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November 30, 2008

Gay McCarthyism (Explain the difference of techniques)

In reading Malkin’s posts re pressure being brought to bare upon businesses and individuals, who supported Prop 8 in Calif. I am struck, as many are, by the Left’s hypocrisy. These tactics are identical to the 50’s McCarthy techniques, minus hearings. That will be the next step no doubt…commissions ala Canada…to flesh out beliefs, speech, writing. For now the Gay movement is flexing its financial clout and shoutdown pecs toward those that supported Prop. 8. I guess that is their collective right, but next time some evangelical group flexes their might, I hope the technique is not brought into question. Argue the merits of principles, but apparently the technique must stand. For now, support all businesses that the Gay’s blacklist. For those of you that cave and quit your positions, be glad, for now, that is the worst that is offered. Should we ever devolve to hearings and commissions and tribunals, regardless of the political persuasion in power, we have gone too far in copying the Euros or worse. For the record, I oppose Prop. 8 and the Cali Supreme’s prior ruling. I support Gay Civil Unions. I don’t support Gay thugs, nor Gay bashing.           

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Who will the witch hunters go after next?

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/11/25/anti-prop-8-mob-watch-la-film-festival-director-resigns-over-donations/

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/11/29/anti-prop-8-mob-watch-a-new-blacklist-published/

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  1. Some wonder why the backlash to the passing of Prop 8 is so intense and widespread. It can’t really just be about wedding cakes and matching tuxedos, can it? No. Here’s another reason: Gays are third most likely to be victims of hate crimes (after Blacks and Jews), and Gays are first most likely of any group to be murdered in a hate crime. (see FBI stats: http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/hc2007/incidents.htm). Gay teens are 3 times more likely than straight kids to commit suicide, to be kicked out of their homes, and to become child street prostitutes to survive. Hate crimes and neglect thrive in an environment of bigotry and marginalization and Prop 8 shows that active, aggressive, invasive intolerance is OK; that hate against this minority is OK. This is the legacy of those who support(ed) Prop 8. This is your respect for American liberties. This is your Christian love.

    Some also wonder why individuals and companies who support(ed) Prop 8 are being “outed” and economically targeted. The tactics of public pressure and boycott are tried and true means of peaceful civil rights resistance (e.g. Montgomery Bus Boycott). When you take rights away from Americans (even gays) they tend to get angry and do something. Tea party in the harbor anyone?

    Comment by rrinehart — December 1, 2008 @ 12:11 AM | Reply

  2. Rinehart,
    Good points re intolerance of gays. However, does that translate over to a right to marriage v. union? Being the victim of crime does not ensure a right to anything beyond victim status. Not necessarily a greater victim status, either. Re the tactics of gays are no different than McCarthy era tactics, when the stakes were perceived much higher and still it was an inappropriate exercise in rights and power by well intentioned zealots. Boycotting is fine. The exercise of voter’s rights is more important than a rigged Cali Supreme Ct. don’t you think? Christian Love? Equal to Gay Love and Violence.

    Boston Tea Party….maybe in a few years when O takes this country to the brink of equality on steroids and debases all principles. Frankly, gay rights do not equal racial civil rights, but that said violence and rudeness toward gays is unacceptable as well. I believe gays do themselves a disservice now. But, in a world of empowerment to act the fools…gays have set themeselves back even if another judge plays the legislate game.

    Comment by swittersb — December 1, 2008 @ 5:54 AM | Reply

  3. “Hate crimes and neglect thrive in an environment of bigotry and marginalization and Prop 8 shows that active, aggressive, invasive intolerance is OK; that hate against this minority is OK. This is the legacy of those who support(ed) Prop 8. This is your respect for American liberties. This is your Christian love.”

    What on earth are you talking about!!! Gays have the same rights as everyone else – to marry someone of the opposite sex. They would like a NEW right to ‘marry’ someone of the same sex.

    They already have civil unions in California, so they have the same rights as married couples. What then, is being aggressively taken away??? Who is full of hate? Who is being marginalized?
    Your comparison is positively Orwellian. The GAY community the one behaving with aggression, intolerance and hatred. They need to show a little respect for other people’s TRADITIONS and PERSONAL BELIEFS and draw the line at getting equal financial and legal benefits, without turning the religious and millenia old definition of marriage into a farce.

    Comment by Sarah — December 1, 2008 @ 3:53 PM | Reply


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