BigSteve wrote:It's ignorant of you to assume that "conservatives" are homophobic. Some certainly are, most of us aren't.
No, you just don't like when "the gays" jump on top of burning police cars. This is something that I've never done, and had never associated with "LGBT" before. Like I said, I've grown up as a gay, lived a full gay life, know many other gay people, and still don't understand your comment as anything except extreme lack of knowledge of any gay people. Ten percent of your hometown are gays, so you're probably just not socializing enough to know people.
Pants-of-dog wrote:So we agree that many conservatives are homophobic.
Now, would it not also make sense for these conservatives to let go of their irrational fear, hatred and bigotry that they direct towards LGBTQ2S people?
Yes, all they have to do is take selfies of themselves crying next to a Stonewall Monument, and then all will be well at their college dorm?
Pants, perhaps working class, ordinary people in our society have been ruined by their serfhood to finance capital and its propaganda industry (in lieu of subsidized education), and commercial media has turned their eyes towards scapegoats? If so, your upper middle class snivelling isn't helpful at all. "Guys, just go to Greece for a few weeks, do a few centering workshops, buy yourself a new wardrobe of clothes, and you should be fine. Works for me!"
*laughs at upper class-inspired "solutions" to working class despair*
Rancid wrote:Generally, I don't like the idea of punishing current generations for the sins of a past generations.
Why not? Current generations benefit from the sins of their grandparents (today's Americans live well off of stolen land that was genocided for them), so why shouldn't they pay for these sins as well?
It's the only way to stop them. Otherwise, the lesson learned is "to keep doing the same thing over and over, in Libya, Syria, Iraq, Venezuela" etc. First step is admitting you have a problem.
"An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people" (Jefferson, Thomas)
"I'm gonna get you, Weezie!" (Jefferson, George)