Skip to comments.Please Explain!!!
Posted on 05/13/2005 6:47:37 AM PDT by independantbitch
Hello. I am a college student that has gotten interested in politics within the last few years. I come from a long line of independants who raised me to vote for whom I agree with the most, not based on party affiliation.
Last night, I attended a performance of Margaret Cho in Indianapolis. One of the last things she mentioned was all of the hatemail she recieved from members of Free Republic. I couldn't believe what I was hearing. Surely this has to be a joke. So when I got home, I read the hatemail on her website. Then I logged onto this site and read some more. It wasn't a joke.
Call me naive, but it seems to me that Margaret Cho is so "hateful" because, like me, she is angry and doesn't understand why people are so afraid of giving others equal rights. If gays and minorities contribute to the workforce, pay their taxes, and want to enjoy the rights that other Americans (straight whites) do, why shouldn't they be allowed that? What are conservatives so afraid of? It was interesting to me that when posters had no legitimate argument, they resorted to making comments about Cho's weight and race as a negative, which reminds me of how sixth graders behave. I was disgusted with the comments posted by the members, and it saddened me that these people are probably teaching their own kids racism, homophobia, and bigotry at home.
Please explain to me, without being so racist, bigoted, and just plain nasty as you were about Ms. Cho, why so many conservatives feel that it's perfectly fine to limit the rights of people they don't identify with, why it's okay for pharmacists to refuse contraceptives base on their own opinions, and why you believe that it's okay for Dubya to limit choice, freedom, and continue to make it easier for corporations to harm the environment.
It doesn't make sense to me, how seemingly intelligent people are so adament about taking a step backward. I would like to hear your thoughts, since I only have one Republican friend, and the only thing he'll say is that he's a Republican b/c his dad is, and that he's just against partial birth abortion.
P.S., I would especially like to hear from those of you who wrote the hatemail to Margaret Cho, because I am interested in what you have to say about this...
Ding dong, the b!*ch is dead ..... the wicked b!*ch is dead .....
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You are naive.
Kity kitty kitty ... another stealth homosexual in our FR midst?
I don't have to like Cho if I don't want to. It's one of my RIGHTS!
What a coincidence! I, too, once had a near-death experience!
Gays have the same rights to marry that I do. They just don't happen to like that right.
"PS: it's bad luck to sign up and post for the first time on Friday the 13th."
Hey, that's good. Let's keep this going.
"Last night, I attended a performance of Margaret Cho in Indianapolis."
Wait a minute. You attended a Margaret Cho performance and you want FReepers to explain OUR hate? I don't hear you asking Margaret Cho to explain HER hate. Your silence about her hate is deafening.
Let's get something straight. If someone is born whatever color, fine, I have no problems with that. Gender: (the real chromosone related thing) no problem with that.
But some things in life are choices.
I am far from convinced that homosexuality is something programmed into the genetic code, otherwise there would not be the full-court press recruiting drive being blasted out of virtually every media and 'educational' orifice at my grandchildren and my family.
I am not homophobic. I am not afraid of homosexuals.
But I am, frankly, disgusted.
Especially by people who have made choices which they prefer not to keep to themselves, but who demand to bombard my grandchildren from an early age with the repugnant details of their perversions, and demand the right to do so, in an attempt to recruit them.
I will allow people their choices, but do not claim those choices as a basis for equality, any more than chosing to use drugs, and DO NOT MESS WITH MY KIDS.
I am more offended when these people would make a travesty of the Holy and Sacramental union of marriage by demanding they be allowed to marry, or be considered as the equal of a couple which in my belief system God ordained, when He finds their practices (as do I) an abombination.
When anyone proclaims that, by virtue of their particular perversion, they somehow have the right to rub the rest of society's noses in their affairs, they invite attack.
I made none of the claimed 'attacks' on the woman in question. But if the defense of all I consider decent must come at the expense of her claimed right to proseletyze perversion, so be it.
If someone decides to be less than equal, and claims a right to be equal, that will carry no more weight with me than deciding to dig ditches and claiming a right to be paid as well as a Doctor.
In case no one told you, actions have consequences.
If we were going to send her hate mail, we would we TELL her we were FReepers? We're smarter than that.
"we would we" = "why would we"
Sheesh. I'm having multitasking issues today.
ZOT! I don't know what you're talking about, so I had an Imperial assassin zap your brains out.
But, by the time I drag the VK to answer the Zotfather's Orders, the Troll has been banished, gone, destroyed, by the all-powerful moderators.. Tigger is not pleased. amd is ready to admisister the dreaded "one claw of retribution" to gwmoore/
But, duty calls, herewith the reluctant VK and the ZOT.
I don't like Margaret Vho either, so she gets the ZOT as well !!!!
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>> And you define forward as what, whatever liberal feel good orthodoxy says it is? When we throw away all that society is based on, we end up with another typical liberal train wreck - Nazi Germany, Mao's China, Stalin's Russia, Pol Pot's Cambodia. How many innocents do you need to murder before you realize your philosophy is not just deeply flawed and running counter to God and human nature, but downright evil. <<
Excellent post Owl! That's a keeper.
You know, I've wondered the same thing about those leftist/liberals. If you find out why they are so backward in their thinking, let me know.
BTW, what is a cho?
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