We are all gay. And black. And women. And…

When some years ago his enemies wanted to hurt the image of Comandante Marcos, they spread the rumor that he is gay. The answer from the leader of the Zapatistas was not something like “Subcomandante has laid half of Mexico” but a rather surprising answer which make his movement even more popular.

“Yes, Marcos is gay. Marcos is gay in San Francisco, black in South Africa, an Asian in Europe, a Chicano in San Ysidro, an anarchist in Spain, a Palestinian in Israel, a Mayan Indian in the streets of San Cristobal, a Jew in Germany, a Gypsy in Poland, a Mohawk in Quebec, a pacifist in Bosnia, a single woman on the Metro at 10pm, a peasant without land, a gang member in the slums, an unemployed worker, an unhappy student and, of course, a Zapatista in the mountains.

Marcos is all the exploited, marginalised, oppressed minorities resisting and saying ‘Enough’. He is every minority who is now beginning to speak and every majority that must shut up and listen. He is every untolerated group searching for a way to speak. Everything that makes power and the good consciences of those in power uncomfortable – this is Marcos”. (1)

Be with the minority. Never be proud when you are with the majority. Be nervous when you are with the majority. Almost never has it decided correctly about something critical…

Look again where you belong. Look again where you stand. Are you afraid?

Science without compass. A dangerous thing…

A defiant Yoweri Museveni has responded to U.S. President Barack Obama’s criticism of Uganda’s pending Anti-Homosexuality Bill by stating that he intends to sign it into law as soon as a scientific committee has completed its work. In a letter to Obama dated 18 February Museveni, Uganda’s president, defends the bill, which would introduce life sentences for so-called “aggravated homosexuality” with minors or in cases of rape, and terms of 7 to 14 years for attempted or actual homosexual activity. (source)

Science is useful.

To support the conclusions you have already concluded…
Isn’t that what we always do?

Who truly seeks the truth, without any prejudices or dogmas?
Who does truly seek the truth without already knowing the truth?

Our axioms are based on air. The air we like breathing…
Choose different ones and you will end up where you want.

A truth seeking system without a compass (a.k.a. religion) can guarantee that…

Reverse censorship – The worst kind!

Most people are very active on fighting censorship. We do not like others to tell us what to say. And this is correct! Censorship is a medieval way of handling things. But most of the times we are so keen on banning censorship that we go to the other extreme: imposing our views even on people who do not agree with them. Imposing “non-censorship” can be a censorship on its own, if the person upon which the “non-censorship” is imposed actually WANTS to NOT talk about something or against it!

Two characteristic examples:

  • After seeing the graphic image of a homosexual act, Apple comic book app Comixology chose to ban the sale of this issue of the comic book Saga from iPhones and iPads. The controversial panel features a robot guy whose head is a TV screen and on that TV screen there is a drawing of gay sex. But since Apple isn’t usually in the habit of banning graphic violence or sexual material in its media, this definitely has raised more than a few eyebrows- and questions of homophobia! [1]
  • A New York state teacher is facing disciplinary action for assigning students to argue Jews were to blame for the problems of Nazi Germany. The Albany High School teacher asked students to assume they were convincing a Nazi official of their loyalty. A third of the students refused to complete the English class assignment. The school system’s superintendent says she believed that the teacher bore no ill intent but that the assignment should have been worded differently. [2]

In the era of “non censorship” you cannot hold any views against homosexuals or against Jews… You are “free” to think and write anything we want!

I dream of a world free. A world free of “freedom”…

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