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  •  here's a video for you (3+ / 0-)
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    irishwitch, kyril, Norm in Chicago

    this is from the Ugandan anti-Homosexuality campaigns:

    I think this illustrates the the application of the principles you describe quite well, in the case the use of disgust to drive prejudice.

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    by VelvetElvis on Mon Jun 14, 2010 at 12:47:37 PM PDT

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      But I keep giggling when they say, "Eat da poo poo."

      The few, the proud, the Pro-Israel Kossaks.

      by psychodrew on Mon Jun 14, 2010 at 01:20:45 PM PDT

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      •  unfortunately I think that's why it made it to (1+ / 0-)
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        youtube.  I don't think that most people who see it grasp that this is the propaganda they are using to justify putting homosexuals to death.

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        by VelvetElvis on Mon Jun 14, 2010 at 01:38:23 PM PDT

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        •  I guess it is so over the top (0+ / 0-)

          that it is hard to take seriously.

          The few, the proud, the Pro-Israel Kossaks.

          by psychodrew on Mon Jun 14, 2010 at 03:09:39 PM PDT

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          •  It's definitely a parody remix of the (0+ / 0-)

            Ugandan propaganda, but the part about Martin Ssempa screening gay fetish porn, particularly scat porn, in his campaign to stir up hatred toward gay people and people perceived to be gay (there's plenty of evidence that part of the proponents' motivation is the ability to make damaging accusations about political opponents) is quite real.

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            by ebohlman on Mon Jun 14, 2010 at 04:55:03 PM PDT

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      •  It would be funny (1+ / 0-)
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        if it wasn't so murderous. When I regard vile homophobes like the "Christian" ministers in Uganda, I can't determine which arises first, their "disgust" or their all-out hatred. I guess it ultimately doesn't matter to my suffering LGBT brothers and sisters there. Being overwhelmed by witch hunts and deadly persecutions doesn't leave them time to ruminate about it. Thanks for your diary, psychodrew, and the excellent (well, mostly excellent) discussion it engendered.

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