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Chulanowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-26-09 02:48 PM
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40. Because that's how our society has been defined
The ruling classes find it beneficial to them selves to compartmentalize us serfs into competing camps. He's black. You're gay. I'm Pagan. Apparently we're all supposed to wrestle around over who gets the golden apple, while the fat bastards at the top are busy eating the damned thing.

It's a tough thing to overcome, because it's so ingrained. We might be able to do so, but for every person who breaks out of the cage, they leave ten behind, still barking and squabbling about how their camp is more important than that camp over there, and both are more valid than yours, and blah blah blah.
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  -"There can be 18,000 interracial married couples in California -- but no more!" villager  May-26-09 12:43 PM   #0 
  - I am on your side but...interracial couples have nothing to do with this.  Bankhead_ATL   May-26-09 12:45 PM   #1 
  - It is exactly the same thing  underpants   May-26-09 12:45 PM   #2 
  - It's completely analogous. -nt-  DireStrike   May-26-09 12:45 PM   #3 
  - other than the fact they were similarly discriminated against once upon a time  villager   May-26-09 12:46 PM   #4 
  - It's exactly the same thing  Warpy   May-26-09 12:48 PM   #5 
  - Now this is the disconnect between gays and black people.......  Bankhead_ATL   May-26-09 12:57 PM   #9 
  - So, You Don't See Any Similarity....  Toasterlad   May-26-09 01:04 PM   #11 
  - I am a gay, black, woman...  annarbor   May-26-09 04:23 PM   #60 
     - Thank YOU.  Toasterlad   May-26-09 05:07 PM   #64 
  - Equality is a human issue. n/t  EFerrari   May-26-09 01:29 PM   #15 
  - Then you should educate your friends & family to the parallels.  Bluebear   May-26-09 02:03 PM   #26 
  - As the procuduct of an Interracial marriage  EndersDame   May-26-09 02:12 PM   #28 
  - Why are you so concerned about "Oppression Olympics" instead of civil rights?  LostinVA   May-26-09 02:17 PM   #30 
  - Because that's how our society has been defined  Chulanowa   May-26-09 02:48 PM   #40 
  - We only have your word that you're black.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   May-26-09 02:20 PM   #31 
  - Tough.  Lex   May-26-09 02:52 PM   # 
  - I believe it was Dr. King who said  Sebastian Doyle   May-26-09 02:52 PM   #42 
  - Amen. n/t  Hepburn   May-26-09 04:00 PM   #54 
  - Tell them to argue with Coretta Scott King  Bluenorthwest   May-26-09 03:28 PM   #45 
  - I disagree.  liberalmuse   May-26-09 01:10 PM   #12 
  - The analogy is sound  LostinVA   May-26-09 02:16 PM   #29 
  - If you cannot see how they do...then you are truly blind.  ScreamingMeemie   May-26-09 04:11 PM   #57 
  - I don't think that's what happened here today.  EFerrari   May-26-09 12:53 PM   #6 
  - the point is, they "capped" the number of same-sex marriages  villager   May-26-09 12:54 PM   #8 
     - No, they didn't. That's what I mean. By allowing those marriages to stand,  EFerrari   May-26-09 12:57 PM   #10 
        - well, yes they did, in that those are the only marriages considered "valid"  villager   May-26-09 01:13 PM   #13 
        - Maybe we're only having a half empty/half full disagreement here.  EFerrari   May-26-09 01:33 PM   #16 
        - I'm not a lawyer, so I am very fuzzy on how this works  indie_voter   May-26-09 01:19 PM   #14 
        - Because that isn't exactly what they said.  EFerrari   May-26-09 01:35 PM   #17 
        - I gotcha! Thanks..  indie_voter   May-26-09 01:40 PM   #19 
           - I think those marriages may be key to getting H8 overturned or repealed.  EFerrari   May-26-09 01:44 PM   #21 
              - I hope so!! n/t  indie_voter   May-26-09 01:46 PM   #22 
        - Not a lawyer but....  Statistical   May-26-09 01:35 PM   #18 
           - That court already ruled in favor of gay marriage.  EFerrari   May-26-09 01:47 PM   #23 
              - I agree, the wingnuts are on the losing side of history.  indie_voter   May-26-09 01:58 PM   #25 
                 - I feel the same way. I didn't do enough -- thought it was in hand.  EFerrari   May-26-09 02:10 PM   #27 
        - They ruled that marriages contracted in a legal manner remain legal even though the law changed.  Retrograde   May-26-09 02:39 PM   #39 
  - There can be three million legally owned "assault weapons" in California, but no more!  slackmaster   May-26-09 12:54 PM   #7 
  - Hey! Why can't every thread be a pro-gun thread!?  villager   May-26-09 01:43 PM   #20 
  - My support for same-sex marriage rights comes from the same place as my support for RKBA  slackmaster   May-26-09 02:32 PM   #36 
     - Oh Jesus Hussein Christ on a nuclear powered pogo stick!!  Sebastian Doyle   May-26-09 02:56 PM   #43 
        - You don't get it  slackmaster   May-26-09 03:29 PM   #46 
           - Horseshit.  Sebastian Doyle   May-26-09 03:37 PM   #49 
              - People who marry CHOOSE to do that as well  slackmaster   May-26-09 04:04 PM   #55 
  - "Why do you people turn every tragedy into an anti-gun thread". Gee, who said that?  Bluebear   May-26-09 01:48 PM   #24 
  - I have said that many times, and I'll keep saying it every chance I get  slackmaster   May-26-09 02:31 PM   #34 
     - Yes, and you will say it everywhere and ad naseum  villager   May-26-09 02:32 PM   #35 
        - Written with exactly the same zeal as those who oppose same-sex marriage  slackmaster   May-26-09 02:34 PM   #37 
           - happy hijacking, Slackmaster!  villager   May-26-09 02:50 PM   #41 
              - I'm simply trying to point out that disparaging one group's rights is hypocritical  slackmaster   May-26-09 03:30 PM   #48 
                 - At least you've added "IMO," there as a qualifier...  villager   May-26-09 03:59 PM   #53 
                    - You got your thread bumped and a chance to take a swipe at me  slackmaster   May-26-09 04:43 PM   #62 
                       - thanks!  villager   May-26-09 04:45 PM   #63 
  - Oh! Go get a boner cleaning your gun!  Touchdown   May-26-09 04:16 PM   #58 
  - I think that is an apt description as the product of an Interracial Marriage.  EndersDame   May-26-09 02:21 PM   #32 
  - Being in an interracial marriage... I totally agree that this comparison is  CBR   May-26-09 02:23 PM   #33 
     - Also in an interracial marriage and ITA. n/t  indie_voter   May-26-09 02:39 PM   #38 
  - I think they left the door open.  tinrobot   May-26-09 03:09 PM   #44 
  - Forty years ago, my cousin couldn't marry an Asian man because of the law.  TexasObserver   May-26-09 03:30 PM   #47 
  - And the coverage of this result will spur that movement.  EFerrari   May-26-09 03:40 PM   #50 
     - I hope enough straight Californians are shamed by this to correct it.  TexasObserver   May-26-09 03:51 PM   #51 
        - We did many points better this time than the last time this was put up.  EFerrari   May-26-09 03:55 PM   #52 
  - Not really  theboss   May-26-09 04:10 PM   #56 
  - what "federal law" are you even talking about?  Lex   May-26-09 04:18 PM   #59 
  - k&R  HOLOS   May-26-09 04:28 PM   #61 

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