So Is It Me? It's Me, Right? →
[More:] I just got into an argument with an old friend that I found online. Now if this only happened once, I'd consider it a push. But it has happened twice in as many weeks. In both cases I have completely different... (opinions?)(beliefs?) than the other person.
Person One- Staunch Republican Tea Party guy. For a while we were out of touch. Long story, not necessary here really. But we got back in touch. I say, "Okay. We can obviously not discuss politics AT ALL." He says sure. We have cordial discussions via email and phone for a while. Then he sends me a couple of racist Obama cartoons. I get angry and ask him essentially why he "broke the truce"? Angry emails ensue. I finally tell him that I don't have time for his shit. We're done.
Person Two- Creative guy. Someone that I have collaborated with in the past. Hardcore anti-vaxxer. Once again, spoke on the phone. Spent time online (okay, Facebook if you must know). He keeps posting blatant lies about vaccines. I calmly rebut each post. Facts, details. Links. He says to me tonight, in essence, If you are going to shit up my page with your bullshit, you can go fuck yourself.
Second friend down.
I'm obviously not communicating in a way that we can still stay friends. And it's not like I have so many friends that I can lose any. Help?