100% support what this lady had to say.
Oh my god, This. This needs to be reblogged
The story was already going to get a reblog from me
But the moment I spotted Jair Bolsonaro’s name in there, the rage just blazed up to my head
That man is not just a bigot, he is a fascist and a complete psycho who shouldn’t be free and working in politics by ANY MEANS
Him and his butt buddy Rev. Marco Feliciano, who, ironically, is the president of the Human Rights Committee here in Brazil, look at that — by the way, he has just approved a law that makes it okay to banish gay people from evangelical temples.
They both should be rotting instead of enabling more and more stories like these to happen.
Okay, but going off on a rant about a disgusting homophobe and then turning around and using the term “butt buddy” as an insult?
Really? Fucking really?
Do you not see what is profoundly fucked up about that?
shit i think i found sniper
His sweetheart has a really dusty and cobwebby butthole.
I recognize this one!
It’s from Homosexuality: Legitimate Alternative Deathstyle by Dick Hafer. It’s a rather nasty homophobic piece of work from 1986.
Content warning for gratuitous slurs and homophobia and really it’s just awful.
Awww, it’s so adorably hateful. Throwing around words like “abnormal” and “perverted” like they mean something. It’s like a ten-year-old decided to write hate propaganda. Even the title reeks of fourth-grade ingenuity.
I think the most depressing thing I’ve noticed about the way humans function is that we’re shit at empathy and rationality. Take politics. Consider who makes up the right wing: rich, priviledged people. Old, white men who want to maintain the status quo because it benefits them. Egotistical fucks, rights?
But then look at the left wing. Who do we have here? Workers, poor people, people of colour. The downtrodden and disenfranchized. They support an ideology that preaches equality for all because they support justice and utilitarianism, right? Wrong. They want to upset the status quo by moving wealth from rich people to less priviledged sectors of society, because that would benefit them.
And look at any marginalized group. Rich queers are still classist. Bronies, whose entire schtick is not conforming to popular gender roles, have alarming racist and sexist tendencies. When the allies finally learned of the nazi concentration camps, they immediately freed all the jews. When they found out there’d been homosexuals in there, they put them back in. Most activists aren’t upset because injustice has been done; they’re upset because they got the short end of the stick. Put the exact same person on the opposite end of the priviledge spectrum and I can almost guarantee you their rhetoric would do a 180 along with them.
This is the problem with the social justice movement as a whole. And the anti-social justice movement. Any movement, really. Instead of taking a sound, utilitarian moral code (“As many people as possible should be as content with their lives as possible”) and then deducing the particulars (“Homophobia is stupid and unwarranted,” “Free speech ought to be a human right,” “Universal healthcare is beneficial to the nation”) through facts and logic, they jump straight to whatever cause is relevant to them and start screeching and preaching.
It’s also why I don’t go to protests and rallies. I hate slogans and catchphrases, because they’re clear signs that you’ve given up on arguing and have defaulted to propaganda and groupthink. I hate arguments from emotion, because they’re not valid, only manipulative. I hate any call to unity, because you are telling me to put aside the power of reason in favor of power in numbers.
The worst part is that it has to be this way, specifically because humans are not rational creatures. A show of force in the form of ten thousand protesters shouting slogans does a lot more to change the minds of people than the most carefully thought out rational argument. The disenfranchized need group identity and emotional validation to effect real change.
I just wish it didn’t have to be that way. So please, just think about your underlying moral principles. Think about why you have certain opinions. If you start really reasoning with yourself (and listening to others), I think you’ll find that a lot of the things you think, you think for really dumb reasons. And don’t let yourself be fooled because your opinions and theories happen to be correct; if you believe the right thing for the wrong reasons, you are still wrong.
Way too much stupidity exists because people fail to analyze their own motives.