and it grants them a protection of sorts. Every once in a while, one of them is picked off by Facts or Exposure but the herd just regroups and pretends nothing of consequence happened.
I'm not sure if that's because they're more open to emotions/communication or what.
The religion aspect is the most disturbing. You can justify almost anything with it. :/
You might just need to give her some space. Maybe you can keep sending her well wishes on her birthday and the holidays, even if she doesn't respond. She may eventually regret cutting you off.
I don't talk to my Fox-News-loving parents anymore but they created a lot of family disruption (via divorce/re-marrying) when I was a kid so their politics were really just the last straw for me.
Hurting other humans (that you decide are enemies) gives you instant gratification.
A giant golden toilet that's interactive. Every time you flush, a different head appears in the bowl
and goes down. You can cycle through all the criminals.