by Martin Arauxo and Manuel Miranda
Obama ambassadorial appointee and LGBT activist, James Wally Brewster has endeavored to promote alternative lifestyle values in the conservative Dominican Republic.
Ever since Ambassador Brewster (who donated heavily to Barak Obama) arrived in the D.R. he has been pushing against the traditional values of the majority, by openly and steadily attempting to steer the nation into accepting ultra liberal North American culture.
He took under his stewardship the various LGBT groups on the island nation and has now set up an exclusive LGBT chamber of commerce for them (in spanish).
Using the tremendous resources of the State Department, USA ambassador Brewster has coordinated with USAID to channel the not too shabby sum of one million dollars to this boutique chamber of commerce, but also to (and here’s the kicker) to any political candidates who are openly LGBT or support their agenda, this was all celebrated ironically on the so called Zero Discrimination day, sponsored by the UN .
USAID Director in the D.R. Alexandria Panehal, explicitly stated that this was to advance the “LGBT agenda” (English) in the country by supporting candidates who back their roadmap.
Ambassador Brewster who is married to Bob Satawake (both wealthy Chicago businessmen) have continuously defied the country’s traditional culture by enforcing the LGBT agenda, the non-career diplomat has threatened to take away visas from those who also oppose his anti-corruption drives which involved further meddling of a foreign ambassador into the private affairs of a sovereign nation.
Evangelical leader Ezequiel Molina, protested that it is part of “USA’s desire to establish it’s empire and apply it to smaller countries”, here (in spanish).
Social commentator Rafael Ventura (in spanish), also railed against “the discriminatory nature towards heterosexuals” of an exclusive LGBT Chamber of commerce, cryptically stating at the end of his heated rant “that pretty soon if you are not LGBT they might even have you killed”.
Senators and congressmen also cautioned about the supposed desire to finance candidates who support the LGBT agenda, since this goes against the constitution of the country which forbids foreign financing for political candidates.
After a storm of criticsim erupted, the State Department put out a video stating that they do not financially support political candidates in foreign countries, this was done to attempt to quiet down the tempest aroused by this news.
However the plans for the exclusive LGBT chamber of commerce proceeds apace.
Dominican lawyer and political analyst Manuel Miranda provides the following viewpoint.
“This is merely an excuse for USA to further ebb away at our sovereignty. The LGBT agenda is being pushed to counteract the continuous demographic growth in the 3rd world in the long run. It has already been achieved in Europe and North America. This also a way for the Democratic Party to in some way obtain more fresh donors and votes for their candidates. Now they are talking about financing Pro-Gay political parties, hogwash this is simply the purchase of political parties, they can now impose their legislators, ministers of cabinets, judges, diplomats and presidents. These will not only carry out their agenda, but will be game pieces that shall be used to further meddle in every other issue that regards our sovereignty. They will not only have an exclusive LGBT chamber of commerce that responds directly to them but sympathizers who due to the indirect financing by way of the political parties will also tow the line of Uncle Sam“.
I am getting sick and tired of American Values being imposed upon different cultures that are different to American ones. The planet is not just for America. There is a huge diverse set of cultures out there in the world. Destroying them just so American values can be imposed upon them is a disgrace to them and the rest of us. All the elites seem to care about publicly is Gay rights while bombing the hell out of most of the planet. We need to stop paying attention the these distractions and look at the reality of what is happening. Instead of Bullets and Battleships we need Buildings and bridges for trade. Instead of tanks we need trucks and transport to carry goods for trade. Instead of Austerity we need investment in infrastructure and commerce to grow the planet not destroy it war machines only know how to destroy not build. Look at the Map and you will see why we are in theis mess. China and Asia are 1 land mass stretching from the Pacific and the current powerhouse of manufacturing to Europe, which currently seems to be willing to cut off its hands and feet to prevent a natural trade route. Oh yes they have been told by America they can t have a trade route that excludes them, er sorry deal with the most repressive nations on earth,,, yeah yeah bla bla. People still believe it though. Sigh is there any one with scense to see this ??? Rant over.
KamNam, I would bet that most of the US elite, being so-called ‘Christian’ bigots and Rightwing Authoritarians, would despise gays, but use them as ideological battering-rams in other societies, to destabilise them and impose their non-existent ‘values’ on others. How these God-awful hypocrites find the gall to pose as the moral conscience of humanity is beyond belief.
Yes they use them as distractions towards their real objectives. George Soros is a perfect example of the rot that has set in and being moulded to create the diversions needed to achieve their agenda, which not to put too fine a point on it is depopulate by about 5 to 6 billion. In The Most Profitable Way.
For years fat American homosexuals have been flocking to Dominican beach resorts swarming with young hustlers who indulge them to support their families. Some of them score US visas when the tourist “falls in love.” For this they must devise various cover stories, maybe not so much now as the new ambassador mainstreams this shameless exploitation of local poverty, like everywhere else in the world where “sex tourism” flourishes. Tag it as “gay rights,” and the pimp becomes an “activist.”
Awesome.May I post your comment on my fb page?
For years fat American heterosexuals have been flocking all over the world, including Thailand, to make use of cheap girls.
“For years fat American heterosexuals have been flocking all over the world, including Thailand, to make use of cheap girls.”
The truth about what almost no one complaints and why no one torn his garments.
“Like everywhere else in the world where ‘sex tourism’ flourishes.”
And Western paedophiles, fat and thin, bringing ‘Western moral values’ to the poor world, as well.
There are plenty of non-white pedophiles in the world.
