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Response to spanone (Reply #103)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:47 PM

110. Yes, and once equality is achieved many of them will be shamed by what they are doing today

Most people who were cheering for the racists during the civil rights era choose not to talk about their past support of blatant racism today, most of them choose to pretend that they were never a part of it. They are able to do that in large part because while there certainly were cameras back in those days there was no internet to go along with those cameras. Today when people take a picture and post it to Facebook it has the potential to be seen by millions and can never be removed from the public sphere.

While many people destroyed the pictures of them attending KKK rallies, people will have to live with the pictures of them attending today's gay bashing appreciation fest today for the rest of their lives. The people who are beaming with pride as they hold their Chick-Fil-A bags in the pictures they are posting on Facebook today will have to explain those pictures to their gay grandchildren years down the road, I suspect a lot of them are going to be living in shame over their support for bigotry today.

The future is moving in the direction of equality and those who are supporting bigotry today are going to only wish they were in the dustbin of history, but rather than being in the dustbin they will be receiving public attention for their bigotry for far longer than they would like.

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