I’ve been in a mood all fucking day, and shared some choice words with people on social media, including this rant on facebook:
I’ve started cutting more people out of my life today. Ditching a bunch of old fraternity brothers, people from undergrad and HS, people I haven’t spent any time with in 20 years, etc. I’m just over it. I am tired of garbage human beings taking advantage of the fact that we drank together the last century thinking we’re “friends” as they do and say repellent things and vote in ways that hurt people.
We’re not friends. We were drinking buddies. Or shared a frat house. Or worked together. That’s it. We had some good times long ago.
But you’ve become a monster. Someone I don’t want to associate with. You’re doing and saying awful things and actively making life miserable for other people.
I’m tired of you using me to think what you are doing is ok and thinking I think everything is alright and you’re a good person. You want to live in a polite civilized world where there are no repercussions for your awful behavior because we shared a joint and some Milwaukee’s Best in 1988.
You think someone jeering Mitch McConnell at dinner is a greater sin than eradicating individual rights or smearing all Mexicans as drug smugglers or all the other awful things you post.
You say “it’s just politics” or “why are you so intolerant” or it’s just a debate.” But you’re not debating. You’re spewing memes and bullshit you heard somewhere and don’t understand and when confronted with it you just lie or chant fake news. You’re a sophist, a charlatan, and a fraud. I’ll wait here while you google sophist.
No, it’s not. The people you are voting for, the bullshit you are peddling, the lies you are spreading- these are hurting real people. You’re not a good person no matter how many “I believe in the lord our God” or “jesus saves” memes you post. You’re a trashy, self-centered, bad person. You think what you do privately in the voting booth shouldn’t impact our relationship . It does.
I don’t owe you shit, and I am tired of pretending that what you are doing is ok. You’re a bad person and we’re not friends.
And if you are wondering if I am talking about you then I probably am. Stop being a shitty person because a decent person wouldn’t be wondering.
I’m 52 and I am just fucking over the bullshit. I am tired of people being awful and doing awful things and thinking they have the right to around without repercussions. I don’t care if this insulates them more and they retreat farther from reality into their fucking maga cocoon, fuck them. They need to be called out, shamed, shunned, and treated like the filth they are. You can’t be nice with them because they just take you for granted, you can’t debate them because they live in their own reality, and you can’t change most of their minds because their beliefs are based on a two thousand year old work of fiction that has been rewritten thousands of times to benefit the people in power each time. So fuck them. No more Mr. Nice Guy.
In other news I made a pork shoulder today. Took about 10 hours and I came up with a new rub, and tomorrow we are doing pulled pork with a carolina sauce and slaw and I will be making some salsa verde and a lime cilantro aoli for carnitas.