And Culturalmarxism is not “western morals”, is the morals of the corrupt elites, “morals” that the western populations are resisting fiercly. As can be seen by the rise of FN, UKIP, Afd, SD well pretty much in every western country traditionalist parties are exploding in popularity to displace the old rotten culturalmarxist parties.
It is pretty baffling to me how Thailand’s leadership can prostitutes its own girls and children, but I guess that is the power of corruption.
Still, it is fairly surprising as most east asian countries seems pretty resistant to the disease touch of cultural marxism.. Even Japan, a pure USA colony, still under occupation, without its own army has only accepted something like 27 muslims immigrants.. And its leader recently made a statement to the likes of : “Japan is a one race nation.”
@ Anonymous [March 06, 2016 · at 1:49 pm UTC]
“For years fat American heterosexuals have been flocking all over the world, including Thailand, to make use of cheap girls.”
How true is that, but since it’s hetero men “doing” disadvantaged women for money, so… who the hell cares? Right? Nothing wrong with that picture at all! It’s just boys being boys, huh!
And isn’t that how the curse of HIV?AIDS was visited on Haiti, next door to the Dominican Republic?
The Domenican republic is not that conservative! They have a well developed, rather liberal culture, just like many other countries in the area. The only conservatives are evangelicals and some strict catholics. The cultural marxist ´values´ have no place on this beautiful island.
Another point on the agenda is merging Haiti with the DR. VERY different cultures. Haiti could do well when the UN leaves and will let history take its course to let the bloodsuckers in their palaces on a tiny hill near Petionville, who own 99 % of the land, face bloody justice, after which Aristide could build up the country with help from the BRICS bank.
You don’t understand what people mean by “cultural marxism,”.
No, perhaps not. Why does your highness not enlighten us with your wisdoms……………..
Before you get all sarcastic, try spelling “Dominican” correctly.
Please close this conversation down. Mod on duty.
Culturalmarxism: LGBT, radical feminism,multiculturalism, anti-family, queery theory, heteronormative studies, whiteness studies, gay pride, , massimmigration, anti-white conspiracy theories, anti-traditionalist, anti-christian, anti-European.
Cultural Marxism is the dominant ideology of the western world.
Marx was interested in class divisions in society i.e. the powerful minority who own capital and the means of production vs the powerless majority who have nothing and seek to exist by selling their labour to the said capitalist minority. If someone here knows and can reference where Marx advanced a theory – even a ‘cultural’ theory about gender minorities vs the rest I will be very interested.
Poor Marx – his quoted statement from another context comes to mind. “If that’s Marxism, then I’m not a Marxist”
Indeed, never the less. that is what culturalmarxism is, created by marxist at the Frankfurt school
I’m afraid that ‘cultural Marxism’ is an invention of the Right in the West, blown up from a tiny academic stream into a giant beast, simply in order to defame various movements of oppressed minorities. Simply link them to the dreaded ‘Marxists’ (who I thought were dead and buried by Western ‘liberal democracy’)and every well indoctrinated Rightwinger will oppose it. Everything is being labeled ‘cultural Marxism’ today, from gay lib, to real feminism, minority rights, environmentalism etc, in order to discredit it. In this country the leading purveyor of the ‘cultural Marxism’ clap-trap is the Murdoch MSM cancer- nuff said. And, forgive me, but to say that ‘cultural Marxism’ is the ‘dominant ideology of the West’ is just wildly, madly, untrue.
The corporate bosses care about one thing: Profits. They don’t give a damn about gay rights, for instance, one way or another. The people who fought for that were . . . wait for it . . . gays! Corporations started paying lip service when the gays had pushed hard enough that the corps would lose more profits from acting reactionary than from going along with them.
Although actually, gay rights are a special case. When gays (and lesbians, et cetera) are victimized, they tend to stay in the closet. Gays make a particularly good scapegoat for demagogue witch hunters for this reason–they can hide. But for the same reason, being antigay doesn’t make for a very useful social division to big money. You can’t pay gays less or create a gay underclass or make the gays do unpaid work at home or whatever, like you can with visible minorities or women.
So while corporations don’t care about being antigay, they do somewhat care about racism (they’re for it) and feminism (they tend to be against it); corporate lip service on these issues tends to be undermined by actual corporate actions. Meanwhile, of course they care about environmentalism big time (they hate it), which is why our corporate-backed police state agencies tend to characterize non-violent environmental protesters as terrorists.
When people like Liz talk about “culturalmarxism” as being culturally “dominant”, I think they mean that extreme “political correctness” is a common attitude somewhat noisily espoused on university campuses. Here’s a hint: Those two propositions are different. University campuses are not culturally dominant in the United States. And in any case noisy student commentators do not control university campuses.
Very, very good points. It’s amazing how low the level of dialogue gets in the US… These terms are bandied about by people who have no idea what they mean. They can’t defend their ideas, so they merely proclaim them. Even valuable sites such as a certain Hedge are drenched in this madness. The two propositions are different. Yes. How difficult is that to understand?
“So while corporations don’t care about being antigay, they do somewhat care about racism (they’re for it) ”
-Indeed so, ver heard of affirmative action? Corporations earn huge profit from hiring people based on skin color, as long as the people they are hiring are not white, many culturalmarxist government gives huge bonus to hiring none-whites.
That’s OK. Near as I can make out, neither do the people who throw the term around.
The West are driving themelves to extinction by being gay and not producing children or families, while the East is exploding.
I am certainly no fan of ´the gay´, although I could care less.., because they don´t exist in MY world. But looking at statistics of gay men, the amount of offspring is not that much lower than that of straight men. After all, it takes only a few encounters…
Please use data, not ideology…
This flawed argument was also at the end of the article. Western societies produce fewer children not because of gay men, but because couples have only just over 1 baby on average. That is that.
