Now and again, I worry that I am too shrill a political animal for casual relationships, on Facebook, at least. Too many there seem too content to post anything other than celebrity, or cute cat pictures and consider that communication. Too many shy away from more personal revelations, or the expression of personal convictions regarding controversial subjects. When I venture a contentious comment, I am usually met with a deafening silence (yes, I’m aware of the incongruous terms).
I recognize the silence might be because I’m an ignorant idiot. I don’t like thinking of myself as asshole, but it’s possible.