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  •  Be a martyr if you want, the war is coming. (2+ / 0-)
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    Calamity Jean, happymisanthropy

    " I agree we need to fight back, but I draw the line at shooting people, or stabbing them, or hitting them over the head with clubs.  "

    It's us or them.  If you want to die while someone stabs or shoots you and you don't have anything to protect yourself with, well, that's your own choice.

    •  Goodness (0+ / 0-)

      I guess those hoofbeats I hear really are the four horsemen of the apocalypse.  /s

      Please, let's keep the excessive drama out of this.  There is no "war" coming.  And it isn't "us or them."  I'm fully aware of the prevalence of antigay violence, but these military metaphors are really over the top.

      •  Bullshit. (0+ / 0-)

        Homophobic violence is only the tip of "dead gay kids".  Your ignorance doesn't change that fact.

        Every year, homophobia in America kills more, through homophobic violence, through excess LGBT suicides, through lack of access to spousal health care,  than died in the 9/11 attacks.

        I stand by my metaphor.

        •  Oh... (0+ / 0-)

          Heck, even the estimated effects of state marriage bans work out to ten thousand new HIV cases each year.

          Wake up, your ignorance and privledge are showing.

        •  As I said (0+ / 0-)

          I'm not disputing the existence of homophobia, nor am I disputing the existence of violence and intimidation based on homophobia.  What I don't like is this kind of idea that everything is a "war."  If we're currently in a "war," and it's truly "us or them," then why aren't you out murdering "them" right now?  (Whoever "they" may be.)

          I think your justifiable anger at the injustice LGBTs face in this country is clouding your judgment.  I sincerely hope you're not serious about killing people.  If you are, then I would suggest you get some help before you end up doing it.

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