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Sep 18, 2013 danindowntown commented on Sally J. Clark to Gay Russian Teenagers: Drop Dead.
"So here we are: there's something the lesbian president of the Seattle City Council can do that might prevent this from happening to someone else..."

Criticize Sally Clark's motives if you like but don't kid yourself into thinking that the Seattle City Council's passing a resolution decrying the violence in Russia would do ANYTHING to stop the violence.

Personally I think it appropriate for the council to pass resolution in solidarity with the LGBT community in Russia but I am not so delusional to think it is anything more than moral support, which has value, but in the end won't change anything.
Sep 6, 2013 danindowntown commented on Russian Author, Lesbian Activist, and Mother: "Get Us the Hell Out of Here".
@ 26 Reading comprehension has never been a strength on SLOG. You carry on that tradition in grand fashion.

Again, my original point was and is the gay community has chosen Russian abuses of LGBT people for outrage and abuses of LGBT people in less developed counties for mild anger. Unless you can point me to evidence of widespread internet angst that turned into multiple protests against Uganda and Jamaica then I shall consider my point made and say goodnight, SLOG. I said goodnight!
Sep 6, 2013 danindowntown commented on Russian Author, Lesbian Activist, and Mother: "Get Us the Hell Out of Here".
@ 24 Well, really. Now you aren't making any sense at all. Are you on the Ugandan vodka?
Sep 6, 2013 danindowntown commented on Russian Author, Lesbian Activist, and Mother: "Get Us the Hell Out of Here".
@21 Hi Mark. Have they not invented commas in Colorado? Anyway I digress. Of course there are times when comparisons to the crimes of the Nazis are apt but this ain't one of them.
Sep 6, 2013 danindowntown commented on Russian Author, Lesbian Activist, and Mother: "Get Us the Hell Out of Here".
@ 19 How soon we are reduced to personal attacks and weak ones at that. Like I said try harder.

@ 20 I have never once argued against Western powers protesting the appalling actions of the Russian government when it comes to LGBT. They can and should. I simply observed that Russia has sparked outrage where pay abuses in counties like Uganda and Jamaica have only provoked tepid responses from the public. I also stand by my comment that outside pressure by the public will not sway Putin. So like I said protest and clamor if it makes you feel good but don't expect results. Russia is still to powerful for out government to do anything meaningful to stop Putin's "pogrom."
Sep 6, 2013 danindowntown commented on Russian Author, Lesbian Activist, and Mother: "Get Us the Hell Out of Here".
@ 16 Oops! Godwin's Law strikes again.

Comparing Nazi actions in 1933 to Russia today is lazy and not an apples to apples comparison. You would have been better off comparing Putin's actions to Stalin's actions against LGBT citizens.

Sep 6, 2013 danindowntown commented on Russian Author, Lesbian Activist, and Mother: "Get Us the Hell Out of Here".
@ 14 Puhleeze, if you are going to put words in my online comment mouth please try a teensy bit harder.

Sep 6, 2013 danindowntown commented on Russian Author, Lesbian Activist, and Mother: "Get Us the Hell Out of Here".
Also any hope that actions taken in this country will in anyway influence a Russian leader like Putin is naive at best. If Russians and Russian leaders hate one thing it is criticism from the West. It pisses off pretty much every Russian, conservative or liberal, and usually causes them to double-down on the action that the West is protesting.

So pat yourself on the back for your protests and boycotts and letter writing and television coverage but know that your efforts will likely do as much good as trying to put out a forest fire with a garden hose.
Sep 6, 2013 danindowntown commented on Russian Author, Lesbian Activist, and Mother: "Get Us the Hell Out of Here".
@ 7 Blah, blah, blah, blah...

The fact remains that the gay community has latched on to this issue while largely choosing to stay quiet the same issues in smaller, less developed countries.

Like I said before selective outrage is selective.
Sep 6, 2013 danindowntown commented on Russian Author, Lesbian Activist, and Mother: "Get Us the Hell Out of Here".
@ 5 Thanks for the typo correction.

Thanks I was and do pay attention to the situation in Uganda and I can bullshit on the rest of your comment. Western governments have and do condemn the actions of the Ugandan government but the level of outrage in certain segments of the gay community did not nearly reach the fever pitch that the outrage against Russia has and that is a fact.
 

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