In the event you’ve been away from your TV for the past few weeks, the media is cranking up about the 2014 Winter Olympics that are slated to take place in Russia. There is a lot of talk about Russia’s so called “ban on gay propaganda“. A ban which many have claimed is just poorly shrouded anti-gay hate-mongering. And it turns out, they’re probably right.
Far be it for the United States to step in and start crying about a country disliking the gay lifestyle. Drowned in a sea of an admittedly Christian population has set up an understanding in this country that there are just some people here who don’t like gay folks. And that’s fine, it’s America… To each his own. But that’s not the point here, and to claim a equivalence is a completely invalid argument.
This isn’t propaganda legislation. This isn’t a law to protect children. The law isn’t even a good cover story.
Much of our media, including the President, have come forward with reasons not to boycott the Olympic games. Many of the claims site Jesse Owens‘ amazing accomplishments in the 1936 games, and although I can appreciate the similarity, this is not a valid reason to encourage the games, and ignores the obvious atrocities that are taking place in Russia RIGHT NOW. In hind sight, America would have nothing to do with the 1936 Summer Olympics in Germany. In fact, I would venture a guess that, knowing then what we know now, there would have been no games in Germany.
I’m not gay. The gay lifestyle has nothing to do with me, or anyone in my family (as far as I know).
But I’m not Jewish or black either. And not being Jewish or black or gay are not valid reasons for a country and a government where human suffering is taking place.
Have a look America.
Have a look at your money being spent to support human suffering:
Ignore the President. Ignore the media. As human beings, we have a moral imperative to boycott human suffering in all of its forms.