I have not seen you since high school. I did not know you very well back then, but I do remember being jealous of you because you "got" the gorgeous new boy in high school whom you eventually married, and later divorced. I am really getting to know you now on Facebook, in the Trump era, as we are on opposite sides of this ballgame. While others may un-friend those who are so adamantly opposed to their own views, I have not done that. You are one of a few friends I have who provide me with a window into the world of a Trump supporter. I wouldn't really consider you a true friend because we only are connected through FB, but I am worried about you.
But even your Christian perspective is conveyed in a negative way. You refer to a Christian woman doing work in human trafficking as a "real feminist" as opposed to those "marching with pussy hats wearing vagina costumes fighting for tax payers to pay for their abortions." ALL those women who marched are not "real" feminists? Never mind that we who marched were expressing our concerns over the direction of the country, not just for choice, but against a regime that doesn't appear to value our rights, doesn't seem to value what we think is important, such as equality, human and civil rights, and care for the earth.
I am worried about you because you are worried about something that is not even close to becoming a reality, this fear you have about a "One World Order." You see the resistance to Trump as a sign that this is what we on the left are ushering in. We are not warriors for globalization. We are focused on real, pressing acts that the president is ushering in: environmental abuse, more wealth for the wealthy at the expense of those of us who just get by, evident in this new Trumpcare proposal. We are worried about the demise of democratic institutions, such as a free press and public education, just to name a few.
I suppose you may say that I am doing what I accuse you of doing, being alarmist about things that are so far from becoming a reality. We both think we are right. This is why I don't un-friend you. It's a puzzle that I want to solve - how to relate to people with whom you disagree. We can only keep looking for proof (real facts) of the justification of our fears and then discern what to do with these facts. I admit to wanting to get you to see reason and sometimes needing to correct misinformation. At any rate, we have been able to be civil to each other, and that is a good thing.
I wanted to write this because for some reason, I am concerned about this divide in our country. And you and I are a microcosm of it. I don't know what to do about it, but I know it's a problem. But I hope that you continue to live with Christ in your heart, because I believe that He can bring peace and inspire compassion. Just as you are expressing compassion towards our current president and vice president and all his supporters, I hope you will open your heart to embrace and understand those who are standing up to him.