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  •  They've also had different views about race (3+ / 0-)
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    Chrislove, teloPariah, Tennessee Dave

    and gender.  As true as what you're saying is, I hope you're not trying to defend any of these people.

    All it takes is security in your own civil rights to make you complacent.

    by Dave in Northridge on Mon Apr 09, 2012 at 04:06:25 PM PDT

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    •  I'm not defending them in any way whatsoever. (2+ / 0-)
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      Dave in Northridge, Ahianne

      If they haven't changed yet, they're equivalent to the George Wallace voters who couldn't accept the end of segregation.
      A few years ago, I was re-involved in higher education and took a class in the history and philosophy of sociology.
      One thing that really stuck with me was the idea of social evolution, not just that societies change, but in fact societies are constantly in flux, mutating, evolving, changing.
      Any world view that imagines static, rigid conditions for society is seen as doomed. North Korea is a good example of an authoritarian system enforcing a false static condition on its society.
      There are just too many factors in addition to the folly of homophobia that are working against these authoritarians. Straights like sex too, and don't want these people busting into their bedrooms either. Women want equality with men. Etc. Eventually the mythology that supports homophobia falls by the wayside because it's not sustainable by the facts. Eventually men become more secure in their sexuality and don't feel the need for sounding manly (i.e. homophobic).

      I'd rather have a buntle afrota-me than a frottle a bunta-me.

      by David54 on Mon Apr 09, 2012 at 06:23:55 PM PDT

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