posted on May, 15 2010 @ 01:46 AM
What perfect timing for your thread TO.. It doesn't really describe my personal predicament, but it rings true to my problem.
My best friend for the last 12 years (I'm only 25 as I write this), has done nothing but berate me about my stance on politics for years.. It was
always fine, until I decided that politics today isn't as much about policy, but actual HUMAN IDEOLOGIES.
I do not affiliate with democrats or republicans.. I think both of the sides of the coin are just as scuffed up and smeared as the other. I HATE when
people label me as either..
He knows this, and calls me a radical liberal democrat at every turn.. I would not usually have a problem with this, except he pegs me with people
that I hate.. I am not a fan of Obama, but does that mean I have to disagree with everything he stands for?
-He believes that gays should not be allowed to wed, which to me, is just as prejudice as telling women or blacks they can't vote. Its prejudicial.
-He believes that the Tea Party is one of the most important movements in the history of the US. I honestly can say I don't know of a more mislead
group in the history of humanity, other than maybe the nazis and those crazy people who tried to follow hale bop.
-He believe that unemployment, something I have had to request for 6 months, is for losers and bums. He said that if you can't get a job, join the
military. I refuse to do so, and even being a post-graduate at a major university, I cannot get a job.
Barring the fact that all the above is opinion, he refuses to respect any of mine. So , the dude I lived with all throughout college, the person I
care about and respect as a friend, can no longer be someone in my life.
It hurts like a bi***, but I'm happier for it. I care about my opinions... We will never be friends again because he took it to a level that was
unbelievable about 2 months ago, that I will never again respect him for.
I'm sure this is a more exaggerated case, and I love having friends with conflicting ideologies, but there is a point where conflict becomes utter
disrespect, and that's where I drew the line.