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originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: The GUT
I think one of those 99 problems was shoving it in our faces after numerous warnings/pleas to not bring it up.
This is one of the weirdest threads I've ever seen: you made your own mother the villain in a "I hate Trump because he's orange" thread.
I'm only curious how much lib paraphernalia she had to endure from you and your bro before she started pushing back.
Bro, just nah, nah bro.
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
My mom came into town late last week to visit me and my brother from across the country (Georgia to Montana) for a week. The entire time we have been saying not to bring politics up when she got here because she is not one to take different opinions well, she will get loud and will blow up almost the instant she hears anything she doesn't agree with politically. She surrounds herself with like-minded people and blocks/ignores anyone she disagrees with. She has effectively made herself an echo chamber with her choice of friends and acquaintances, she only associates with other MAGA people.
Anyways, she gets here and I go to pick her up from the airport and one of the first things she says is "hey, do you have change for a $20?", I thought it was a strange thing to ask and asked her why she was asking. Well apparently she went out of her way to buy a stamp from somewhere that has "Donald Trump lives here" and proceeded to stamp the back of over $200 worth of $20's with this stamp in order to (from my best guess) to rub it in everyone's faces that Trump is the president.
I brushed it off and said that I didn't and changed the subject. Well throughout the past few days it seems like she has been itching to talk about politics (because she surrounds herself with people who constantly talk and agree with her politically) so me and my brother finally gave in after ignoring it for 3+ days. Long story short, things got heated (she is the one who started raising her voice and standing up, pointing fingers etc.), me and my brother tried to calm her down and be civil but she didn't seem to want any of it and proceeded to start cussing and throwing insults around. It was probably the worst fight I've seen her in (once I saw she was getting worked up I removed myself from the conversation). She ended up staying in a hotel for the night because she couldn't control herself.
What's interesting and the entire point is that she was saying some of the same exact things that are said on these boards, the same conspiracy theories surrounding Democrats and the usual suspects there. Though she has never even heard of this website she is using the same exact talking points as many of the more prominent members on here. I find that extremely interesting seeing as many on here allude to Democrats all thinking alike and showing signs of groupthink, no independent thought, plantation, etc.
Not sure exactly where I'm going with this but I thought I'd share an anecdotal account of my experience with how all this propaganda in the media and politics is affecting not just strangers pn ATS but also families. The crazies aren't just on one side, they're on both and both sides are complicit in the dissolution of the social structure in this country.
Well apparently she went out of her way to buy a stamp from somewhere that has "Donald Trump lives here" and proceeded to stamp the back of over $200 worth of $20's with this stamp in order to (from my best guess) to rub it in everyone's faces that Trump is the president.
Seems the generic "ok mom" and nodding is beyond some.
A little something I've noticed...
originally posted by: CynConcepts
a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
OP, I sometimes get caught up in Politics and drive my kids crazy. They don't tell me that though. They laugh it off, give me a hug, tell me they love me and then change the subject.
It works every time. We all enjoy our visits in the end. Never once have I had to get a room elsewhere.
I cannot help but have a motherly perspective bias here...it seems that you must have really riled your Mom up good instead of showing you loved and appreciated her making such a long trip to visit you!