Best predictor of the number of children a woman will have is her education. Read demographic research.
“The West are driving themelves to extinction by being gay and not producing children or families, while the East is exploding.”
Look! The world is grossly overpopulated, and NO, I won’t even entertain the ludicrous idea that the whole world population can fit “comfortably” in the State of Texas!
Overpopulation is not about how many angels you can fit on a head of a pin, it’s about consumption, resources, housing, arable land, food production, animal protein production (essential to human health, btw), trash production, energy consumption, transportation, job availability, sanitation… the list is endless.
If the breederific – as you call them: “east,” are breeding too much, well… they’re in dire need to be reign on, not in the form of whole-sale mass deaths via bombs and illegal interventions, but in the form of education and a keen insistence on birth control and family planning. But certain religions don’t like that, do they?
Climate change is bogus, but that’s all we hear about when it boils down to ecological problems, when the biggest ecological disaster is that there are far too many humans.
I, personally, can’t care less if the westerners go extinct, or the blacks, or the brown, Chinese, Indian or whatever, so long the over-all number of people on Earth goes steadily down. And the only humane approach to this is problem is to breed less. Over time we should achieve sustainable levels.
But! And this is a big but: capitalism demands perpetual GDP growth, perpetual ever rising profits, perpetual ever rising levels of consumption… and for that you need more and more people to serve either as workers/producers or as consumers who buy the products capitalism has to sell.
But to go back to the subject in hand at the OP, the LGBT agenda, which in these quarters of the interwebs people tend to believe is a direct attack against the traditional family unit [can you guys stop thinking about breeding for just the one second? Jeez!], you guys may think all you like the LGBT agenda is an attack on the conservative tradition of family, but, you’re all missing the point. Because… ultimately this is not an attack on breeding at all. They [they as in = TPTB] encourage gay couples to adopt, or worse: they encourage them under the banner of ‘Human Rights’ to hire women’s wombs to bear these gays’ biological children. Same goes for infertile heterosexual couples that are encouraged to seek the various IVF treatments available to them.
Bottom line is; if you genuinely have an inquisitive mind, and TPTB want people to make even more people either if they’re gay, hetero, or naturally infertile… you do have to ask yourself: why? And ultimately as yourself… who benefits? (Hint: it ain’t us).
Interesting TLTQ – 2 related comments:
(i) animal protein production, essential?
“Researchers at Loma Linda University in California have been conducting a study to determine whether vegetarians and vegans live longer than the rest of the population, and so far, the answer seems to be a resounding “Yes!”
Although the research—which originally began in 1958 and includes various studies on Seventh-day Adventists, who typically eat a plant-based diet as part of their religious beliefs—is only halfway finished, the results suggest that, on average, vegetarian men and women live 9.5 and 6.1 years longer, respectively, than their meat-eating counterparts.
The study also indicates that, in general, vegans are 30 pounds leaner—and five units lighter in terms of body mass index—and that vegetarians and vegans are less insulin resistant than meat-eaters.”
(ii) Over time we should achieve sustainable queries?
“Cancer’s ‘Achilles’ heel’ discovered by British scientists raising hope of ‘cure'”
i.e. there are probably people alive today who will live to a great age or, for all intents and purposes never die. While i’m sure that will only initially be for the richh only i’m not sure if even they will be able to keep the genie in the bottle.
About the first link you provided… Peta.org. Of course they’ll say that! Duh!
As someone who has been a vegetarian for over five years, on animal welfare conscientious grounds, I can tell you… well! Plenty of things.
For one, there are only three types of foods; carbohydrates, fat and protein. Carbohydrates, while filling, cheap and widely available, are actually not that good for you unless you burn them off as soon as you eat them. That leaves you with fats (saturated and unsaturated) and protein.
Finally! The medical field is starting to acknowledge the importance to human health of ALL fats not just the unsaturated kind. The key about animal protein is mainly about the essential amino acids it contains – that are used by the body, among other things, as tissue reconstruction [we all suffer tissue and cellular damage day in and day out, just by being alive, btw] And yes, you can recreate protein essential amino acids on a vegetarian diet, this usually involves a combination of different types of rice and legumbres, trouble with that is that you can’t escape the bulk of carbohydrates going down with the essential amino acids as well, and if you reduce the portions, you’re simply not getting enough essential amino acids. So! A lot of veggies tend to take essential amino acids supplements on the side to compensate, just like I used to do.
…or in other words, as I’ve already said, despite what the anti-meet propaganda may say, animal protein is essential to human health.
“Cancer’s ‘Achilles’ heel’ discovered by British scientists raising hope of ‘cure‘”
i.e. there are probably people alive today who will live to a great age or, for all intents and purposes never die. While i’m sure that will only initially be for the rich only i’m not sure if even they will be able to keep the genie in the bottle.”
Yeah, well… that means you’re far more optimistic than I am. I’m of the opinion that the rich, by hook or by crook, won’t allow the poor to have access to the best cancer treatments precisely because they don’t want the poor to hang around for too long. They want them to breed endlessly, yes, but they wanna keep them on short lifespans, just like they do now. Watch the film Elysium, that’ll give you an idea of what the rich have in mind for us.
“About the first link you provided… Peta.org. Of course they’ll say that! Duh!”
same study referred to on nhs http://www.nhs.uk/news/2013/06June/Pages/Vegetarian-diet-linked-to-longer-lifespan.aspx
This large, well-designed cohort study has found an association between vegetarian dietary patterns and reduced risk of death.
