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THE CONSERVATIVE TAKE ON THE CULTURE WAR: “YEAH, YOU WON, PROGRESSIVES, BUT YOU CHEATED!”

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I am currently reading John Nolte’s article on 11 reasons the Left has not won the Culture War at Breitbart.com. Simply reading this is making my day because I love to laugh in the morning. Millions of conservatives have likely read this today and more than a thousand have commented. Those comments will be covered by Fred Schwartz later in the day.

Nolte begins with same sex marriage which I see as a full faith and credit legal issue not a moral and religious one. I don’t think, however, that any shop owner has a right to refuse service to a gay couple anymore than they have the right to refuse service to a person based on their race, religion, gender or disability. The author feels that the “voice of the people” has been tossed out in favor of the rulings of “activist judges.” In a bizarre twist John Nolte points to a rise in “Christian entertainment” as proof that Americans really do not want people they do not know of the same sex to get married. The singular example is the film “Heaven is for Real” which has grossed nothing yet because the film is to be released today. Nolte’s point is that Sony TriStar Pictures has decided to release the film on a Wednesday in 2,417 theaters. This film and others like it are one point Nolte shows as proof that on the topic of same sex marriage the Right is winning. I will make a claim here: Heaven is for Real will not make more money between its premiere and the end of the box office weekend than “Transcendence” will make from its opening until Sunday night on a theater by theater basis.

The next Culture War issue is the legalization of marijuana. Both Washington state and Colorado have legalized the weed most notorious to conservatives and more states are moving to decriminalize small amounts. Most recently the state of Maryland did just that becoming the first state south of the Dixon-Line to decriminalize pot. Fourteen other states and the District of Columbia have also done so. Nolte does not address any of the medical reasons for pot use or even recreational ones as a justification for a victory here in the Culture war. Instead he states that abortion rights activists are on their heels quoting an article on Breitbart.com no less about a poll conducted by the Knights of Columbus regarding abortion rights. The Gallup Polling Service numbers show that those who view themselves as pro-Life vice those that are pro-Choice are nearly equal at 48% to 45%. The numbers of those seeing abortion as federally defined from the same poll vice those who do not believe abortion should be legal at all is 52% vice 20% as of May 2013. Nolte loses this battle as well.

Nolte sticks with entertainment decrying the amount of sex on television but reveling in what he calls the return of the masculine male on the National Geographic Channel. These shows according to the author “celebrate the working class and their traditional values.” What he really means is they celebrate being white, Christian and living in the woods or where it’s very cold. The next “reason” the Right is winning the Culture War is the ascendancy of Jimmy Fallon to the Tonight Show as a counter to Stephen Colbert stepping into David Letterman’s slot after his retirement next year. There is no rhyme or reason to this at all.

The next nugget reveals something about conservatives. They like strong male characters. Nolte point to Don Draper [Mad Men] Walter White [Breaking Bad] and Tony Soprano [The Sopranos] as examples of these. They are called “flawed” and “anti-heroes” and I imagine that takes the guilt away for all the nudity, sex, drugs and violence which conservative say they are against on TV.

More entertainment, really? Miley Cyrus is popular but unions are dying says Nolte. I fear conservatives may never come out of this irrational abyss. As if the weakness of unions in America is a good thing for those working class people they say they love?

Conservative media is on the upswing says Nolte. Well get back to me in 20 years when most Fox News viewers are either dead or senile or have slaughtered their family. There is a trend in there demographically if you just take the time to look.

Women are getting birth control but conservatives have their guns! This is awful. War on women much? The fear of the Other is oozing here.

Nolte sees more money in politics as a solution to what ails the Right politically. No John, the key would be to make your tent bigger. Oh, that’s right you can’t do that because you’d have to let in all those brown people, women and gay people on a level playing field.

Yes, Occupy is dead but given time the TEA Party will wither as well. I think the date on that tombstone will be somewhere around 1 February 2017.

What John Nolte needs is a time machine so he can return to that conservative era of his father the 1950s. Back then by conservative standards women were in their place (not barefoot and pregnant but seen and not heard), minorities were second class citizens and it was a crime to be gay. It must be awful for John Nolte to have to watch as all that unearned privilege is redistributed in the form of earned civil rights.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil

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A STATEMENT FROM ELTON JOHN

Posted in ELTON JOHN, GLBTQ RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS, RUSSIAN ANTI-HOMOSEXUALITY LAWS, SOCHI OLYMPICS, VLADIMIR PUTIN with tags , on 23/01/2014 by Majordomo Pain

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This is Breaking News . . .

