I just uninstalled Facebook.
I’ve been getting in arguments with my brother and aunt.
They’re anti-vaxxers. Meanwhile, my uncle (brother-in-law to the anti-vax aunt) died last year from COVID. If the vaccine had been available then, he’d still be alive.
I’m so sick of reading the comments of these ignorant people. I’m sickened by the fact that these ignorant people are my kin. I don’t understand why these ridiculous conspiracy theories about the pandemic and the vaccines exist. Why do so many people seem to care so little about the suffering of others?
How can my aunt in good conscience share a post about Jesus and loving your neighbor, and then an hour later try to defend a nurse who refuses to get vaccinated so that she can protect her patients? How are those things compatible? Doesn’t loving your neighbor require you to try and protect them from a deadly virus?
I’m sick of having these arguments, and sick of trying to keep my head from exploding by reading this nonsense. So, I uninstalled the app and I’m probably not coming back until the world makes a little more sense again.
Maybe by then, I will have decided that seeing my siblings’ vacation photos aren’t worth being on that predatory network anyway. We’ll see.