I have a neighbor/friend of whom I have known for years. I used to pay attention to what he says but over the years our opinions on stuff just slowly drifted apart. I think it actually started when I got in to Buddhism funnily enough but that's not important. He is alot older than me and he often comes out with a few things that I just put down to being old and out dated and I find his philosophy on pretty much anything these days annoying. I mean he judges me cause I watch South Park ffs.
Anyways he said something today that just took the biscuit. He was telling me about a news story (wether it is true or not is not relevant) about an incident that happened on a train. Apparently a white man and a Pakistani were bullying two gay white men. Anyways the white man steals one of the gay men's phone then proceeds to put him in a headlock making him apologize for being gay and the gay man unfortunately does just that. At this moment a woman intervines and gets knocked out because of it. He then focuses on how she then complained about getting hit even though she instigated the violence. That itself is a different issue of which I have views on but it's not for this story. I am just surprised on how he chose that as the focal point.
Anyway I responded as such " oh, that's disappointing. That's not wat I expected at all. I was hoping you were gonna tell me someone beat the crap out of the bullies. It's especially disappointing that the homosexual man apologized to the bully"
How he responded is what (as much as I hate the word) TRIGGERED me. "Well that's fair enough"
"What do you mean, why should the gay guy apologize?"
"Well being gay is a sorry state to be in"
"What? No it's not! No one should ever have to apologize for being gay!"
He then went on to mock me saying how watching all these liberal videos on YouTube by Trannies (Blaire White) has "weakened" me and that I never would have come out with this 20 years ago (what when I was 8?). He then implied that I too was gay saying how I fancy men that dress like women and I just responded "WHAT? No!" (Blaire White is a trans-gender just to clarify and I love watching her and yeah I do think she's hot)
At that point he said to change the subject of which I gladly replied "yeah.. let's"
I can't believe in this day and age people still think like that, that is such an out dated ridiculous notion to have now.
In a way I am glad he said what he said because it has made it very clear that his views are bs and I feel stronger in mine.
I have learned over the years that with age doesn't always come wisdom.