Meat Weapon
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Nov 27, 2013 Meat Weapon commented on Blacks Attacking Jews in Crown Heights.
Joshua Greene's book on "Moral Tribes" may not have much to say on racism per se, but it does talk a lot about the biological and evolutionary foundations for in-group moral systems that divide "us" from "them." I suppose it could be argued that racism is a cultural overlay on those biological systems. But then again, socialism will have a tough go of it anyway as long as people are predisposed to getting their moral authority from tribal affiliation. Utilitarianism is a tough sell.
Nov 19, 2013 Meat Weapon commented on Former Planned Parenthood Political Director Dana Laurent to Run for State Democratic Party Chair.
Love Dana. She recruited me as a PCO in the 36th way back. I would be very excited to see her get this gig.
Sep 11, 2013 Meat Weapon commented on Dallas Gay Pride Organizers Institute Dress Code to Make the Event More "Family-Friendly".
This is what cultural assimilation looks like. Not that long ago cultural assimilation for any lgbt subculture looked bleak. It's not surprising the faction to gain mainstream acceptance, lgbt parents, is the faction that most resembles the pre-assimilation mainstream culture, and some percentage of that population shares (or will adopt) the prudish cultural values of the mainstream. Factions closer to the fringes will feel alienated, left behind, resentful. Their resentment will be directed not so much toward the mainstream culture anymore, but to those members of their culture who have found a welcoming home in the mainstream.

And of course Pride should remain outlandish, sex-positive, novel, burlesque. Let the mainstream prudes, gay and straight, cluck their tongues and whine "N.A.L.T." And let those who do not wish to shield their children from an outlandish, novel, burlesque, sex-positive culture attend and celebrate.
Jul 30, 2013 Meat Weapon commented on A "Revolutionary" Statement on Gay Priests from Pope Francis.
There is no progress, here, and it's annoying that it's being received as such. This is merely consistent with official Catholic doctrine established decades ago by John Paul II.

It helps if you imagine Francis as a Southern belle:

"Of course, what you *do* is intrinsically disordered and an abomination unto the Lord, bless your heart, but [bats eyelashes]... who am I to judge?"

It's disingenuous at best. Who is he to judge? He's the head of an institution that does more to demean gay people worldwide than arguably any other institution, measured in lives affected. Who are you to judge, indeed, you stupid motherfucker.
Jul 18, 2013 Meat Weapon commented on What's Wrong With Homosexuality?.
Maggie Gallagher, NOM, AFA, et. al. gain their legitimacy from their popularity, which is considerable. As painful as it is to acknowlege, anti-gay bigotry is "legitimate" in a way that racism and anti-semitism are no longer. I have no patience to engage with bigots, but I'm glad John does, because I'm keenly aware that my own shrill proclamations are impotent to change the hearts or minds of people who just haven't thought about it enough.
Jul 18, 2013 Meat Weapon commented on What's Wrong With Homosexuality?.
James6, John is not responsible for the popularity of the bigots' arguments, nor for the legitimacy conferred on them by the force of their popularity. There are simply too many people who still hold bigoted opinions about gay people to effectively marginalize these views by ignoring them, as we do with many other strains of bigotry. Someday we might be able to marginalize them in a similar way, but we're not there yet, and John's work is advancing us toward that day, not holding us back.
Jul 18, 2013 Meat Weapon commented on What's Wrong With Homosexuality?.
This is a concatenation of his excellent series of YouTube videos reworked for the stage. Thanks for doing what you do, John.
Mar 28, 2013 Meat Weapon commented on I, Anonymous.
Based solely on the content of this rant, I side 100 percent with the family that fired anon. Anon is clearly not good nanny material for many reasons.
Mar 7, 2013 Meat Weapon commented on The President Who Signed the Defense of Marriage Act Into Law....
What a greaseball motherfucker.
Feb 8, 2013 Meat Weapon commented on Vote No on Seattle School Levy 2.
I have an internet crush on dw right now.