Michael and I connected through Fitness Singles. Although he calls himself conservative, he insists he never voted for Trump. I'm a lifelong Democrat.
Since Trump, I look askance at men who claim to be politically "middle of the road."
"I don't think we make a good match," I texted Michael today. "The last time we talked, you parroted Trump's and Fox News lies calling Black Lives Matter protesters violent. I don't want to spend my life arguing with you. "
"Black Lives Matter protesters were overwhelmingly peaceful, Harvard Radcliffe Institute research found. When there was violence, very often police or counterprotesters were reportedly directing it at the protesters. They studied 7,305 events in thousands of towns and cities in all 50 states and D.C., involving millions of attendees, for four years ending in October 2020."
"The Dept. of Homeland Security calls extremist white supremacists the most persistent and lethal threat in the U.S."
Michael agreed that we don't make a good match. I dodged a ton of aggravation.
@OldMetalHead, @twill, @DenoPenno, @oldFloyd, @Mitch07102, @Julie808, @t1nick, @Unity, @Deb57, @UrsiMajor, @Larimar, @Sierra4, @HippieChick58, @mischl, @sassygirl3869, @anglophone, @bobwjr, @Jolanta, @BudFrank
Goodbye, middle of the road!
You don't even stand a chance.
Just a slimy Republican
Trying to get into my pants.
You probably made a good call.
You are right. The protester violence is just a conservative talking point. By and large the protectors were peaceful.
The people who turned violent were not protectors, but people who came out with intent to disrupt and use the protests as cover. The looters were people who were not protestors, but people who came out with premeditated intent to loot and use the protests as cover.
Most of the violence was initiated by groups like the Proud Boys, or the Federal Vigilante group that Trump put together and called Federal Law enforcement. As usual, conservatives do not know shit from shinola. But they sure can squeal when they want too.
I'm running into a lot of reformed Trumpists who have recently figured out they were led down the garden path and are now embarrassed about it. Well, not "a lot," actually...but a few. For many, it was a learning experience about their own gullibility. But I have a hard time being close to somebody that was (or still is) complacent about our nation being ruled by an authoritarian government. I mean, come on, that's how Nazi Germany was born.
I agree with you fully on this and mostly because conservative men think BLM has to be all about violence. For some reason it seems they go back to riots of the 60's to get their information. Also, Trump did not help any. Then we always have this to fall back on -- white people telling everyone all about BLM.
Shame a stance on something so insignificant can have such colossal effects. I would never think my perspective on something that not only doesn't affect me personally, but doesn't affect practically anyone I am associated with in the physical world would cause this. I mean, I've been ghosted before, but at least it was for a real reason.