06 April 2010

Asshole capital of the U.S.

I don't know how many of you have followed the saga of Constance McMillen, the Mississippi high school student who wanted to take her girlfriend to her senior prom. This is a pretty good primer, if you're not up to speed.

So, the prom was canceled, but an alternative, private prom was to be planned. But it was canceled. Then there was a prom, with all of seven attendees. It wasn't long before the questions started as to whether or not the other kids had actually had the gall to pull a fast one one the lesbian and have a secret prom. And it wasn't long before it came out that those assholes did exactly that.

Lord knows that when you have a secret prom, you should promptly post pictures of said secret prom on Facebook where anyone on the Interwebs can see them. The best part of the coverage on La Figa is that one of Constance's classmates commented on a post:

**Open Minded Readers Only**
I am a senior at IAHS, and I’ve known Constance for the last 6 years. Please hear our side of the story before you decide on our fate.
The party we had in Evergreen (the county neighborhood I live in) is 30 mins away from the school. we rented out the community center, hired vendors, decorated, and our parents ran the security/chaperone staff- but it wasn’t prom. Prom was at the country club where constance and 7 other students were. The reason the senior class boycotted the actual prom was not because we hate gays. We wanted a drama-free gathering to celebrate 3 great years and 1 lousy one together, and we wanted to lay low. We also wanted to do it without the main cause of the lousy. What people are failing to realize is that much of the fault of this whole stink lies with Constance, not her mistreatment by the school district, but her crazy-reckless need for attention. It sounds mean and horrible and like we planned it all specifically to embarrass Constance, but we didn’t. We let her have her prom with her girlfriend and her tuxedo and we went to party it up in the “boondocks” not because we wanted her rights violated, but so we could salvage what has turned into a total fiasco. As a whole we didn’t support her decision to throw the district under the bus, or her insinuations that we’re all just a bunch ‘a hicks driving around in beater pick up trucks spitting tobacco and burning crosses. IAHS is one of the top schools in the state and I’m proud of that, and I’m proud that we took a stand and just said you know what? forget it, we have just as much right as you do to have a party for ourselves. So we did, and now we’re getting flack because poor Connie’s ego got a bit of bruising. She’s playing the lesbian card to prove she ALWAYS gets what she wants. This time, we didn’t just let her.
Take it as you will, because I’m sure it sounds like we faked her out, but understand this- the decision NOT to attend prom had nothing to do with the school or with Constance’s sexual preferences; it had everything to do with proving we weren’t going to let her and the ACLU steamroll us into doing what Constance wanted. We flexed the muscle of the majority and we’ll suffer the consequences.


So, they were doing it to spite Constance. That's all fine and good. But why were two learning disabled students at the fake prom and not at the secret non-prom Prom? There are so many questions that I can't even possibly get them all out. I mean, what the fuck is wrong with these parents? How small of a person are you, how fucking pathetic is your life that you have to try to stick it to a girl who just wanted the same opportunity your stupid fucking awful kids had?

There are people out there calling for the Internet to take it easy on the actual high school kids; to not spam their public (of course) Facebook pages and whatnot. Yes, their parents had just as much to do with it as they did -- probably more, since the organized and bankrolled the secret non-prom Prom. But I was a high school senior once. I was 17-years-old once, too. I didn't go to prom, but I think I would have attended the Island of Misfits Prom. My beliefs were very similar to what they are now when I was 17 or 18. I was just as much of a pinko-commie-homo-baby killer-terrorist-loving-America hater then as I am now.

Honestly, this shit makes me weary and makes me hate people. Of course, these kids all have Jesus-related stuff on their Facebook pages, as well. Because if Jesus was anything, he was a HUGE FUCKING ASSHOLE.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

you know, i used to hate the WWJD saying, and then i realized that most
"Christian"s behaviors would just not measure up to that standard. this is possibly the best demonstration of that truth i have encountered in a LONG time. their capacity for hypocrisy and self-justification is just never-ending. just breath-taking.
barbara

Mrs Marcos said...

Well, I think if we know anything about Jesus, it is that he hates people that are different...especially the learning disabled and the gays. Shame on them for trying to have a normal high school experience and kudos to the secret prom planners, it is so sweet to see kids work so hard to have something meaningful (oh, wait, they didn't do the actual work but their parents paid for the people to DO the actual work, again, kudos, my friends).

Yours in sarcasm,
Mrs Marcos

p.s. word verification is "quadog," awesome.