Theoretically you can be friends with anyone if both parties are wise enough to accept discussion, have an open mind and remain civil despite differences.
Leftists fall into two categories —
These categories transcend political parties. This is about ideology. Many "right wingers" are "hosts", and much of the right wing establishment is the "virus".
- Pitiful casualties in the mind war. These individuals have been successfully programmed, and are more or less a "host" for the mind viruses they propagate. They do not think for themselves, because they cannot, it has been stripped from them completely. They occasionally wonder why they are so miserable, but dare not question the orthodoxy of their masters. Bringing them back to light requires a miracle from God. They hate the truth, because they simultaneously cannot see it, and at the same time it blinds them. In the end, their fate is betrayal by the systems they worship. Think Gollum from Lord of the Rings.
- Genuinely evil people who wish to see you dead, your children raped and brainwashed, and they find that funny. Until they can get that, they will settle for your submission. They are the "virus"
Most people fall into the first category. The second category only really applies to people in positions of power/social influence. "The hosts" more ignorant/apathetic than anything. You can be acquaintances with them, but will be difficult to be friends, because your perception of reality and lifestyle is so fundamentally different from theirs. It will be more difficult to be friends with them as the programming increases in severity.
The second category is your enemy. They will put a hand on your shoulder and a knife to your back. You can be polite, but under no circumstances do you show weakness. No matter what they say, they are not your friends. That stage is over, we are in the end game.
What you want are people who have a great "ideological immune system," people who can easily pinpoint what ideas and social behaviors are driven by certain emotions and ideologies, and what motives could cause such changes. They will be far less susceptible to state programming, which means they will make good friends.
Within the men's forums, there are several threads dedicated to compiling needs and resources for those needs. I'd provide more information here, but I am still learning what is needed and what I and others must do. I would encourage you to most of all to not despair, and keep moving forward each day. Give yourself reasons to live, and then live well.Very wise counsel. Perhaps there could be a thread of links to help prepare?
Great quote."It is wrong for believers to join with the wicked and profane...
The caution also extends to common conversation.
We should not join in friendship and acquaintance with wicked men and unbelievers.
Though we cannot wholly avoid seeing and hearing, and being with such, yet we should never choose them for friends.
We must not defile ourselves by converse with those who defile themselves with sin."
-Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary