Thursday, October 04, 2018
"I Lost All My Friends in the Culture War": It can happen, maybe worse
OK, this soliloquy by a young woman who names herself “Critical Condition” gets to count as a movie once: “I Lost All My Friends in the Culture War”.
She was raised in Christian conservatism, left home as a young adult, and began to make friends with more liberal people, even “the hippies”.
But as the outside culture war heated up, she says, her views, almost by default, got to be seen as falling into the well of “hate speech.” She found herself solo in both social media and real life, it seems.
I can remember after my William and Mary expulsion of 1961 my father said I would lose all my friends. I did not.