What kind of a country do you want?

  • tazzari

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    Oct 23, 2012 7:02 PM GMT
    I posted this in the Seattle Times on-line comments section toay,m but wanted to share it here:

    I’ve just read an article in today’s Advocate, which starts with the following:

    “Alexander Kargaltsev’s photographic project “Asylum” presented at 287 SPRING explores the lives of gay men who fled Russia for the United States due to the violence and hatred they have encountered in their motherland.

    ”Kargaltsev’s portraits expose the dire situation of the LGBT community in Russia. They contain a poignant message of hope for a life free of fear in the New World.”

    Do we want to live in an America where freedom is guaranteed?

    Or do we want to yield to forces of hate and fear?

    Fearing for your life is not the same as not being allowed to marry – in degree. But the tactics and lies of hate organizations such as NOM, and many of the postings here [on the Times comment board], show us that the difference is in degree: the roots are the same, even though we have progressed far towards freedom and equality for all Americans.

    Do you really want to side with lies, hate, fear and repression?

    Or do you want to ensure that America remains the country that the rest of the world turns to when faced with persecution?

    Your choice.

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    Oct 23, 2012 7:05 PM GMT
    I want a country with less red lights and better drivers.
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    Oct 23, 2012 7:07 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI want a country with less red lights and better drivers.

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  • pharmstudent

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    Oct 24, 2012 6:38 AM GMT
    I don't think the hate in American is the same as Russia. In Russia they will always hate you- they are repugnant and forcefull toward any minority groups. Americans are always in the look out for the next group to pick on. BTW we use the same strategy when picking a new iPhone. It's simply to satisfy some hidden agenda; mostly related to politics or money. Diffrent groups during diffrent time periods have been hated, from top of my head, Catholics-Women-Jews-Blacks- Communist - Gays- Illegals. Currently, the new group to hate is Muslims. If you watched the debate last night, Mit was accusing our black president on his lack of relationship with Israel. Americans are by far the most adaptable people- they just need time until they fine someone else to bully.
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    Oct 24, 2012 6:46 AM GMT
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    Oct 24, 2012 7:09 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidI want a country with less red lights and better drivers.


    +1!!!!!! Bloody hell YEAH! me too, just tired of nanny drivers icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 24, 2012 7:56 AM GMT
    Not yours.