(Closed) Not really sure whether to be amused or pissed… Feeling both at the moment.

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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10573 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@OrchidsandCandles:  I would have pointed out how racist they were being and then done my best to ignore them.  Some people just aren’t worth your time and energy.

Post # 4
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2786 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Ugh, unfortunately when people are that ignorant there really isn’t a lot you can say or do to change their minds. I totally get why you’re offended (I would be too!), but asholes like that are not worthy of your energy.

 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@OrchidsandCandles:  People are ignorant, just tell yourself that. You can’t change it, they are what they are. The best you can do is lead by example, and be the change you want to see in the world. 

Defective attitudes are beyond logic. At least you have a good head on your shoulders.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I typically find the level of stupidity on the internet amusing and disgusting at the same time. This is ESPECIALLY true for the online gaming community. It was one of those “I never wanted to know people were like this” moments, so I know how you feel. Unfortunately, there is no winning. I always feel like my brain is drowning in stupid when I get into an argument like that.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

@OrchidsandCandles:  Thres a group on Facebook that’s called no hope for the human race. Some of the things they post make me chuckle and smh but the comments on them very often make me sad.  

I also play online sometimes and a friend of mine were on a team playing twisted metal.  There was a lot of “bitches” and other colorful terms for women and “fa*”  and other colorfulterms for a gay man. My friend is gay, so we keep quiet on the mike untill we win and then we tell them well you just got beaten by  a pick your slur” good job guys. ”  it is quite often met with stunned silence and then lots of yelling . It makes us giggle 

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Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

People online say things that they would likely never say to someone’s face.  Someone on YouTube made a jerk comment towards SO’s of people in the military on a video of a girl asking people to pray for her boyfriend in Afghanistan.  

My SO is a Marine, so of course I couldn’t let it go.  I told him he was being hasty to judge people he doesn’t know, and that I’m proud to love a Marine.  I also told him that he was being extremely rude in general.

He replied that I am going to be cheated on, abused, and raped by my SO based on statistics he knew to be true.  He informed me that men in the military are uneducated, brainwashed, and all suffer psychological issues.

I know that this isn’t exactly the same as your situation, but it reminded me of the shock and hurt I felt at reading those nasty comments on YouTube.  I can’t even explain how pissed off I was that he would assume things like that.

It’s important to realize that online, people can and will say whatever the hell they want.  And it’s also important to remember that they have no idea what in the hell they’re actually talking about most of the time.

My sweet, intelligent Marine with a bachelor’s degree who is going to be a Captain soon and who (get this) actually LOVES me, is the only thing keeping me from being a nasty jerk back to people like that!  Haha (:

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m not even sure what “dicked down by a pork dude” even means. I know I’m a white girl so thats coming with a bit of inherent privliedge, but really? What does that  mean??? I have never heard that statement in my life.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I am continuously disgusted by the people who “fight” racism with racism. 

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