Grr… people!

People are annoying me. They aren’t doing it on purpose: many of them don’t know I exist, but they’re still annoying me.

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“I’m totally in favour of gay marriage because everyone should have the same rights and opportunities — unless they’re immigrants or refugees and then they should be deported immediately, yea, even unto the third generation.”

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“I’m totally in favour of allowing immigrants and refugees to come here because everyone should have the right to freedom, safety, and security — except for transgender people who should be made to use the public toilet where they’ll most likely be sexually abused or pepper sprayed.”

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“Britain should definitely leave the EU because we didn’t fight two World Wars to be told what to do by Brussels — but we’ll still expect the same trade deals and health and other benefits membership bestows on us because… um… we’ll sulk if we don’t get them.”

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“I have no problem with transgender people being accepted as however they identify because they didn’t choose to be born the wrong gender — but being gay is a lifestyle choice and an abomination in the sight of God.”

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“Did you see that documentary on telly last night about that rich bloke who spent all that money on [so-and-so]? Disgusting I call it when people like me have to take out a loan even to afford a 50″ television and can’t even buy designer shoes without maxing out my credit cards. These rich people have no thought for how the working classes have to suffer.”

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“Immigrants come here and live on benefits and scrounge off the state. If it wasn’t for them taking our jobs, my son/husband/mother/sister/partner/best friend wouldn’t be unemployed right now. S/he was offered a job but it was minimum wage so s/he turned it down and some fucking Paki got it instead.”

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“What does he know about [whatever]? He’s just a posh bastard who went to Eton and and studied the subject at Oxford. The man down the pub says [something different] and I believe him — he heard it from his brother-in-law *and* it was reported in the Sun.”

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I much prefer people who’re prejudiced against everything. Either they really are, or — for whatever reason — they’ve chosen to come across that way; but at least you know where you stand with them and your own choices are clear: have nothing to do with them; try and educate them; roll your eyes and accept them for what they are. What really saddens me is when I think I’m speaking to someone open-minded and liberal and then they turn out to have one, very specific, unshakeable prejudice. They’re fine with a, b, and c — but mention d to them and all hell breaks loose.

Me, I like everyone (unless they’re a knobhead or a fuckwit — and being a knobhead or a fuckwit has absolutely no relation to their ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender, overall political stance, wealth, class, or anything else).

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