Tuesday, October 4, 2011

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” Sorry, Mister Jefferson but just what did you mean by this high-fallutin opinion’? I would have thought it self-evident to Jefferson that all men are not created equal. Interesting that at the time he adopted this wonderful idea he still kept slaves. But, putting that aside, isn’t it perfectly obvious that we are not all born equal? As I don’t believe in karma I don’t believe we have any choice as to where, when, and to whom we are born. Who, for example would want to be born, as what used to be called, an untouchable in India? But apart form the place, time, parentage, and social standing of our birth we are born with a tendency to ill-health or good health, a short life or a long one, not counting accidents of course. We are fat, we are thin we are short, we are tall, we are beautiful or plain or downright ugly and some unfortunately have much worse physical defects. There is also this to consider – some have an innate talent that hopefully during the course of their lives will be nurtured, others do not and not everyone is born with the brains of an Einstein, some are two sandwiches short of a picnic or, as an old comedian had it, if brains were dynamite he wouldn’t have enough to blow his hat off.

Such a one I believe is a rapper who goes by the name of The Game. He has come up with this wonderful theory that closeted gay men are spreading AIDS “fooling” women into having sex with them." On an interview with VladTV (whatever that is) he said he doesn’t have a problem with most gay people – just the ones who are “pretending” not to be gay and sleeping with women.

“The number one issue with that is you could be fooling somebody and you could give them AIDS and they can die and that shit spreads because any girl you might be fooling might leave you and go find another dude who ain’t gay and give him the disease.”

Well, well, well, what an interesting theory. This guy really put what few brain cells he has into high gear or, as they say, got his shit together, to come up with something so totally ridiculous. In the first place he is assuming that every closet gay has the virus and the best thing they can do is come out and be counted, and in the second place why would anyone want to behave in the way he suggests?

The danger of someone like this being allowed to voice his ignorant opinion is that, as a rapper I suppose he has a following, they can be easily manipulated and so homophobia gets a boost – even if just a minor one – a boost nevertheless.

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