Date: March 9, 2010
“These double-standards whereby some people demand protection for themselves, but complain about it for others is just plain hypocrisy… ” – anonymous
I could not agree more, with this anonymous comment.
To many people out there want it good and fair for themselves, but they could not care less, about any such equivalent for other groups/individuals.
Date: March 8, 2010
“A bill introduced today in the Senate would hand the government the power to indefinitely detain terrorism suspects without charge or trial, dealing a swift blow to due process and the rule of law.”
I think, “terrorists” are a convenient, panic inducing issue, getting exploited in order to smooth over the glaring fact…that this sort of thing is being imposed, within our system.
If they can write this into law, and enforce it in the face of the U.S. Constitution…then this sort of thing can happen to anybody…anybody at all, that gets accused of being a “terrorist”.
Some politicians, including george w. bush, have had a history of intertwining “pedophiles” with terrorism, when rambling through their mental diarrhea at the political podium.
The writing on the wall has been here, for some time…and the political “undesirables” of the United States…the “underclasses”…especially those of us who have been getting the rawest of deals, all of our lives, and who are prime for an uprising…
…Isn’t it convenient, that they have an excuse, to lay the foundation for a new system, that can just lock people up?…call them “terrorist”, and put them in a cage…
I am thinking more in line of, “domestic terrorism”…or “home grown terrorists”…
…and applying these ideas, to people who are stigmatized, and who merely are trying to communicate with the world…yet, the chronically offended amongst us will fly into a frenzy…and claim they are “terrified” of the stigmatized group(s) and people…
Is such a liberal interpretation “out of line”?…
…Is it wrong to anticipate this?
Date: March 8, 2010
…Or, maybe the question is, are the people online using the internet, to the best of their abilities?
I once thought the internet was great…and I still do, but…there is no question, it is tarnished in my mind.
We, the oppressed and disadvantaged…we have a frontier that we can use, advance in and thrive from…but, how many really do this?
…and what is the quality, of what the majority of us are doing?
I don’t want to throw stones…and I know, the internet is different things to different people…
…I still cannot see much of the content online, as being much more than a virtual wasteland…where people who have nothing constructive to contribute to the world, gather to amuse themselves…often by taring others down.
The internet does attract, the lowest common denominators amongst humans, after all…
I sometimes wonder if it is not more of a detriment to us, being online…because it means we are no longer forced to take to the streets…and show up in the flesh, angry and ready to fight for our lives, and all that is good about them.
I wonder if anyone is paying attention…and if any of this is going to mean anything, someday.
Date: March 7, 2010
While I may not be a huge supporter of boycott and censorship campaigns [in fact, I detest them], I do think this website offers a stark, relevant character reference, for Laura Schlesinger as a bigot.
Note that the actual campaign is long over, and this is merely an archive, with content of the campaigns website.
Date: March 6, 2010
“…one of our favorite Dr. Laura quotes: “How many letters have I read on the air from gay men who acknowledge that a huge portion of the male homosexual populace is predatory on young boys?” […] and we were outraged that Paramount would give a national platform to someone intent on spreading that kind of intolerance against a class of Americans.”
Of course, nobody deserves having their character smeared, and being called “predatory”, when they factually are nothing of the sort.
…but, here is the issue…
They spend no time contesting the validity of the accusation [that said behavior is “predatory on young boys”], and merely try to distance themselves from “that kind of behavior”.
It is not a question of whether or not this “deserves” to be called predatory…Many so called progressives, buy into the pop culture intolerance, hook, line and sinker…and without any deeper, critical examination.
It is a question of whether or not, they themselves, are being associated with anything stigmatised, that might hold them back socially and politically.
The fact that calling man/boy sexual relations “predatory”, as an absolute default, is a lie, does not even factor into how or why they respond.
There is no integrity, in searching out and standing up for the truth…It is just all about retreating from the stigma and lies.
Many of these gay and lesbian groups, are all to willing to repeat these exact same lies…and propagate hate, violence and intolerance…so long as they don’t perceive it, as coming back on themselves in a bad way.
They demand that others treat them with integrity and respect, yet refuse these same dignities to others.
