One of the aspects of the attempted coup last week has been the uncovering of secret bias and unpleasant beliefs from people we thought we knew.
I was resting a friend last Wednesday as the attack on the Capitol was taking place, and mentioned how awful the whole thing was, His response was “burn the whole place down”. I wasn’t surprised by his comments, honestly. He is a closeted conservative who continually tries to hide it.
I haven’t heard from him since that day. No real surprise, but something to consider is that I won’t compromise my fundamental beliefs to preserve a fake friendship.