Monday, July 28, 2014

The Ford-Fest Bigots

A lot of people have already talked about the eruption of homophobia at the "Ford-Fest" in Scarborough. I watched it a couple of days ago at Montreal Simon's and I just thought I'd discuss what I saw at that NOW Magazine video.

In the first segment, we hear someone shout "Fag!" But mostly it becomes an attempt by Ford's fans to drown out the organizers of "Queeruption" from speaking to the media by shouting "Rob Ford!" over and over, louder and louder. I also noticed the rainbow of diversity; the multicultural mosaic of both the "Queeruption" and Ford's fans. I noticed in that first segment, East Asians, South Asians, Blacks and Whites. (Is this a great country or what?)

Next we have the guy with the camera interrogating the protesters. "You're a Kathleen Wynne fan. I can see it in your eyes." It wouldn't matter if the protester was NDP, Green, a Marxist of some sort. They're all increasing degrees of crazy to a right-winger. And, more importantly, part of the vast left-wing conspiracy that's been afflicting Rob (the beautiful boy wonder) Ford since he started his career.

Then he starts in asking them "If somebody believes in traditional marriage between a man and a woman, are they automatically a bigot?"

Now here, we have an important point. The person he's interrogating told him "No" twice, but he either couldn't hear because of cognitive dissonance or because of his compatriots' yelling and he continued to ask, adding "Yes or no?"

But this is how these stunted minds work. Put it another way: "Is someone who thinks same-sex marriages shouldn't be allowed automatically a bigot?" The answer is "Yes." Just like someone who says that males and females shouldn't be allowed to get married. Do you see how this works? It's called "individual equality." Two adults who want to get married, should be allowed to get married. So, while some unreflective person who never thought about it before might say: "Yeah, I guess I think marriage should be between a man and a woman." we aren't talking about people living under rocks. Same-sex couples exist. Deal with it.

Mister Traditional Marriage finds out that somebody he's filming is from the media and then launches into some whine about the biases of the media. Sure the media is biased. But these Ford-fans are biased too. No. Make that deluded. They were the ones who said that the stories of Ford's crack use were all vicious slanders. If they ever paused to think about it (and managed to think successfully!) they'd realize that, actually, everything said about their hero turned out to be true and everything Ford said, lies, and everything they believed, false.

I was going to write about all the segments, but I'm done for today ...

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