Minority’ has two meanings; one is honest. That one simply says, a minority is less than a majority. Inarguable. The other, political meaning includes that and adds political privilege to the deal. Blacks in the U.S. are less than the majority, running about 13% of the population, but they have some 18% if the Federal government jobs as a result of political privilege…Affirmative Action. Hispanics may be eligible for such privilege too; consider hiring for firemen. Never mind that said Hispanics may no longer constitute a mathematical minority in the localities involved. Math and politics have never got on too well.
Homosexuals, male or female, have been with us from before recorded history and more often than not, had a hard time. In white societies, so have blacks and Jews; largely because they didn’t, for their various reasons, seem like everybody else. See, our species seems to have an instinct or maybe a gene, for accepting the similar and holding off the not-so-similar. Likely a racial defense mechanism, seems to me. Sort of, “If you ain’t like me, I’m gonna kill you first, and ask you questions, later.”
Note that black African societies have been no different. (Visit South Africa.) It’s a pretty standard human thing. It’s also of course, very unfair in today’s developed, high-tech world. Unless of course, you are Moslem, in which case, God has told you to kill everybody who isn’t. Per a rather permanent, fundamentalist fringe, anyway.
But we have those homosexuals. Around a tenth of all societies, give or take, including both men and women. We in the U.S. are in the process of deciding that they are equal to everybody else, enforceable by government gun point, when in physical fact, they are not. We are confused on this and our government is dishonest, not unexpected from politicians.
It is not only we who are confused; Christian, Jewish and Moslem churches are equally muddled. This will be a while sorting out and would be expedited by honesty but best we don’t plan on that. Homosexual sex acts are generally though sinful by churches. They are an implicit attack on the species, very threatening since they achieve no progeny.
Biblical verses may be cited to forbid them. But somebody not only created homosexual people (and continues to do so) but also equipped them with the same sex drive as everybody else. Roman Catholics, I’m told, say that being homosexual isn’t sinful; only such actual behavior is so. Noting that Catholics have their fair share of illicit sex, unmarried mothers, clerical pederasts etc. leaves one wondering how they can hold out against gay sex any more than against the rest of it. They do offer heterosexual couples an out, called ‘marriage. ‘ That is offered in order to continue the species, which is the only rationale for said ‘marriage.’ So in Catholicism, heteros’ sex drive has an out but homos, equally equipped with said drive by the same Creator as the heteros, must take a lot of cold showers. Something wrong with that picture? And some other churches are even less realistic. Nobody ever asked to be homosexual, as brain imaging is beginning to demonstrate.
But it isn’t only the religious and politicians that are less than honest. Homosexuals are demanding ‘marriage’ as equality when they well know–if they’re honest–that the claim is baloney. ‘Marriage’ came to tie mom and pop together tighter to provide for the lengthy raising of kids, no other reason. No kids, no marriage because there’s then no reason for it. But governments stepped in, attaching subsidies to marriage, again to help assure reproduction. Now, the homosexuals smell a chance at the goodies. Were the state to cancel the subsidies for marrieds, the ‘gay marriage’ movement would vanish overnight.
The politically incorrect police will no doubt, send a SWAT team after me for saying this. Greed is so ugly…especially, when it’s one’s own. But the truth, tough as usual, is that homosexual folk are just people, like all of us and therefore, there are no ‘gay rights.’ Only human ones, that we all share. It takes government to invent and enforce Affirmative Action, Gay Rights and other fabrications for political gain.
We’re all…white, black, gay, male, female, smart, dumb, tall, short or whatever– on this planet together, sharing the same rights and the same duties that the rights are granted to fulfill. Our challenge is to learn how to live that, likely against our own human DNA. Politicians who try to set us against each other, exploiting that DNA, aren’t helping the species. Nor are we, when we let them do so.