This study has the advantage that it included a large number of participants consuming various diets.
However, as this study is a cohort study, it cannot show cause and effect…”
re: “best cancer treatment & rich” – I agree to a limited extent…but, these treatments will soon not be the best and will be commonplace (the rate of discovery is exponential) i.e. they will become cheap so life-expectancy will no longer necessarily be a differentiator.
As that occurs the rich will be genetically augmenting themselves (the new differentiator) – at that stage they do become “gods” and can decide whether we (“the others”) continue to exist.
Sounds a bit like the the Bible story – I am holy because…I say I am. Nothing much new since the invention of the wheel.
The subject of optimal nutrition is highly contested, you have studies disproving other studies, and they go back and forth like that endlessly. Add that there are some powerful agro-business lobbying for their produce to be portrayed as wholesome over others and you have one mighty ball of mess which is hard to untangle.
Either if you want to believe it or not, protein is good for you. Trouble is that animal farming consumes a LOT of resources (water, grain/animal feed) and also takes-up a lot of space even if you keep the animals in inhumanely small pens.
The key subject that is never mentioned by the ‘greenies’ or animal-lovers is that the reason why we’re slaughtering, what is it? Like, billions of animals a year, is because ultimately; we have too many mouths to feed.
The equation is simple: the less people there are, the less animals will be needed to be slaughtered and the less resources consumed overall. It’s not rocket science!
But the ecologists try to spin it as if humans are being too greedy by wanting to eat meat, either as a treat or a staple diet.
This is why there are talks about producing protein via mass farming of insects – or [for the moment] the economically non-viable production of artificial meat.
And call me crazy… but I don’t quite fancy eating artificial meat grown on a lab, nor bug-meat for that matter :/
At the end of the day it’s all because they don’t wanna admit that there are just too many people to feed, so they’re trying to look for alternatives.
“i.e. they will become cheap so life-expectancy will no longer necessarily be a differentiator [..]”
Well… again I disagree. As we speak there are plenty of old formula drugs, which should be widely available to everyone and cheaply produced by now, but because we have this little thing called drug patents [which carry unreasonable premiums to be paid to the owner of the patent] a lot of life-saving drugs are out of reach for a lot of people, particularly people in 3rd World countries.
“As that occurs the rich will be genetically augmenting themselves (the new differentiator) – at that stage they do become “gods” and can decide whether we (“the others”) continue to exist [..]”
Well! Finally we can agree on something here! It’s kind of an open secret that the ‘elites’ are obsessively after 1- Immortality and 2- transhumanism [augmentations].
PS; despite our difference of opinion. I don’t know about you, but I quite enjoyed our little conversation.
Please feel free to continue this discussion in the moveable feast cafe as the last couple of exchanges are off topic. Thanks. Any further off topic exchanges will be moved to the cafe. Mod on Duty
“PS; despite our difference of opinion. I don’t know about you, but I quite enjoyed our little conversation.”
On my side, more bouncing ideas around to form an opinion – appreciate your knowledge and also enjoyed it.
Much respect to: “on animal welfare conscientious grounds” – i’m not anywhere close yet but the seed is sown.
The whole idea of genetically-engineered ‘perfection’ is a canard -it doesn’t, it won’t, it cannot ever happen.
Genes operate on multiple vectors ( gene ‘expression’ ) and outcomes are consequently completely unpredictable outside of controlled lab conditions. Only die-hard idealogues like Dawkins (who has done no research for decades) persist with the deterministic model in toto.
Ultimately, no altered organism is capable of immortality – its still an organism. Even plutocrats are, whether they like it or not, incapable of becoming gods. They will have to remain deluded to sustain the illusion.
Even best-case scenario, extended longevity won’t prevent accidents, and may even impair life-quality (secondary conditions due to unpredictable molecular interactions, even carcinogenic.)
It could likely be politically-problematic too in the medium to long term: the gene-poor may well decide to solve the gene-rich inequality problem the old-fashioned way – firearms – as it will be easier to perceive them as transhuman or ‘other.’
The Law of Unintended Consequences will ultimately decide. It always does.
@Eimar: “Ultimately, no altered organism is capable of immortality – its still an organism.”
“Other species have been observed to regress to a larval state and regrow into adults multiple times.
The Hydrozoan species Turritopsis dohrnii is capable of cycling from a mature adult stage to an immature polyp stage and back again. This means that there may be no natural limit to its life-span. However, no single specimen has been observed for any extended period, and it is impossible to estimate the age of a specimen.
At least one hydrozoan (Laodicea undulata) and one scyphozoan (Aurelia sp.1) can also revert from medusa stage into polyp stage.
The larvae of carrion beetles undergo a degree of “reversed development” when starved, and later to grow back to the previously attained level of maturity. The cycle can be repeated many times.”
@Eimar: “It could likely be politically-problematic too in the medium to long term…”
I see you are open to the possibility after all.
Thanks for the interesting research.
But I fail to see how it ‘proves’ immortality.
Nor does research on such lower-order organisms – beetles are a far more ancient organism than humans and vastly less complex – disprove my point: complexity is not reducible to simplistic additive/subtractive equations. Uncontrolled research is lot more likely to lead to the island of Dr. Moreau than any utopia.
All your post confirms is that reductivism is only useful under lab conditions, but continues to have limited application to the real world – even computer models are limited to the known knowns. Time and time again the Precautionary Principle has been validated.
Great things were similarly promised by genetically-engineered plants, but they are now overwhelmingly disdained and investors have resorted to political blackmail to staunch their losses (Monsanto + TTP).
