I agree; this guy has some deeply rooted hate and will need some shocking experience that will lign him back to acceptance. And to the utter most likelihood; you can't give him that. What I do with such people would be ignoring, like Brandye says. I stay away from them as far as possible.
But; if they ask me why the cold attitude or try to spill their homophibism/racism/etc in my proximity, I'll tell them the truth. I'm no hero -not at all!:)- I am even to be called shy at times. But I just can't stare such injustice and intolerance in the face and be quiet about it. Unless this guy is clearly some extremist, KKK, weapon on his belt kinda type, cause then I do try to hush myself and do the sensible thing: back off and leave without a word. Knowing any word I speak may burst me! I do try to be careful. Since there have been times I've been worried after my elucidation, like; that guy was a bit too musculair... There will come a time that he won't be flabbergasted by this girl suddenly spilling words against his views ;) Thst could have some nasty endings on my behalf :(
This has got nothing to do with whether you identify with the people who are being offended. It's funny how many have asked me wether I have personal experience or perhaps relatives that have been victim of hate/discrimination, cause I seem to be so passionately caring about such subjects. My reply; if I stand up for babyseals, trying to prevent them getting murdered for their fur, does this mean my grandma was a seal? :rolleyes:
Anyways; the intitial approach of staying away from him is probably most safe! And there's nothing chicken or wrong about it either; it's the sensible thing to do.
Posted: 30 Sep 07:59