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Nov. 4th, 2004 | 08:23 pm

Linked from artemii Gays are the new jews.

The author argues that "Here's what's happening in a nutshell: a proto-fascist administration is whipping up support and clouding the political picture by aggressively targeting an already despised, small minority..."

But wait, it gets worse, you see, if you accept peak oil, global climate change, or the the devaluation of the dollar, life is going to suck for the typical American.

So they could either blame their leaders for the mess their in, or if their leaders are clever they will blame someone else so they can stay in power.

The ideal scapegoat is a visible despised small minority.

Does anyone else see anything wrong with this logic?)

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Josh

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from: irilyth
date: Nov. 4th, 2004 10:25 pm (UTC)
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I don't buy it. One feature of the Jews is they're reputed to be a powerful conspiracy: They control the global financial system, or something like that, and it's thus both essential to stop them, and impossibly difficult to do so. They're not deserving of sympathy, because they secretly own and run everything.

Does anyone talk about a gay conspiracy with such reach and power? The ability to erode the moral fabric of our society is a start, but I don't think it's as scary and powerful as the ability to control anything relating to money anywhere in the world.

In short, I don't think the gays are as scary as the Jews, and this makes them a different sort of target. Gays and Jews are both disgusting (to bigots), but gays aren't anywhere near as big a threat to the bigots' way of life, stupid rhetoric about "destroying the sanctity of marriage" to the contrary.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Nov. 4th, 2004 11:46 pm (UTC)
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We steal their children through our mind control programming found in the liberal media and our rainbow schoolbuses.

And don't forget, as God utterly destroyed sodom and gomorra for the sin of homosexuality, God allowed 9/11 to punish us for the ACLU, abortionists, feminists, gays, and the People for the American Way.

If the economy collapses and you have lots of out of work, angry people, there's a lot of rage to discharge, and not a lot of reasoning going on.

We're trained to try and think things through rationally, fundamentalists are trained to accept the word of god and not ask questions.

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from: artemii
date: Nov. 5th, 2004 03:32 am (UTC)
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did you read the link? the comparison was to the 1935 nuremburg laws, not to modern american anti-semitism.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Nov. 5th, 2004 11:03 am (UTC)
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As you disenfranchise a minority it becomes easier to view them as "other" and consider them as non-human. This allows an increase in violence against the target population.

If you're a tyrannical government and have a lot of unhappy people getting them to vent their rage on some relatively weak minority can keep you in power. (Or maybe if you just an unhappy bigot, it makes you feel better to lash out at the other.)

Before I read the details of the nuremburg laws I was thinking these laws might be closer to that of the Jim Crow laws.

If my guess is right, I'd predict that during the depression the Klu Klux Klan would have had an upsurge in membership and in violence inflicted in the black population. (All I remember from history is that the klan with through various cycles of growth and contraction, I don't remember what social periods it was associated with.)

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from: artemii
date: Nov. 5th, 2004 03:34 am (UTC)
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now that 4 more years have been declared, the devaluation of the dollar has gone mainstream; in that post i'm, ahem, still writing, i discuss an article in yesterday's paper that marks it as all but a certainty, and additionally says that most economists believe bush will not be willing to raise taxes to help soften the fall as reagan did in his own second term.

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