theories.
Wife, mom, keeper of animals, creator, author, autist, learner. Conservative in a blue state.
Those who label words as violence do so with the sole purpose of justifying violence against words.