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Don't understand some people.

February 21st, 2015 at 07:42 pm

I have a friend that keeps "liking" comments on facebook from crazy far right web sites. (the kind that refer to themselves as "patriotic Americans" and hate a lot of things very passionately.

The ironic thing is that she was an illegal immigrant, had a child out of wedlock, was on welfare for years, and after she got legalized had her education paid for by aid and so on.

Now, that she took advantage of all these benefits, got a chance for a decent life and has a good job, she is "liking" that sort of thing.

Does she not understand these people would hate her and her child and would have them deported back than if they had a chance? I wonder what the response on these sites would be if she posted her life story.

10 Responses to “Don't understand some people.”

  1. PatientSaver Says:

    A lot of people claim allegiance to a political party, sometimes because it's the party their parents vote for, without taking the trouble to learn what they really stand for.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Maybe she doesn't want others to have the same "benefits" she enjoyed. Or maybe she thinks these groups will do something for her. Who knows how some folks think?

  3. laura/deacon's wife Says:


    It's Facebook. I wouldn't worry too much about it. You're probably reading way too much into it, and it you educated your friend you'd probably lose her. Cyberworld not does equal reality. Smile

  4. VS_ozgirl Says:

    No it's hard to understand some people and the downside of Facebook is not only do you see the social events & life events of your friend's lives but you get to see what goes on in people's minds & it's not really a good thing! A story like yours that I have is I have a friend who has two children and worked up to having them, so 18-30? Then became a SAHM, did not work since then & has lived off government benefits this whole time. Child 1 is now 18. So she puts up on Facebook did you know that in Australia income tax is not compulsory, you don't actually to pay it? And after I pointed out yeah you do because if you don't the company you work for has to submit 46.5% of your pay to the Tax Office, she still is adamant that no, we actually don't have to contribute taxes. My point is Australia like US is a first world country. The taxes we contribute contribute to making it a better place to live. My friend in effect has done well because she paid taxes for 12 years roughly and got an income for 18. Yet is not grateful. Your friend was allowed to immigrate from a country with most likely less options, received welfare & benefits for years, so she did well. Yet is not grateful. I agree, I don't understand some people either!

  5. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    That would weird me out.

  6. Firstofmanysteps Says:

    I have a coworker who is very similar. She grew up utilizing all the social programs this country has to offer and is now voting republican and condemning social programs. She always goes around telling people that she got where she is through sheer effort and hard work. It boggles my mind.

  7. Buendia Says:

    I have a Facebook friend like that. He is someone I mentored a long time ago, and is now an architect, too. But I keep thinking I should unfriend him because the posts are just freaking me out as Joan.of.the.Arch says...

  8. ceejay74 Says:

    That is frustrating. JK Rowling is such an inspiration for her praise of public assistance after getting successful, but I think some people get forgetful once they're comfortable.

  9. CB in the City Says:

    I think this is a character problem. My guess is she wants to deny her past and look like one of the privileged elite.

  10. SecretarySaving Says:

    I don't know about the hating her child part..

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