Scientific research needs positive publicity for funding and investment, but most success – particularly in genetics – is hedged by countless failures and real-world disasters.
“But I fail to see how it ‘proves’ immortality.”
Since it does not yest exist neither do I.
“Uncontrolled research is lot more likely to lead to the island of Dr. Moreau than any utopia.”
It’s a big concern – neither am I sure it would be utopia.
As an immigrant of Dom. Rep., who came here in 1964, I am totally upset at the blatant pushing of this agenda on that island. Dominicans are Very religious, tolerate many things, but to have them being manipulated into this direction will certainly push them over the edge.
Jolly Wally Brewster clearly hasn’t seen the Youtube Monty Python video on Aussie Department of Philosophy rules:
I’m sure the parents of children afflicted by lead in Flint’s drinking water will feel fantastic that one million dollars is being given to influence domestic politics inside the Dominican Republic. They can go to sleep tonight feeling good that the government has their priorities in order.
This obsession homosexuals and the left have in promoting a particular sexual behavior is just plain silly. Sexual proclivities belong behind closed doors not flaunted in the face of children and people of any religious persuasion. If the DR wishes to use it laws to stop this invasion from the exceptional nation then they should.
Very true. Keep in mind, however, that for all the present eulogising of faggotry, the latter isn’t by any means where it’s going to stop. Think paedophila, necrophilia, buggery, incest, etc. etc. Quite tellingly, the Liberal Party Youth here in Sweden has made a recent statement (mid-February) to the effect that necrophilia and incest — for starters, mind you — should be legalised. Their commitment to Zionism, imperialism, and Russophobia is just as impeccable as their moral fibre in the realm of sexuality.
The Liberal Party Youth are fringe nutters. In case you hadn’t noticed, LBGT is consenual.
“/…/pretty soon if you are not LGBT they might even have you killed.”
Imperialist created pervert identities, a.k.a. Cultural Marxism, are crucial indeed to the Western Left’s endorsement of the noble business of “humanitarian intervention”. Still, as fitting for any other vile, ugly campaign initiated by the Liberal Imperialist Establishment, the Libertine Gospel of Baseness and Tolerance will be applied very selectively. Saudi Arabia won’t have to worry; neither the takfiri mercenaries it sponsors, nor the Ukronazis. Russia, by contrast, will be slandered non-stop for her “terrible repression” of minuscule minorities inside her obnoxious Liberal minority itself. Again, since Russia is able to defend herself, the LGBT scum have their eyes infallibly set on vulnerable Third World countries. After all, that’s where sex tourism (of any kind) is in abundance.
I feel like I have wandered into a weird corner of the internet, not one of the cutting edge political blogs on the planet and one of the two or three best english language sites that doesn’t bash Russia.
The homophobia on display is distasteful. I’m not sure what the US ambassador is on about, except that in most cases these people (ie: US ambassadors) are not there for the health of the host nations.
But let’s be clear about something, homosexuality is not a “lifestyle choice”, it’s the way people are born, nearly 10% of the world’s population, regardless of the culture into which they have the fortune or misfortune to be born. Discrimination against homosexuals is therefore every bit as virulently awful as racism and sexism, because people are being discriminated against on the basis of what they are, not on the basis of their choices.
To characterise the “ultra-liberal North American culture” as such is also sadly misleading. There is nothing liberal about much of traditional US culture, be it the insane proclivity for guns, the rampant religious Christian fundamentalism combined with anti-Islamic sentiments that endanger the lives and health of US Muslims, the surveillance state, the suspension of habeas corpus in certain cases, the sovereign immunity of the Oval office, the murderous cops, the bought and paid for congressman and judges, the whole notion of American exceptionalism etc
Through all this, gays and lesbians have fought through centuries of abuse, discrimination, violence and murder to finally start getting the right to live their lives without the fear of persecution that has blighted their lives for so long. Yet even in the USA there is a long way to go, there is still “gay bashing” and murders, there is still rampant discrimination, an openly gay actor still hasn’t won the main award at the Oscars etc etc
Whatever the US Ambassador is on about, and it is far from clear in this heavily biased article, I take it on faith that it is not for the good of the DR.
But the homophobes that have crawled out of the woodwork in response – dayam people, get your heads and hearts working to express the same compassion toward all peoples, regardless of nationality, culture, language, religion, gender, race or sexuality.
The promotion of homophobia is another manufactured “Wedge Issue” designed to keep the citizenry from attaining the solidarity required to confront the 1% and wrest power and wealth away from them. The long battle over Women’s Rights is exactly the same, and oh so many others. Few like it when told homosexuality is a natural phenomenon, the product of too much or too little application of estrogen or testosterone at the proper time during fetal development within the womb–an increasing phenomenon thanks to industrial and household pollution adding numerous hormone mimickers/endocrine disrupters to the environment .This book and its related website ought to be read by every human, http://www.ourstolenfuture.org/
The success of homophobia as a Wedge Issue is global in scope–it’s deeply embedded on this website for all to see in its glory. I remind people that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights includes all people–thus the word Universal. Dr Seuss wrote a wonderful short story about the Sneeches that is 100% appropriate for this thread; McBean’s taking most everyone for a ride, http://www.barnabasministry.com/quotes-sneeches.html
I basically agree with you, although the 10% figure is pretty much discredited these days. In any case discrimination against and hatred of gays is as stupid as such hatred of the left-handed, or brown-eyed. However, it is absolutely plain that the USA and the West use gay issues as wedges to undermine societies and destabilise them, as they attempted to do in Russia, and here in this example. Homophobia is still rife throughout the West, yet they do not seek to remove the log from their own eyes but pursue the motes, often imaginary or concocted, in the eyes of others. Gays have always existed is human societies, as they do in Nature, but most decent and sane societies found ways to accommodate to that reality, with exceptions like the Abrahamic religions. Here in Australia we are being subjected to a tsunami of raw homophobic hatred over gay marriage, mobilised by the political Right, with the Murdoch MSM cancer leading the way, and hard Right ‘Christians’ imitators of the Moral Majority bigots in the USA. In the failing states of End-Stage capitalism, there is so much free-floating hatred and angst that can be mobilised against any group that social disintegration looms on numerous sides. The doctrines of Jesus, to do unto others as you would have done to yourself, or to forgive seventy times seven, or not cast stone unless you are sinless yourself, have been forgotten by some Christians in favour of Old Testament/ Torah injunctions to despise and kill gays that lie just beside other demands for genocide and infanticide. Moreover the cause of tolerance and acceptance is sabotaged by lunatic demands for the legitimising of paedophilia and necrophilia, and belligerent demands where rational appeals to reason and compassion would plainly be more successful, but that very well might be the aim of such insanities. In any case the USA actually sets back the march of tolerance and acceptance by its behaviours, but I believe that is their actual intent.
