I am defeated. He flung things at me faster than I could respond. He wouldn't read the responses I wrote, and wouldn't watch videos I shared. The common ground I tried to find slipped away as fast as he could make it go.
So, I honestly just feel completely lost and buffaloed.
That is a feeling I can't remember having before in this sort of thing.
I know it means I didn't "do it right", and made mistakes. I allowed him to get to me, and derail the topic. And I didn't think fast enough. Or clearly enough. I failed.
It all began with this post from Facebook (although I had to do some snooping to figure it out):
So, let me get this straight... it's wrong if a fake cop does it, but OK if a "real cop" does it?
Coproaches and copsuckers are so funny!
So, he reposted it on his timeline and said of my commentary: "looking at news and these types of people show up"- he is NOT my "friend" on Facebook, but my content is open to expose those who wouldn't otherwise be exposed to it..
Anyway, I only found out about him reposting my post when he sent me a confusing message, posted below (I believe the identifying info has been removed to protect his privacy), and I answered him (no prize for guessing which side of the screen is me).
This is how it went:
Chat Conversation EndLater, I discovered he also shared a link to my profile, saying: "Kent McManigal: The ever salty advocate for the destruction of order, government, and taxes". Yeah, he actually believes "order" comes from government...