So, a rant here. Needed to vent a little I suppose. Dad has been a life long Democrat, which is not surprising as he was on the back-end of he hippie era. In my youth, I was much more left leaning than I am today. Time and real life experiences in the trades EARNING a paycheck force you to realize some truths in a rather humble way. Im a conservative who believes in personal liberty. He has been vocally in opposition to DJT and makes no bones about it. He definitely is a mainstream media consumer. CNN, MSNBC, Bill Maher, The daily show with Trever Noah etc. I have completely tuned out the MSM, even Fox news though if I must watch I do watch them over all the others. I look for sources that provide factual information with limited commentary. When I do want to hear political commentary, guys like Steven Crowder and Styxhexenhammer666 on youtube fulfill that role with a little Ben Shapiro sprinkled in there for flavor. Ive been fairly tolerant of my Dads left leaning rants about trump, the economy (of which his is fully invested in stocks ironically enough) and anything else political. He constantly shares articles from HuffPost, Vice, Vox, New York Times, Washington Post, WSJ, CNN, MSNBC etc to my email. You can imagine the ridiculous content they contain. They immediately go in the trash folder. He has occasionally switched tactics to group message myself and my GF on FB Messenger. He for some reason thinks that my GF is more liberal because she's a wahman. She's very much like me politically which is REALLY nice. We have both politely asked him to not do that. For the most part he has complied. well... today was the day. The blackest of days. The day i found out my Dad dove off the deep end. Today, my Dad sent me an FB messenger message about Alexandria Occasio-Cortez. He stated that a clip of her describing how money and power have corrupted our government and way of life should be watched. Sarcastically saying to keep waving "That flag of freedom" if we dont think her words are true. .... That was the last straw. The last, defiling act of my father crossing over to the darkside in my political mind. Sure, I knew he was a Democrat, but I had always believed him to be more center left than batshit left. Today there is no doubt... my father holding Ocassionaly-Kotex up to me as an example of common sense in mainstream politics was too much to handle. Too much to remain silent. I told him so. I made my case for why she is a complete ****ing moron and that her new Green Deal was literally thinly veiled communism. Dad rants about there being an oligarchy that invisibly controls this country and the world and how its evil. I retort 2 things: 1 its not a crime to strive to make money. I could give a **** about billionaires making billions. pay their FAIR share in taxes and Im happy. 2: I see more liberal and left wing billionaires throwing their cash around the country fighting to STRIP me and my rights of freedom and liberty under the guise of common sense and "safety". Promoting the murder of babies as a fight for wahmens rights, and the erradication of the second amendment.... A conservative billionaire puts his money behind politics that make him more money? Imagine that. Who the **** would have thought! I dont hear of any conservative mega rich "oligarch" demanding the repeal of the second amendment now do I? I cant think of any mega rich conservative dude or lady that is swinging a ton of political cash to ACTIVELY change or strip me of my constitutional rights. Its a daily thing on the left all wrapped in a "its just common sense control laws!!!" package. **** off. As the tax thread here recently stated, there has been more money repatriated under Donald Trump's Presidency than any other in modern times. That's generated TAX revenue for THE ENTIRE country. This nation is fighting to keep itself sane, and grounded and not ****ing communist. I suppose at the end of the day, Im disappointed that my dad is falling for all this. And he's becoming vocal, spewing all the politically left bullshit you'd expect... After making my peace respectfully, I asked him to stop any future political correspondence. Messenger, email, phone call etc. Im just done. So far I havent checked messenger but it doesnt matter. Im over hearing about it. Donald J. Trump for President 2020. MAGA.