Djinn, you can have your “cutting edge”. It’s an absurd issue to put at the top of any sane list. Instead how about this:
#1 Absolute power corrupts absolutely. Ergo a Unipolar World is a conceptual disaster of hellishly corrupt potential that must be stopped. If “Pussy Riot” and Wally Brewster and anything similar are deployed as weapons in political/cultural warfare to weaken and confuse other poles of power or even modest sovereignty, anywhere, people are correct to object to a fixation on such nonsense, as though that were the key to human “freedom”. It isn’t.
thank goodness to read your humanity and sanity.
“…homosexuality is not a “lifestyle choice”, it’s the way people are born, nearly 10% of the world’s population…”
I call BS. Having lived in Chicago, and gone to a completely liberal university, I can attest that I’ve met no more than 1 homosexual per 1000 people. Homsexuals are no more than 1% and it’s that many only if you count all the supposed closet homosexuals. This whole 10% of world population was made up by cultural marxists and pounded into textbooks and onto tv as if it was some real science.
We can also take Belgrade, Serbia as an example. From the thousand people who show up to march in the gay pride parade, it’s 100 homosexuals and 900 cultural marxists supporting/promoting them.
Another thing is this “it’s not a choice” – Well maybe it isn’t for some individuals, but it is for others. I don’t want to get into a discussion about various sexual perversions, but…Chicago – liberal arts school – liberal girls – seen with my own eyes that yes, it’s a choice.
You are right. Obviously the whole business of crotch consciousness is a part of the NWO agenda of social control including population control, on behalf of an elite that wish to hog as much power, wealth and knowledge to themselves as possible and sit on humanity in an imperial arrangement that imposes mind control, population control, resource control and knowledge control, permanently. Trouble is, that is a prescription for species extinction, because it is a violation of natural law.
The world is only overpopulated if you agree with these satanist elites and their sitting on the whole process of human development and retarding and perverting it, and staying stuck in this current level of stupidity. If you oppose that evil swinishness, the world, as a whole is actually underpopulated in that you will need more people at a much more evolved level of technology (always cleaner, more able to support more people at higher levels of culture, leisure time, etc) health, etc) culture, consciousness, etc to ensure the kind of continuous scientific and technological progress to master our own evolution indefinitely, and spread human consciousness and even habitation to other parts of the solar system and this galaxy.
Very much on point. Thank you.
Gatopardo, you are most welcome. Meanwhile I discovered this post from one “Aquinas” elsewhere on a podcast, and it is the most eloquent and true essay relating to this topic and the broader crisis in particular of the decline of the West and the US Republic that I have ever encountered, in present day writings:
Aquinas (whoever you are…..this is worth preserving and studying seriously!)
“As long as we abide in partial darkness, we will continue to be conquered.
If we looked very closely at the idea of liberty, we would discover that there is a radical distinction between true human liberty and liberty falsely so-called. Indeed, liberty falsely so-called is that same liberty which the NWO qualifies as the “bait of an idea to attract the masses of the people to oneʼs party for the purpose of crushing another who is in authority,” and as an idea of freedom which is really an “infection,” and as a “slackening of the reins of government.”
Where does the false idea of liberty come from? What is false liberty? What is true liberty? Knowledge of the correct answers to these questions is still lacking in the bulk of the patriot movement; and to the degree that it is lacking, so is integral unity and true power to overcome the menace. Until the patriot movement unifies itself under true philosophical principles, it will win only apparent victories, while the satanic NWO continues its long march to total global domination.
True liberty is the highest of natural endowments. It is the portion only of intellectual or rational natures; and it confers on man this dignity – that he is in the hand of his counsel and has power over his actions. But the manner in which such dignity is exercised is of the greatest moment, inasmuch as on the use that is made of liberty the highest good and the greatest evil alike depend. Man, indeed, is free to obey his reason, to seek moral good, and to strive unswervingly after his last end. Yet he is free also to turn aside to all other things; and, in pursuing the empty semblance of good, to disturb rightful order and to fall headlong into the destruction which he has voluntarily chosen. Worse still are those who promote a false and absurd notion of liberty, by perverting the idea of freedom, or extending it to things in respect of which man cannot rightly be regarded as free.
