Day crowd bump. HI GT! One of my friends from Oppo asked me to share his post. It's about an encounter he had with some incredibly bigoted people. Who then denied knowing he is Jewish. He's hoping we can offer some advice for how to deal with the situation. Please give it a read. Introducing: Denver.
Gets Personal after the Jump, Here's some gratuitous Car Porn in exchange for your ear.
(Thats a Sabra Sports, made by the only car company to ever come out of Haifa, Israel)
So, I hung out with some friends tonight. And one of my friend's boyfriend was there (he was very high (He is why I hate marijauna)). Now, he's the type of Asshole that drives around In a plastidipped EG hatch with his steering wheel hanging out the window, slammed within an inch of its life and a Fartcan Exhaust that should be violating some sort of law. He apparently like to egg people on into fights. I learned this tonight. Now, I'm the most level headed guy around, it takes ALOT to piss me off, Like waaay more than it should. But he seems to have found a way to do just that.
Tonight he tried to tell me that Jews in WWII Germany VOLUNTARILY boarded the trains to the death camps. Now, he is by no means jewish, nor does he know anybody who is jewish other than me. He also tried to compare the tattoos that Holocaust survivors were branded with to keep track of them as if they were cattle with cell phone tracking. [Insert Jackie Chan "What" Meme Here].
He tried to rationalize the Heinous acts of the Nazis, and say that Jews WANTED to be killed. Then he threatened to physically assault me, He rationalized it by saying "you're in my house, I can do whatever I want to you here", Well it really isnt his house, he rents it from his girlfriend's dad along with my ex-girlfriend and 2 other people. I doubt his name is even on the rental agreement. Anyway, during all this HIS DOG sees that I am in distress and tries to comfort me, the dog belonging to the guy verbally attacking me with his anti semitic rhetoric is on my side, me, a house guest. Then, He backtracks and says he was just kidding. IN WHAT UNIVERSE IS IT EVEN REMOTELY OKAY TO JOKE ABOUT GENOCIDE!?!?!
I told Him that I know a few holocaust Survivors personally (which I do, some are family members) that would prove what he is saying to be false. His Response: "they all have parkinsons and are brain damaged, you cant believe what they say" and then he went on to produce his worst impression of someone with parkinsons disease. As if to say that a chronic debilitating illness is just sooo hilarious (sarcasm). Which is offensive in and of itself regardless of the context.
I will NEVER back down under any circumstances on Issues of Mass Human Depravity. He goes on even after I left talking to my friend, his girlfriend trying to rationalize it. All I want is a GENUINE APOLOGY with no rationalizations, Is that too much too ask. Below is screenshots of the text conversation I had once I got home. I May have been a little harsh, But When I get Pissed, I GET PIIIISSSSEEDDD. I dont offend Easily, but I am not immune to offense, It just takes alot to piss me off. (The Green Is Me BTW)