I refrained from putting pictures on this post because I want you and other readers to pay attention to what I have to say.I could attempt to describe the anger and frustration I feel but words would not do my emotions justice. It’s people like you that disprove my theory that mankind is good. You are blinded by your dogmatic opinions and beliefs. You retain rigid theories and explanations. Your conservative outlooks have alienated your children as well as yourself. You possess no respect and express no tolerance for different opinions and therefore, it is you that are ignorant.
I have no doubt that my friend’s parents would not let me hang around their children if they knew half of the things I believed in or stood for. They would be disgusted that I support gay marriage and act as an advocate to feminism. Because I’m a liberal and usually agree with Democratic ideas, I am suddenly a delusional, naïve radical. I don’t know whether to laugh or be angry. Your childish and hypocritical behavior is ludicrous.
I do not require everybody to believe in the same things as I do. All I ask for is respect. Why is it that I, the teenage girl, am more mature than you, the adult parents? I’ve always understood that my parents are ahead of their “time” and that my family’s candor relations are not of the norm. But why? I simply can’t comprehend why or what you have against me. Your initial reaction is to blame me because I’m a bad influence on your daughter. I cannot suppress my spite any longer. I am sick of you blaming me for your inadequate parenting skills and inability to accept that your beliefs are superior to everyone else’s. Suddenly, I am the enemy because I give your child, my friend, a different perspective.
This event has pushed me to the limit. My goal to be optimistic and positive is pushed to the back of my mind. I simply can’t ignore or avoid the present tribulation. I refuse to conform and I refuse to give up my dignity. I have every right to maintain my current opinions and preferences. And you cannot destroy our friendship because I am not about to stand by and helplessly watch a healthy relationship disintegrate. This is a bigger conflict then you can ever imagine because this is kind of oppression occurs every day. Our American society lies on the foundation of the Constitute, for without it, there would be no democracy or freedom. Even though we are guaranteed the rights and freedoms of expression and speech just because we are human, we are suppressed by our fellow man.
Many of us refrain from expressing our personal values because we fear judgment of others. People are abused and ridiculed for their sexual orientation, for their political opinions, and for their religious preferences. I do not understand this behavior. And I never will. But I will continue to fight for the right to choose and the right to be who one wishes to be. To clarify, I love this country and I love humanity. But this behavior is not justified. There is not a document in the Constitute that consents discrimination against another for a belief, opinion, or value. I truly believe that human beings will be responsible for the demise of our own race.