Do you know what is homophobia? By Saadiss

A happy couple (Photo: Google Images)

Allow me to enlighten you people on the true nature of homophobia around the world. When people  say and I am quoting you here: “Saint Vincent might operate on a homophobic level but the rest of the world DOES NOT”…They are clearly not a well read individuals; as such statement is wholly ignorant of the facts.

Here are some facts for you to consider:There are currently 78 countries (out of 195, that’s 40 percent) in which homosexual acts are banned: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Burkina Faso, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Angola, Cameroon, São Tomé and Príncipe, Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Seychelles, Somalia, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Iran, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, North Korea, Brunei, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu.

 Here is a sobering factoid for you; the “rest of the world” is indeed homophobic!And unlike in Vincyland where we just “talk”…in certain parts of the world…THEY KILL YOU!! In the USA, where gays have relative freedom to do their “thing”…in a 2010 public opinion poll, 43 percent of Americans who participated believed that gay and lesbian relationships are morally wrong.And just in case you maybe living under a rock;they also kill gays in the US. I can give you all kind of statistics that will further show that your statement is at best…woefully naive. But I will spare you the embarrassment of further schooling you. Here is a piece of advice, stop bitching and go and read a book.

Let me just say this, a lot folks have been criticizing me and others for being homophobic on this site…is criticizing and condemning alleged child molesters or folks on the DOWN LOW, homophobic?…after all guys on the down-low claim NOT TO BE HOMOSEXUALS…so my question is, DO YOU KNOW WHAT IS HOMOPHOBIA? ANYONE?…LOL.

Saadiss

This was first posted as a comment in Response to Rain.  It was edited and reposted to generate some more debate!

8 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by WUTLESSLAYBAHAG on February 24, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Those two fellas are clearly NDP supporters, watch di yellow tie.

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  2. Posted by TFTW on February 23, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Burkina Faso, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Angola, Cameroon, São Tomé and Príncipe, Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Seychelles, Somalia, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Iran, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, North Korea, Brunei, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu.

    Most of those places are either poor/extremely poor third world countries, oppressive regimes or autocracies. Do u think that we should be proud to be counted amongst them on any list? Then again we are one so i guess its OK!

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  3. Posted by Helen on February 23, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Saadiss are you black? I bet you are. Do you know that they kill blacks in the US also? Or they warehouse you for the most simple offense in one of their prisons for the most minute offense where you are raped?Do you know that they humiliate you for driving while black, and discriminate against you so you feel less than a human being? Don’t use the yard stick of international statistics to advocate murder of any one my friend; instead it is best that you agree to disagree with the lifestyle without the doctrine of violence and crime, unless someone is found guilty of criminal activity within their orientation. You are free to be homophobic! You are not free to express that sensibility by instigating criminal acts, against law abiding citizens! Stop it! FIGHT THE REAL ENEMY, THE ULP!

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    • Posted by Saadiss on February 23, 2011 at 12:26 pm

      Helen,did you read my original post on this issue? When I made reference to violence I was using it in the context of pedophiles “escaping” from prosecution. I am not advocating violence on law abiding citizens!

      Now, the point I was making in this post about being homophobic…is in response to someone making a rather dotish statement. I was merely using statistics to support my argument that the “rest of the world” is indeed homophobic. I take great offense with the assertion that I am using stats to advocate murder.You are clearly misinterpreting what I am saying.

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      • Posted by Helen on February 23, 2011 at 1:20 pm

        ok Saadiss I’m not chatising you, compare to a lot of the other folks on this forum, I do think that you are intelligent, however not everyone can be objective as you or me! There are Vincentians who are less adept to logic and highly agitated that would read your commentary and become highly motivated to commit violent acts. You have the responsibility to write a disclaimer stating that you are not advocating violence against anyone! And I know you are a smart guy, so please stop with the buzz words, most folks reading this will have the opinion of generalized violence against homosexuals and not pedophiles! Please focus your rage on PEDOPHILES instead of homosexuals.. Get generalized statistics on pedophiles!!!

      • Posted by Helen on February 23, 2011 at 1:25 pm

        You also do not need to respond so passionately to every one’s misguided comments! Post pictures of pedophiles instead of homosexuals! Or better yet you need to take your passion and intellect and get rid of that communist scourge, the ULP. Trust me my with those crooks in power, homophobic statistis and data will be the least of your worries.

  4. Posted by Helen on February 23, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Saadis you need to get off this topic don’t you think you have made your point already? Anyway help a Sister out please.. I need to post a feature commentary in the Politics section of this blog how do I go about doing it?

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