Today, as part of my ongoing harangue about LBGT rightsthat is unlikely to end before the actual bill is passed and maybe not even then, I’d like to share a great video rant by Jonathan Pie.
This guy does some great videos,and he’s generally harsh but fair. If you’ve missed him before now, his gimmick is that he’s a pretend political correspondent who delivers his proper news lines then “back to the studio”s, before going off on an off-the-air rant about the shit he’s just reported on. It shows a clever contrast between the regurgitated bullshit journalism we’ve become used to, and the actual job of journalists – and how often their hands are tied.
I wanted to copy this here, because it once again very neatly sums up both sides of the Gutless debate: The frustration and anger towards the government and assorted anti-LBGT groups, and the pointlessness of getting enraged and trying to shut down actual discussion of issues – even if you feel they’re so basic that it’s offensive to even think about discussing them.
It’s only through discourse, ultimately, that this sort of progress can be made. And it’s an excellent point about bigotry, and getting its voice out there rather than pushing it underground. Sometimes it’s only when you make the bigots spout their evil, backwards shit out loud that you get them to acknowledge how stupid it is. It’s only when they are given a shot at succeeding that they can be resoundingly politically beaten. It’s only when the nationalistic hate parties get into power that they are proven incapable of actually governing in today’s world.
I’m not sure this is worth the danger in electing them and emboldening their followers, but facts are facts. The bigots are out there, and they’re losing. Because the future is inevitable.