Friday, November 07, 2008
Barbara Kay: Discriminating Against Gays is OK
As if it wasn't bad enough that one of the big reasons gay people lost the right to marry in California, is because so many black people voted against them.
Now the foul homophobe Barbara Kay says blacks shouldn't be ashamed of that...because gay people aren't really an oppressed group.
African-Americans, Jews, aboriginals, the Roma people and other historically disadvantaged ethnic or racial groups experience their collective memory through the narratives they inherit from their parents and grandparents and ancestors. Indeed, they are a true identity group because they have a collective history and common memories. The sufferings they endured are directly related to who they are historically, to characteristics and events they cannot change, to their skin colour and bloodlines, to the deeds of their ancestors. Where is their commonality with individuals disconnected from the great chain of human history, whose "identity" isn't a culture, an ethnicity, a race or a civilization - just a mere sexual preference that rules out both a collective past and a collective future, the sine qua nons of a true identity group.
Oh yeah. No collective memory? What about this one?
Or what about these gay teenagers in Iran?
Or the thousands of gay people who are attacked and murdered every year just because they are gay? Or the millions and millions who are forced to live miserable lives in the shadow of prejudice?
As I said yesterday gay marriage is about a lot of things.
And a marriage certificate is not just a piece of paper. Like Kay seems to think:
Beside the true discrimination blacks have suffered, the lack of a symbolic piece of paper in an otherwise unencumbered life is as insulting as moaning and groaning about your sniffles to a cancer survivor.
It's about equality and respect. And stopping the hate and the killing.
*Sigh* I could go on and on but why bother?
Kay is nothing but a skanky homophobe. An absurd fetus fetishist who recently wrote that "belief in God is a prophylactic against superstition.” Huh?
A Muslim basher who calls Quebec "Quebecistan," and a Christianist wingnut who believes that Sarah Palin's racist redneck movement is a "feminist revolution without the feminists." Kookamunga.
In short, a twisted fucking MORON.
So I think I'll just offer her my Tarzan salute.
You know...the skanky wanky salute.
Golly. I can only hope that the National Post folds soon....and that Kay will be forced to hand out her hatemongering shite on street corners.... so she can be engulfed by a swarm of monster flies.
Because while decent people HATE stinky bigots.
You know the flies will LOVE her....