Of Those Who Are Shunned

Isn’t FaceBook the equivalent of going down the pub and chatting with people?

It’s only a forum for heavy political debate if that’s what people want. And if a particular person is always talking about politics and never talks about anything else, then eventually the people he associates with will get fed up with the fact that he’s always banging on about the same thing – because they are down the Facebook pub and they want a bit of everything, not endless politics.

What’s a boy to do?

He could find a forum where people are as enthusiastic as he is about politics.

He could find more appreciative friends who see his concerns as laudable and are always prepared to give them houseroom.

He could become isolated and read extremist literature in his bedroom like the man who killed Jo Cox.

So be careful who you shun.