So I have a RWNJ brother. He's also a religious fundie, hasn't had a television since the 1970s 'cause as far back as that the fundie churches were telling their brainwashed victims congregants that they couldn't trust the mass media. His church went further by outright forbidding its obedient zombies members from watching/reading/listening to the mainstream media.
He lives out in the boondocks, listens occasionally to right-wing and religious radio, otherwise all his knowledge bullshit comes from his church, including his fellow gullible conspiracy believers church members. The stuff he believes and treats as factual is familiar to all of us reading the nut threads on TFB. He's fallen repeatedly for scams - in fact, he can be relied upon to ignore advice and entreaties and hand over cash to total strangers promising him the moon. Sometimes, after the fact, he's called me for advice and assistance in trying to get his money back. But he never learns. This extends to his online activity, which has caused him to infect his pc over and over again. He brings it to me, I clean it up, give him the security lecture, give it back. Rinse and repeat. Like I said, he never learns.
I'm a liberal, educated, in fact work in public education. Obviously, we have nothing but parents in common.
For years I've been trying to keep a relationship with him because . . . well, because despite everything, including his angry, hateful, gun- and pain-obsessed personality (he used to raise livestock, his favorite part was figuring out a new and creative way to kill them every year), I felt if only we could find some common ground, we could actually have a relationship. And as a good liberal, relationships, outreach and common ground are some of my values. So I tried to focus on our childhood, on agriculture, the weather. . . anything non-controversial. And, of course, he never could leave well enough alone, but had to "educate" me about politics and religion.
I've tolerated it all these years. Except for now. He voted for Trump. He's a true believer, even though he's worried he's going to lose his healthcare. He's condescendingly lecturing me and my other siblings, telling us we live in an information bubble and don't even try to learn the real news. Yeah, Mr. Backwoods Hillbilly is telling me I'm ignorant and stupid, and that's why I vote Democratic.
He effed up his pc again. He's been calling and calling for the past three weeks, wanting to set up a time for me to get his pc and fix it up again. And I.just.can't. Not anymore. This is the guy who's convinced he's better informed and smarter than me, yet he's the one who keeps screwing things up. And then he calls me for help. Every.Single.Time. Yet, according to him, I'm the dumb one.
I can't do it anymore. Mr. RWNJ is going to have assume some personal responsibility. This liberal isn't going to save him from the consequences of his actions any more.
I feel a little better now.