Astonishingly incredulous, but true.
It is not my intent to point fingers and condemn others…but, it is high time, that groups who claim to be for truth and freedom, actually stand for these things, unflinchingly across the board.
It is time they addressed the issues of political smearing aimed at all sexual minorities…and issues of integrity, honesty and respect for the life choices of others.
If they only focus on looking out for their own skewed interests, then they probably aren’t much of a supporter of freedom and honesty, in the wider sense.
This is one of the biggest tragedies, of the gay and lesbian movement.
Date: February 28, 2010
Voting in/out pathological “disorders”…
A new one, is “TDD”, and it’s aimed at children…
It sounds like they are trying to call the natural state of throwing a tantrum, a “disorder”.
Since when this has ceased being a natural condition of the human species [at least some of the time], is anybodies guess.
No doubt, the DSM [and its authors] would hold far more credibility, if they were not chronically trying to classify normal aspects of life, as being some sort of “disorder” to be medically exploited for profit.
…What is that condition?…”Hyper Diagnosis Disorder”?…”Medical Manipulation Disorder”?…
Surely, there must be a name for it somewhere.
Date: February 26, 2010
I’m going to get a bit leachy, here…and link to an interesting post, which Viamund the Rake made on his blog.
It seems, the pope [Benedict XVI] doesn’t like social equality, wherever the church has to cramp it’s own stile, in order to accommodate it.
Is it “equal rights”, to allow the catholic church to discriminate against homosexuals, when this is a long held tradition of the catholic church?
Apparently, the pope thinks so, because “equal rights to religious beliefs”, is his spin on all of this.
Someone should explain to him, that his church is not above cultural laws…and cultural laws are [usually] written, with the majority interest in mind.
This is one of those curious conflicts that arise, when a country has a state religion, and no separation of church and state [which, I’ll readily admit, even in the USA, does not truthfully exist either…not in practice].
A similar issue arose, back when I was in elementary school, at a private, baptist school. As a church, they had some sort of tax exempt status…but, equal rights laws were making advances, and this greatly troubled the church…because new proposed requirements, would force them not to discriminate, based upon all sorts of criteria, including sexual orientation.
They were outright suggesting to us, that they would “be forced to” hire a homosexual, and let him/her work amongst us kids, if such a person were to apply to work there.
This was just the absolute worst thing, in their minds…and some kind of “tragic crisis”.
Of course, it blew over…
…but, once I had the chance to step back, and critically analyze it…I never understood what made them think, that any self respecting homosexual would ever want to subject themselves, to the abusive environment of that church/school.
Who is going to apply, and stick around, at any place where they were so clearly reviled and not wanted?
Alternatively, shouldn’t they have wanted “the sinner” there, amongst us…where they could “love” and convert him/her?
I guess, their homophobia [and sex-phobia] was the more pressing issue, here.
Ah…my boyhood schooling…the stories I could tell…
Believe me…No church should ever be allowed, to own it’s own school full of children…ever.
Date: February 24, 2010
Note: I believe this was a response, from a thread at the Newgon Forum.
I would normally agree here…but, keep in mind, we are talking about the UK, here.
They have an official, national religion, and that church is very much a part of the government…which changes the balance and ramifications tremendously.
If tax dollars taken out of my pocket, were being funneled to churches [in any way], and those churches were practicing the kinds of discrimination that I grew up under [and still live in, to a very large degree today], I would be outraged as well.
As a rule, I think any non-government organisation has the right to associate with whomever it wills, and hold a common code of conduct it feels represents it’s views.
I draw a line, when people of opposing viewpoints are expected to finance these kinds of groups…and where people who have no choice [ie: children] are forced into participating in said groups.
At the very least, they should not be rewarded, for behaving in those sorts of ways. They do not deserve to be seen as privileged, and exempted from things like income tax, for example.
I would not force censorship, or our same fate, upon others, either…
…but, we should be clear…wherever association is forced, the rules change.
I think bigots have the right to be bigots, so long as they are not infringing on the freedoms of others, and exploiting others in order to propagate their own goals.
That possibility is not very likely, wherever the various minorities are legally tied to each other.