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I keep an LJ alive and running because I want to keep up with my friends and post more private kind of things. I have a Facebook to feel a more general connection to my wider circles.

If you decide people are automatically racist because they have posted something in sympathy with Paris but not (to your knowledge) on the super-long list of other human rights fails (that you decided were important) then you can just stay out of my circle. My feelings and thoughts MIGHT be reflected by what I put up here or on Facebook, but they might not. You don't get to brand me any-damned thing just because I don't follow your chosen protocol of concern. Bye.

Date: 2015-11-15 12:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] krisssa.livejournal.com
Yeah, I did see that people were jumping on that train, too.

Date: 2015-11-15 06:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] not-hothead-yet.livejournal.com
this love of superiority via socio-political views is really getting obnoxious

Date: 2015-11-16 02:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] morgenstern23.livejournal.com
Yeah, that bugged me too. I have a good friend who lives in France and was personally affected by what happened. I changed my profile pic mainly in support of her. Doesn't mean I don't give a crap about all the other shit that's going down in the world which is a far bigger deal than the tiny issue of what people put on their FB profile pics. And supporting a friend makes me a racist how?? Urgh.

Date: 2015-11-16 07:32 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] parentingtheriot
if you went by what i post on my facebook, i don't care at all about almost any current event.

oh well.

Date: 2015-11-16 10:18 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] goodjoan
I tend to keep politics off facebook as well. My 'audience' there is wider and more diverse (and in some corners, dusty and archaic and best left alone) I know I'm not going to change anyone's mind with an inforaphic or inflammatory photo. I just peter along and live my life, and vote for what I think is right, donate money where I think it can help, parent my kids and try to teach them my values, and hope I am a good example. As I point out to my kids often. I may not be able to do anything about the entrenched Good Old Boy yelling in the parking lot about the brown people, but he's going to be dead soon and I made 4 of you to replace him!

Date: 2015-11-17 12:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] not-hothead-yet.livejournal.com
when my friends used to exclaim about my having 'so many kids" I'd remind them that the right-wing assholes of the world aren't slowing down their procreation and somebody's got to keep up

Date: 2015-11-19 08:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] raidingparty.livejournal.com
Yeah, the ideological purity bandwagon is pretty bad. I can simultaneously like Mackie's setting an example and be concerned about his "problematic" statements.

I don't know how to subject, i just woke up

Date: 2015-12-22 12:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scyllacat.livejournal.com
I think the point might have been that you shouldn't let facebook apps tell you what to care about, but I also think that interpretation may have been only in my head. I certainly avoided the hell out of that particular conversation. (ooh, neato, firefly reference x Christmas)

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