The Declaration of Independence states as follows: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Sad to say, this is a very ambiguous, and therefore dangerous, proposition, as it is subject to any number of conflicting interpretations. Indeed, the proof of its weakness is the young age of the total collapse of the American Republic. Obviously, that clause has not been interpreted properly. If it had been, we would not have devolved into barbarity in less than two hundred fifty years. It can be argued that the American Republic was built on Freemasonic sand; and thus if we are going to rebuild it, we might want to re-codify our foundational principles. In order for America to throw of its internationalist oppressors, a proper understanding of natural human liberty, in the minds and hearts of the American people, is indispensably necessary. For we the people have been brought low, and have been rendered soft and vulnerable as the direct result of having imbibed and believed a false notion of liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
As a natural endowment given to human nature by God, the omnipotent Creator of the universe, liberty must exist for an end or ultimate purpose. And this end must be identical to the essential determination and composition of human nature, which is rational, i.e., intellectual and volitional. The end, or object, both of the rational will and of its liberty is that good only which is in conformity with reason.
Liberty belongs only to those who have the gift of reason or intelligence. Animals do not possess liberty. Considered as to its nature, it is the faculty of choosing means fitted for the end proposed, for he is master of his actions who can choose one thing out of many. Freedom of choice is, therefore, the essential property of the human will. But the will cannot proceed to act until it is enlightened by intellectual knowledge. For the proper object of the will is the good. The will cannot proceed to act until it is enlightened by the intellect. Nothing can be desired by the will unless it is judged by the intellect to be a good. Thus in all voluntary acts, choice is subsequent to an intellectual judgment that something is good or desirable.
The will is referred to as the appetitive power of the soul or the rational appetite. Like the intellect, the will is a spiritual faculty. It is that power through which an individual seeks to execute an act or attain to an object proposed to it by the intellect. The object of the will is always the good, and even in the election of evil, it must be proposed to the will under the appearance of good. Anything chosen as a means is therefore viewed under some aspect of goodness.
Therefore because in all voluntary acts choice is subsequent to a judgment upon the truth of the good presented, declaring to which good preference should be given, it is an immutably true principle that human liberty depends entirely on intellectual judgments that conform to reason and the natural law. If a judgment which does not conform to the natural law or to reason, and which is, therefore, objectively false and immoral, is acted upon by the will, then it is a source of grave disorder in society. Exponentially multiply the number of individual immoral acts, and you have a Republic that collapses from moral decay in a short period of time.
Hedonism, i.e., the tyranny of the passions, has no place in the well ordered man or in the well ordered civilization. Unfortunately our elitist overlords have long been at dumbing us down to the level of beasts that cannot employ their natural rational endowments, but only their carnal lusts. We allowed this to happen to us because we mistakenly believed that the lie they told us, namely that true liberty is the “right” to do whatever we want, whenever we want, as long as it is not illegal or discoverable. True liberty is an essential property of objective truth and morality. Therefore there can be no true liberty in a civilization that enshrines moral relativity.”
Remarkable, Aquinas, remarkable! Ted
An extraordinarily verbose way of saying “if you do not think and act exactly as I do, then you are evil.”
Covering up the bigotry with verbosity still leaves bigotry what it is — bigotry. Hatred for the sake of having someone to hate.
It has been said that “Christianity would get along very well without Jesus, but could not survive the loss of the Devil.”
I would apply that statement to all of the authoritarion, or “revealed” religions; they appeal to persons who, for one reason or another inside their own psychological makeup, have a sick need for an “other,” some group of persons to whom the sick personality can feel superior.
But the belief in that supposed superiority is never enough to satisfy whatever it is in the sick person’s makeup that needs it; eventually, belief gives way to hatred, and then hatred inevitably gives way to persecution which, also inevitably, grows to horrifyingly violent behavior.
I don’t like basketball, so I do not go to basketball games. But I do not bray constantly for the outlawing of basketball, nor do I engage in the slightest bit of abusive language about, or persecutorial conduct toward those who play the game.
Live and let live. If you cannot mend your useless, self-poisoning and illogical hatred of persons who are not exactly like you, then just do not associate with them.
The hatred being spewed out on this site says one hell of a lot more about the haters than it does about the targets of all that hatred.
Non-approval is not hate. It is non-approval. I don’t need anyone’s approval and I don’t call their non-approval hatred of me or my views. Doing so smacks of the methods of a controller.
” that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights”
what a crock of sh*t.
Calling people homophobes because they are opposed to a removed. lifestyle only works on Face Book and Twitter. Go cry somplace else if you are upset.
Shut this conversation down please. Mod on duty
The State Department is weaponizing this issue to subvert a country and have even more influence than it already has in the region and that is what’s wrong with this, paying specific candidates to promote an agenda and blatantly promoting it?
Stop hissing and huffing about what’s not at issue, the Dominican Republic is a tolerant country.
The LGBT community have tv shows and are not attacked or mistreated.
Ambassador Brewster begged to be sent to the country after spending numerous vacations there and enjoying the hospitality.
USA is not ultra liberal?
Please tell that to Miley Cyrus, while she makes out with a pig and the rappers who have half of their arse showing, plus all the movies that leave nothing to the imagination anymore.
Please sing your song somewhere else my friend, your off key.
I’m pro-gay but totally opposed to cultural Marxism.
Gay rights should be a part of individual rights. The government does not belong in our bedrooms. Consenting adults should be free to do whatever they want.
Cultural Marxism, on the other hand, establishes “group rights” and destroys the right of free association. (I’m OK with gays but If YOU don’t like homosexuals, you shouldn’t have to deal with them.) It establishes a hierarchy of “victims” who will be granted mandatory legal and economic favors. It tries to impose counter-factual “progressive” dogma, such as the idea that a person is automatically whatever gender they say they are. (If anyone disagrees they’re a “bigot.”) Most idiotically, it advocates the use of taxpayer funds to force liberal American values on other nations, a policy that promotes backlash and often harms the people it pretends to help.
