Back when the Deepwater Horizon was flowing fast and furious and ruining the gulf, a not particularly clever T-shirt company made a video hawking their product and using some colorful language in the process. You can view their masterpiece here.
Well, another cause celebre, another chance at some profits, and this time they get to hide behind the gay rights movement.
So what do you think?
My initial criticisms reflect that of their other video, it creeps me out to see toodlers throwing around f-bombs, ditto with those old enough to be my grand mom. I understand the teenage attraction, rebelling against the establishment, oh, “and we get to swear in a video, how cool is that?”. See, despite their attempts, I don’t see this as that cutting edge. I get the profit motive and all that, but children using profanity? yep, that will get me on their side. It also drives me crazy that, in the liberal world, if you are against anything, you are a hater.
Most clear thinking adults would be on their side anyway, their lame attempt to repulse notwithstanding. I think most people are sympathetic to most of the gay cause, everyone should be treated the same and should not suffer discrimination, this is a given, but venture into special treatment land and we got a problem.
The offending law in question would ban teaching homosexuality in schools (I didn’t know that sort of thing was taught, I thought you just knew it naturally):
A Tennessee State Senate committee has approved a bill that would prohibit elementary and middle school teachers from discussing homosexuality in their classrooms. Time magazine reported that the legislation, which has been nicknamed the “don’t say gay” bill, “would mandate that before ninth grade, teachers not ‘provide any instruction or material that discusses sexual orientation other than heterosexuality.’”
OK, first of all, we have to remember, this is Tennessee, they have a history of being behind the times. And I understand the noble intentions, that some (most) parents want more control over what their kids are exposed to sexually. The problem is that we passed that bridge years ago where schools only teach what they are suppose to teach. From kindergarten on the kids are victims of the social experiment, indoctrinated about politics, values, morals, and sexual propriety.
Then, on the flip side we have the other extreme:
A landmark bill passed Thursday by the California Senate requires gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people to be added to the list of social and ethnic groups that public schools must include in social-studies lessons.
Oh boy, gay history taught right after the American Revolution, “Class, today we are going to learn about Albert Jones, that gay man that invented anal beads, and tomorrow we are going to study San Francisco bath houses and their link to the AIDS epidemic”.
I get the fact that bullying in schools is a problem and everything should be done to combat it, but I would bet that for every boy that talks with a lisp or likes the color chartreuse, there are 100 kids bullied because they are fat, or funny looking or have big ears, or dress funny.
I’m looking for a company to print up some “FCK those FCKH8.com people” T-shirts, I’ll get me one of those. Oh, and did everyone catch the SEIU purple in the background? Yeah, just my imagination.