Bad Faith Contrarian

My friend has discovered White Liberal Youtube, and it's pushing all of his friends away, including me! He believes his newfound opinions are correct because he's "thinking about the issues and [we're] not." But as a marginalized person, "the issues" are my everyday reality. How can I make clear to him how much damage he is causing?

In this absolute doozy of an episode, our asker hopes to save a long-term friendship that has recently plummeted down the toilet. Unfortunately, his friend has absorbed and accepted a whole lot of questionable-to-terrible opinions from YouTube. What can a person do when their friend becomes a bad faith contrarian? We're not quite sure, but other topics include: coping mechanisms, flushing turds, and treating an unreasonable person as though they are a reasonable person.

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