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To think today was not the day to try and out liberal each other

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LunchpackOfNotreDame Sat 14-Nov-15 22:37:47

I have some painfully 'right on' types on my Facebook, the sort that make mumsnet look positively right wing.

A few are trying so hard to be 'right on' in their, not anti Paris but I can't think of how else to put it, they're being down right offensive. They are showing such contempt for people being shocked and saddened by the events in Paris that in their rush to do so they're just coming across as utter cunts.

Aibu to think some subjects you just don't do that with?

Minty82 Sat 14-Nov-15 22:41:48

Oh god, I know...but then there are also people posting crap about closing all the borders so it brings out the worst in both sides!

LunchpackOfNotreDame Sat 14-Nov-15 22:43:29

It's like it's brought out the worst on both ends of the spectrum

TwoSmellyDogs Sat 14-Nov-15 22:43:46

To my way of thinking they're as bad as the Britain First merchants. You don't have to be radically right wing to be a complete twat but nobody seems to have told these people that!

I've seen a bit of that myself, one particular numpty was basically complaining about the fact Paris was getting more support but included the statements:

"Oh Yeah we're classed as Europeans that's right so this one effects us more huh?...London Next Guys!!...Just Saying wink emoticon" and
"Be Prepared as it's coming to us too and Good I'm glad if it does actually"

I am with you. Utter cunts.

Crazypetlady Sat 14-Nov-15 22:51:53

Some guy on my facebook is blaming the whole thing on the government saying it's likely isis don't exist. He is doing people no favours minimizing what is going on.

ExplodingCarrots Sat 14-Nov-15 22:58:36

Crazypetlady there's one of them on my Facebook today. I thought she was a well educated, respectful woman. I've now discovered she's a first class cunt.

kungpopanda Sat 14-Nov-15 22:58:39

But they do have a bit of a point. If the same thing had happened in, say, Kolkata or Kuala Lumpur, there would have been a lot less interest and sympathy expressed on UK social media, and also a lot less emoting and pointless hysteria

Ubik1 Sat 14-Nov-15 22:58:58

Just saw the tweets from people in Paris caught up in the atrocities trying to find the friends they were with. One missing person was just 16 years old.

Sighing Sat 14-Nov-15 22:59:13

Why is it easy to believe one group are earnest in their views but another are "trying"? It seems to be a theme amongst some mudslinging I've noticed today.

SilentlyScreamingAgain Sat 14-Nov-15 23:00:24

There are utter wankeres who will use anything to push their own agenda. Those blaming Western foreigen policy, open boarders or even our strict gun laws are all equally insensitive and a little bit stupid, they want quick, easy answer before any facts are known, even before the dead are counted and named.

Crazypetlady Sat 14-Nov-15 23:04:45

It isn't that people care more about paris, not for me anyway. It is simply that it has become the norm to hear about it in the middle east. As horrific as it is for many people it is their reality, usually in the uk we hear of it,it is in our history but we don't expect it close to home.

MaitlandGirl Sat 14-Nov-15 23:07:15

I've culled a whole lot of my FB friends over the past 24hrs. Idiots who proclaim all religion is evil, those who're anti all refugees and those who think ISIS = all Islamic followers.

I won't tolerate that can of conversation face to face so why deal with it over the Internet.

I've been really shocked by some of the people I've culled, I thought they were better than that sad

ghostyslovesheep Sat 14-Nov-15 23:08:33

yes I have been heartened that non of my FB friends have posted any anti islamic shite

GoofyIsACow Sat 14-Nov-15 23:10:23

I have just witnessed one of my oldest friends share two BF posts... One calling to 'ban the burqa' and some other one.
Unfortunately i think she is a bit thick, i can't bring myself to think she is knowingly racist

Tapirs Sat 14-Nov-15 23:10:57

Facebook is a very very odd place. Best to visit in small doses and make good use of the unfollow button.

Devora Sat 14-Nov-15 23:14:39

Oh yes, i'm politely ignoring a few friends right now. One old friend in particular - really nice guy, but just never lets up with the revolutionary socialism - he must have posted 60 times today, every single one either 'solidarity against fascism and Islamophobia!' or ranting on about the fascist symbol that is the French flag and what is wrong with the dimwits who are using it. I just want to gently take him by the arm and say, "Mervyn [not real name], it's sometimes appropriate just to express sympathy without instantly saying, YES BUT".

mimishimmi Sat 14-Nov-15 23:28:05

Just feeling nervous because right-wing book burning types hated us in the past too. Then we researched WW2 and it gets very, very murky with the funding and agendas that were going on.

They're furious they didn't get the slave states they wanted from it... and that we did not respect them from becoming wealthy from the deaths of 60+ million people...

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 14-Nov-15 23:39:28


That's true, but how much sympathy/media coverage is going on in those places re Paris? Its fairly natural for countries to focus on countries nearer to them.

But given the amount of coverage ISIS atrocities/refugee crisis/Arab Spring has had on both national media and social media snide inferences of racism don't really work.

kungpopanda Sun 15-Nov-15 00:05:48

"snide inferences of racism don't really work" I suppose you could read it that way if you wanted to. Out-liberalling? grin

hefzi Sun 15-Nov-15 00:15:04

Liberals are also often totally illiberal: they are all for tolerance when it comes to one of their "causes", but stonkingly intolerant of anyone who doesn't agree with them or holds opposing views. The words and phrases they use to denigrate and belittle those with other opinions are often striking in their viciousness. (<is that even a word?)

If it bothers you, take time out of social media, and avoid the friends whose views you don't agree with.

CalleighDoodle Sun 15-Nov-15 00:18:27

I hate facebook trends of changing your profile picture. Like that makes a difference to anything in the world. It is the laziest and most thoughtless form of action.

Marzipanface Sun 15-Nov-15 00:20:56

It's happening on here as well. Apparently if you change your profile pic as a gesture of condolence and support, you are a thoughtless cunt.

FabergeEggs Sun 15-Nov-15 00:40:45

What hefzi said.

shins Sun 15-Nov-15 01:52:42

Yes, been a difficult day for me on social media, I should've avoided. Dozens of posts and shares reminding me that the real victims here are future victims of Islamophobia, this while the blood hasn't even dried on the streets. Some strong hostility to France which for lots of reasons pretty much deserved it. And said people do not have a word of sympathy for the dead, even though we know now that Muslims are among them. I despair.

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