Social networking serves many purposes. Through facebook, i’ve managed to acquire a diverse collection of ‘contacts’, and i like it that way. Rather than eliminate the people who don’t agree with me, share my political or spiritual views, i enjoy the glimpse it provides into other ways of thinking.
The passage of the universal health care bill by the U.S. congress last night has triggered a slew of political and social commentary. The series that fried my circuits came from a woman i’m connected to via local theater. Her children are involved in my former troupe, and she’s been an active and supportive ‘stage mother’.
Through her postings, it’s obvious that she is of a more conservative persuasion than many theater folks. She’s one of the people that serves as a barometer for me – a vocal representation of the pulse of the conservative-leaning “Average Jane” – the backbone of my little corner of the world.
Her postings on the passage of the health care law have provided more insight, however. This clearly demonstrates why we have become an ungovernable nation.
Alarmist post shortly after the bill passed:
Rightwing Goodmother: The thirst for power is one that is not easily quenched. Who knows what they will do next. To so easily ignore the Constitution and the will of the people is very scary. Goodbye Freedom. Dear God, please help me not become depressed. (Wow–that’s a downer of a post–sorry–just expressing my thoughts.)
This evening, after she had sufficient time to troll the internet for her opinion, this one popped up:
Rightwing Goodmother: borrowed… The President who still smokes like a chimney signed a healthcare bill, that was written by a committee whose chairman admits he doesn’t understand it, passed by a congress which hasn’t read it, funded by a treasury chief that doesn’t pay his own taxes, and managed by a surgeon general who is obese. Yeah…this will work out well.
Followed IMMEDIATELY by her own comment:
Rightwing Goodmother: But enough politics for the day–I’m going to watch Dancing with the Stars!!
We. Are. So. Fucked.