I was scanning twitter this morning and ran across this;
@jeromeehudson So, you’re at Chick-fil-a (AGAIN), eh @BruceCarrollSC?? You’re a self-loathing piece of work
I thought “Oh God!” aren’t we past these things yet?
Mr. Hudson is going on about the Chic-fil-a ruckus, that started when some executive from Chic-Fil-A said he didn’t agree with gay marriage or didn’t like gay people or some such.
As you can tell I was offended so much by the comments of the Chic-fil-a person I totally remember exactly what it was all about. Yeah right! I so didn’t give a shit
Mainly because I don’t care what one person says or that (he or she) is an executive of a company or that they’re making 1000 times more money than me.
This is one of the things that I find so damn offensive about the mainstream GLBT community. My sexuality has never defined my politics, why does the GLBT community allow it to define theirs?
The GLBT community and others, tend to boycott at the drop of a hat over no damn good reason. In some boycotts the GLBT folks will even devour their own. Such as the gay bar owner who was… Horror of horrors Republican!.
Now we’ve got the Barilla boycott. Really? Lets see a name like Guido Barilla, anybody care to guess what his religion probably is? Can you say most likely traditionally Catholic? Are you really surprised that he’d be opposed to showing gay families? More-over, why isn’t he allowed to speak his mind without haveing to live in fear that some half baked group will get their panties in a twist.
Aren’t there far more important things to worry about?
Anybody remember the Coors boycott of the ’80s? It was in all the papers, well at least the gay papers. Coors was being mean and oppressive I vaguely recall it was something to do with firing gay workers or some such. So the gay community made the grandiose gesture of not buying Coors beer or serving it in gay bars.
This went on for years… As did Coors Brewing. I doubt seriously that Coors noticed much of a dip in their bottom line.
I honestly don’t know if you can get a Coors beer in a gay bar now. I’m afraid to ask for fear that the patrons of the bar would go feral, turn on me and rip my carcass to bloody shreds.
Just for asking the question…
Oh hey, look at that. Coors is marketing specifically to gay people. Well it only took 25 years for the gay community to forget about the boycott.
How about the Great Hotel boycott of the early 2000s in San Diego? OMG someone at the hotel said some bad things about the GLBT community. They must be boycotted forever to make them understand that we are important and powerful and …
OUR OPINION MATTERS MORE THAN THEIRS DOES!
In short, Convert or die!
Not a particularly healthy attitude and I’m apparently not alone in beginning to feel that the GLBT community is being perceived as Nazi-esq.
I stumbled across this little jewel of a graphic to the right, on the internet. It came up within the first page of images.
All I can say is DAMN! I’ll bet the Stonewall democrats and Log Cabin Republicans never saw this coming.
Then the executive at Chic-Fil-A said he didn’t agree with gay marriage AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHGGGGGGHHHHH! The GLBT community whips itself into a froth AGAIN. With boycotts and protests and all manner of idiocy.
The Chic-Fil-A executive expressed HIS opinion! He’s entitled to speak his mind.
That folks is a right protected by the first amendment of the constitution.
You know the same right that allows the GLBT community to express their opinion with protests, signs, and boycotts?
Why the hell is it wrong for a single person to say what he thinks, and yet OK for the GLBT community to disrupt (or attempt to disrupt) his business?
More recently there was the great Vodka pouring in LA and New York because of the Russian governments oppression of gay people.
As the Russians were probably saying “Big Deal, So What?”
Much of the Vodka you morons were pouring out isn’t even made in Russia. So if you really want to make an impact don’t go to the Olympics in Russia. Don’t watch it on television but that’s about all you can do. The GLBT community is largely impotent in the affairs of the Russian government.
Why isn’t the GLBT community boycotting OIL, after all Iran and Iraq have some of the most hideous laws against GLBT people. Oh right, our cars… well we need them don’t we?
The single most offensive hypocrisy I have every heard of is this;
Apparently a Gay bar in San Diego was the object of an intended Boycott by GAY people because the Owner of the bar happened to be Republican and expressed his dismay at President Obama’s re-election. I’m putting this perhaps more delicately than reality. The Bar Owner was flat out pissed off about it, and said so in public in the bar.
That probably wasn’t the wisest move but HE OWNS the place and therefore should be able to express himself even in a fit of anger.
What followed was insanity.
This bar owner is known for his generosity and contributions to the community. But because he’s a Republican, and not in lockstep with the predominately Democratic members of the GLBT community he was suddenly targeted for destruction.
After all if you don’t believe every word that falls from the lips of the approved GLBT roster of celebrities and politicians is pure gold you must be defective. Even if you’re asking legitimate questions for legitimate reasons.
I’ve always pictured the end of “Invasion of the body snatchers” when I think about this subject.
It’s time for the GLBT community to grow the hell up, & start acting their age.
We’re not going to be liked by everyone, any more than black or hispanic people are. Get over it!
We can’t force people to like us with litigation (See Affirmative Action) or protests (See A Day without Mexicans) or sweet words (See President Obama).
There will always be a percentage of the population that doesn’t like either a particular minority group or several. SO WHAT? SHIT HAPPENS!
Move on with your life like an adult.
I’m an American. I’ll eat what I damn well please, drink what I damn well please, and no-one is going to stop me. I’ll smoke if I want to, I’ll fuck who I want, when I want to, and whatever gender I choose.
No, I don’t suffer from self loathing. I suffer from pride in myself and my ability to make up my OWN mind. I reject group think. I participate in those things that I’ve decided are worth my time. Silly assed boycotts simply don’t make the cut. Hearing about silly assed boycotts just pisses me off.
If you don’t like it… shut the hell up.
Go engage in that ancient & time honored tradition the world over…
Gossip about it behind my back!
But don’t you DARE tell me to boycott someone or infringe on THEIR right to have their beliefs, opinions, or freedom of speech.
I realize I’m asking for a lot. After all you’d have to actually read several news papers then compare and contrast the various arguments pro and con about a particular subject.
Who has time? After all you’ve got to get your hair cut, text all your friends, and be at the next party, with a whole new wardrobe.
It’s easier to be told what to think by a 30 second news report that will define how you vote, which maybe you’ll do… If there’s time on the way to the party.
Equality doesn’t mean domination. It means we live peacefully, as neighbors and don’t bother each other with our stereos.