You’ve got to block these people and move on. There is no point whatsoever in arguing with them. This is not about left v right-as a black woman, I can tell you white leftists are also pretty damned racist but are arrogant enough to believe they’re different- but rather about privilege. Those that live a life where they’re told their way is the right way their entire lives typically hear constructive criticism-which is what this piece is-as a personal attack, because they are not used to having the things they value being interrogated. Arguing does little but raise your blood pressure. Block and move on-it’s healthier for you and your time is probably valuable enough that you can spend it doing something else.
Cases of parents deserting children, and children deserting parents were reported across Europe from Scotland to Russia. The calamity chilled the hearts of man, wrote Boccaccio in his famous account of the plague in Florence that serves as the introduction to the Decameron. One man shunned another; kinsfolk held aloof; brother was forsaken by brother; husband by wife. Nay, what is more and scarcely to be believed, mothers and fathers were found to abandon their own children to their fate, untended, alone, unvisited, as if they had been strangers.