I’ve noticed you  getting more conservative. And I don’t mean that in a good way.
You see, over the last eight years I’ve actually become less liberal about a lot of things. You can argue that I’m more radical and outspoken about the things I do believe in and the causes I support.  On the balance, though, I’m more of a left-leaning moderate anymore. So if anything, my views should be closer to yours.
But they’re not.
You’ve become more conservative. And by that, I don’t mean “regurgitating FOX News talking points” – though you’ve been doing that too. I mean things like bashing poor people for their “wasteful ways” while the heating costs alone for your McMansion could feed them for a month. I mean things like being scornful about starving children while drinking your fancy coffee. I mean things like denying the breaks your social class and race have given you even while you talk about the social connections you have. I mean things like saying, without exaggeration, that someone fighting an addiction “deserves to die because they can’t be bothered to kick the habit.” I mean things like judging people’s intelligence by how they pronounce certain words, while denying that you’ve got an accent. I mean things like using “homo” as a slur, for fuck’s sake.
It’s not political, really. I can’t even really excuse it as a way for you to justify what you have, and not feel responsible for others – though that would be bad enough.
It’s just hateful shit.
I expect it from politicians (on all sides, unfortunately). Hell, I even expect it from news commentators. But I never expected you – the real people I know – to start acting like them too.
I don’t know why you’ve been changing like this. Maybe you’ve always been like this, and I just didn’t notice.
I’m not asking you to agree with me. I’ve always enjoyed verbally sparring with you.
I’m asking you to be human again.
 This isn’t written specifically to you. It’s addressing parts of a whole bunch of people. But enjoy that nice fitting shoe.
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