So I have a friend who I’ve known for a long time. She’s really been supportive in my life, when I came out as trans, she was really one of the first friends I had who was by side.
With all that said, she’s incredibly libertarian (just the other day she was talking about privatizing all education). She always calls herself “socially liberal” but “fiscally conservative”. I don’t really know how to broach the subject with her and the idea, that fiscal conservatism does alot of harm to the people you say you care about.
I don’t really expect to change their mind, I’m not really sure I even could. I just want this person I really care about, to think about my position and other marginalized people who have alot to lose eith these type of ideas and how it impacts others.
So how should I do this? Is it even worth it?
Also, I don’t really understand how or why people think this way, if some of you do, maybe you could elaborate. It just sounds like one side of their mouth is saying “I care” while the other side is going “as long as I don’t have to do anything, ir it doesn’t affect my pocketbook in anyway”. It’s just really confusing to me so some explanation on that would also help. Thanks!
I really like these forums, so that’s why I’m coming here as apposed to somewhere else first!