posted on Nov, 1 2009 @ 01:16 PM
reply to post by halfoldman
Mmm, I find my own above argument slightly regretable. I thought it would be more about finding alliances, common ground amongst minorities. It seems
while open racism has turned to the margins of sub-culture, homophobia is still OK. Why would anyone choose to be gay? Please explain that. The
argument seems to be that black and gay people experience discrimination (that much is not disputed), it just follows from this that blacks do not
deserve discrimination, but gays do because they "choose" to be hated. How peculier?
Anyway, there are still racist, even openly Nazi groups in most Western democracies. They would argue that multiculturalism is evil. In other words,
they will accept the odd immigrant and refugee from other cultures, but these must adapt as far as possible to the local culture. And yet to liberal
intellectualism it is the racist who is granted "special rights", and is barely tolerated.
In fact, does one have the right to be granted freedom of association, and from forced assimilation? Many whites across the globe would grudgingly
say that they are forced to accept other faiths and affirmative action. Yet, Islam does not allow equal minority rights to Christiantity in Saudi
Arabia. Why should Europe be tolerant when Islamic countries are often not?
Here in South Africa there is a strain of Africanism that wants all whites to leave (many have already). I usually retort, well then why don't all
blacks leave Europe and the UK?