[ExI] CA gay marriage vote

Dan dan_ust at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 3 20:05:59 UTC 2009

--- On Wed, 6/3/09, Jeff Davis <jrd1415 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 11:36
> AM,  <dan_ust at yahoo.com>
> wrote:
>>... as conventional answers go, this looks
>> simplistic.  In some cases, one can ask "cui bono?"
>> regarding particular stances and obtain profitable
>> explanations.  In this case, I'm not sure.  Why not
>> accept, here, at face value, the notion that traditional or
>> religious beliefs played a role* -- rather than rap or
>> "embattled masculinity"?
>        *********************
>  I gave a quick -- not much thought given -- answer to
> spike's
> question.  Upon further reflection, I think Dan's
> right.  In the
> privacy of their own culture, non-ghetto African Americans
> are (my
> impression) church going Christian social conservatives re
> issues
> other than racial equality.  Add to that Damien's
> embattled
> masculinity (well not Damien's masculinity, but rather his
> point re
> African American embattled masculinity) and I think spike
> has his
> answer.

You know, on second thought, maybe I was seeking a two one-size-fits-all answer here.  No doubt, the Fanon explanation might explain some people's views and actions, but I think not all.

>   I believe -- no pun intended:) -- the practical
>   thing is usually to change those beliefs that
>   cause the most immediate trouble...
>     Daniel Ust

Isn't my ego big enough?  :/




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