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"When the rich use their wealth against you, target their wealth." (But not otherwise, I hope.)

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May. 18th, 2014 | 11:00 pm

More good sense from elsewhere. Nuances as clear fresh air.

Money is not speech. Eich was not stating his belief; he was using dollars most of us do not have to suppress a basic human right, the right to marry the person you love. His case is a classic example of capital versus democracy. When the privileged use their wealth against the people, it's right to respond with the people's tool, the boycott.

That said, I agree with the gay folks who signed the petition at Freedom to Marry, Freedom to Dissent: Why We Must Have Both: "People must be allowed to be wrong in order to continually test what is right. We should criticize opposing views, not punish or suppress them."

When people use words against you, respond with words. When the rich use their wealth against you, target their wealth.

IMO, Chik-Fil-A, yes, target their wealth. Ender's Game not so much; profit from the movie will be split among many people, so will go to many different causes.

his may sound like double-talking, but I don't support what happened with Eich. That war was over in 2013, and punishing losers is bad form.

Logic, fresh air, and sportsmanship too? Nice!

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Ron Newman

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from: ron_newman
date: May. 19th, 2014 06:12 am (UTC)

The "war" for freedom to marry was not "over in 2013". Right now we still have a patchwork of state laws and court decisions that make same-sex marriages legal in some places and not in others.

(are you quoting the italic text from somewhere else, and if so, where?)

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from: bemused_leftist
date: May. 19th, 2014 06:48 am (UTC)

I suppose he means the California Prop 8 contest that Eich donated to. Fresh air and clarity sometimes requires over-simplification (but is worth it, imo!)

I'm redacting the source for a while, but will get it to you privately.

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Greetings Fellow Comstoks!

I made a huge mistake - I apologize

from: fengi
date: May. 19th, 2014 06:26 pm (UTC)

I mistakenly thought several posts about free speech and racism *written by other people* had been written by you. While I disagree with some of your opinions, sections of my comments were unfair and confusing because they were directed at opinions written by entirely different people. I apologize for the unfair misdirected vehemence.

Edited at 2014-05-19 06:26 pm (UTC)

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