Forgive me, blogosphere, for I have sinned — I let myself get engaged in a political discussion on Facebook. Once I realized I was talking to a brick wall, though, I disengaged.
I couldn’t resist. Faced with a big image of John Wayne, dressed as a cowboy, in front of an American flag, labeled ‘Now Just Why In The HELL Do I Have To Press “1” For English???’… I had to reply, ‘Because of “E Pluribus Unum.”‘ But the discussion quickly went into the rabbit hole of a “solitary group” being provided “special dispensation” because they’re too “lazy” to learn English. I wasn’t going to change any minds, so I bailed. There’s not much you can do in the face of such dyed-in-the-wool xenophobia. I’m impressed that another one of their Facebook friends stuck it out in the discussion, though.