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A TED talk on gay around the world.
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It has been my experience and observation that it takes generations for any kind of prejudice to die out; it's passed down in families, churches, and even public schools. It was over 100 years after Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation before the Civil Rights legislation was passed, and even that didn't change people's attitudes.
Look at the way the Boy Scouts still discriminates against LGBT and atheist children; how does that affect the youngsters who are members today? (I have no idea how many African-American Boy Scouts there are now, but I suspect it's a small percentage... smaller than the percent of African Americans in the entire population, I suppose.)
Hell, look how long it took for women to be allowed to vote in the USA, and what some of the suffragettes had to go through to get lawmakers to realize they were serious. And how many decades after that before women were (somewhat) accepted in the workplace doing the same jobs as men. I think it took the absence of skilled men during WW2 to turn things around, and when the men came home they wanted women off the assembly lines, out of the offices, and back in the kitchen. Many women refused to go.
But the ERA was never passed, women are still making less than men who do the same work, and women are still not promoted as often as men are to managerial positions.
The sad fact is that it's the mindless beer-drinking, FAUX Noose-watching couch potatoes who make the difference, and there are way too many of them. May they all die childless.
I have seen this sort of ignorance in Africa, The Middle and Far East and to a lesser extent in Europe. Here in the States we should not get too comfortable, a lot of the Police here are just as bad especially with the Ts. If you are a member of the LGBT community you have probably experienced it first hand. The US Government gives a lot of lip service but when it comes down to real action of-times they look the other way.
Unfortunately, I believe it will take generations for this kind of hate to subside in Russia, especially since it's government endorsed. The LGBTQI community there has a long, rough road ahead of them. I can't imagine living in that type of environment.
Thanks Fallen Angel, another group of very interesting and informative documentaries, thanks again.
While the uniformed internal security goons sing "We're up all night to get lucky", and police crack down on people who express progay sentiments, Americans are in Russia protesting to condemn LGBT people and express support for Putin.
Scores detained by Russian police. International Olympic Committee has no problem with that. "Mr. Putin appeared to express frustration that protests over Russia’s policies threatened to overshadow the spectacle of the Games." - good. I hope he develops an ulcer. And hemorrhoids. And a perianal abscess. Before cirrhosis sets in. And may the chair of the International Olympic Committee fall into the defective toilet in his hotel room, built incompetently by corrupt contractors. And then he also develop a perianal abscess, after drinking the contaminated Sochi water, which will have to be treated by Russian doctors.
And as for NBC, land of Rachel Maddow, did they really have to censor the IOC's opening recitation of the antidiscrimination portion of the IOC Charter? While I am torn about NBC's simultaneous kneeling kiss to their Russian masters' infected asses, and their continued broadcasting of Maddow - probably with some limits on what she can say - as far as I'm concerned, they can send the NBC Sports division down one of the Sochi slopes, naked, face down, and serve them Sochi water when they get to the bottom.
The Scottish Brewery "Brew Dog" just launched a new beer to show support for Gay people in Russia and knock Putin and his anti Gay policies.. Search for "Brew Dog Hello My Name is Vladimir"
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