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Winter Olympics Gay Propaganda Ban. Good.




“Russian President Vladimir Putin has said homosexuals will be welcome in Sochi for the Olympics but warned them against spreading "gay propaganda".

Gay rights campaigners around the world have called for a boycott of the Winter Olympics in protest at Russia's controversial new legislation, which was passed in June.” - bbc

Ah good.  



Not that Putin standpoint is good in itself, but its good to see such opposition to what is promoted as the acceptable norm in the west so as to provoke the rest of us into taking a step back from accepting everything that the west says is ok.

...the rest of the world just mindlessly adopting the western view of things, reduces the intellectual, aesthetic, and perspectival ocean of humanity to nothing but a drip from the incontinent loins of the west, 'gay' or otherwise.

I wouldn't fully trust anyone who speaks from one point of view without the consideration of others.  The west might consider the perspectives of their own people, but they've never considered the perspectives borne of the cultures of the rest of the world.  And given their assumed cultural ascendancy with their success in subjugating the rest of the world through colonialism and getting everyone to join in with their nationalistic, capitalistic view of things, their approach in many things can now be seen as one-sided, arrogant, and plausibly fascist. 

Their celeb-worship, heathenism, hedonism, their vulgar and shallow pop culture, their media, their increasingly asinine sit-coms and films (especially america and britain), Hollywood, et cetera, et cetera, and the rest of the world just mindlessly adopting the western view of things, reduces the intellectual, aesthetic, and perspectival ocean of humanity to nothing but a drip from the incontinent loins of the west, 'gay' or otherwise.

The west can be right some of the time, but it is important to remember that they can be wrong some of the time as well.  But in order to discern one from the other, we need to take on board perspectives from all cultures, and purposed for the detection what’s right, as opposed to what’s familiar to the people who’ve grown in accordance with what they are accustomed to regionally rather than what is available globally.

...the recognition of a right does not have to be paired with the recognition that it is natural or normal, however pervasive.  That doesn’t make me a ‘homophone’.  That makes me objective.

And this is more so the case given the west's self-centredness, and the rest of the world just abiding by their cultural and perspectival dictates instead of considering how their own non-western perspectives might enrich, refine or even justify the rejection of that which appeals to the appetites of their ethnocentric and inward-looking counterparts in the west.

As for this homosexual thing.  I’m not going to deny anyone the right of doing unto their same-sex neighbour that which is traditionally done between opposite sexes.  But the recognition of a right does not have to be paired with the recognition that it is natural or normal, however pervasive.  That doesn’t make me a ‘homophone’.  That makes me objective.


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  1. It is necessary that our opinions are formed, and constantly challenged, after taking into account the perspective of the rest of the world, not just the western view. It's a shame that the west is seen as 'a model for the world' as it reduces the intellectual and perspective of humanity as you wisely stated. The mindless celeb worship, shallow pop culture etc have successfully stagnated the intellectual and spiritual development of the youngs globally.

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