While I oppose any discrimination or bigotry towards gays, with many of whom I worked for years and found to be generally fine people (and most utterly opposed to aggressive propagandising, much preferring quiet and steady advances to acceptance and tolerance)this is just so typical of US bullying and interference that I would strongly suggest expelling this arrogant diplo-thug. Just why the US elite, presiding over one of the vilest societies ever, marked by violence, inequality, record incarceration, vulture and degraded popular culture, massive corruption financial and spiritual etc, think that they can impose themselves and their sordid and hypocritical ‘values’ on other societies is beyond belief. And all they ever do is stoke discontent and social discord and hatred, but that’s precisely their aim, isn’t it. Cuba, free from Yanqui interference, moved from an intolerance of gays based mostly on machismo, to tolerance and acceptance, at their own pace, and without social discord. And this, moreover, is the USA where homophobia and repression reigned only a few decades ago.
“Just why the US elite, presiding over one of the vilest societies ever /…/ think that they can impose themselves and their sordid and hypocritical ‘values’ on other societies is beyond belief.”
One of the vilest societies ever indeed, Mulga. Extreme parasitism and ditto hedonism at the expense of the world’s downtrodden and oppressed. The main difference between the US and Saudi Arabia is that the latter enforces rabid puritanism onto the whole population except the ruling dregs. In the US, decadence and filth are the cultural norm, despite the Bible thumping rednecks. Beyond redemption, below contempt the whole lot.
This “diplomat” should be forced to do some really backbreaking maquiladora or plantation work in the country. Should have his mind start focusing on something else than sexual experimentation.
Spot on Mulga, spot on.
LGBT Chamber of Commerce! This has got to be out of a Monty Python skit…
Apart from ROTFL there is a more serious side to this.
Back in the day (the seventies), gay rights and feminism were movements, among others, espoused and entered by Trotskyite parties and activists’s as part of their theory for building a mass movement for “revolutionary” change .
Now thirty to forty years later it seems that former Trotskyite ideologues have metamorphosed into the Neocon cabal we know today. They have taken key ideas and practices of cultivating mass movements of dissent, by entryism, and organisational capture, (which give control over slogans and political strategy), into a perverse marriage with the Imperialist agenda – with access to (US) state funding laundered through such organisations as USAID and Soros foundations and the like. They are part and parcel of the Neocon faction embedded in the deep state – whether its in the corporate media, foreign affairs, diplomatic service, think tanks and so on. . Of course such efforts to foment unrest in the target society around whatever issue (LGBT here) actually has the aim of fostering and fanning protest eventually into confrontation with state authority and then to the final push, weaponised regime change. Recent examples: Kiev Feb 2014 – peaceful protest to violent putsch. A failed example: the Umbrella revolution in HongKong. Another failed example: Syria. (Maybe black is not such a good colour for regime change!)
Now the Dominican Republic: From LGBT to ? ( admittedly conveniently pre-packaged in the ‘rainbow’ hue for a colour revolution). You really couldn’t make this stuff up!
What next? Sex change operations for dogs? “Oh, I just FEEL that my little Fido wants to be a Fifi.”
Pretty soon USAID can be called US AIDS if they keep promoting their degenerate, sick lifestyle.
Most of the corrupt political class in México and other Latin American countries are already bisexual. We need a heterosexual rights movement to overthrow this regime but that is highly unlikely. Any country who does not have this phenomenon should steer clear of US policy.
Next up, America attempts to force other nations to embrace pedophilia, bestiality, and necrophilia–all in the name of freedom.
The United States of America is the home of NAMBLA, the North American Man-Boy Love Association, which advocates … well, you can guess what they promote.
This is the true face of America’s Exceptional values—exceptionally perverse, warped, and sick to the core.
Why am I not surprised by this article, could be because the US has been doing this for many years, and continually gets away with it, just like whats happening against Libya, Syria, North Korea, like training for a nuclear attack on North Korea’s doorstep, which is a VERY aggressive and threatening move, should North Korea fire off a rally of ballistic missile toward the US, they have my full support!!
The US WILL NOT STOP until they are either bombed into submission, or the American people say enough is enough, and we all know that is not going to happen, it WILL NOT be allowed. So one should prepare for the worst!!
Glen Greenwald (who is gay, BTW) has one of the best analysis of why the Anglo American Zionist empire is so adamant about promoting LGBT rights.
It has very little to do with concen for gay people and everything to do with weaponizing LGBT rights as a Machiavellian tool to destabilize targetted nations and advance Anglo American Imperialism.
GCHQ’s Rainbow Lights: Exploiting Social Issues for Militarism and Imperialism
The US State dept is tied in big with Abengoa, they helped with the “Dominican debt flip” where bad debt from Dominican /Venezuelan oil graft was transferred to US taxpayers and investors and cash transferred to the Venezuelan regime with the transaction financed by Heidi Cruz (Ted Cruz wife) while at Goldman Sachs.
Yes that’s right Ted Cruz, the communist Cuban refugee senator “wet his own beak” bailing out a Commie regime through his own wife at Goldman Sachs-all while dumping bad debt on US taxpayers, chump investors and clueless Dominivans.
ZH didn’t mention Ted Cruz’ wife http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-02/how-goldman-sachs-became-broke-venezuelas-loan-shark
The ratings agencies conspired to NOT lower Dominicans ratings while gorging on billions of dollars in new public debt created for no assets.