A little while back I mentioned that I was getting irked by all the junk showing up on my Facebook timeline from “friends.”
To recap: When I finally took the plunge and got onto facebook (under my real identity, not the diatribical pseudonym), I pretty much decided that it would a benign entry into the social media world. My general mental rule of thumb was “If I were hanging out with all my facebook friends, what would I choose to talk about, how wouold I talk about it, and why would I talk about it?”
I mean, here this is my blog. I’ll write what i want, and I don’t really care because you’re choosing to come here and read it.
And while it’s true that I don’t have to click on anything on Facebook, I just find it annoying that people update their profile pic with rainbows and it’s plastered on my timeline. Yeah, whatever. I try to ignore it, but I’m human, and to me it’s just shoving a particular stance in my face. I want to shove it back. But then I think of my rule and I don’t.
But then I see a post in the aftermath of the gay marriage ruling and some friend of mine shared a link that basically made fun of Christians. I mean, really? You’re going to share this? So, I’m more peeved.
Straying into politics a bit, I’m a conservative. I don’t “like” and “share” every anti-liberal or pro-conservative thing that comes onto my page. But apparently others do this, especially when it comes to teachers and Scott Walker. Egad, my brain wants to explode.
Well, I mused on this blog about whether or not it might make sense to let people know that I would donate to causes in opposition to things that – pardon the french – piss me off.
At first, it was just a musing.
And then it happened. Another shared link to “Occupy Democrats.”
Now, I don’t want to offend my Democratic friends out there. I know there are Catholic Democrats, though how you can support a party that is in bed with Planned Parenthood, has entirely embraced all things abortion, same-sex marriage, and transgender… I could go on, but now I’m straying from the point. So, suffice it to say that I guess you have your reasons, and you will need to wrestle with that yourself.
Anyway, back to Occupy Democrats. Seriously, these guys are loons. Yeah, I said it.
I couldn’t take it. I finally posted “New rule: Every Occupy Democrats link showing up on my timeline will initiate a donation to whoever they hate the most.” Now, that isn’t specific, and it’s subjective, but basically anyone good, moral, and conservative will do. Occupy Democrats hates anyone that satisfies those three categories.
Well, that’s as far as it went for a while, but someone finally posted a ridiculous anti-Scott Walker post. I already donate to Walker. “New rule: Every anti-Scott Walker post showing up on my timeline will add $1 to the donation I will already be sending him.”
I’m just getting started, I think. I was thiiiiiissss close to declaring that any rainbow flag showing up on my timeline would initiate a donation to the Family Research Center. I still might.
So, as is obvious, I’ve started to give up on my utopian dream of just getting family updates and catching up with friends. If people want to be political and anti-religious, well then game on. But facebook debates are generally fruitless and often devolve into a lack of charity. So I’m trying to find a creative way of making my point.
Hopefully it’s not too expensive.