Started by BlueInGreen, August 29, 2022, 11:35:29 AM
Quote from: Kaesekopf on August 29, 2022, 11:51:00 AMHe sounds like your average liberal who grew up not-well-off, and now makes a decent living. I have no recommendations on how to handle him. He's got personal issues he's projecting onto his childhood and your parents.
Quote from: Instaurare omnia on August 30, 2022, 06:34:39 PMCurrent peer group has him repeating their priorities. Basic premise is "cognitive dissonance" -- He can't feel affection or respect for his own origins and at the same time seek acceptance from his new friends/colleagues. That's too confusing and unsettling, so faced with the choice, his own background gets sacrificed. The conflict is worse for the middle-class than for those of poorer backgrounds, for whom the hypocrisy is much more obvious. (Examples: poorer nonwhites are often vaccine-averse, anti-homo, and usually are against defunding the police.) NYC + financial services job? Heavy pressure to conform. The irony is that the ideology is fed by elitist whites as a form of revenge against more conservative yet "ignorant"/retrograde whites. Progressive upwardly-mobile non-whites are the willing pawns in this game.
Quote from: Instaurare omnia on August 31, 2022, 09:17:37 AM"Peer group" isn't only about bowing to peer pressure as it would be among teens or obviously passive individuals. It can affect anyone. His friends listen to him, thus there's some motivation to cultivate their interest and attention. His colleagues and clients have explicit and implicit opinions about what's desirable in life, thus your brother thought your parents' home wasn't posh enough to invite a guest.
QuoteSocial media is a very strong 21st century "peer group" even if among anonymous strangers. (Don't think the internet is a peer group? Look at some of the controversies here at this forum over the years, and note especially how seriously some participants took it.) Then the clincher: he's a homosexual. Massive internal daily self-affirmations involved in maintaining that identity, even with like-minded friends, since one's upbringing never really goes away.
QuoteJust an informed opinion (been there with my own family) as to a stranger about whom I know only these few details. The best I can say is to pray for him daily*, try not to let him perceive you as hostile, but know that he will have to accept for himself that his chosen path is harmful to his soul.* FATIMA PARDON PRAYER MY GOD, I believe, I adore, I trust, and I love Thee! I ask pardon for for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not trust and do not love Thee.
QuoteHe also is a homosexual so he has carried a chip on his shoulder since as long as I can remember.
Quote from: diaduit on December 20, 2022, 05:09:53 PMMy friend works in civil service and quite high up, wide awake to the liberal agenda bs and hates it with a passion. A gay guy age 52 recently started at entry level and she was telling me actually surprisingly how nice he was. Was all for the vaccine and covid lockdowns but very nice to talk to etc. I said, he is grooming you and don't buy into it, if he swallows the line about the vaccine and lockdowns then he is at woke level and hostile to decency. She didn't believe me.Christmas party at the weekend and they all stayed overnight and next morning were in a coffee house having breakfast. He starts commenting on the very young male in tight jeans working there. She slapped him and said hey, he is only a young fella, what are ya at. He retorted brazenly, he is over 17 and its legal, I've had sex with plenty of 17 year olds. She told me tonight that I was right and she is disgusted with him. He is a sweaty really overweight 52 year old with dyed blonde hair, you couldn't get more sleazy looking than him, no way are 17 year olds hopping into bed with him, they must be bought and paid for.Always goes back to homos have no moral compass.
Quote from: Greg on December 20, 2022, 11:27:37 AMQuoteHe also is a homosexual so he has carried a chip on his shoulder since as long as I can remember.There is your problem.All homos are mentally disabled and narcissistic. Even right wing ones.Look at that freak Milo.
Quote"Why would anyone want to have kids? Yuck."
QuoteThe guy has a dog which we have to wipe his paws, genitals and butt every time he goes outside to go 1 & 2. Three times a day. That's a lot of doggie wipes.
QuoteHim: Like middle America. Or the people who vote for Trump. People who come from the suburbs to go the Xmas concert and wear jeans and hoodies with sports logos on them.
Quote from: Greg on December 22, 2022, 01:15:45 AMWhen it comes to snobbery tell him that your British friend and many other Europeans despise you all, Trump and Biden supporters alike. You are the progeny of the dross that left England and American culture is what exactly? Hollywood, hot dogs, and Whistler's Mother. Where is your Tolkien? Where are your Mozart and Shakespeare? Even your grandest architecture is a facsimile of Europe's. You have overhead wires in most towns and your infrastructure is developing world standard. I once visited America with a York ham and fine aged cheese and my hosts, who were far better educated than your brother cut it into cubes. Philistines!
QuoteThere is always someone who can look down their nose at you and find a justification. I like the Trump supporters. They are salt of the earth types who stop and help you change a tyre. And they have a good gut instinct for good and evil. That's why sodomites tend to not like them.