[ExI] CA gay marriage vote
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>
>>... 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
> 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
> other than racial equality. Add to that Damien's
> masculinity (well not Damien's masculinity, but rather his
> point re
> African American embattled masculinity) and I think spike
> has his
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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