A portion of the statement from Elton John regarding the anti-homosexuality laws in Russia followed by the full statement in Russian and the link is below:

am deeply grateful for the support of the Russian people who have welcomed and accepted me in their country ever since I first visited in 1979.

On my last visit, in December 2013, I wondered whether the new legislation banning “homosexual propaganda” might have changed that. It hadn’t. I still felt the same warmth and welcome from the audiences that I have felt every time I have been in Russia.

On that trip I met with members of the LGBT community in Moscow. Although I was still welcomed as an openly gay foreigner, I wanted to really understand at first-hand what difference the legislation had made to Russian LGBT in their own country. What I heard reinforced all the media stories that have been circling since the propaganda bill became federal law: that vicious homophobia has been legitimised by this legislation and given extremists the cover to abuse people’s basic human rights.

The people I met in Moscow – gay men and lesbians in their 20′s, 30′s and 40′s – told me stories about receiving threats from vigilante groups who would ‘cure’ them of homosexuality by dousing them with urine or beating them up. One young man was stalked outside a gay club by someone posing as a taxi driver who tried to garrotte him with a guitar string because he was a “sodomite”.

A statement from Elton John

Я глубоко благодарен за поддержку русского народа , которые приветствовал и принял меня в своей стране с тех пор я впервые посетил в 1979 году.

Во время моего последнего визита , в декабре 2013 года , я задавался вопросом , является ли новое законодательство о запрете « пропаганды гомосексуализма » , возможно, изменилось. Это не имело. Я до сих пор чувствовал то же тепло и прием от аудитории , что я чувствовал каждый раз я был в России .

В той поездке я встретился с членами ЛГБТ-сообщества в Москве. Хотя я все еще приветствовали как открытый гей иностранца , я хотел , чтобы действительно понять из первых рук , что разница в законодательство внесла в Российской ЛГБТ в их собственной стране . То, что я услышал усиленный все медиа- истории, которые были кружили так как пропаганда законопроект стал федеральный закон : что порочный гомофобия был узаконен этим законодательством и с учетом экстремистам крышку злоупотреблять основные права человека людей.

Люди , которых я встретил в Москве – геев и лесбиянок в их 20 -х, 30-х и 40-х годов – сказал мне рассказы о получении угроз от отрядов самообороны , которые бы “вылечить” их гомосексуальности по обливание их с мочой или избивать их до . Один молодой человек преследовался за пределами гей-клуб кем-то , выдавая себя за таксиста , который пытался гаррота его с гитарной струны , потому что он был ” педераст ” . Каждый делился историями устной и физического насилия – на работе, в барах и ресторанах или на улице – так как вступил в силу закон в июне прошлого года . И некоторые из жизненной работы, обеспечивающей информацию о профилактике ВИЧ в гей-сообщества был назван ” пропаганды гомосексуализма ” и закрыли .

Это было очень для меня ясно , что, хотя иностранцы вроде меня , которые посещают Россию не влияет на этого нового закона ( и президент Путин недавно подтвердил это ) , это совсем другая история для тех, кто живет внутри страны. Как Мария Максакова сказала своим друзьям, российским депутатам в прошлом месяце : “Мы видим крайне негативные последствия в результате этого закона , с ростом преступлений на почве ненависти . ”

Президент Путин утверждает, что это не было намерение , но это , несомненно, является эффект , что этот закон была путем содействия непонимание и невежество. В частности, это очень обидно, что закон прямо связывает гомосексуальность с секс жестокого обращения с детьми , которые бесчисленные исследования показали , чтобы быть окончательно неправильно.

Люди , которых я встретил в Москве были неплохими , добрый, патриотические мужчины и женщины , которые не имели ни единой мысли о заставляя свою сексуальность на кого. Независимо намерение гомосексуализма и педофилии пропагандистских российских законов , я абсолютно ясно из моего личного опыта , что на поверку глубоко опасным для ЛГБТ-сообщества и глубокий раскол в российском обществе . Я бы приветствовал возможность представить Президенту Путину с просьбой некоторых россиян, которые заслуживают того, чтобы быть услышанным, и кто заслуживает на лечение в своей стране с таким же уважением и теплый прием , который я получил во время моего последнего визита .

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

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