“This friend of mine, we have really different views on a lot of things–but we just don’t talk about politics!”
Or what about this one? “This is not the place to discuss politics. This is a travel blog/make-up channel/fashion account. I don’t follow you/read your posts to hear about your ~causes~!”
Well, I’m calling bullshit.
I have never understood why some people think they can and should divorce issues of basic human rights from their relationships with other people and their everyday lives. Because, please, make no mistake: when people say “politics,” they nearly always mean “basic human rights.”