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kengr
Jun. 17th, 2016 05:29 pm (UTC)
Thu, 09:22: 📷 commanderoswald: What exactly needs to happen in this country for the systematic targeting of... https://t.co/4Oc1iVvj1h

We need to get rid of the idea that "different" is *wrong*. To paraphrase a certain wrinkled Jedi:

different is wrong
wrong is evil
evil must be destroyed

Another phrase I encountered somewhere bears consideration as well: "they have mistaken your fortune for your fault"

That is, they think that something that happened to you by chance (or some other mechanism you have no control over) is your "fault" (ie the result of something you deliberately did or chose).

That btw, is why bigots keep claiming homosexuality, being TG etc are *choices*.

They couldn't do that with race, which is why there were folks claiming that blacks were the "children of Cain" and other nonsense.

Oh yeah, this also fits the way bigots will point at how the people they are bigoted against are poor, sick, have bad relationships, die young, etc. Claiming that as justification. When in many cases those things are *due* to the very prejudice they are preaching!

Different is just different. Any wrongness depends on how the difference affects others.
fayanora
Jun. 18th, 2016 09:47 am (UTC)
Amen to all of that.

Something that occurred to me once was that homophobes/transphobes etc can't imagine liking same sex people or can't imagine feeling like they're the wrong gender, and they're so self centered they can't imagine anyone having a different experience than them, so they assume it's a choice. I wonder if they do the same kind of thing with ice cream flavors and stuff.
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