Listening to: Fall Out Boy
Reading: Divergent by Veronica Roth
My main reason for posting it on here and not tumblr is because the people I'm ranting about follow me, so yeah.
Where do I begin? So I guess it started on January 18, when Laci Green was on Dr. Phil. I was watching it with Eva, Alana, and Cameron. Eva really likes Laci. I tried to tell her about how racist, transphobic, and islamophobic Laci is, and how though I agree with her views on sex-positivity, she's not a good person overall. To which Eva retorted with the whole 'Nobody's perfect. She's still my idol,' completely ignoring what I had told her. So that's a bit of blind faith right there.
It only gets worse from there.
On Facebook a week or so later, this (white) guy Kenzie I had only met once posted something along the lines of 'Nice guys finish last' or whatnot. Then my buddy James posted a status about how white men, as a whole, are not oppressed. A bunch of people got really angry about this with the whole 'I'm poor, so I'm not privileged' or 'I'm neurodiverse, so I'm not privileged' bullshit. (FYI: There are many kinds of privileges. For instance, I carry white privilege but not neurotypical privilege.) One of James' friends jumped in to call out these people, calling them crackers and honkeys (Which I have no problem with. They brought it upon themselves by being idiots.) This is when Eva jumps in calling James' friend 'racist against white people' and tries to reprimand James for 'making this about race'. So this is when I really reconsider my friendship with Eva.
I made a status on Facebook about how angry I am about other people's ignorance. Alana decides that this would be a great chance to try to convert me. She starts trying to convince me that being a Quaker would be much better because I wouldn't have to worry about being so angry then. Which is A) Really ignorant because she knows I'm an atheist and that I want nothing to do with organized religion other than to study it from a third-person perspective and B) Not at all what I was looking for because I don't want a cure from my anger, I want other people to stop being as ignorant as she is, or worse.
So a few days ago, Alana posts on tumblr complaining about people for being so 'mean' to Eva because being racist isn't a flaw to her character or something (she kind of lost me there). Then she tone-polices James and I for being so angry and passionate for things that affect people we love, to the extent of 'I don't mind you caring about this, just stop being so angry about it. People make mistakes'. But the thing is, Eva never apologized. She never acknowledged that anything she said was wrong. Then she criticizes James and I for 'being too sensitive'. So that was the last straw.
Eva's throwing a birthday party for Alana, and no way I'm going now. I don't want to associate with them anymore. I met a lot of cool people by being friends with them but their loss for being assholes. Ugh.