St. Patty's Day - everything gets too complicated

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    Let me see if I get this straight:
    Gays want to march and hold a banner saying LGBT. Some don't want them. The gays are PC.
    Therefore, if Christians want to put up a nativity on public space, and others don't want them to, the Christians are being PC, right?
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    So they want to broadcast their identity in a parade devoted to broadcasting identity? How insane & hypocritical. :)
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    Wrong again. It's not the gays being PC but the liberals like you.
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    how so?
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    Isn't this is a private organization promoting an event. Don't they have the right to set the standards for floats/displays in the event? Were there going to be any "We're hetero and we're proud signs"?

    What would St. Patrick say?
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    River, when you start a post saying "so what you are saying is" or "so let me get this straight", you are ofor.

    0 for every time you post this.
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    And people have the right to criticize, boycott or speak out against said event. I'm not sure why charges of PC are flying around. The government really has nothing to do with it.
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    Yes, they are free to boycott, complain, whatever, but why do they insist on the right to tell others how to run their event? Shouldn't they just create their own event to promote their agenda as they wish rather than trying to hijack someone elses?

    As someone said earlier, not much tolerance from the pro-tolerance crowd.
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    I doubt many even know nor care that this is the Feast of St. Patrick, but just concerned about of day of drinking.
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    Because as you said, they are free too do it ... why do you insist on telling others what to do about how they go about addressing things they see as problematic?
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    Nah, I don't think so. And I suspect that's why you always just say "Uh, you're wrong" without ever saying why I'm wrong.

    But feel free: Explain.
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    River - Gays can march but not seperately and that is where the problem lies. Anyone can march with your family clan (sirname) but they want to have a separate group based on their sexuality. Like I said - this is to honor St. Patrick and the Irish and not a gay pride parade.
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    Whose fault is that? The Irish, b/c they're drunks! :D
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    Oh you're not going to get me to accuse the Irish since I do live in the Irish Riviera. Drunks are drunks, they come from every race, culture and creed.
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    Probably doesn't help people's patience and understanding that, but for homosexuals, there is no such thing as group "identity" derived from sexual conduct. The Elks and the Kiwanis Club and the Masons, etc, all comprehend respectively how the other derives identity for a parade out of an affiliated activity they take part in; people that literally define their identity by which genitals they prefer on the people they want to or have sex with is not really a relatable thing, IMO.
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    wgbgator wrote: "So they want to broadcast their identity in a parade devoted to broadcasting identity? How insane & hypocritical."

    Close...but kind of like a swing and a foul ball, not a complete miss. It's a parade devoted to broadcasting IRISH identity - are the Italian-Americans (who have their Columbus Day parades) saying "I need to be in the St. Patty's Day parade with a banner saying "Proud to be Italian!!" Are African-Americans requesting to carry a sign "St. Patty's Day - only 274 more days until KWANZA!!" Sure, you could say "let's let everyone broadcast everything on this parade" and then you will have a whole mish mash of nothing. With this thinking what's to stop the NAZIs from putting on their finest green uniforms and marching in the St. Patty's Day parade as well?

    Everyone gets a trophy. No one loses. Everyone can march in the Irish parade = so much for diversity and tolerance.
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    I'm merely suggesting that the Irish propensity for imbibing vast quantities of alcohol was earned through ruthless determination and absolute dedication to cause, that's all :D
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    Sure, but they subdivide into other groups - cops, firemen, trade unionists, various clubs, etc, with their own banners and uniforms, etc. So, once you do that, you're going to open yourself to critique when you leave a sub-group out, but let others in. So no, its not just "Irish" people marching together without distinctions. It just that they feel gays are unworthy of disctinction where others are.
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    Got to love how their faces glow in the dark when they are under the influence. :)
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    I thought they just wanted to be treated like everyone else. Thus, why the need for distinction? I mean, I don't self-identify as Fond of Brown-Eyed Brunettes, nor do I feel the need to put that on a bumper sticker or a banner in a parade.

    As I said before, PC has gone well beyond its usefulness if folks need to keep inventing distinctions to feel slighted about. I mean, the whole concept of "racial/social sensitivity" is just baffling to me. What, not enough dyed-in-the-wool racists around to be the target of the PC maven's ire? Gotta invent something else to be outraged or offended by?

    Again, it's basically become dogma to a lot of folks on the left. Thus, the need to keep reinventing it to keep up with the times.
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